January 2022 Relocate Extra 186


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Developments across international business and global mobility with the latest news and features. Don't forget our Awards open on 1 February.
Instant Home are based in the heart of Cambridgeshire in the Cambridge/Oxford Arc – making them the first choice for an increasing number of relocation agents. Read more about them in our feature, "Modern Home: Finding a Niche in the Market and Filling It"
Despite Covid, global mobility gets easier
International travel restrictions resulting from the pandemic are no longer hampering the opportunities for global talent mobility to most of the nations popular with expats, a new study has found.
Generation Z struggling most to manage wellbeing
New McKinsey research highlights the strains young people feel post-Covid. Its findings offer HR and people professionals insight into how to engage and support this cohort in the workplace.
Working from anywhere - the hidden implications of cross-border and remote working
A recent webinar hosted by Santa Fe Relocation set out the advantages and potential disadvantages of employees working in destinations other than their contractual employment location. Dr Sue Shortland reports.
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.
UK "set to offer easier visas for Indians"
The UK will formally offer this month to relax visa rules to make it easier and cheaper for Indian citizens to come to work and study in Britain.
Smart immigration 'the key to success'
The UK can establish itself as a world leader as loas it "doubles down" on green energy, resilient transport and a smart immigration policy, according to a leading tech entrepreneur.
Ageing UK workforce 'needs more immigrants'
An increase in immigration will be necessary in the coming years to maintain the size of the UK's working-age population, according to the Government's statistics agency.
Recruiting staff a top priority for UK firms
Hiring new staff is a key priority for almost half of UK businesses in the coming years, according to the latest Lloyds Bank 'Business Barometer'.
Graduate vacancies surge past pre-Covid levels
Graduate job vacancies in the UK are now a fifth higher than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic struck early in 2020, according to a new survey.
Skills and supply chains worry manufacturers
A new survey has shown that optimism over future business prospects among UK manufacturers is being tempered by companies' concerns over accessing the skills they need and by increasing costs of imported new materials.
Another quarter, another vacancies record
The number of job vacancies in the UK hit yet another new high in the last quarter of 2021 as companies reported increasing problems hiring the skills they needed.
Remote working 'posing cyber attack risks'
A major survey of UK companies has exposed mounting concerns over firms' vulnerability to cyber attacks because of the massive increase in remote working during the pandemic.
Remote staff 'still value the human touch'
The rise in remote management, which has inevitably accompanied the shift to home working during the pandemic, could be damaging both staff morale and output, according to a new survey.
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.
U.S. expats eyeing Hong Kong exit
More than a third of US expats working in Hong Kong are considering relocating because of harsh Covid-19 lockdowns and social restrictions, according to a survey of members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham HK).
Finance firms revive EU relocation plans
Financial firms in the UK are set to revive plans during 2022 to relocate staff to the European Union, according to the latest Brexit Tracker report from accountancy and professional services firm EY.
Think Global People Awards
Entries open next week. Showcase your global mobility, leadership and education achievements.
All UK regions lagging behind London productivity
New research shows that productivity in London is more than 50% higher than in any other region of the UK and that rectifying the inequality poses a major challenge to government's 'levelling up' agenda.
UK economy surpasses pre-pandemic levels
The UK economy strengthened well beyond economist' expectations in November to surpass pre-Covid levels for the first time, official figures revealed.
Surge in financial services' volumes and profits
Business volumes and profits among the UK's financial services firms surged in the three months to December, according to the latest 'Financial Services Survey' from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and PwC.
Global Mobility Toolkit Factsheet and Digital Resource Hub
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A gift for parents around the world
Parents need as much information as possible to make decisions about the future and their children’s education during the admissions cycle. That is why we have brought together a series of new high impact webinars which answer their questions on curriculum, admissions, early learning, learning differences, virtual schools and transition care.
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