Technology

In today’s world, technology is integral to every part of our lives. Global businesses seeking a competitive edge are using cutting-edge technologies to modernise systems, increase efficiencies, improve the customer experience, and add value for clients. Read more

It’s not surprising, therefore, that a variety of high-quality technology solutions are emerging to support the global mobility sector. These include: software to help companies to manage and deliver their mobility programmes and track their employees to ensure compliance with immigration, tax and social security regulations; devices and apps that help to control the cost of managing international assignments; and solutions for global mobility training and communication, recruitment and talent management.

The growing range of technologies designed to make life easier for relocating employees and their families includes solutions for cross-cultural support, security tracking, health monitoring and advice, area orientation, and property tours.

This section keeps you up to date with the latest technology developments for global mobility, HR, international assignees, and relocating staff, in the UK and around the world. It also covers such hot topics as trends, up-and-coming locations for technology companies, relocation in the technology sector, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

For detailed coverage of specific topics, see our Immigration, Corporate Finance, International Assignments, Talent Management, Mobility Industry, Culture & Language, Global Health and Wellness, Residential Property, and Partner & Family Support sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide international assignment and relocation services, see our Directory. To have the latest information delivered straight to your inbox, subscribing to our newsletters and other publications. Read less

Latest Technology Features

Fly to Gooseberry Planet and keep your child safe online

Blast off to Gooseberry Planet to keep your child safe online

How can you ensure that your child is safe online? A new app, Gooseberry Planet, is aiming to change the way that online safety is taught in schools, using gaming as an engaging teaching method.

Latest Technology News

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Global commercial environment ‘riskier’ in 2017: Aon study

Trends in economics, demographics and geopolitics, along with rapid technology advancements, are transforming traditional risks for global businesses, adding new urgency and complexity to old challenges, according to Aon's '2017 Global Risk Management Survey'.
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Learning and development top HR priority for next 12 months

HR subscription service XpertHR’s annual HR roles and responsibilities survey finds professionals are focusing most on workforce upskilling.
Regulator identifies UK's new regional FinTech hotspots

Regulator identifies UK's new regional FinTech hotspots

The new hotspots for Financial Technology (FinTech) are likely to be the Edinburgh-Glasgow and the Leeds-Manchester corridors according to the Financial Conduct Authority’s director of strategy.

Mobility

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Cartus survey offers insight into 2017’s mobility landscape

After 2016, brave is the person who dares to predict what’s in store for 2017. Yet, Cartus’ detailed new survey suggests marginal trends we have been talking about have now gone mainstream. Is the future of mobility here today?
Chinese Ctrip buys Skyscanner – tech UK

Skyscanner sold in latest Chinese swoop on UK tech sector

Online travel firm Ctrip is set to buy UK travel site Skyscanner for £1.4 billion, a move intended to grow the global reach of the Chinese travel giant.
Government spreads message that London will remain FinTech Hub despite Brexit

London ‘to remain FinTech hub despite Brexit’

The UK government spread the message that London stands out as the world’s leading FinTech hub amid fears the capital’s future may be threatened by the vote to leave the European Union.

Digital Natives

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New survey reveals relocation costs in 75 world cities

An online provider of moving services has created a ready reckoner for average move costs in the wake of Brexit and data on Millennials’ hunger to relocate.
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Generation Z 'more ambitious' than Millennials: new study

The next generation of workers is raring to get their careers on the right track and more focused than their Millennial predecessors, suggests a new study by Randstad.
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Moving millennials: intern accommodation trends report

Effective internship accommodation programmes can save companies thousands of pounds in recruitment costs, according to Oakwood Worldwide’s study on internship programme preferences.

Software Developments

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UK space odyssey blasts off

The space sector is one of the great successes of the UK economy. Fiona Murchie reports from the CBI Annual Conference on how the industry is planning ahead to meet future science and engineering skills needs.
Jaguar Land Rover drives UK plans for electric cars

Jaguar Land Rover drives UK plans for electric cars

10,000 new jobs in the Midlands and a new 60-acre site have been outlined as a possibility by Jaguar Land Rover, if the government agrees to its investment requirements.
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Business in the age of robotics

A panel session at the CBI Annual Conference 2016 exploring the impact of robotics on business gave insights into current practice and a tantalising glimpse of the future. Relocate’s Fiona Murchie reports.

Relocate Awards Technology Showcase

Outstanding women scientists honoured in Paris

The 19th edition of the L’Oréal–UNESCO For Women in Science Awards will take place at La Maison de la Mutualité in Paris this evening.
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Health matters

With new relocation and international assignment destinations emerging and threats to health and security increasing, we look at how employers can meet their duty of care towards employees on the move.
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Technology in the world of work

Technology is changing the way in which companies and workers operate. In the global mobility sphere, a host of innovative new tools promise to save time and cost and empower employers and employees.
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