Battling Stereotypes

Mar 4, 2016 |

Wherever you are, and whoever you are, you can be subjected to stereotyping. It might be your gender, your religion, or nationality – or being an expat partner. The stereotypical profile of an expat partner, for example, is often a wealthy female. She has a big house, maids and a nanny. While her husband works, […]

No Way Back Home

Feb 5, 2016 |

Living abroad changes a person. But what if your home country changes beyond recognition while you are away? It happened to Zurich Insurance expat partner Ana Bizot. She feels there’s no way back to Venezuela. World-class fencer Ana is a former world-class fencer who won gold at the Pan American Games in 2001. She first […]

Staying busy eases return to work

Jan 8, 2016 |

No regrets Mirjam had been working in HR management when her husband was offered a role by DSM in India. Although at first, she didn’t like the idea of abandoning her career, or losing her financial independence, she has never regretted the move. Her plan was always to keep working during the four-year posting: “I […]

Hash House Harriers

Dec 4, 2015 |
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Networking on the run Do you want to combine networking with some non-competitive running and plenty of humour? If so, the famously flippant and fun-loving Hash House Harriers (HHH) is the running club for you. Weekend excesses Originally founded in 1938 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ‘hashing’ was invented by a group of British colonial officials […]

Return to work internship a great success

Nov 6, 2015 |
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Re-entry internship worked out great A paid internship is one way to a satisfying job for expat partners who want to return to work after their repatriation. It certainly worked for American financial expert Jenifer Kelley (38). She went back to her home country after a few years in the Netherlands with her husband, who […]

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 […]