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The career of the partner is already a major issue for companies who want to send employees on an international assignment, and will be more so in the future. This finding from a recent survey underlines the importance of support to partners who want to return to work after repatriation. Dual career issue In the […]

Mobility 2020 – July 2015

Jul 10, 2015 |
Technology in the hands of businessmen

VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous – the reality in which we as International HR operate, and the theme for our upcoming Autumn 2015 RES Forum event series at Chelsea FC in London, Reebok / adidas Group in Canton, MA and Barclays Bank in Hong Kong. Geopolitics, mass migration, conflict, economic turmoil, demographic change, […]

An opportunity to add substantial strategic value

Jul 3, 2015 |
expats assignments

ECA’s research into current sentiment within the IHR industry shows that more companies continue to forecast increases in long-term assignments than decreases. However, the percentage anticipating a decrease is almost as high now as it was after the early 2000 recession, which in turn was the highest it had been for 20 years. If we […]

Medical Alert for pregnant women inbound to the UK

Jun 19, 2015 |

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the most common cause of death and serious illness in newborn babies, causing septicaemia, pneumonia and meningitis. Most of these infections can be prevented. In many countries including the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Canada, Australia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Kenya, Argentina, Chile, Dubai, Hong Kong, Japan, Lithuania, New […]

Return to work – support not recognised

Jun 12, 2015 |
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Preliminary conclusions of two surveys conducted by Global Connection – one in conjunction with RES Forum– through up some startling results, “Even when companies provide support for expat partners planning to return to the workforce, the majority of partners don’t even know about it!” Return to work: support often not recognised The preliminary conclusion of […]

Adding Value with Assignee Support

Jun 5, 2015 |

Participating in a global assignment is not only one of life’s big adventures, but is also an increasingly important milestone for business leaders. Research shows most leadership positions require global business acumen to succeed today, and many people build those skills through international assignments. Global Mobility Professionals can add value to the assignee, the company, […]

The successful assignment paradox

May 28, 2015 |

The organisation I currently work for is reaching an inflection point. Global mobility programmes have traditionally been used tactically, to facilitate the movement of employees to specific locations to complete defined project work, the objective of which was easily understood in margin/quality terms. Now there is an appetite to set-up a permanent presence in selected […]

Return to Work: Recovering Lost Competencies

May 22, 2015 |
global connection

At Global Connection we have found many partners of expatriated employees express concern about reentering the workforce after repatriation. Currently we are studying a number of ways to best support these partners. As mentioned in the previous blog, we are conducting surveys that will offer good insights. Meanwhile we are also looking at other ways […]

expats assignments

As the dust settles on the most unpredictable general election in decades, it appears that very little has in fact changed. The immigration policy landscape looks remarkably similar to the way it looked a week ago. Following endless discussions about coalitions, agreements, hung parliaments and pacts, the Conservatives now have an overall parliamentary majority and […]

International removals checklist for assignees

May 1, 2015 |

The process of moving house is a juggling act at the best of times but relocating internationally adds additional layers of complexity for your assignee and that means the potential for more stress for them and more risk for you if something goes wrong. As well as the usual tasks like selling / buying / […]

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