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New challenge to European banking union

New challenge to European banking union

Once again a key pillar of the response to the Euro crisis is under attack in Germany’s constitutional court – and once again by a group of Euro-sceptic German academics.
 
Agony in Ukraine, business in Russia

Agony in Ukraine, business in Russia

The European Union has announced extra sanctions against Russia following the downing of Malaysian Airlines airliner MH-17 - but continues to hold back from measures that would really hurt business with Russia.
 
How to help your employees control their credit report when relocating abroad

How to control a credit report

For even the most dedicated and motivated of employees, the thought of moving abroad for work can be a stressful prospect. As an employer, one of the most valuable services you can provide is help with the intricacies of financial management.
 
UK Domestic Relocation
Education Explained: Applying for a school place in England

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

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?

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?
 
Localisation
The five wonders of the West End

The five wonders of the West End

From priceless art collections, to world class shopping and immersive theatre, there is plenty to enjoy in the West End of London this summer. Clarendon Serviced Apartments has a few suggestions in this, the second of their guides to London.
 
Relocation challenges in Asia

Relocation challenges in Asia

With an increasing number of businesses looking to the East, Bournes Relocation Solutions, member of the UniGroup Relocation Network, asked its expert partners for insight into the specific challenges of relocating to and within Asia.
 
Brazil: the battle for a school place

Brazil: the battle for a school place

Brazil may have recently overtaken the UK as the sixth-largest world economy, but not every sector is booming–and certainly not from the perspective of the relocating family in search of a place at a good international school.
 
Repatriation
Going ‘home’ – successful repatriation of international assignees

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.
 
What's a postcard? Preparing Generation Y for international assignments

What's a postcard?

Today’s young expats are very different from their predecessors in the way in which they view and engage with the world.
 
Repatriation: managing career paths in uncertain times

Repatriation: managing career paths in uncertain times

Sue Shortland explores the myths and realities of repatriation support and its outcomes, and reviews the potential for career-path planning to enhance repatriation success.
 
Compliance
Employee health: Reducing the risks

Employee health: Reducing the risks

Workers in today’s global economy face a variety of health risks. With comment from experts, Louise Whitson considers how organisations and their employees can manage and mitigate them.
 
Immigration by region - North America

Immigration by region - North America

This is the eighth and final part of a series of short articles by Peregrine Immigration Management, looking at immigration trends and processes by region. This article covers the region of North America.
 
Immigration Benefits in the aftermath of DOMA

Immigration Benefits in the aftermath of DOMA

The U.S. Supreme Court’s repeal of a major section of the Defense of Marriage Act in the Windsor case is seriously effecting the immigration process for same-sex couples.
 
Risk
Ebola: Is the western world at risk?

Ebola: Is the western world at risk?

International SOS emphasises the importance of education and prevention as it helps to try to tackle what has been called the worst outbreak of Ebola since the discovery of the virus.
 
International SOS Foundation launches global health and security framework

International SOS launches security framework

The International SOS Foundation, with health, safety and security experts, has launched a global framework to protect workers travelling overseas or on international assignments.
 
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office updates travel advice for Iraq

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office updates travel advice for Iraq

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued the following advice to anyone travelling to or within Iraq.
 
Policy
The Local Plus approach

The Local Plus approach

According to a recent survey, Asia Pacific is leading the way in the use of formal Local Plus policies. We explore the top policy elements, key drivers and learning points.
 
Digital Natives: Are you ready yet?

Digital Natives: Are you ready?

A recent survey revealed that leading companies found segmentation very effective in managing the varying needs of a multigenerational workforce. Here, we explore different approaches to managing future generations of global leaders.
 
International SOS Foundation launches global health and security framework

International SOS launches security framework

The International SOS Foundation, with health, safety and security experts, has launched a global framework to protect workers travelling overseas or on international assignments.
 
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Surveys
Take the Assignee Value Chain Survey

Take the Assignee Value Chain Survey

Take the Assignee Survey – help analyse the relocation supply chain and the success of global mobility.
 
Talent management in emerging markets – new EY survey

Talent management in emerging markets – new EY survey

Multinational companies looking for fast growth in emerging markets face a host of talent management challenges. Chris Debner, executive director of human capital at global professional services firm EY, suggests some practical solutions.
 
Vienna ranked top for expat quality of life

Vienna ranked top for expat quality of life

European cities dominate a recently published major survey on the locations that provide the best quality of life for expatriates.