When Hiring Abroad, Don’t Forget The Expat Partner

May 20, 2015 |
Firenze Tourist

When closing a candidate for relocation, retained search headhunters have a technique known as the “spouse question.” It’s a device used to determine if your candidate is kicking tires or is serious in making a move. Lots of people will take an interview, but actually moving takes a different level of commitment. One way to […]

cooking english dishes

English cuisine is a constant cause for debate. The truth is, many of our signature dishes fall down due to the fact that high quality ingredients aren’t always used. But the same can be said of every country. Go into your local cafe and you’ll find they may use standard sausages that contain less than […]

Why do Expat Assignments Fail ?

Jan 14, 2015 |
expats assignments

Serviced apartments are an important piece in the complex jigsaw of relocation, but they’re only one part of the puzzle. There are thousands of people relocating around the world for assignments on an annual basis. A number of these assignments regrettably fail. Assuming the company has a well-designed global mobility programme, and all things being […]

Relocation Provision affects Assignment Success

Successful international relocation of employees and their dependants requires the co-ordination of a number of related activities and procedures. For long-term international assignments relocation normally consists of the following three integrated stages: 1) preparation, including country briefings, language training, look-see visits and assistance with closing utilities contracts etc; 2) travelling to the host country, plus […]