Tags: Ex-pat

One expert has warned expats to expect some dissatisfaction after making their life-changing decision to relocate, advice that may affect companies employing overseas workers. A new survey by insurance company Standard Life found that a lot of people want to retire abroad, with Spain, France and the US being the most popular destinations. However, property…

AWD Chase de Vere urges caution over the use of Employer Financed Retirement Benefit Schemes (EFRBS). With so much uncertainty hanging over the future of EFRBS we have serious concerns that they are being actively recommended to corporate clients and high earners, when in a few months they may no longer be appropriate. Since the…

Crown Relocations, a leader of international relocation services, has announced today that Narin Ganesh is to appear on Channel 4’s primetime TV programme, Undercover Boss. Narin is regional Finance Director for Crown Relocations in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. Produced by Studio Lambert, the Undercover Boss series first appeared on UK screens in 2009. It…

Kwik Fit Insurance has been celebrating winning a major UK employment award. The insurance intermediary’s Flex programme claimed the honours for ‘Most Effective Benefits Strategy (for organisations with more than 1000 staff)’ at the Employee Benefits Awards, the only UK event dedicated to celebrating employers’ reward and benefits strategies. Kwik Fit Insurance was praised for…

The law firm Thomas Eggar LLP has announced that Matthew Kelly is to join the employment team as partner today (1 July 2010). Matthew joins at a very exciting time for the firm following a flurry of new business wins, including instruction by premium food retailer Pret a Manger. Formerly with Eversheds, Matthew will be…

Plans to introduce means to move jobseekers to areas where there is employment available to them should be supported, it has been claimed. Phil Flaxton, chief executive officer of Work Wise UK, said the government’s proposals to introduce a scheme that prioritises individuals for housing who are out of work but willing to move to…

Almost half of UK businesses (47%) have seen an increase in workforce mobility over the past five years, compared to 31% in France and 27% in Germany. This is one of the main findings of a European survey of senior decision-makers in 3,000 public and private sector organisations exploring current attitudes to mobile working, undertaken…

Britain is benefiting from "highly skilled" and experienced workers coming from New Zealand, according to one expert. Anna Groot, regional manager for the Kiwi Expat Association (Kea) in the UK and Ireland, suggested that people are still coming over to these shores to work despite worries over job security in the recession and previous confusion…

The volatile economic environment is having a huge impact on learning and development, with funds decreasing in over half (52%) of UK organisations surveyed in the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) 2010 Learning and Development Survey of over 700 professionals. And only one in 10 employers (11%) expect training spend to increase in…

Unprecedented market conditions have brought new challenges for international assignment managers and 40% of companies are looking at revising their existing expat programme to reduce costs and make them more efficient. Felicity Smith, the Global Expat Policy & Strategy Manager for PepsiCo Intl. investigates.

Skilled employees in the UK are increasingly looking to move to foreign countries, according to the findings of a recent study. Produced by Natwest, the research suggests that of the 200,000 Britons who emigrated in 2006, two-thirds left to find work. Additionally, 42 per cent of the people who went to find work abroad were…