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 […]

Global Mobility Jobs In June

Jul 1, 2015 |

I took a look at the job board for June, and we have four new positions for Global Mobility Professionals. There are two Global Mobility Manager jobs. One full time project coordinator for global mobility, and a contract position for a Global Mobility Specialist to help new employees transition internationally. Why does this matter? Because […]

If you thought figuring out time zones was bad, wait until you run into the conflicting calendars of expatriate work. July 4th is coming up, a big holiday for the United States where they set off fireworks, grill meat, and celebrate their independence from well, someone. Luckily this falls on a Saturday, so you can […]

RES Forum Roundtable: Germany and London

Jun 26, 2015 |

RES Forum Events Germany Roundtable a Huge Success The Germany Roundtable event which was hosted by Schaeffler at their HQ in Herzogenaurach this week was an outstanding success and we would like to thank our hosts for their warm hospitality and superb organisation. The event was extremely well attended by senior mobility professionals from across […]

Travel Tips: Wifi And Smart Phone Secrets

Jun 24, 2015 |

Savvy travelers scour the web for tips and coupons and free access points no matter the location. While working on the run can seem romantic, it can also be difficult, as spotty wifi, overage charges on your mobile plan, and the inability to pop onto a conference meeting for three hours in an urban city […]

The RES Forum Social Media Channels

Jun 22, 2015 |

A recent survey showed that most of our members preferred more traditional forms of contact, but for those looking to join and those who speak on global mobility, we’d like to remind them of our social media channels. Our Facebook page is The RES Forum. If you prefer this method, be sure to like the page […]

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 […]

The Collaborative Economy is the name given to the sharing of products and services over more traditional ownership models. Jeremiah Owyang is the leading voice on this change, covering companies like Uber, AirBnB, and Sidecar. With valuations in the tens of billions, these firms can’t be discounted. But it’s not all home-sharing and taxi substitutes. […]

Expat Humor: That’s A Thing?

Jun 17, 2015 |

When searching for tax tips and remote office technology trends, you’ll occasionally stumble on the little known niche of Expat Humor. Yeah – that’s a real thing. It makes sense to folks from the US, whose love of foreign comics and ethnic comics form the basis of much of their modern humor. You don’t even […]

Return to work – support not recognised

Jun 12, 2015 |
global connection

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 […]