Return to work – support not recognised

Jun 12, 2015 |
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Preliminary conclusions of two surveys conducted by Global Connection – one in conjunction with RES Forum– through up some startling results, “Even when companies provide support for expat partners planning to return to the workforce, the majority of partners don’t even know about it!” Return to work: support often not recognised The preliminary conclusion of […]

There Is A Lot Of Change Happening Here: Expat Videos

Jun 10, 2015 |

Seoul, Korea. There’s been a 12% increase in expatriates in the last year. So says a video on expatriates living in Seoul. Think of it this way. When you go on vacation, you’ll take 8,000 photos on your digital camera that you’ll never be able to sort. Who has time? Well, expats have time. When […]

Welcome To Our Newest Technical Partner, MOVE Guides

Jun 8, 2015 |

The RES Forum are delighted to welcome our new technical partner for Talent Mobility Transformation, MOVE Guides MOVE Guides is the cloud platform for talent mobility. Their strong belief is that in the 21st century, the deployment of talent on a global scale will be essential to any successful organization and as such they […]

Adding Value with Assignee Support

Jun 5, 2015 |

Participating in a global assignment is not only one of life’s big adventures, but is also an increasingly important milestone for business leaders. Research shows most leadership positions require global business acumen to succeed today, and many people build those skills through international assignments. Global Mobility Professionals can add value to the assignee, the company, […]

Here’s a great piece of research on Expatriate Management in High-Risk Countries from our academic partner and strategic adviser, Dr. Benjamin Bader. The report is a collaboration with Dr. Tassilo Schuster form the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg. The link to a English translation and pdf download is here: Expat-Research_ResultReport2015. For more on Dr Bader, check out […]

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 […]