Managing Staff Relocations

staff relocation rights

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 […]

Relocation Policy (What to Include?)

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 […]

7 ways HR can help employees repatriate

Multinational organisations often need to deploy employees, particularly highly skilled workers, temporarily overseas to utilise their expertise or fill a skills gap. However, on return to their home country, it’s surprisingly common for employees to experience a reverse culture shock and feelings of loss for their host country. This is believed to be the main […]

Selecting the Right Candidate for Overseas Assignment

Given the level of investment required to enable effective international working, organisations have to see the value and return in their global mobility programmes. And while HR and mobility departments focus on building and maintaining the Policies, Procedures and Processes that facilitate effective global mobility – it is critical not to lose sight of the fourth, pervasive […]

Professional Relocating (Tips for Employers)

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 […]

Posted Workers Directive (Employers’ Guide)

posted workers directive

14 minute read Last updated: 20th November 2019 Under the Posted Workers Directive, an employer must follow some of the employment rules of the country they are posting the employee to. In this article, we look at the rules on posting workers in different EU member states under both the original and recently revised Posted […]

International Relocation (Helping Employees Move Overseas)

13 minute read Last updated: 13th November 2019   Relocating to a new area can be a mentally, emotionally and physically challenging experience for an employee. International relocation is an especially daunting prospect where the employee may need to contend with cultural differences, language barriers and local orientation problems, in addition to the usual challenges […]

Preparing Employees For International Move

13 minute read Last updated: 13th November 2019   Overseas deployments can carry many benefits for both the employer and employee alike. For the employee, there is the opportunity to develop professional and personal skills and experience in a new environment and culture, while for the employer, commercial objectives can be achieved by deploying an […]

Which Relocation Costs Do Employers Need to Cover?

relocation costs

8 minute read Last updated: 31st October 2019   There are various reasons why a business may need to move or relocate its staff. Perhaps more suitable premises are required, the business is opening in a new location, there has been a merger with another business or it needs to reduce costs. Employee relocation projects […]

Global Assignment Best Practice

When planning and preparing for a global assignment, there are numerous factors that have the potential to contribute to its overall success, with benefits both for your business and for the assignee. The following guide looks at best practice for employers when deploying personnel overseas, from the employee experience to the flexibility of different types […]