Tags: working abroad

David Enser: How are reward packages in global mobility programmes being designed in the post-recession world?

In the ‘good old days’ before any global financial crises, selected management would up-sticks and take their family to far flung parts of the world, live in comparative luxury, educate their children at the best international schools and then move from one assignment to another. More often than not, as long as they were doing their job, the organisation didn’t question the cost or the long term gain for either party.

Employers stress the importance of foreign language skills for UK workforce

The UK has an alarming shortage of people able to speak the ten most important foreign languages for the country’s future prosperity and global standing, according to a report published today by the British Council. The Languages for the Future report identifies Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Japanese as…

Falling ill is top concern when moving abroad

Accessing good quality healthcare is a top concern for people working abroad according to new research from international private medical insurance provider, Expacare. A quarter (26%) of the business travellers questioned even admitted they could envisage giving up on their overseas dream and returning to the UK if they suffered ill health while overseas. UK…