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Global Mobility
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China's population tipping point threatens growth

A series of special reports in the London Financial Times suggests China's migrant miracle has ended, impacting on the country's growth prospects.
Tech sector workers

Tech City UK publishes visa guidelines

Tech City UK has published guidelines for its Exceptional Tech Talent Visa programme in an effort to make the process more transparent.
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Talent mobility in the TMT sector: an opportunity for agility?

Global professional services firm Deloitte has published a new study on the key relocation challenges facing the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector.
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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.

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.
Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions executive leadership

Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions appoints new executive team

Graebel Moving and Workplace Solutions has announced the hiring of logistics and transportation veteran Terry Carter as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
smiling female executive

2015 Employment landscape trends

With hiring volumes on the rise for the first time in several years, understanding the jobs market and responding to industry trends are key to recruiting and retaining top talent. Graebel Relocation takes a look at the global employment picture.
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Localisation
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.
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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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Cultural perspectives in Latin America

At Worldwide ERC’s Latin America conference, Vanessa Oliva, HR director of Colombian company Quala, based in Sao Paulo, and Maria Luiza Delavy, HR manager of Scania Latin America, explored the challenges companies faced in dealing with differences in culture between Brazil and wider Latin America.
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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.
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
Dave Keelng of Laughology at Relocate Awards 2015

Video: Relive the excitement of the Re:locate Awards ceremony!

Catch the excitement of the Re:locate Awards ceremony 2014/15, held in the grand surroundings of the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London with the evening's MC, Dave Keeling of Laughology.
Andrew Williams of PwC, winners of Relocate Awards

Recent trends in global mobility – a view from PwC

Andrew Williams, of PwC, which won the special Re:locate Award for Technology – Global Benefits, discusses the recent trend for shorter assignments within the global mobility industry.
Ezeibe Agomo of Sapient

Why the Re:locate Awards are important – a view from Sapient

Ezeibe Agomo, of Sapient, named Inspirational HR Team of the Year 2014/15, explains why he thinks the Re:locate Awards are so important to the global mobility industry.
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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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