Does technology remove the human element from relocations services?
Tech dependency is growing
Tech dependency is growing
Whether you are going on a business trip, moving for a short-term project or relocating on a more permanent basis, the quality of your accommodation can be the deciding factor in whether an assignment is a success. With continuous expansion within the Corporate Housing sector, the number of accommodation options available is on the increase. As a result, before making the big move, it is vital to research what the best fit will be for you. By considering the factors below, you can ensure that you choose not only affordable housing, but accommodation that meets your specific needs…
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.
There are certain things that are vital to any employee relocation package. Find out more here about what to include in employee relocation packages.
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.
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.
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.
Men and women each have their own struggles in the world of expatriation. Generally speaking, each gender has their own set of priorities and different levels and means of dealing with the stress that comes from being away from your native country.