Strategic benefits of language learning in a multinational workplace

Any company doing business internationally knows the importance of being able to communicate effectively with its foreign counterparts. Likewise, a business with a multinational workforce needs to ensure that communication within the organization…

Decoding school culture and building a community

Changing schools can be tricky in the best of circumstances and doing so because of an international relocation can complicate matters even more. It’s not just the kids who go to school who have to make adjustments and figure out the new lay…

Communication between expat partners – sometimes fragile, always crucial

At about halfway through the summer each year, I start noticing newspaper articles discussing the strain vacation puts on couples. The gist of most of these articles is that heightened expectations (that are not well communicated), in combination…

Why companies supporting expatriate children have an edge

As international interactions become ever more vital in the increasingly competitive global workplace, relocation trends are encouraging regarding the current and future growth of expatriate populations. Many of these expats have a family in…

My month of moving

This past month has been a month of moving for me. After completing a local move with all that that entails of planning, packing and getting settled in a new place, I turned around and did the same thing about a week later across the planet…

Summer holidays at “home”?

As the end of the school year is rapidly approaching, it is time to start thinking about the summer holiday. Many expat families will be packing up and heading back to their native countries during the break.  It can be an exciting time that…

The expat travel dilemma

For many, the opportunity to live abroad is a dream come true. And really, who wouldn’t be excited about the chance to develop a deeper knowledge about a new culture, its people, traditions and foods. The possibility of exploration is one…

Relocate Awards 2018 Shortlist - Globiana for Best Technological Innovation – Employee & Family Support

Announcing this year’s shortlist CATEGORY 1: HR/GLOBAL MOBILITY & PARTNERSHIPS Best International HR or Mobility Initiative Sponsored by Santa Fe Relocation EVANS Relocations Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London NEI Global Relocation …

Worldwide Broker Network Announces New Members at 2018 Global Conference

PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, May 2, 2018 – The Worldwide Broker Network™ (WBN), the world’s largest network of independent commercial insurance brokers and employee benefits consultants, announced three new Members, and…

Duty of care – what it really means to the globally mobile employee

While the globally mobile workforce tends to report higher rates of satisfaction with their work situation compared to the general population, they also report being less happy when it comes to personal health and wellbeing. In the long-term,…

After the move - figuring out new work, new life

As adults, so much of how we see ourselves is tied to our professional lives. “What do you do?” is one of the questions we ask when first getting to know someone. When we get that question we typically take it to mean: “what’s your job?”…

Vacation time - what does it mean?

Vacation time is, in my view, one of the biggest pieces in trying to make the expat life puzzle work. I wonder if it isn’t also one of the least discussed topics pre-departure. I know for a fact it was for me – I hadn’t given it a single…