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Want a Christmas to remember? Check out these unusual Christmas traditions!

Want a Christmas to remember? Check out these unusual Christmas traditions!
Chris Evans, December 20, 2017

Christmas is a widely celebrated holiday; however traditions vary depending on which country you find yourself in over the festive season. Here in the UK, you expect tinsel, brussel sprouts, and of course the Christmas Tree as obligatory festive necessities.

Alternatively, if you found yourself celebrating Yuletide in certain parts of South Africa you may come across excited children tucking in to deep fried caterpillars on Christmas day as part of their tradition!

Here are some other examples of other countries with very unique and special traditions…. 

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Thinking of relocating? Spare a moment to consider this…

Thinking of relocating? Spare a moment to consider this…
Chris Evans, October 24, 2017

As a global recruiter I am approached on a regular basis by candidates wanting to relocate overseas to pastures new. For some people it’s the lure of the job opportunity that comes first and location comes second, however for most relocating individuals I find that it’s the pull of new and exciting cultures and locations that takes centre stage.

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Why has the Global Mobility Job market slowed down in the UK?

Why has the Global Mobility Job market slowed down in the UK?
Chris Evans, September 25, 2017

Alchemy have been recruiting into the Global Mobility market now for enough years to have seen our fair share of hiring peaks and quiet times, nothing out of the ordinary. However, over the last 18 months the UK market specifically has seen a noticeable slowdown in traditional “In-house” Global Mobility roles becoming available.

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Categories: Global Mobilty

Where will UK Businesses be Heading Post-Brexit?

Where will UK Businesses be Heading Post-Brexit?
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 27, 2017

The future of UK business in post-Brexit Britain has certainly been unclear, and just when it appeared the waters were beginning to calm, the result of the UK General Election has once again thrown everything up into the air. While nothing is for certain, however, there is cause for optimism for UK business.

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Categories: Business

Cultural Fit in the Workplace

Cultural Fit in the Workplace
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 3, 2017

In any international workplace assignment that fails, most often the reason for failure is culture shock. Culture shock is essentially where the assignee finds themselves in a new culture that is so different from their own that they struggle to cope with daily life, and eventually have to terminate the assignment.

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Trump’s Immigration Order and Global Mobility

Trump’s Immigration Order and Global Mobility
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, May 31, 2017

Trump’s immigration order, which prevents entry to the United States from six predominantly Muslim nations including Iran, Libya and Syria, has had impacts across the world. Mostly affecting foreign nationals and their families, there have been highly publicized debates over the legality and ethics of this travel ban: many families have been fragmented and many more innocent people punished for the actions of a minority.

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Brexit and Global Mobility: EU Migration to the UK

Brexit and Global Mobility: EU Migration to the UK
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, November 30, 2016

While the past few months since the historic Brexit vote has seen considerable focus on how Brexit will affect the British expats, or anyone looking at migrating to the UK in the future, there has not been enough consideration of those expats from the EU who are already based in the UK. There is overwhelming uncertainty as to what will happen to those already living and working in the UK. 

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Categories: Domestic, International