International Remote Working – an evolution

Sep 6, 2021 |

  Alan Fergusson, Director of Employee Benefits – Worldwide Broker Network WBN is delighted to continue its Technical Partner relationship with The RES Forum. As an organisation, we’ve been tracking how International Remote Working (IRW) is evolving right in front of us. As a practice, it’s gaining new terminology, processes and potential risks almost daily. […]

Old wine in the new bottle

Jun 14, 2021 |

  This piece was written by Matthew Judge, Group MD of Anvil Group, providing an Expert Perspective to our research paper Managing Risk in the New Normal. Matthew joins the RES Forum on 24th June to explore global mobility risk in more detail. RES Live! 24th June 2021. Define – Identify – Decide. Dealing with […]

Global Mobility Risk – what are the odds?

May 13, 2021 |

Paul Bernardt, Managing Director – Harmony Relocation Network In summer 2016, out of the blue, South Korean shipping line Hanjin was unable to continue normal operations and requested deferment of payment. Hanjin was the largest South Korean container carrier, and a global top-10 player. Close to one hundred container ships (carrying a total of 540,000 […]

Introduction Global mobility is no stranger to change. But even for this industry, the pace became relentless as soon as the world locked down against COVID-19. With vaccine roll out intensifying, the hard-thinking shifts to the safe reopening of borders and the resumption of cross-border working. The challenge of mass-testing and the issue of equitable […]

International employee engagement

Apr 16, 2021 |
Couple sat in front of a mountain range

When devising strategies to encourage effective international employee engagement in the time of Covid-19 and beyond, multinationals must seek ways to build and maintain trust with spouses and partners.   A joint decision Let’s agree that the typical candidate for an international assignment is a dedicated, driven individual. They see an international assignment as a […]

All employers have a duty of care towards their workforce. In a narrow, legal sense, this means employers are required to take all of the reasonable and necessary steps to protect their employees’ health, safety and wellbeing. This, of course, does not end at national borders, and multinational companies who assign expatriates all over the […]

Sterling-Lexicon Update

Mar 20, 2020 |

Sterling Lexicon is committed to keeping our customers informed as we learn new information about the impacts of COVID-19 on the transportation industry. While Sterling Lexicon has implemented its pandemic response plan, our customer-facing teams remain fully operational at this time. Air Freight As major airlines continue to cancel flights or stand-down large proportions of […]

work from home

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, there is a growing feeling that we are moving into unchartered waters. We are all learning new vocabulary to describe the processes relating to the virus and how we as a population deal with it: ‘social distancing’, ‘delay phase’, ‘self-isolation’. As part of the measures to help delay […]

WBN Business Travel Accident (BTA) Plan

Nov 28, 2019 |

As a new technical partner with RES Forum, Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) will bring to RES members, product within the arena of International Employee Benefits.  This exclusive to WBN product is written along with one of our own global partners AIG, and is written for multinational employers operating out of the US as their home […]

Why serviced apartments are an ideal accommodation choice for female business travellers Female business travellers face an increasing number of personal safety risks, which corporate travel policies are failing to address. That’s according to a survey carried out by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) this year, which says that women are more at risk […]