A move from their home countries has worked handsomely for some expats; while, others lament the high cost of living and the diminishing marginal utility gained from trying to prosper under restrictive labor laws that invite discriminatory practices. Consequently, the justifications to arrive and stay within the GCC region vary widely among the expat professional communities. Let’s review the following 5 key types of expat professionals to gain a better understanding of their goals/objectives/ambitions as they strive to find relevance/congruity within the corporate environment of the GCC countries:
Published: 17 October 2018
Today’s fast-paced and highly competitive work environment means the mental wellbeing of employees needs to be a key focus for businesses. The impact, in terms of developing and maintaining a healthy and productive workplace, can offer significant competitive advantages over the long-term. Mental ill health is still extremely common among employees, and it’s no different in the Middle East. While the UAE offers an exhilarating working and living environment, it can initially feel overwhelming for those who are often expected to hit the ground running, with little support with the myriad personal issues which are inherent with moving to a new country.
Published: 4 July 2018
Cost of pay packages for expatriates in the UK has fallen dramatically. European countries drop out of the top 10 most expensive locations for foreign companies to send staff. Pay packets for expatriate middle managers in the UK cost nearly $40,000 less than twelve months previously.
Published: 28 May 2018
While expats in San Francisco and London benefit from fantastic job opportunities, those in Zurich are more likely to see an increase in disposable income. Cities in the UK and the US lead the rest of the world when it comes to expat job opportunities, according to the latest HSBC Expat Explorer survey, the world’s largest and longest running study of expat life.
Published: 28 February 2018
There is a lot of speculation about jobs moving from the UK to France following Brexit. The following is a non-exhaustive checklist of matters to consider before moving to France. It is essential to get advice on your personal position before making the move. By David Anderson, Sykes Anderson Perry Limited Solicitors London.
Published: 24 December 2016
A foreign assignment or long-term deployment on an overseas operation is always an enormous step for a staff member and the company they work for.
Published: 17 February 2016
Expat Explorer country league table, with expatriates praising the opportunities for career development, appealing salaries and an excellent quality of life.
Published: 21 September 2015
Globalisation has made us a multi-cultural society which has
Published: 24 June 2015
The world's largest study of Global Mobility Programmes identifies that email is the primary method that businesses maintain engagement with their employees on assignment.
Published: 3 November 2014
Adhering to local immigration and tax laws can be a minefield for HR professionals and extended business travellers.
Published: 1 May 2014