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Assignee Experience vs. Assignment Success

Assignee Experience vs. Assignment Success
Sophie Watkins, September 20, 2018

Sending an employee on an International Assignment can be a costly experience for a business in terms of both time and money; particularly long-term assignments which can last for years. Various studies have shown that a significant number of assignments end in failure, but why? A key contributor to either success or disaster is the nature of the assignee experience – good or bad.

There are several ways to ensure that your assignee has a great expat experience…

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Shaping future Global Mobility developments

Shaping future Global Mobility developments
Amber Pittard, July 20, 2018

Each year, multiple organisations run various research projects, reaching out to hundreds of companies to put together detailed reports of trends within the Global Mobility industry. Having recently read AIRINC’s latest “2018 Mobility Outlook Survey”, I was surprised and intrigued by many of the responses relating to how companies manage and track their globally mobile workforce.

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Immigration: An Increasing Challenge for Global Mobility

Immigration: An Increasing Challenge for Global Mobility
Katie Mooney, June 25, 2018

According to Cartus Corporation’s 2018 ‘Trends in Global Mobility: Biggest Challenges’ Survey, controlling the costs of assignments continues to be the most frequently mentioned challenge for global organisations. However, there has been a notable increase in concerns over immigration and the challenges immigration can cause. In fact, 70% of survey responders stated that immigration is a greater concern for their organisation than it was last year…

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What are the key benefits provided within a standard global mobility policy?

What are the key benefits provided within a standard global mobility policy?
Amber Pittard, May 24, 2018

Some organisations move as many as 2000 employees around the world each year.

Most companies have a standard policy per each assignment type including; Long term assignments, Short term assignments, Permanent Transfers and Business Travellers.

Here we take a look at the main benefits provided within a standard global mobility policy.

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Ten years of Global Mobility: Leading industry professionals reflect on the last decade

Ten years of Global Mobility: Leading industry professionals reflect on the last decade
Katie Smith, April 9, 2018

Alchemy has connected with two Vice Presidents operating within the specialist fields of Global Mobility & Relocations Services. These highly experienced senior professionals have industry tenures of more than a decade! Alchemy has had the opportunity to discuss the last ten years of Global Mobility with these two industry experts, reflecting on the on-going traditions, changes and predictions for the future of the industry.

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GDPR & Global Mobility: A Short Summary

GDPR & Global Mobility: A Short Summary
Katie Smith, March 21, 2018

GDPR: What is it?

The General Data Protection Regulation is a piece of legislation introduced by the European Parliament with the aim of giving individual data subjects more control over their personal data. Organisations will gain express permission to store data, explaining why it is required and for how long. Personal data refers to “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person” and can be further categorised into special category data, which has additional protections.

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Is your Global Mobility programme millennial proof?

Is your Global Mobility programme millennial proof?
Katie Smith, February 21, 2018

All grown up!

There are no official start and end dates to denote an individual’s status as a millennial, but the internet broadly suggests that anybody born between the 1980s and late 2000s can be referenced as a millennial… Therefore, with some millennials now aged in their 20s and 30s, this demographic is very much a part of your present workforce.

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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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