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Print – Issue 169 | Article of the Week

In times of uncertainty, both politically and commercially, businesses face ever-greater challenges on a global scale. It’s crucial to work across borders in order to compete in today’s market, but this can lead to issues on many levels, particularly when attempting to establish a single company culture across different territories.

Article by: Annabel Jones | Published: 24 November 2018

Identifying five Key Types of Expat Professionals in GCC Countries

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:

Article by: Murad S. Mirza | Published: 17 October 2018

Motivation Across Cultures

Motivation, at heart, isn’t something that changes over the centuries, even if we are trying to encourage our staff rather than the ranks of English archers.  Painting images of what life will be like when we have won is a classic motivational technique.

Article by: Michael Gates | Published: 12 September 2018

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EU – Ageing population and the challenge for Multinationals

Data from the World Bank shows that the number of people who are retirement eligible will increase significantly over the next 30 years. Specifically the number of people in the EU over the age of 65 will increase from 98 million in 2015 to 150 million in 2050.

Article by: Mark Sullivan | Published: 22 August 2018

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How to overcome the challenges of buying global benefits

The many challenges employers face buying global benefits for expat employees, particularly, global medical insurance, were discussed at Punter Southall Health & Protection’s recent Global Employee Benefits Masterclass held in London in association with Expat Academy, the UK's leading Global Mobility training and networking organisation.

Article by: Tristan Cleaver | Published: 8 August 2018

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Talent Management Strategy for Workforce Nationalisation

One of the most important initiatives undertaken by governments across the world is to ensure that the unemployment percentage of their working-age citizens remains low to ensure domestic harmony and a respectable international standing among the galaxy of nations.

Article by: Murad S. Mirza | Published: 8 August 2018

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Top tips for start-ups going global

SMEs and start-ups are facing some serious challenges as they begin to go international far earlier in their development than ever before. In the global mobility arena we are seeing more and more businesses build a global client base and even invest in a presence abroad – long before they have scaled up enough to cope with the complications of doing business there.

Article by: Peter Sewell | Published: 19 April 2018

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A guide to Permanent transfers

Permanent transfers on the rise in 2018’s new world of global mobility. Permanent transfers look set to change the world of global mobility this year as a survey revealed they are increasingly seen as an alternative to the traditional long term international assignment (LTA). Contributor Lisa Johnson, global practice leader in consulting services at Crown World Mobility.

Article by: Lisa Johnson | Published: 23 February 2018