Tips for successfully relocating your family

Sep 4, 2015 |

Relocating for work is an exciting prospect and so it should be. Experiencing a new culture, progressing in your career and often receiving a pay rise for your efforts are a few of the many benefits of an expatriate assignment. However, if you’re planning to uproot your family, considerable effort is required to ensure a […]

Supporting expat partners changing careers

Aug 28, 2015 |
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It is not unusual for expat partners to abandon a career path that they followed before moving abroad. As a result, some may even enter a completely different field upon repatriation. Our research shows adequate personal support can assist partners looking to change direction successfully Try something new “Time spent abroad is the time for […]

Bristol put the APP in Pineapple!

Jul 31, 2015 |

We all love mobile apps. After all, what’s not to love about these easily accessible pieces of technology? The viral app trends of Whatsapp, Candy Crush and Angry Birds, is evidence enough that the generation of Millennials love apps. Not only are apps the go-to problem solver for Generation Y, but are also a growing […]

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, […]

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The career of the partner is already a major issue for companies who want to send employees on an international assignment, and will be more so in the future. This finding from a recent survey underlines the importance of support to partners who want to return to work after repatriation. Dual career issue In the […]