The Most Attractive Cities to Move to for Work

Mar 7, 2017 |

Despite the current political headwinds blowing against globalization, companies continue to recruit talent from around the world and talented people continue to want overseas work experience. For firms, it’s become imperative to look beyond geographic borders to attract and retain top talent. This is partly due to the fact that 77% of CEOs report being […]

Should you deliver cost of living support for temporary cross-border moves via a cost of living allowance (COLA) or a per diem (sometimes referred to as a short-term allowance/STA)? To answer this question, it’s helpful to review the intent of each approach. Cost of Living Allowance A COLA is designed to fully protect the home […]

Resolutions for relocating

Jan 20, 2017 |

The advent of a New Year means one thing and one thing only: a fresh start. For millions, that translates as jotting down a series of aims and sticking to them. Some join a local gym in an effort trim down; others choose to learn a new skill. However, sticking by them is a different […]

Anvil Group – Cultural Briefing

Nov 1, 2016 |

King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on 13 October 2016. For the foreign traveller in Thailand, it will be important to understand the role of the monarchy in Thai society, both in terms of law and culture. This brief sketches the basic legal and cultural geography that visitors to Thailand will need to understand at this […]

By Anton Constantinou, SilverDoor Finding the right school is often one of the most important decisions families have to make when moving abroad. There’s the curriculum to consider, the age of your children, not to mention the tedious application processes. Those relocating to countries drastically different from their own may also require further language training […]

International assignments are an essential part of the daily business of Multinational Corporations (MNCs). While historically many companies’ primary motive was to fill skill gaps in overseas subsidiaries, HR managers claim that assignments where the primary motive is developmental have been steadily growing in number. During international assignments, employees have the chance to develop valuable […]


Sep 9, 2016 |

HANJIN shipping line, ranked 7th in the world and 1st in Korea with a 98 container ship fleet, filed for bankruptcy last week. The bankruptcy followed on years of losses. This means that new cargo is no longer being accepted, assets are frozen, the ships are being refused entry to ports/terminals and are being denied […]

SilverDoor Partners with AirPortr

Sep 2, 2016 |

SilverDoor is excited to announce a new partnership with AirPortr, an on-demand secure luggage transportation service that collects, stores and delivers bags between London and its airports. For business travellers in and around the capital, this means lighter, quicker and stress-free travel to and from their serviced apartment. Upon landing in London, guests are able […]

Talk of major businesses relocating their London head offices overseas, post Brexit, may have died down somewhat in recent weeks, but for many business travellers, relocation is still very much a reality. Findings from the Office for National Statistics reveal that roughly 56,000 British citizens emigrated from the UK for work-related reasons in 2015, with […]

Coping with sexism abroad (Part 3)

Aug 3, 2016 |

Sexism ingrained in one culture can be truly abhorrent to someone from another, a recent BBC report highlighted. Learning and adapting to local customs can help minimise sexist behaviour towards you, according to cultural coach Sybille Kenny. Do your research “Gender inequality is a critical issue in many countries around the world. Therefore it is […]