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Interview With Tom Southgate, Regional Business Manager of Randstad MENA

Posted on Thursday March 16, 2017 (15:26:26)
Tom Southgate

Are the Middle East and North Africa growing as expat destinations? What are the main things that draw people to work there?

The MENA region and Dubai specifically, is still an appealing area for expats who are considering relocating, but definitely not to the same extent as before.   more ...


Working For Yourself Abroad? Here's How To Be A Good Boss

Posted on Wednesday December 14, 2016 (14:55:50)

Moving overseas is often about freedom. Many expats are looking to get away from long, grinding hours chained to a desk. Instead, they want to enjoy a laidback lifestyle where family comes first. Even after the move, though, it’s possible that you’ll still be slaving from nine-to-five, enduring similar drudgery in a different time zone.

It’s entirely possible that the same skills that made your new employer snap you up could give you the means to escape their clutches.   more ...


Successful Expat Managers Swear By These Foreign Workplace Tips

Posted on Tuesday October 04, 2016 (13:07:42)

A great many expats are experts in their field. That’s why companies pay to have them move around the world to work in their businesses, injecting new ideas and bringing in their world-beating experiences.

But even if you are the inventor of a product, the top-grossing salesman or an award-winning designer, you may find yourself struggling to adapt to your new role overseas.   more ...


How to Network Like a Pro in Singapore

Posted on Friday September 02, 2016 (16:06:12)
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Moving countries is a simultaneously daunting and exciting experience. It can be especially so if you are moving to a place without a stable job already in place and mean to either find one or start your own business. Not knowing anyone in the country doesn’t make your life any simpler. The experience will depend on the country, of course, but if you are moving to Singapore, there really isn’t much to worry about.   more ...


What Are The Biggest Challenges For Expat Relocation Managers?

Posted on Friday September 02, 2016 (14:00:25)
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The number one issue for relocation managers, as reported by 78% of those questioned in a survey, is the pressure to control costs when relocating an employee.

While many relocation managers may highlight issues with moving families for an overseas assignment, that problem is outweighed by a ratio of 5:1 with issues over cost.

That's because cost control is a big issue within organisations and they are looking for expat deployment to be a cost-effective and worthwhile undertaking.   more ...


Relocating For Work? Ask Your Employer These Questions Before You Go

Posted on Friday August 19, 2016 (11:10:47)
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Tell your friends that you are moving overseas and they’ll picture you sitting on the sand of an exotic beach, sipping cocktails while the rest of the world slaves away in drab offices.

Even if you are heading off to a warm, tropical climate the cruel realities of grown up life aren’t washed away by the warm azure waters. You’ll still have to go to work.   more ...


New Research Shows Expats Earning Up To 900% More Than Local Employees

Posted on Friday August 19, 2016 (10:49:20)
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We often warn potential expats to be careful with their cash, making sure that their income overseas can not only support their lives abroad but feather the nest for the return home too. This has lead many companies to offer competitive salaries and generous benefits packages to expats, hoping to attract the cream of the crop.   more ...


An Expat Guide To Settling Into A New Workplace

Posted on Friday July 29, 2016 (12:44:43)
(c) Amanda Mills

The majority of expats jet off into the world to take up a job offer: in many cases, their dream job. Filled with visions of being a business badass, sealing deals and combating competitors, making a name for themselves as a titan of their trade.

These idle daydreams can end with a rude awakening as they stand by the photocopier one day and realise that they have no idea what is going on in the office around them.   more ...


Ten Challenges Of Running A Small Business Abroad

Posted on Thursday May 26, 2016 (11:02:28)

A large portion of the expat population around the world is made up of employees on foreign assignments and retirees or pensioners. Families and international students also make up a considerable percentage of the global expat population. However, entrepreneurs are also quite a large group. For example, according to one estimate, in the United Kingdom there are more than 450,000 businesses that have been set up by expats, employing over a million people in the country.   more ...


Which Are The Best Cities To Start A Business In As An Expat?

Posted on Monday May 23, 2016 (11:11:30)

Across the world, people choose to live in new locations for a variety of reasons – some move for the sake of their careers, some to be with a spouse, others move for cultural reasons, and yet others move for the climate. Often, there are multiple, overlapping reasons for choosing to live in a new country.   more ...

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