Expatriates

The effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on US employment

The effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on US employment
Amber Pittard, September 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on 25th August 2017 and Hurricane Irma hit Florida’s Southwest on 10th September 2017. As a Recruiter for the Global Relocation industry, I have spoken with individuals that have been affected by both Harvey and Irma in Houston and Florida, thousands have been left without power and in some locations an evacuation order has been put in place.

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Best countries to relocate to in 2017

Best countries to relocate to in 2017
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 3, 2017

There are many different reasons why people choose to relocate permanently, from job prospects and education to just overall quality of life; but which countries are really the best to relocate to? The United Nation’s annual Human Development Report, which looks at nearly 200 countries and many different categories including financial wealth, gender equality, life expectancy and education, currently ranks Norway as the best country in the world to live in. 

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The Most Expensive Cities for Expats

The Most Expensive Cities for Expats
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, January 16, 2017

There is a new city at the top of Mercer’s Cost of Living Ranking; Hong Kong is now the most expensive city for an expat to live in (knocking the previous title holder Luanda - the Angolan capital, off the leader board). Many European and North American countries are counted among the priciest places to live; Switzerland has a high cost of living and VAT attached to everything, Denmark has exceedingly high tax rates, and Canada has one of the most overvalued real estate markets in the world. 

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Categories: Expatriates, International

Hong Kong Expats: Expat Kids

Hong Kong Expats: Expat Kids
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, November 30, 2015

Growing up an expat kid can sometimes be difficult; a blend of cultures, particularly if assignments move from country to country, can alter a sense of belonging and identity. Yet, there are so many fantastic opportunities that come from being an expat kid, especially in bustling centers of economic and social growth such as Hong Kong.

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HSBC Expat Explorer Survey Tool

HSBC Expat Explorer Survey Tool
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, January 5, 2015

From the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, HSBC have created the Expat Explorer tool, a source of fantastic information for anyone considering assignment abroad for themselves or for employees.

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Categories: Expatriates, International