What is Brexit? It’s highly unlikely that anyone doesn’t know the answer to this question, but just in case, and for our members outside of Europe who may not know all of the details, here’s a quick summary; On 23 June 2016, Britain held a referendum on whether to remain in or to leave the […]

Safety of Life at Sea convention

Jul 8, 2016 |

For SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea convention), July 1st has come and gone and we are now in the aftermath. Currently, despite everyone holding their breath, it seems that no shocking developments have (yet) occurred. Some of our offices are now seeing the first invoices for weighing services come in, so additional costs are […]

Have you ever considered working in a different country? Considered yes, but you had no idea how best to approach things? I know what you are going through because I’ve been through it myself. But I plucked up my courage and made it happen. I’m a British native and have lived, worked and studied for […]

Will Brexit prompt mass relocation to Europe?

Jul 6, 2016 |

Following the dramatic Brexit result last Friday, numerous multinational companies could transfer their operations out of the UK and into Europe amid growing uncertainty around Britain’s economy and future trading agreements. The referendum, which ended 52 to 48 in favour of Britain leaving the EU, is set to impact particularly on finance, technology, insurance and […]

SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Update!

Jul 1, 2016 |

Ready or not, the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea convention) container weight verification rule that was scheduled to come into effect on July 1st, is now a reality. Many developments have taken place in the past month in the rush of getting prepared and we now see even more last minute activity this week. […]

Susan Gregory, longstanding RES Forum member and Head of Talent Mobility for Grant Thornton UK LLP shares her “Top 10 Hints” that your potential assignees should consider before taking the plunge and going on assignment. This informative yet light hearted article includes information on families, immigration, discrimination and other things that your assignees may never […]

Where is home?

Jun 10, 2016 |

Worldwide, almost 250 million people live outside their native country. “For more and more of us, home has really less to do with a piece of soil than with a piece of soul,” says Pico Iyer. Liberation Iyer, a well-known travel writer, addressed the question of ‘where is home’ during a captivating TED talk. It […]

New Rules for SOLAS

May 20, 2016 |

As of July 1st of this year, the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea convention) container weight verification rule will come into effect, for any shipping container leaving from any port in the world. Therefore, starting that date, the requirement making container weight verification a condition for vessel loading will become legally binding. With this […]

How old is your husband?

Apr 29, 2016 |

While living in a small town in Germany, Henkel expat partner and Mexican national Norma Holbach has met some wonderful people. But she has also encountered a lot of stereotypical thinking. Giving up her job After meeting her German partner in Mexico, Norma gave up her job to move to his homeland over 10 years […]

Baku and the Pedestrian’s Plight

Apr 22, 2016 |

This week’s blog “Baku and the Pedestrian’s Plight,” is by Patrick Benedetti from AirInc – RES Forum Global Technical Partner for International Assignment Data While surveying Baku I stayed across from the Park Bulvar Mall, a popular shopping center. One of the first pieces of advice hotel staff gave me was to be sure to […]