Global Mobility Articles

Escape to New Zealand – Top Tips for settling into the Rugby nation

Escape to New Zealand – Top Tips for settling into the Rugby nation

From rolling green hills to cinematic mountain backdrops, New Zealand offers an opportunity to experience the wealth and breadth of the planet’s geography within one location. As well as boasting one of the world’s most dynamic landscapes, New Zealand’s urban life is bubbling with culture, industrial innovation and business opportunity, making it an ideal... »

ISRAEL: Short Term Employment Permission of Experts and Managers on a B/2 Tourist/Business Visa

ISRAEL: Short Term Employment Permission of Experts and Managers on a B/2 Tourist/Business Visa

The Work Permit Unit has informally announced that work permissions for short term periods of up to 30 days are now available for experts and managers from countries which Israel has agreements with. Such permissions were not available in the past, and any short... »

Explore the hidden treasures of Mexico City

Explore the hidden treasures of Mexico City

Explore the hidden treasures of Mexico City       Surrounded by crystal clear seas and picturesque mountains of the Valley, Mexico City is known for its vibrant culture, cuisine and history. Once home to the Mayans and Aztecs, Mexico City now represents the... »

The emotional impact of an international move

The emotional impact of an international move

David Wightman, Business Development Manager at Crown World Mobility With logistics and targets often front of mind when organising staff relocation it can be easy to forget the emotional impact an international move can have on employees, and their families. We look at how... »

Relocating your furry friends overseas

Relocating your furry friends overseas

For many people, their pets are as much a part of the family as any other member. So when considering moving abroad, one of the first questions asked is ‘How can I make sure my pet relocates safely too?’ Focusing primarily on cats, dogs... »

Important Documents: Ticking off the check list before jetting off

Important Documents: Ticking off the check list before jetting off

Moving abroad is an experience like no other and a chance to make a new start. There’s a lot to consider before you head off though so David Hollins UK Regional General Manager, Relocation Services at Crown Relocations, has put together some practical tips... »

The Changing World of International Assignments

The Changing World of International Assignments

More and more international assignments result from international business needs and when businesses need experienced leaders in new markets, they often turn to internal assignees. Similarly, when technical workers in a support centre need training, they may be sent to an established company site... »

Staying in touch with the ones you love

Staying in touch with the ones you love

Staying in touch with the ones you love Since the launch of social media and instant messaging, it has never been easier for people who have relocated abroad to keep in touch with friends and family back home. No matter where you are and... »

2013 Global Mobility Trends and Observations

2013 Global Mobility Trends and Observations

2013 Global Mobility Trends and Observations – David Wightman, National Business Development Manager, Crown World Mobility The economic environment and global business growth, coupled with the evolution of organisations’ strategies, has shaped how we see Global Mobility over the last decade. The global economic... »

Understanding the property buying process

Understanding the property buying process

        Buying a property abroad isn’t the same as it’s in the UK. The property markets vary from country to country and their different processes and taxes can become quite complicated and expensive. With this in mind, David Hollins UK Regional... »

Jetting Off To The Right Start: 10 Tips for settling in

Jetting Off To The Right Start: 10 Tips for settling in

Relocating overseas is an exciting experience, yet the flurry of preparation beforehand can overshadow one crucial consideration – how to give your relocation the best chance of succeeding.  Whilst there is no way of guaranteeing its success, there are steps you can take to... »

HSBC: Asia tops the charts for expat quality of life

•    Five Asian destinations top the Expat Experience league table •    Switzerland, China and Qatar rank in top 3 for expat earning potential •    Germany is a top destination for expat parents •    HSBC Expat reveals a brand new look and feel to its... »

Top Tips for Managing Expatriate Payroll

Top Tips for Managing Expatriate Payroll

By DAVID LEBOFF Recently, I presented to a group that included two payroll specialists from a well-known consulting company. I asked them how many U.S. domestic employees they paid in comparison to expatriate employees. The answer was 25,000 domestic workers versus 300 expatriates. Then... »

Overcoming Housing Challenges in India

Overcoming Housing Challenges in India

India is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world. In five years, the country’s GDP is expected to increase by 8.3 percent1. Combine these factors with low labor and operating costs, an exploding population, and India’s young, well educated, and... »

Speechly Bircham: Can expat employees make claims in Britain?

Speechly Bircham: Can expat employees make claims in Britain?

Juliet Carp responds below to questions frequently asked by assignment managers about when employees can make employment claims in Britain. Victoria Francis and Juliet Carp look at a case about a mother who was refused permission to return from London to Canada with her children... »

An Expats Guide to Typical UK Properties

An Expats Guide to Typical UK Properties

Properties across the UK vary in size, age, shape and form and vary from one part of the country to the next. It is not unusual for overseas employees relocating to the UK to have varied expectations of what the typical British home may... »

Turning Cultural Dichotomies into Personal and Organizational Success

Turning Cultural Dichotomies into Personal and Organizational Success

When on a global assignment, understanding the new culture of the foreign country is key to employee success. Cultural dichotomies—divisions resulting from national or regional characteristics that reflect fundamentally different approaches to business or everyday life—can often create obstacles for expatriates. But those differences... »

Cartus Client Survey Names 44 Key Emerging Market Destinations for Corporate Transferees

Cartus Client Survey Names 44 Key Emerging Market Destinations for Corporate Transferees

A new report from Cartus Corporation, the leading provider of global relocation services, identifies 44 countries as key emerging markets for conducting business. The report, titled Mobility Challenges in Emerging Markets, is based on survey responses from 116 representatives of multinational corporations of all... »

Relocation during the London 2012 Olympics

Relocation during the London 2012 Olympics

Although the London 2012 Olympic Games may seem far off, Relocation Management Company, HCR are encouraging HR teams across the globe to start planning now on how their expats may be impacted. With a whopping 5.3million visitors estimated to descend upon London in July... »

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