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

Latest Mobility Industry Features

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Welcoming relocating families in Ho Chi Minh City

While in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam for the EuRA Asia Conference, Stéphanie Ralu, founder of Relocation Vietnam, arranged for Fiona Murchie to visit the European International School of Ho Chi Minh City.

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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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Festival of Global People round-up: Day One

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.

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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

French oil company Total announces plans to move its financial HQ back to Paris from London in 2020, blaming Brexit and costs.

Brexit prompts oil giant relocation

French oil company Total announces plans to move its financial HQ back to Paris from London in 2020, blaming Brexit and costs.
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Jobseekers look abroad following election results

There was a sudden surge in UK-based workers seeking jobs abroad as the results of last week's general election began to emerge, according to research by Indeed, the world's largest job site.
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Male expats enjoy a higher salary than their female counterparts

New research from AXA – Global Healthcare has revealed a significant disparity between the salaries of men and women across popular expat destinations.

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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Festival of Global People round-up: Day One

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

Survey finds that expat staff are 'more committed' to company goals

Expat staff 'more committed' to company goals

A major study has shown that globally-mobile employees display "significantly higher levels of engagement, satisfaction and productivity" than staff who do not take foreign assignments.
Company relocations grow over Brexit fears

Company relocations grow over Brexit fears

Industry and business groups in the UK are increasing pressure on the government to reach a Brexit deal with the European Union (EU) as companies begin stepping up relocation plans.
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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.
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