RES Forum London Roundtable Event, June 16

Jun 1, 2015 |

In addition to the forum, newsletter, and access to survey results, RES Forum members get together for Roundtable events to network with other member in person, learn about a trend or topic, and share their concerns or experiences with global mobility. This month, on June 16th, the London chapter hosts a Roundtable in Knightsbridge. Agenda: Bristol Global […]

Sharing Your Screen With Remote Co-Workers

May 29, 2015 |

I’ve been using GotoMeeting for years for webinar training, and The RES Forum team uses Skype to talk across the oceans, but with the purchase of a Chromebook, I had to look for what else is out there for free and easy screen-sharing. GotoMeeting/Webinar requires a download, as does Skype – and to be honest, sometimes […]

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 […]

Travel Tip: Reset Your Internal Clock

May 27, 2015 |

It’s exciting to think about living in a global world, but when you’re staying up until 1:00 a.m. for a conference call with Italy to prepare for an 8:30 meeting downtown with a client, the realities of a 24 hour time clock can catch up with you. There are lots of ways to stay up. […]

Return to Work: Recovering Lost Competencies

May 22, 2015 |
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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 […]

When Hiring Abroad, Don’t Forget The Expat Partner

May 20, 2015 |

When closing a candidate for relocation, retained search headhunters have a technique known as the “spouse question.” It’s a device used to determine if your candidate is kicking tires or is serious in making a move. Lots of people will take an interview, but actually moving takes a different level of commitment. One way to […]

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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 […]

The Unwritten Rules of A Remote Office

May 15, 2015 |

You got the call, the contract, and even a nice signing bonus to get you started. Now you plan how you’re actually going to work with that remote team. It’s hard enough when you’re 30 miles away, but if you’re across a continent, you need to be organized, efficient, and prepared. Here is a list […]

Telepresence Robots Liven Up Any Conference Room

May 12, 2015 |

One of our members was in Dallas, TX this week at a place called the GeekHouse. It’s a production facility for GeekBeatTV, one of the goto online shows for the best of technology. In addition to the 1GB internet line, standing desks, and a frozen Han Solo in carbonite (original replica found in London), they […]

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 / […]