Expatriates

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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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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Thinking ahead? Check out these dream retirement destinations!

Thinking ahead? Check out these dream retirement destinations!
Sofie Finemore, March 27, 2019

After a long tenure of working hard throughout your career, is there any idea quite as appealing as retiring overseas with dreams of a permanent holiday lifestyle? For many senior citizens relocating abroad is the ultimate way to spend their golden years.

British retirees commonly favour relocation to warmer climates, escaping the famously grey British weather... 41% of British citizens living in Spain are of retirement age, similarly, 39% of retired Brits make up Portugal’s British population. What other locations are popular? Check out this list:

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Case Study: 2 relocations, 10 years apart

Case Study: 2 relocations, 10 years apart
Nathan Gunn, February 26, 2019

From Manchester to Perth and Back: 

I met Wendy in Perth Australia back in 2014, she had moved over from Manchester with her husband and son some years earlier.

After almost a decade in Western Australia, she decided to move back to Manchester - primarily to be closer to her extended family who live across Lancashire.

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Considering relocating for work? Ask these 5 key questions!

Considering relocating for work? Ask these 5 key questions!
Ray Inskip, January 25, 2019

So, you have been offered a new job in a new location...

Moving home for a new and exciting role is a fantastic way to relocate to a new town, city or even country, whilst also pursuing your career dreams...However, before you accept a new position and move your whole life, you should take time to consider whether this is the right move for you, both in terms of your professional and personal life. You don’t want to be regretful of your relocation or your latest career move, therefore prior to accepting the job you need to properly investigate your new employer and new location. These are the top 5 key questions you should be asking: 

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