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Singapore Ministry of Manpower enhances Fair Consideration Framework

Earlier this month the Ministry of Manpower announced several enhancements to the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) with the goal of further strengthening the position of Singaporean professionals, managers and executives (PMEs).
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Global Mobility
Re:locate Global Guide to International Education & Schools

Relocate Global Guide to International Education & Schools

This Autumn we will be publishing the new Relocate Global Guide to International Education & Schools.
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Greek crisis’ ‘moderate’ impact on expats and business travellers: Mercer

As the Greek bailout situation unfolds, global HR and mobility consultants Mercer have undertaken a snapshot survey to identify the impact on local and international businesses.
Management Mobility Consulting

Management Mobility Consulting – Best International Destination Services Provider

Paris-headquartered Management Mobility Consulting (MMC), an owner-managed relocation company, provides the full range of inbound and outbound destination services, plus immigration assistance and cross-cultural training. It is no stranger to success in this category, having won it in 2012/13.
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Graebel Relocation

Graebel Relocation is a global company that administers world-class relocation and removals services for clients in the Global 100 and the Fortune 500, and for small to mid-sized and emerging firms across the globe. From Graebel centres located in EMEA, APAC and the Americas, the company’s industry-experienced staff are dedicated to exceeding clients’ and their assignees’ expectations.

Japanese businesswoman

Spotlight on Japan

Despite sliding into recession in 2014, Japan is still the world’s third-largest economy and is highly regarded by expatriates and international assignees for everything from low crime figures to the quality of the education available. Graebel Relocation takes a closer look.
Beijing traffic jam

Beijing population increase: controversy – and new regulations

What will new regulations in China’s capital city, aimed at reducing traffic congestion and pollution by curbing population growth, mean for business and expatriates? Graebel Relocation reports.
Simon Mason of Graebel Relocation

Why Graebel Relocation sponsored the Re:locate Awards 2014/15

Simon Mason explains why Graebel Relocation sponsored the Inspirational HR Team of the Year category of the Re:locate Awards 2014/15.
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Localisation
Intercultural competence

Intercultural Competence needed at the top

Cross-cultural training often focuses on those undertaking international assignments, rather than on senior decision-makers.
Lost in China

New guide to overcoming China relocation headaches

A new guide and a video have been produced to help companies relocating staff to China, described as “one of the most challenging” environments both for firms and transferees.
traffic jam in San Francisco California

Driving licences among the roadblocks for expats new to the US

The difficulties over obtaining local documentation, from driving licences to bank accounts, are among the main headaches for expats arriving on assignment in the United States, according to a new survey.
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Repatriation
Family arriving home from relocation assignment

Companies ‘failing’ expat employees returning home

Multinationals are failing to do enough to prepare expat staff for life back home when they return from overseas assignments, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Scotland Yard: London has no danger areas

Scotland Yard was left quietly seething after the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) foreign ministry issued maps of "dangerous areas" in London that visitors should avoid.

Going ‘home’ – successful repatriation of international assignees

The need to support assignees as they begin international assignments is on the whole well understood and well provided for by the majority of global organisations, however, the topic of ‘going home’ is sometimes overlooked.
Compliance
Train tracks in Moscow

GEFCO – Getting on track with Russian railways

In December 2012, Russian Railways acquired 75 per cent of French-headquartered logistics group GEFCO in an €800 million deal. Ruth Holmes spoke to Stephane Milhet, GEFCO’s VP of human resources, about doing business in Russia.
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Risk
Healix wins Relocate award

Healix International – Global Health & Wellness

Now in its second year, Re:locate’s health and wellness award reflects the growing awareness among employers of the contribution made by health and wellness initiatives to the welfare of their staff and the success of their businesses.
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Policy
Business team looking at financial projections

Unlocking the retention power of the end-of-service gratuity

Are corporate retirement savings schemes becoming the secret weapon in the battle for talent?
Business team planning international expansion

Assignment compensation: Issues to consider in expatriate reward

At the Symposium Events Expatriate Management and Global Mobility Forum 2014, presentations from AIRINC, Mercer and Atkins highlighted issues to consider when delivering remuneration to international assignees.
The Shard and Tower Bridge, London

Tough at the top: Supporting the movers and shakers who are driving the recovery

This is the first of our series looking at how to support VIPs on the move, whether they are CEOs, entrepreneurs, High Net Worth Individuals, financiers or leaders in their particular field.
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Awards 2014/2015
Intercultural competence

Intercultural Competence needed at the top

Cross-cultural training often focuses on those undertaking international assignments, rather than on senior decision-makers.
Smith Stone Walters win Relocate Award

Smith Stone Walters – Excellence in Employee & Family Support

Always hotly contested, this category is a particularly broad one, open to individuals and organisations, from any sector, that provide a specialist service to relocating employees and their families.
Heather Mulkey International School London wins relocate award

Heather Mulkey – Relocation Personality of the Year

With education and family issues rising steadily up the ranks of critical considerations in professional global mobility, it is fitting that our 2014/15 Relocation Personality of the Year is someone who has dedicated her career to understanding and meeting the needs of families in transition.
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UK Domestic Relocation

Education Explained: Applying for a school place in England

As part of the Education Explained series, providing information and practical guides, Rebecca Marriage takes a look at applying for a school place in England.

New serviced apartments planned as IT companies go west

Although the M4 ‘corridor’ may not sound particularly glamorous, it is an area that provides the base from which many UK and international IT companies operate.

Tech City: set to rival Silicon Valley?

London’s Tech City is billed by the UK government as a British version of California’s Silicon Valley, but does the reality match the hype?
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