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.

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Latest Technology News

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People putting in longer working days now than pre-pandemic

With National Work-Life Week underway, new data from business cybersecurity provider NordLayer shows employees working an extra hour a day compared to before the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Report unveils pros and cons of hybrid working

The upsides and downsides of hybrid working have been revealed in a new report looking at the pandemic-induced evolution of the workplace and the changing attitudes of employees.
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New travel management tech responds to post-Covid trends

Business travel management company, Corporate Traveller, unveils Melon, a travel management platform designed for SMEs, as business travel recovers.

Latest Technology Features

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Digitisation and employee experience in global mobility

Digitisation is a key aspect of employee experience (EX) in global mobility. But what impact has the pandemic had on its ongoing rollout and what does it mean for the future of the GM function?

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Firms told: accept hybrid working or lose staff

Companies in the UK that fail to offer continuing opportunities for flexible working have been warned they do so "at their peril" because they could end up losing valued staff.
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UK 'poised to rival silicon valley'

The UK's tech industry has experienced a tenfold expansion over the past decade and is "set to challenge Silicon Valley" in the next ten years, according to a new analysis.
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Race for global tech talent heats up

Australia, the UK and the US all have new visa initiatives to boost innovation and tech-sector hiring. David Sapsted reports.

Digital Natives

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Evidence-based practice: critical interpretation of data for improved decision-making

Dr Sue Shortland explains why it is important to take a critical approach to data interpretation in evidence-based decision-making.
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Chief executives behind new automation drive

The UK's chief executives are increasingly taking personal responsibility for driving the business case for intelligent automation to boost productivity and growth, according to new research.
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Why does London still reign for Gen Z?

New analysis into global cities’ attractiveness for the next wave of graduate talent sees the UK, US and Canada dominate the top 10 of 110 cities worldwide.

Software Developments

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Chancellor launches visa scheme for highly skilled international talent

Innovative new measures to attract and retain the most highly skilled, globally mobile talent to the UK have been unveiled by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his March 3 Budget.
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Government review backs new fintech visas

A government-backed review of the UK's burgeoning fintech industry has proposed a new visa stream to attract overseas talent.
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Almost 500,000 new UK startups amid pandemic

Almost a half-million new businesses were registered in the UK over 2020 despite - or, more likely, because of - pandemic lockdown restrictions, according to a new survey.

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