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

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How a currency transfer startup grew into a fintech giant

In a GXP Summit session on innovating abroad, financial technology firm Transferwise explained how an innovative culture had enabled it to grow from a startup in 2011 to a company valued at $1 billion.

Latest Technology News

Mayor plans to turn London into the leading 'smart city'

Mayor plans to turn London into the leading 'smart city'

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has set out ambitious plans to turn the capital into the world's leading 'smart city'– with digital technology at the heart – as he opened the London Tech Week festival.
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Skills top of employers’ agenda for new government

As Theresa May and the Conservative party consider their next steps, skills remain top of the agenda for employers and industry representatives.
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HR outpaced by business and IT transformation: study

New analysis from human resources consultancy, Mercer, suggests corporate HR functions are not keeping up with leaders’ appetite for change.

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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Apprentices struggle to find time to study, says Open University

New research from The Open University launched at the CIPD Learning and Development Show finds employers could do more to support apprentices and gain from the process.
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RSA proposes gig work charter

With its chief executive, Matthew Taylor, set to report to government in the summer, the RSA has published new research and recommendations on gig working in the UK.
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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.

Software Developments

Global tech firms ‘actively planning’ expansion into UK

Global tech firms ‘actively planning’ expansion into UK

Research findings to be presented at June's Global Expansion Summit, in London, suggest that Brexit is not damaging the UK’s attractiveness as a destination for inward investment in the tech sector.
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RES Forum launches mobile HR Learning Lab

RES Forum and Knowledge Anywhere have joined forces to deliver a virtual education programme for HR and mobility professionals.
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Three-quarters of cultural training overlooks LGBT issues: survey

A pulse survey carried out by Mercer in the U.S. suggested low levels of cultural training support for mobile assignees who identify as LGBT.

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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