Introduction Global mobility is no stranger to change. But even for this industry, the pace became relentless as soon as the world locked down against COVID-19. With vaccine roll out intensifying, the hard-thinking shifts to the safe reopening of borders and the resumption of cross-border working. The challenge of mass-testing and the issue of equitable […]

International employee engagement

Apr 16, 2021 |
Couple sat in front of a mountain range

When devising strategies to encourage effective international employee engagement in the time of Covid-19 and beyond, multinationals must seek ways to build and maintain trust with spouses and partners.   A joint decision Let’s agree that the typical candidate for an international assignment is a dedicated, driven individual. They see an international assignment as a […]

work from home

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, there is a growing feeling that we are moving into unchartered waters. We are all learning new vocabulary to describe the processes relating to the virus and how we as a population deal with it: ‘social distancing’, ‘delay phase’, ‘self-isolation’. As part of the measures to help delay […]

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, […]

Travel Tips: Wifi And Smart Phone Secrets

Jun 24, 2015 |

Savvy travelers scour the web for tips and coupons and free access points no matter the location. While working on the run can seem romantic, it can also be difficult, as spotty wifi, overage charges on your mobile plan, and the inability to pop onto a conference meeting for three hours in an urban city […]

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 […]

Telepresence Robots Liven Up Any Conference Room

May 12, 2015 |

One of our members was in Dallas, TX this week at a place called the GeekHouse. It’s a production facility for GeekBeatTV, one of the goto online shows for the best of technology. In addition to the 1GB internet line, standing desks, and a frozen Han Solo in carbonite (original replica found in London), they […]