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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Worldwide ERC® Global Workforce Symposium gets underway

Around 2,000 delegates are expected to check-in today to one of the world’s largest global mobility gatherings, in Seattle, Washington, for three days of discussion on developments in the sector.
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Employee engagement platform Perkbox expands into France

Perkbox, a cloud-based employee engagement platform with offices in London and Sheffield, today opens its Paris-based operations. The new opening is the first step of a 12-month European expansion.
Relocate magazine autumn 2018: out September!

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.

Latest Technology Features

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Is AI following gender stereotypes?

Robots, AI and technology - what does it mean for our collective future that technology is increasingly human-like and gendered? And, what does it tell us about our capacity to create a very human future?

Mobility

Relocate magazine autumn 2018: out September!

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.
IKAN report: Hyderabad – India's new tech hub

IKAN report: Hyderabad – India's new tech hub

Since 2014, Hyderabad has established itself as India's IT hub and increasing numbers of expatriates are relocating to the region as affordable office space and residential properties see companies opening there.
Kieran Earley speaking at the Relocate Festival of Global Mobility

Building the workforce of the future

The afternoon of Relocate’s Festival of Global Mobility Thinking welcomed an interactive afternoon panel, which discussed mobility’s widening role and responsibility in developing and enabling future talent for the sector.

Digital Natives

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Six megatrends changing the global workplace

A large international study of CEOs and HR managers identifies the key issues occupying business leaders' agendas. People strategies and talent shortages are their number one concern.
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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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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.

Software Developments

Dusk in Paris with office buildings and the Eiffel Tower illuminated

Employee engagement platform Perkbox expands into France

Perkbox, a cloud-based employee engagement platform with offices in London and Sheffield, today opens its Paris-based operations. The new opening is the first step of a 12-month European expansion.
Two business people using a futuristic user display

Employee engagement in the third phase of digital

In the face of digital transformation, the role of HR and mobility teams has never been so crucial. We spoke to digital expert Steven Van Belleghem about the evolution of customer experience in a high-speed digital world.
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Skills shortages continue to bedevil AI introduction

A shortage of relevant technological skill is hampering the expansion of AI in the workplace, suggests new research. The poll also found that many do not feel AI threatens their jobs.

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.
Relocate Global Awards 2017 Technological Innovation MoveAssist

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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