Towers Watson Releases Global Survey Results

Jul 30, 2015 |

Another of our technical partners, Towers Watson, is one of the world’s most admired companies, according to Fortune magazine. Towers Watson is a professional services company, which is to say they help you set the structures in place to improve the effectiveness of your workforce. With research, surveys, and financial trends, Towers Watson can be […]

The RES Forum Roundtables are the live versions of the newsletter and surveys for members. While we know a thing or two about global mobility, the real value is the access to other global mobility professionals. If you’re signed up to the newsletter (free to global mobility professionals), you get the survey results and job […]

Who To Follow: Chiara Pensato

Jul 27, 2015 |

One of the goals of our blog is to find and share the best information on global mobility practices. It’s a big field, in a bigger world, which means there’s a lot of information flowing around, and having smart marketers curate it allows us to track the best of that information. If you’re a Twitter […]

One of the common questions jobseekers have when relocating is the difference in cost of living from their current homes. And while the relocation package is always a nice benefit, the impact of maintaining a standard of living for expatriates is a major factor in retention, as well as recruitment Our partner ECA International serves as […]

Here at the RES Forum, we get our share of cultural oddities, namely when Ken (that’s me), talks to his American counterpart Jim on Skype. Jim is a Texan, and pretty much every call has to ask me what a word means. The best line was when he said that I was the one who […]

Do You Travel Like A Digital Native?

Jul 21, 2015 |

The Grand Tour was the highlight of noble European youth for two hundred years, a perk of the upper crust to travel to Italy in search of the roots of Western civilization and of course, sunny beaches. After the advent of rail in the 1800’s, the Grand Tour was opened to travelers of more modest means, […]

RES Forum Roundtable Video, Schaeffler HQ, June 2015

Jul 16, 2015 |

We have a lovely video put together to show the kinds of people, topics, and fun that can occur at our RES Forum events. In addition to global mobility, we talked about rewards and the future of work. While the forum online is fantastic, and you should register, the ability to get together with other […]

Travel Sites As A Benefit To Expatriates

Jul 14, 2015 |

Years ago, studies suggested that employees spend more time planning their vacations then they spend planning their careers. That was long before the rise of the Internet, when sites like JetSetter and TripAdvisor offered instant access to beautiful hotels, scenic views, and holiday bargains. While we’re not a vacation review site, there’s no doubt one of […]

Of Roundtables And Knightsbridges

Jul 9, 2015 |

One of the goals of the blog when we first started was to showcase some of the locations where we hold our roundtables. Our social media guy was dreaming of taking pictures of Herzogenaurach, Germany, and walking through the history of the region and the magnificent parts of the Haupstrasse. While the participants got to see […]

The Rest Of The Family: Thinking About The Expat Child

Jul 7, 2015 |

The idea of travel and living in other countries is fun when you’re unattached, or if you partner is a photographer or writer who dreams of exotic locales brimming with mystery. When your camera bag is replaced with a diaper bag, the need for planning beats the need for romance, and companies moving experienced employees […]