Mobility Industry

The term ‘mobility industry’ covers the broad range of organisations and individuals that provide products and services to support domestic relocations and international assignments. These include relocation management companies, destination services providers, and specialists such as schools, education consultants and immigration consultants, as well as providers of business-travel services, serviced apartments, and partner, family and cross-cultural support. Read more

This section features the latest news and articles about the mobility industry from around the world. As well as keeping those who provide professional relocation services up to speed with current development in their field, it is essential reading for HR managers, global mobility managers, and anyone else who needs to source relocation-related products and services and tap into a wealth of professional expertise.

For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that can provide support for global mobility and relocation, see our Directory.

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Latest Mobility Industry News

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UK tech firms looking abroad for sales, skills

The overwhelming majority of UK tech firms are looking to expand into new markets overseas in the coming year, according to research by business expansion consultants, Velocity Global.

Latest Mobility Industry Features

Festival of Global People

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Why the Festival was such a success

Fiona Murchie reflects on the themes of this year’s Festival of Global People and looks ahead to the opportunities and challenges of supporting the global workforce of the future.
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Leadership, innovation, education, and supporting young people's career ambitions

The Festival of Global People brought together a selection of the best Relocation sector leaders and innovators. Marianne Curphey reports on all the keynote speakers from the first day of the Festival.
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Exciting line-up of top speakers at the Festival of Global People

Join us at the 2019 Festival for networking and knowledge-sharing. We'll be discussing talent management (including shortages), new leadership models, collaborative management styles, and much more.

24 Heures de l'International

Global Mobility Conference and Exhibition: 24 Heures de l'International

Global Mobility Conference and Exhibition: 24 Heures de l'International

Join Relocate Global at the 24 Heures de l’International global mobility conference in France next week and discover what leading companies are doing to support international assignments, plus meet Relocate's new Artist in Residence, Peter Moolan-Feroze to learn more about how your company can maximise creativity.

General Relocation Trends

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Why do expatriates rate Germany, Bahrain and the UK best?

The HSBC Expat Explorer survey asked more than 22,000 expats the main reason why they take international assignments. What do the results mean for workers and talent managers?
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Relocate magazine autumn 2018: Out Now!

The autumn conference issue of Relocate Magazine is now available with a focus on the evolving role of global mobility. In addition we take a look at post-Brexit trade partners, gender in AI and put President Trumps “America First” agenda in the spotlight.
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Re-imagining Global Mobility

The idea of talent might be maligned in some quarters, but try telling that to the CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies. Surveys increasingly show failure to attract and retain talent is a number one concern for business leaders. Could Global Mobility 2.0 help companies secure that business advantage?

Relocate Awards News

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Awards Winner: Relocation Management Company/Consultant Innovation of the Year

NEI Global Relocation won the award for Relocation Management Company/Consultant Innovation of the Year for its collaborative, centralised approach to relocation and international assignments.
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Leadership, innovation, education, and supporting young people's career ambitions

The Festival of Global People brought together a selection of the best Relocation sector leaders and innovators. Marianne Curphey reports on all the keynote speakers from the first day of the Festival.
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Celebrate the stars across global mobility – a night to be remembered

As HR, global mobility professionals and service providers respond to changing times and new markets, there is much to celebrate. Organisations are pushing the boundaries to respond to business needs and talent shortages. Join us to network with international peers, congratulate our winners and share in the success of this growing sector on 15 May.

Reports and Surveys

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Asian cities dominate 'most expensive' list for expats

Eight out of the top ten of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates are in Asia, according to this year's Cost of Living Survey compiled by Mercer.
A shortage of skilled workers and delays in implementing the government's industrial strategy are causing major headaches for UK manufacturers. Photo: iStock/monkeybusinessimages

Skills and strategy delays worrying most manufacturers

A shortage of skilled workers and delays in implementing the government's industrial strategy are causing major headaches for UK manufacturers, according to a new survey.
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Nordic nations best for expats' digital lives

The globally mobile community has assessed Nordic countries as the world's best for digital communications, according to a new report.
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