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Shengen agreement visa

Calls for Schengen changes as European migration crisis mounts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the mass influx of refugees into Europe this year is putting at risk the Schengen agreement, which allows free cross-border travel across 26 Continental nations.
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Global Mobility
Airport migration

Migration record prompts warnings over curbs on skilled workers

As official figures on Thursday put net migration to the UK at the highest on record, the Institute of Directors warned that the government's "bizarre" attempts to cut the total were punishing British businesses.
Euro crisis protestors

Fast forward for relocation professionals

Against a background of global megatrends, Steve Cryne, president and CEO of the Canadian Employee Relocation Council, and Peggy Smith, president and CEO of Worldwide ERC, set the scene for the challenges facing relocation professionals.
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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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.

Graebel, SilverDoor and BAL Immigration champagne tasting for Lumos charity

Graebel, SilverDoor and BAL Immigration host charity champagne tasting event

Graebel, in collaboration with SilverDoor and BAL Immigration, hosted an evening of champagne tasting on Wednesday, 29 July with a number of leading mobility industry figures in attendance, in order to raise money and awareness for the international children’s charity, Lumos.
Millennials sharing data

Sharing personal data: Millennials in the information age

In the age of information, data breaches are constantly popping up in news headlines. But certain age fgroups continue to share personal data with companies around the world. In a new special report, Graebel Relocation analyses the differences between the generations when it comes to sharing personal information.
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.
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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
UK arrivals board

MAC review of Tier 2, UK

Re:locate readers are urged to respond. On 10 June, the Home Secretary commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to conduct a review of the Tier 2 immigration route. It is vital that global mobility professionals, across HR, suppliers, immigration lawyers and business leaders, make their views known.
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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
Relocate Awards

European stars shine at Re:locate Awards 2014/15

Mainland Europe was well represented among the Re:locate Awards 2014/15 winners, who received their stunning crystal trophies at a gala dinner held in the elegant surroundings of the Institute of Directors, in London’s Pall Mall, in May.
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.
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UK Domestic Relocation
Pendolino train for Northern Powerhouse line

£13bn Northern Powerhouse transport blueprint unveiled

The government has unveiled a blueprint for its £13 billion investment in transport infrastructure for the northern powerhouse initiative.
Street in Edinburgh

Reports point to ‘thriving’ Scottish economy

Scotland's economy is enjoying a "summer of success" despite relative stagnation in many economies in Europe and farther afield, according to two reports on Monday.
Nuclear rods

British firms set to land Hinkley nuclear plant contracts

Plans to build the first UK nuclear power station in a generation took a significant step towards becoming a reality on Friday when EDF named the preferred British bidders for contracts on the £14 billion Hinkley Point C project.
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