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Portugal – Why Portugal is Europe’s Most Exciting New Tech Hub

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.

Article by: Matt Pitt | Published: 9 November 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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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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Gross miscalculation of the cost of relocation

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.

Article by: HCR | Published: 14 September 2017

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Concerns over international secondment in volatile times

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.

Article by: Alex Bennett | Published: 7 September 2017

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Why work moves abroad fail

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.

Article by: Rob Dolbear | Published: 30 August 2017

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Jet lag – how to reduce the symptoms

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.

Article by: Gary Bolger | Published: 20 July 2017

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Global mobility – a critical priority

One-in-three business leaders believe a globally mobile workforce is critical to strategic objectives. USA now tops the list for most challenging location to send staff, ahead of China Over half of global mobility teams cite immigration rules as top challenge over next 5 years. However international work relocation opportunities are set to increase during next year. Input from Dr Barbara Zesik, Chief People Officer for Santa Fe Relocation Services.

Article by: Dr Barbara Zesik | Published: 3 July 2017

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Top global relocation destination trends

Every year, companies expand or more firmly establish their presence in countries around the world where labor and market conditions will favour business growth. What countries are companies sending their employees to this year and how do they compare with the top destinations of four years ago? Comment From Matt Spinolo, Executive Vice President, Global Services Cartus Corporation.

Article by: Matt Spinolo | Published: 2 May 2017

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Top five hot topics for global mobility in 2017

Advancing technology, sociological change, political upheaval and economic shifts are combining to make 2017 a challenging and fascinating year for those in the global mobility industry. By Lisa Johnson, Global Practice Leader, Crown World Mobility.

Article by: Lisa Johnson | Published: 26 February 2017