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Helping children to adjust on International Assignment

Helping children to adjust on International Assignment
Laura Cardy, August 1, 2019

Assignment Failure

It is a well-known fact in the global mobility world that the majority of international assignments that fail are due to family issues. This can include your spouse and/or children who are unhappy or struggling to settle into the new country with all the cultural differences and language barriers. Not to mention missing close friends and extended family back at home. There is lots of information available on-line to help trailing spouses, but what about the children?

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Corporate Housing: the added extras and upgrades

Corporate Housing: the added extras and upgrades
Steven Squibb, July 31, 2019

The USP

Corporate Housing is becoming an increasingly popular choice for temporary accommodation, particularly for the business traveller, with promises of comfortable home from home living at a competitive price.  The USP of Corporate Housing often reflects that some hotels can give off a clinical and transient feeling to exhausted occupants, whereas, corporate housing offers more private and spacious surroundings with greater flexibility during your stay. The main benefits of this are the increased productivity of the business traveller and the subsequent greater return on investment for their employer. 

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International Assignments: Learning the Lingo

International Assignments: Learning the Lingo
Sofie Finemore, May 30, 2019

Moving to a new location is extremely exciting and a fantastic opportunity to learn fresh life skills including how to speak a new language. This may seem a daunting task at first (and many assignees describe feeling nervous regarding language barriers), but do not fear: there are many tools and tricks that will have you chatting with the locals in no time!

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What is the ‘Bleisure’ Travel Trend?

What is the ‘Bleisure’ Travel Trend?
Charlotte Luck, May 30, 2019

What is “Bleisure”?

Business-leisure or ‘bleisure’ is the trendy term for describing situations where employees combine business trips and leisure time. Time away from the office for work is converted into a well-deserved holiday. This type of travel is becoming increasingly popular with employers and employees alike.

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How to Beat the Relocation Blues!

How to Beat the Relocation Blues!
Sofie Finemore, April 26, 2019

Relocating to another part of the world can be a once in a lifetime opportunity and the chance to go on a fantastic adventure.

However, moving is an extremely stressful thing to do; your routine is disrupted, and you must pack up your life to move to an unknown future. It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious or sad at first - especially on arrival when you don’t know anybody - however if you find these negative feelings pervasive it could be that you are experiencing what is known as ‘Relocation Depression’.

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Canine Friendly Corporate Housing

Canine Friendly Corporate Housing
Charlotte Luck, April 26, 2019

Barking Stress Busters!

Studies have proven that the benefits of owning a dog have a positive effect on both your physical and mental health. Many companies globally now offer the use of therapy dogs to alleviate stress. Just petting and stroking a dog can increase your levels of oxytocin (a stress reducing hormone) relieving pressure and improving focus and productivity as a result.

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