Relocation Policy (What to Include?)

Relocation Policy

Handled badly, a workplace relocation has the potential to impact morale and productivity, and key personnel may opt to leave the company, creating the additional expense of hiring and training new employees. A clear and comprehensive relocation policy is a powerful tool for ensuring both employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities in respect […]

How to Avoid Expatriate Failure

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Deploying an employee to work overseas on assignment or as a relocation is an investment which can help your organisation take advantage of the global economy. Unfortunately, as is the case with any potentially lucrative investment, international assignments carry a high risk of failure. Expatriate failure can be expensive for your company and an unwelcome […]

Mobility Clause (Advice for Employers)

Mobility clauses in employment contracts can be a blessing and a curse. If drafted carefully and with thought, they can assist an employer to maintain operations in the event a workplace and workforce have to be relocated. However, if a mobility clause is drafted too widely, is unreasonable or if the employer fails to adequately […]

Cross Cultural Management in Remote, Global Teams

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With remote working increasingly being adopted across borders, it is becoming important for employers to manage cultural differences positively, to enhance performance and collaboration, while reducing conflict and misunderstanding. Managing a business comprised of employees from multiple different cultural backgrounds can be challenging, with a number of considerations on both an individual and organisational level. […]

Global Mobility Trends 2023

There are several trends in global mobility that are expected to continue in 2023, subject to factors such as world events, economic conditions, and advancements in technology. These include: Domestic skills shortages resulting in increased overseas recruitment Digital nomadism Increased use of technology Sustainable travel Emerging destinations Rental market challenges Greater safeguarding of mobile employees International […]

Professional Relocating (Tips for Employers)

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Deploying an employee or a team of personnel overseas is a task that requires a high degree of professional relocating expertise, including planning, and knowledge and contacts local to the destination. We look at some of the practical considerations for HR and global mobility teams responsible for implementing overseas relocation projects.   Relocation policy Is […]

Cross-Culture Management In Virtual Teams

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Managing a business comprised of employees from multiple different cultural backgrounds can be challenging, with considerations on both an individual and organisational level. With remote working across borders now a common feature in the post-pandemic economy, it’s important that employers take a proactive approach to managing cultural differences positively, to enhance workforce cohesion, collaboration and […]

Managing Staff Relocations

If you are considering moving your business – whether you are reducing costs, need more space or are merging with another business – you will need to understand the legal implications of staff relocations. This means following a fair process to ensure you are not breaching your employees’ rights. You will need to know whether […]

UK-Based Employees Working Abroad (Employer Duties)

As an employer, you have a duty of care towards any of your employees working abroad, which applies to both short-term and long-term assignments. In addition, you are responsible for making the appropriate tax and National Insurance deductions from your employees’ earnings while they are working overseas. In this guide, we discuss both these responsibilities […]

Cultural Awareness & Overseas Assignments

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Cultural awareness is a critical success factor when working across borders and cultures. While international assignments can offer organisations the potential to achieve commercial objectives, such as leadership development or enhancing global presence for competitive advantage, the success of any assignment will ultimately be determined by the performance of the individual assignee and their ability […]