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)

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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 […]

Relocation Policy (What to Include?)

11 minute read Last updated: 19th November 2019   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 […]

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?

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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 […]

Cultural Awareness: Overseas Assignment Preparation

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 […]

Repatriating Employees

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How to support repatriating employees Repatriating employees can be challenging and employers overlook the repatriation stage for returning assignees at their peril. High employee attrition rates following overseas assignment are a pervasive risk, preventing organisations from enjoying the full benefits of a relocation assignment. Following overseas assignment, a returning employee can offer an organisation considerably […]

Staff Relocation – Employee Rights

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Employers can decide to move business location for many reasons, including the need to reduce costs, find bigger premises or as a result of a merger with another business. If you are considering moving your business, you will need to understand the legal implications relating to staff relocation. You will also need to know whether […]