Employers underestimating threat of kidnap and ransom, warns insurer
Jul31

Employers underestimating threat of kidnap and ransom, warns insurer

As business travel becomes ever more integral to corporate growth plans, employers need to be aware that the threat of kidnap and ransom can occur in any region. As companies expand into new territories this can potentially increase the risk to business travellers.  However, according to The Health Insurance Group, employers underestimate this risk and need to do more to protect their employees. What are the risks? Approximately...

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Mercer 23rd Annual Cost of Living Survey finds multinational employers focusing on mobile workforces
Jun28

Mercer 23rd Annual Cost of Living Survey finds multinational employers focusing on mobile workforces

In a rapidly changing world, mobility has become a core component of companies’ global talent strategy and as a result, multinational organisations are carefully assessing the cost of expatriate packages for their international assignees. Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey finds that factors like instability of housing markets and inflation for goods and services contribute to the overall cost of doing business in today’s...

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Expats most commonly relocate for better career opportunities
Jun28

Expats most commonly relocate for better career opportunities

New research by AXA’s global healthcare specialist provider of international medical insurance has revealed that, when asked to give their top reasons for moving abroad, almost a third (30 per cent) of expats said that they relocated for better career opportunities and a quarter (23 per cent) listed increased pay and benefits. A further 15 per cent relocated for an improved work/life balance, while 14 per cent moved for a better...

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Diversity and Data Mastery the Key Global Mobility Challenges in 2017 and beyond
Jun22

Diversity and Data Mastery the Key Global Mobility Challenges in 2017 and beyond

RES Forum, the leading independent community for global mobility professionals with more than 1300 members from over 650 organisations in 40 countries releases their annual report on global mobility challenges. Age diversity and how companies are exploiting – or not – the benefits from the identification and visualisation of global mobility information are just two of the key challenges facing global mobility (GM) professionals...

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Benefits experts add new products to combat rising US healthcare costs

Individuals in the UK observing the ongoing US healthcare saga will no doubt be feeling increasingly grateful to have access to the National Health Service (NHS). It is well documented that healthcare treatment in the US is by far the most expensive in the world and there is no “free at the point of use” option for residents. Sourcing a suitable health insurance policy is therefore vital to all individuals residing in the US, however...

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How mobile is changing HR
May04

How mobile is changing HR

Paul Swaddle, Co-founder of Pocket App delves in to how mobile is changing HR in enterprise – and explains why he thinks HR ought to be at the heart of the digital transformation.      I think it is needless to say that in the last decade, workplace outlooks and behaviours have changed drastically.  The typical workforce is far less deskbound than previously, with many employees now working from home and ‘hot-desking’ fast becoming a...

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Without a little help from my friends: the challenges expats and their families face
Apr28

Without a little help from my friends: the challenges expats and their families face

New research by AXA’s international health insurance specialist has found that expat employees and their children are finding it difficult to be away from close friends and family. Two-fifths (40 per cent) of expats and 32 per cent of their children cited that being away from their support network was one of the most difficult aspects of their transition to life abroad – no matter their nationality or where they had relocated to....

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Don’t lose staff – Important changes for non-EU medical and teaching professionals applying to work in the UK
Feb24

Don’t lose staff – Important changes for non-EU medical and teaching professionals applying to work in the UK

Public and private sector employers in the medical and education sectors are being advised to start preparing for the Home Office’s latest changes if they want to avoid losing or delaying the recruitment of new non-EU medical and teaching professionals from overseas. With the latest changes as of 6 April 2017, immigration law firm, Migrate UK , is warning any sponsors to start checking whether those skilled Tier 2 employees, applying...

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Brexit Fatigue? Why HR Managers can’t afford to become complacent
Jan26

Brexit Fatigue? Why HR Managers can’t afford to become complacent

Guest blog by Jonathan Beech, Managing Director of Migrate UK immigration law firm Bored of Brexit already? If you’ve got Brexit-fatigue, then you can be forgiven. Almost every day we read or hear something new about our exit from the EU – not surprising though – it’s one of the biggest events in history and will change our economy and country. This month it’s been incredibly hard to escape Theresa May’s Brexit...

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Sending staff abroad?  New study predicts who will succeed in expatriate roles
Dec13

Sending staff abroad? New study predicts who will succeed in expatriate roles

A new report which identifies the personal characteristics of successful expatriates has been published by assessment specialist cut-e, to help multinational employers choose the right people for international assignments. Called Predicting who will be a successful expatriate, the report follows a research study involving 35 organisations including expatriates as well as their managers, peers and subordinates in their home and...

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Immigration Changes: How HR Teams Can Ensure Compliance
Dec07

Immigration Changes: How HR Teams Can Ensure Compliance

Guest blog by  Shara Pledger, Solicitor at Latitude Law November 2016 saw a published Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, and many of these changes took effect on 24 November 2016. Amongst the amendments was the implementation of the first of two phases of changes to Tier 2 (the second is coming April 2017), as well as new rules relating to the validity of applications and how they are processed. While many of the...

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Where in Europe do HR professionals earn the most?
Dec06

Where in Europe do HR professionals earn the most?

Imagine if you knew that you could do the same job you love, but make much more money at it, work fewer hours and have longer holidays?  According to Credit comparison website TotallyMoney.com, this can all be achieved – simply by moving abroad. So where should you move to?  It seems that the best location for each individual depends on your job: HR managers should head to Sweden Germany ranks as top country to work in...

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How to prepare for emergency situations for overseas employees
Dec01

How to prepare for emergency situations for overseas employees

Employers whose approach to sending employees overseas is to simply purchase international PMI are risking their staff’s safety and the productivity of the assignment, according to Jelf International. The company believes that employers have a duty of care that extends beyond insurance that will help employees manage emergency situations, should they occur. Jelf International advises employers to take the following five steps:-...

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Recruiting leaders in a VUCA world – are top recruiters as cosmopolitan as they believe?
Nov04

Recruiting leaders in a VUCA world – are top recruiters as cosmopolitan as they believe?

 Guest blog by Amit Mukherjee, Professor of Leadership and Strategy at IMD business school in Singapore. VUCA is an acronym used by the American Military to describe extreme conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq. It stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. As company’s move towards a more global operation, HR leaders will need to consider how they handle business expansion into VUCA environments – who should...

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Should candidates move town in search of work?
Sep07

Should candidates move town in search of work?

The impact of the UK leaving the EU hasn’t so far materialised into the catastrophe many anticipated with the latest ONS statistics for August highlighting a 0.7% drop in unemployment. However indications that salaries are starting to stagnate have been widely reported due to uncertainty in the lead up to the referendum. This has led some to suggest that now is a good time for people to look for new jobs to boost their career and...

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