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HR facing up to pandemic mobility challenges
Many international companies' HR professionals have fundamentally reviewed their global relocation policies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey.
"Complicated and confusing time for employers" as Covid restrictions are lifted
"The best advice I can give right now is for businesses to communicate openly and honestly with employees to allay any fears they may have." What else does Alan Price, of BrightHR, have to say about UK businesses safely reopening?
Record pay rises outpaced by inflation
The CIPD's latest Labour Market Outlook survey reveals employers anticipate pay awards of 3% in 2022 as talent shortages continue to bite.
Job data suggests global recruitment bonanza
Following the great re-evaluation by employees post-pandemic, employers are fighting back.  Hiring figures are up in every region, with demand highest for recruiters in tech, construction and finance.
Yet another surge in UK job vacancies
Further evidence of the continuing skills shortage confronting virtually every sector of the British economy has been provided by the latest official figures and by two surveys from leading trade bodies.
Where women progress
New analysis into official data shows which UK sectors are most female-friendly and where women are thriving most.
Sex and Power 2022: women hold less than third of top jobs
An index tracking the progress of female representation at senior levls in UK business shows the pace of change is 'glacial'.  It also highlights the scale of ethnicity gaps.
Boardroom balance tipping: women take 39.1% of FTSE 100 roles
The latest FTSE Women Leaders Review, which monitors women's representation in 24,000 positions on FTSE 350 Boards, is published this week.
Break the Bias: International Women's Day 2022
International Women's Day 2022 is on Tuesday 8 March.  It is an opportunity to act, improve opportunities and rebuild post-pandemic workplaces without bias for the benefit of everyone.
Welfare risks of hybrid work "being ignored"
Almost half of UK companies questioned in a new survey have still not devised policies aimed at ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff now working partly from home.
Now is the time to get ourselves back to the office
Why a mass office return is the only way to stem the tide of the great resignation businesses across the UK are facing. Professor Denis Kinane world-leading immunologist and founding scientist of Cignpost Diagnostics explains.
Employers need to reshape workplace wellbeing support
With burnout the new workplace pandemic, employee wellbeing is establishing itself firmly in responsible employers’ value propositions as a key aspect of recruitment, retention and engagement strategies.
Long Covid affecting half of employers
A large study by the CIPD and Simplyhealth shows long Covid remains a pressing concern for employers. It highlights new guidance on how organisations can support their staff, avoid presenteeism and burnout.
Share Your Views – Permits Foundation's International Dual Careers Survey
Permits Foundation have extended the deadline of their survey, aimed at both global mobility professionals and partners of international employees, until 28 February 2022.
Partner employment access - the triple win
Dual careers have long been reported as a barrier to global mobility.  In 2021, the Permits Foundation - a lobbying body that seeks to improve work access for international assignees' partners - celebrated its 20th anniversary hosting an online conference representing host nations, employers, assignees and their partners. Dr Susan Shortland reports.
UK signals end to 'golden visa' scheme
The UK government is to announce the scrapping of the current Tier 1 visa scheme - the so-called 'golden visa' for wealthy investors - according to press reports.
UK growth at 81-year high in 2021
The UK economy bounced back in 2021 from the worst effects of the pandemic with better-than-expected GDP of 7.5 per cent growth, the highest annual figure since the start of World War Two.
Modern Home: Finding a Niche in the Market and Filling It
Many refer to it as a 'lightbulb moment' but for former letting agent Hollie Wright, it was more of a fully-fledged chandelier.  For it was an idea that kickstarted her on a new career - and one that resulted in creating her own company.
UK house prices hit record high
The average UK house price hit £275,000 in December 2021, £27,000 higher than at the same point a year ago.
China, India lead race to UK universities
Record numbers of students from both China and India have applied to enrol at UK universities this year, according to data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Think Global People Future of Work Festival
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Think Global People Awards - Entries now open. 
Showcase your global mobility, leadership and education achievements.  Ten categories to choose from. 
Closing date 25 March 2022.
Schools' Fair - Catch up with new content for 2022
As schools host more Open Days and Virtual Events this term for 2022/2023 admissions, we showcase those that welcome international students not just at the start of a new academic year but at any time to support families on the move.
Global Mobility Toolkit Factsheet and Digital Resource Hub
Relocate's digital resource offering supports organisations seeking opportunities in an increasingly globalised world.  Download your free resources!
Email Fiona Murchie, our Managing Editor, or click here to find out more.


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