European life science hubs including Austria, Switzerland and Germany all have their own challenges when it comes to attracting the best talent. But what are they doing to lure the very best and how does this impact on HR policies? What do firms do well and where do they need to focus their efforts?
Published: 6 March 2019
For International Women’s Day, InterNations, the world’s largest expat community, took a look at the women that do work abroad and the countries in which they are happiest with their career. The findings are based on the insights of 8,855 female expats that took part in the Expat Insider 2018 survey, one of the most extensive surveys about working and living abroad, annually conducted by InterNations. For the survey’s Working Abroad Index, several topics such as career prospects, work-life balance, and job security are factored in.
Published: 28 February 2019
The benefits of mobile working practices are beginning to be widely recognised by employers. Chief amongst them for employees is the flexibility and autonomy to balance work and personal life demands, resulting in demonstrable gains in employee engagement and productivity. Mobile working could, therefore, help to boost aspects such as the retention of current staff, but the question facing employers now is could global mobile working practices bolster the recruitment of new staff?
Published: 3 January 2019
Few countries have bounced back from the financial crisis as robustly as Portugal. In 2012, the Iberian nation’s economy fell by 3.2 percent while its unemployment rate soared to 18 percent. But just six years later, Portugal is tracking growth of 2.3 percent and jobless figures are dramatically reduced.
Published: 9 November 2018
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.
Published: 22 August 2018
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.
Published: 8 August 2018
Making the decision to relocate for work is a literal life-changer. If you’re being moved by an employer this takes away the pressure of finding work in your destination town or country, but the disruption for you, and your family, is still all-encompassing. Article from HCR.
Published: 14 September 2017
International Political and economic uncertainty is causing people to think harder about re-locating to new jobs abroad. How can the life sciences sector meet the challenge? By Alex Bennett, CEO, The RSA Group.
Published: 7 September 2017
Moving abroad for work is a big step for any employee - no matter how confident they feel about it. The idea of being surrounded by new sights, sounds, accents and cultures may seem exciting - but preparing for such a step is crucially important. From Rob Dolbear, Managing Director - HCR.
Published: 30 August 2017
Whether you’re holidaying somewhere delicious, or away for a work trip with only a concrete view to look at, being in a different time zone can wreak havoc on your normal sleep pattern, leaving you lethargic, irritable and headachy – typical symptoms of jet lag.
Published: 20 July 2017