International

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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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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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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