Education options for assignees relocating to the UK

By Educatus - November 18, 2014
Education options for assignees relocating to the UK

In this guest post by our friends at Educatus we explore Education options for assignees relocating to the UK

When families with children relocate, schooling is often the most important part of the move - and the most stressful. Families worry about how the children will make the transfer from one country and schooling system to another. They are concerned about whether the new school will be a good one and how the children will cope with language and curriculum differences. What’s more, the...

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Cultural training for relocating employees: Are you doing enough?

By Kirsty Parsons - November 18, 2014
Cultural training for relocating employees: Are you doing enough?

In a recent post in the ‘confessions of a global mobility manager’ post by the Forum for Expatriate Managements anonymous blogger we read about the cultural sensitivity issues experienced by one global mobility manager – from dealing with religious holidays like Ramadan and the implications of shorter working days and fasting colleagues from social faux pas such as kissing on the cheek or the mis-use of local slang.

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Support for relocating employees to hardship locations

By Kirsty Parsons - November 18, 2014
Support for relocating employees to hardship locations

If Africa and other hardship locations are on your agenda for forthcoming employee relocation activity here are some areas you might want to consider, in addition to the normal relocation support your global mobility policy provides.

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Going 'Home': Successful Repatriation of International Assignees

By Kirsty Parsons - November 18, 2014
Going 'Home': Successful Repatriation of International Assignees

We are pleased to promote the publication of our article Going ‘Home’: Successful Repatriation of International Assignees on the Re:Locate Magazine Website.

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Short notice removals - what to do if your mover lets you down

By Kirsty Parsons - November 18, 2014
Short notice removals - what to do if your mover lets you down

Summer is a difficult time if you need short notice removals services for your employees. It's peak season in the relocation industry and with the majority of household goods moves being carried out over the summer period capacity of moving companies can be a real issue, especially where a company has not planned for your peak season relocations or does not have a system for ensuring resources are always available for your employees.

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10 tips for international assignees: preparing for your relocation

By Kirsty Parsons - November 18, 2014
10 tips for international assignees: preparing for your relocation

Relocating to a new country can be a daunting prospect for employees – especially if they are uprooting their entire family.

We’ve put together our top ten tips for international assignees to help with the practicalities of physically moving abroad, to make it easier to settle the whole family emotionally and psychologically on arrival and to help Global Mobility managers consider how they might be able to use their policies to assist.

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Global Mobility Trends 2014 – RES Forum Annual Report

By Kirsty Parsons - November 17, 2014
Global Mobility Trends 2014 – RES Forum Annual Report

As a member of the UniGroup Relocation Network we are pleased to share some key global mobility trends from 2014. The RES Forum Annual Report 2014 ‘Key Trends in Global Mobility’ has been released and was written and produced by RES Forum, UniGroup Relocation Network and Equus software. 

 

The report covers 300 surveys on contemporary global mobility topics which the RES Forum (an independent, highly engaged and international community of senior in-house International Human Resources...

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Tips for preparing for peak season relocations

By Kirsty Parsons - November 17, 2014
Tips for preparing for peak season relocations

Summer is definitely peak season in the relocation industry. There are many reasons for this but typical factors include families with children wanting to get them settled into a new school at the start of a new term to minimise disruption, quieter periods for many other industries, new graduates taking up new positions and a more active housing market in summer months.

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Fundraising for the Removers Benevolent Association

By Bournes Relocation Solutions - November 17, 2014
Fundraising for the Removers Benevolent Association

On July 31st Bournes Moves company headquarters in Rye, East Sussex held a quiz night to help with fundraising for the Removers Benevolent Association.

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Assignee Relocation Tracking System

By Bournes Relocation Solutions - November 17, 2014
Assignee Relocation Tracking System

Relocating internationally is a challenging process and transferring employees are often daunted by everything they need to keep track of which is where assignee relocation tracking systems can help. Our mobility management software system leverages technology to improve efficiency, productivity and connectivity, making this process a lot less stressful.

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