Why a culture that’s great for workers creates better cities
Aug23

Why a culture that’s great for workers creates better cities

  Melbourne has once again been named the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Liveable cities make for desirable workplaces, and Melbourne is proof of how this fosters both innovation in business and a vibrant, engaging civic culture. It’s recognised that the quality of career opportunities and economic growth are essential to making a city more liveable. But to attract high calibre...

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Benefits specialists warn employers not to rely on EHIC for work-related travel or relocation
Aug11

Benefits specialists warn employers not to rely on EHIC for work-related travel or relocation

In a press release issued by the ABI last month (13 July 2016), the organisation urged holidaymakers to keep calm and carry on travelling with the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC, previously the E111) and travel insurance, and that there are no immediate changes to either, following the vote to leave the EU. However, Jelf Employee Benefits warns employers that the EHIC and travel insurance do not provide sufficient protection for...

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British business travellers choose upgrades ‘on the boss’
Aug10

British business travellers choose upgrades ‘on the boss’

  New research by shopping and fundraising website, Give as you Live, has found that business travellers are generally less cost conscious travelling on expenses than when spending their own money. These results come from a survey by Give as you Live of over 1,000 business travellers across the UK, who were asked about their business travel spending. Location and distance seems to be the most important factor for business...

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Jelf International warns employers to review security arrangements for employees in Turkey
Jul28

Jelf International warns employers to review security arrangements for employees in Turkey

Following the attempted overnight coup in Turkey on 15-16 July 2016, Jelf International is warning all companies with staff based in the country and other British expats to review their security arrangements, should they need to exit the country at speed. There has been a general increase in ‘hazardous’ locations in recent years and in response, Jelf International says that some insurers have started to provide an enhanced IPMI...

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What’s stopping the Digital Talent from relocating?
Jul14

What’s stopping the Digital Talent from relocating?

New research by digital recruitment specialist, The Candidate, has uncovered the biggest barriers which are preventing the best talent from considering relocation. The research spoke to 500 digital professionals, and found that the biggest barrier to relocation for 59% of them was affordability, but there were other concerns, too. Other major concerns were family related, such as leaving a partner (49%) or family (39%). The smallest...

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Diversity and VUCA Issues are Key Global Mobility Challenges
Jun16

Diversity and VUCA Issues are Key Global Mobility Challenges

Employee diversity (specifically gender pay and career gap) and VUCA issues are just two of the key challenges facing Global Mobility (GM) professionals according to the 2016 Annual Report from The RES Forum, the world’s largest and most active independent community for GM professionals. Written by Professor Michael Dickmann, Professor of International Human Resource Management at Cranfield University School of Management, the Annual...

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Brits say ‘hello’ to the Home Counties, as 68,000 workers move out of London
Jun15

Brits say ‘hello’ to the Home Counties, as 68,000 workers move out of London

There might be no place like home, but millions of workers move around the UK every year.  In 2014, a total of 2.85 million workers moved throughout the UK, roughly one in 20 people. Twenty-somethings might gravitate towards London, but where do they go once they’re tired of the Big Smoke? Where are people in their 30s moving to? And which places are popular for those over 60? New analysis by Gocompare.com answers these questions in a...

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Employment ‘vital’ to refugee integration, says EU
Jun01

Employment ‘vital’ to refugee integration, says EU

The Finding employment is a crucial step for refugees to integrate in society become economically independent. However, with high levels of unemployment in the EU, some people are concerned about increased competition on the labour market. The employment committee adopted a report proposing concrete measure to tackle these challenges this week. We interviewed report author Brando Benifei, an Italian member of the S&D group, before...

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Having Staff in Dubai now ‘complicated’, warns Jelf
May16

Having Staff in Dubai now ‘complicated’, warns Jelf

  In an effort to protect and maintain its world-class healthcare facilities, Dubai has over the past decade kept a careful watch on levels of migration in to the country and adjusted its health insurance legislation accordingly. The latest changes, this time brought in by the UAE Federal Insurance Authority intended to help reduce exposure to money laundering and terrorism financing, cover a wide range of issues and with...

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