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Close to half of British companies, of all sizes, are looking to extend their presence overseas, according to a survey by private medical insurance providers, Expacare. The survey questioned 100 decision makers from UK businesses with between five and 1,000 employees. Nearly a half (43%) were considering a move to start working abroad, or to […]

A new study shows relocating employees abroad can be beneficial to both business and employees. Conducted by TJinsite, the survey results showed 70 percent of organisations think relocation is especially important for talent acquisition and retention. This percentage was significantly higher in larger companies, those with 500+ employees. With a larger workforce staff mobility is […]

A recent study has shown the number of people moving abroad for work continues to increase. While this is benefiting the recruitment and relocation industries, it brings risks in terms of international compliance. The biggest risk for recruiters or companies is found when moving talent across borders. The “2011 Global Talent Mobility Survey” of more […]

Few expats move abroad with a perfect understanding of the local language. And while everyone should try and learn the language of their new home (for both social and practical reasons), it doesn’t happen overnight. In the meantime body language can help expats communicate. Timothy Penix found that out firsthand when he was studying in […]

75% of expat partners who aren’t working would like to, according to Permits Foundation research. Most of them are educated and work experienced, but have fallen into the role of “trailing spouse” because they’re unable to get work abroad. Over time, this situation can breed resentment, especially if the employed expat works long hours. It […]

The University of Berkeley, California, took steps to support expat spouses by creating a class called “Creating a Fulfilling Life in America,” available to spouses of international scholars, postdocs, students and researchers. The six-week course focuses on issues such as dealing with culture shock, making American friends and managing stress. Each class session concludes with […]

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