There Is A Lot Of Change Happening Here: Expat Videos

Jun 10, 2015 |
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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

When Hiring Abroad, Don’t Forget The Expat Partner

May 20, 2015 |
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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 […]

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As the dust settles on the most unpredictable general election in decades, it appears that very little has in fact changed. The immigration policy landscape looks remarkably similar to the way it looked a week ago. Following endless discussions about coalitions, agreements, hung parliaments and pacts, the Conservatives now have an overall parliamentary majority and […]

International removals checklist for assignees

May 1, 2015 |

The process of moving house is a juggling act at the best of times but relocating internationally adds additional layers of complexity for your assignee and that means the potential for more stress for them and more risk for you if something goes wrong. As well as the usual tasks like selling / buying / […]

Returning to work : an underestimated problem?

Mar 13, 2015 |
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Promoting international mobility by supporting the partners of expatriated employees understandably concentrates on the time the expat partner actually spends abroad. But, through talking to expat partners, we at Global Connection have established that, increasingly, many partners also worry about when they have to go back to their own country. Return to work concerns These […]

Is Authenticity the Key to Effective Leadership?

Feb 27, 2015 |
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By the time we reach adulthood, most of us have been discouraged from trying to imitate others. While it’s true that we are all influenced by the behavior of other people – it’s impossible to be successful while trying to be a carbon copy of another person. Worse yet, behaving in an inauthentic way can […]

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