International

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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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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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

Crisis Management for Expats

Crisis Management for Expats
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, October 31, 2016

Expatriate programs can be a fantastic asset to any international business, but what happens if something goes wrong? Organizations around the world are becoming more focused on a growing need to protect their international assignees from all types of danger whilst on assignment. 

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Categories: Expats, International

Brexit & Global Mobility: Free Movement

Brexit & Global Mobility: Free Movement
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, September 30, 2016

The historic Brexit vote has had wide reaching ramifications documented in media outlets across the globe. From the crash of the pound to its worst value since 1985 to a domino effect of resigning from UK MPs, it’s been a time of uncertainty for all aspects of life. But what does Brexit mean for global mobility, particularly for the free movement of UK citizens through Europe? 

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Categories: Expats, International

Crisis Management Techonlogy

Crisis Management Techonlogy
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, February 29, 2016

Crisis management plans are being updated with new forms of crisis management technology. An increase in terror attacks around the world, from the recent horrific attacks in Paris and Istanbul all the way back to the earth-shattering events of 9/11 and the London 7/7 bombings, has left all global companies needing to reassess how they look after their employees.

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