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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Mercer study outlines people strategies for the digital age

Disruptive demographic, technological and geopolitical trends demand organisations embrace new approaches to workplace environments if they are to thrive, suggests a new report.
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UK still first in line for Brexit trade deal, says Mnuchin

Ahead of a meeting between Theresa May and Donald Trump, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made it clear that the UK would be “at the front of the line” in coming trade negotiations.
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UK workers 'lose 11 days a year to IT issues'

New survey sheds light on working time lost due to technology glitches, as three-quarters of workers believe IT issues impact productivity negatively.

Latest Technology Features

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Tech gadgets are top of schools’ wish lists in 2018

Schools are increasingly looking to technology to meet the learning demands of pupils according to results of a recent poll. Innovations such as AI and VR will be the norm in classrooms of the future.

Mobility

Technology replacing the human touch for international assignments

Can technology replace the human touch?

Technology is becoming increasingly essential to our professional lives. What does this mean for the international assignee and how can technology and human service be balanced in global mobility?
UK tech growth through expanded visa programme

UK to double tier 1 visas to lure foreign tech talent

Tier 1 visas are set to double in order to increase the migration of tech based talent to the UK. The new immigration plan is a statement of Britain’s aim to remain open to business post-Brexit.
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Will AI make work more human?

Artificial intelligence is developing at a rapid rate, raising serious philosophical and practical questions. Clare Dillon, a tech evangelist formerly of Microsoft, ponders should we fear AI?

Digital Natives

Crowd of people networking against cyber background

Mercer study outlines people strategies for the digital age

Disruptive demographic, technological and geopolitical trends demand organisations embrace new approaches to workplace environments if they are to thrive, suggests a new report.
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Apprentices struggle to find time to study, says Open University

New research from The Open University launched at the CIPD Learning and Development Show finds employers could do more to support apprentices and gain from the process.

Technology in schools

David Devey, head of learning technology at The Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur, examines the latest education-related technology and offers his predictions for the future.

Software Developments

Uses of modern software tech in HR

How is HR assessment being influenced by technology?

Technology is continuing to influence many sectors and HR is no exception, but how can new technologies assist in the assessment of individuals in large organisations?
CBI calls for tech push in UK businesses

CBI sets out businesses’ tech priorities

Previously fringe technologies such as AI are marching into the mainstream. The CBI has encouraged UK businesses and the government to lead the way on adopting new tech and boosting productivity.
Global tech firms ‘actively planning’ expansion into UK

Global tech firms ‘actively planning’ expansion into UK

Research findings to be presented at June's Global Expansion Summit, in London, suggest that Brexit is not damaging the UK’s attractiveness as a destination for inward investment in the tech sector.

Relocate Awards Technology Showcase

Relocate Awards 2018: showcasing innovation and creativity

Relocate Awards 2018: showcasing innovation and creativity

As the ultimate recognition for HR and relocation professionals, the Relocate Awards are a global brand. Join us for the gala dinner at Shakespeare’s Globe and an exciting event celebrating business and mobility.
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Joint winner: Technological Innovation 2017 – MoveAssist

MoveAssist, a specialist developer of mobility and moving services software, was joint winner of Relocate’s 2017 technology award with MAIA, the first intelligent chatbot for the global mobility sector.
Relocate Global Awards 2017 10th Anniversary Technological Innovation category pwc winner

Joint winner: Technological Innovation 2017 – PwC

Joint winner of this year’s Relocate Award for Technological Innovation, PwC’s myMobility app was applauded by the judges for delivering “all-encompassing technology for the first time on an app”.
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