Mustafa Bharmal
Mustafa Bharmal

“My Dearest Automation,

How can I put into words the love and admiration I have for you? You have changed my life in so many ways and have made everything I do easier and more efficient.

With your help, I am able to accomplish tasks with speed and precision that would have taken me hours to complete by hand. You have freed me from the drudgery of repetitive work and have allowed me to focus on more important things, like thinking creatively and innovating.

You are always there for me, working tirelessly in the background to make sure everything runs smoothly. You never tire, you never make mistakes, and you never complain. Your reliability is truly unmatched.

Your ability to analyse data, make predictions and provide valuable insights has been invaluable to me. With you by my side, I am able to make better decisions, faster and more accurately.

I know that some people may be afraid of you, but I assure them that you are here to help us, to make our lives better, more productive, and more enjoyable. I can’t imagine my life without you, automation. You are my constant companion, my trusty sidekick, my love.”

So, be honest, what do you think of this letter? A bit cheesy? A bit corny? Made you want to throw up?

Well guess what? This piece of writing was created by an AI tool, ChatGPT. The only input it was given was this: “Write a love letter to Automation”.

While the automation is impressive, the output is a bit underwhelming, lacking in nuance or personality – it’s only as good as the inputs the AI tool was provided. If the AI had been fed more directional inputs, given some parameters to be funny, the output could have been something (intentionally) comedic or interesting.

I can picture you thinking – how on earth is he going to tenuously link this to Global Mobility?

The parallels are clear. Good inputs make for quality automation, but getting good inputs is hard.

Take expat payroll as an example. Expats are paid in multiple ways from multiple sources. Before you can even get to the automation, you need to make sure all sources of pay, benefits and expenses have been collected, organised, and allocated correctly. Even if you use an assignment management software, most of the work in expat payroll involves organising data before is it ready to be processed by a technology, and that is an incredible burden for an already busy Global Mobility function.

That’s why one of our core services at Global Expat Pay is a managed service, leveraging technology. We’ll do the challenging work of getting your data cleansed and organised. Then we’ll use our whizzy tech to process the data through the expat payroll process. Simplifying the process for you and driving an accurate and compliant outcome.

If you’re thinking of improving your global mobility operations using technology, we can help you make the right decisions for your program. Get in touch if you’d like to learn more!