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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Vialto Partners chooses Certino as shadow payroll platform

Increased remote and cross-border working, new technology and the breakup of the Big Four are creating new opportunities in the global mobility supply chain.
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IBM chief says better tech training 'a must'

The head of IBM in the UK is urging government, industry and academia to work together to improve training for recruits and existing staff so that Europe's chronic shortage of tech skills can be overcome.
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David Sapsted Collected Articles - July 2022

Former chief reporter at The Times and news editor and New York correspondent for The Telegraph among other journals, David Sapsted writes sharply observed news for Relocate. These are his collected articles from June 2022 - on topics from the trial of a four-day week in the UK to the return of UK business confidence.

Mobility

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ECA International takes next step into HR tech

Global mobility knowledge and technology provider ECA International has announced “significant strategic investment” in SaaS platform, Global Expat Pay.
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Wellbeing support boosts productivity, survey finds

Almost a quarter of UK manufacturing companies that have invested in workforce wellbeing since the onset of the pandemic have seen productivity increases, according to a new survey.
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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.

Digital Natives

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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.
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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.
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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.

Software Developments

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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.
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Now Vauxhall's electric future gets a boost.

The future of the Vauxhall car factory at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire was secured on Tuesday with the announcement it was to be transformed into a plant producing electric vehicles.
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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.

Relocate Awards Technology Showcase

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Setting the scene for you to experience the Virtual Awards Ceremony

I invite you to remember the wonderful things you have achieved, the innovations, the light-bulb moments, the warmth of spirit when your team comes together to do great things, the small steps, that helped you get there.
Highly Commended

Highly Commended

The following organisations were highly commended in the 2021 Relocate and Think Global People Awards.
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