Culture & Languages

Global Mobility Trends of 2019

Global Mobility Trends of 2019
Sofie Finemore, January 25, 2019

Top Trends

Global Mobility has become an essential factor in a company’s development and can prove invaluable for both the individual on assignment and the company itself. However, in such a fast-paced industry it is important for a company to adapt to the latest global mobility trends if they wish to thrive. Here are some of the top trend’s companies should be anticipating for 2019...

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Data & Technology in Global Mobility

Data & Technology in Global Mobility
Katie Smith, November 2, 2018

Ahead of The Global Mobility Executive Roundtable…

Global Mobility Pressures

Global Mobility is subject to rapid and frequent change. International HR and Global Mobility teams are consistently being asked to reduce costs; as international business presents an increased need for a mobile and diverse workforce, mobility policies become progressively complex. A good way of addressing this is the open sharing of information between individuals and organisations within the sector. Information sharing encourages connection and collaboration between professionals, which can result in important new findings regarding issues and solutions within the field.

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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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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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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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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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Homesickness

Homesickness
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 28, 2015

Homesickness is almost inevitable for any employee taking on an international assignment. As such, any Global Mobility manager needs to be able to offer sound advice and support throughout the process.

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How Not to Offend Your Host Country

How Not to Offend Your Host Country
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, March 30, 2015

When making a move abroad on business it’s easy to forget that different cultures have significantly different customs to your own. As an expat, however, it’s your responsibility to be very aware of all aspects of life in the country you’re moving to. One of the most dangerous and damaging things you could do is offend your host country.

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The Effect of Globalisation

The Effect of Globalisation
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, September 3, 2014

Globalisation is the cause and effect of increased international trade. While economists worldwide are applauding the globalisation movement, with skills, consumer goods and services being shared and sold internationally, the effects of globalisation aren’t all so positive.

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Cultural Differences In Leadership

Cultural Differences In Leadership
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, May 21, 2014

With the globalisation of companies and countries now so common, multi-cultural teams are vastly becoming the norm. Yet, with different languages, behaviors and ideas, cooperating can be a challenge at times, never mind attempting to lead the team.

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