Assistance Companies Provide Invaluable Support During Pandemic

By |2020-05-12T09:23:12+10:00May 12th, 2020|Assignment Experience, Business Travellers, Covid-19, Duty of Care, Employee Experience, Employee Wellbeing, Mobile Policy Design, Mobility, Pandemic, Policy, Relocation, Risk, Safety, Strategy, Talent Management, Travel Risk Management, trends|

Facing the Storm: The Role of Assistance Companies to Keep Organisations Afloat during Pandemics.   For many companies, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed previously unknown vulnerabilities. Into this storm where product demand can be decimated, supply chains delayed, and organisational functioning disrupted, companies and their employees can feel at sea, not knowing what’s best to do. Within just [...]

Wellbeing Workshops Help Expats Impacted By Covid-19

By |2020-05-12T12:38:55+10:00May 11th, 2020|Assignee Experience, Assignment Experience, Covid-19, Duty of Care, Employee Experience, Employee Wellbeing, Global Mindsets, Health, Mobility, Pandemic, Policy, Relocation, Remote Workers, Strategy, TEMI Gala Awards|

Wellbeing workshops help expats impacted by COVID-19 feel less alone Living and working overseas during a global pandemic can be extra stressful.  Learning about coping strategies, and hearing the stories of others in the same situation helps—according to feedback from expats who participated in wellbeing workshops being delivered by New Zealand company Mobile Relocation. [...]

WE ARE OPEN AND HERE TO SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR CLIENTS

By |2020-05-11T10:14:55+10:00May 11th, 2020|Accommodation, Assignee Experience, Assignment Experience, Business Travellers, Covid-19, Destination Information, Domestic Relocations, Duty of Care, Employee Experience, Employee Wellbeing, Home Search, Housing, International Relocations, Mobility, News, Pandemic, Regional Mobility, Relocation, Remote Workers, Safety, TEMI Gala Awards|

At Quest Apartment Hotels we live by our core value to service the needs of our corporate customers and pride ourselves on our ability to provide a home away from home. What we are experiencing is an unprecedented and extremely challenging event, and there is not a single person who has not been affected [...]

Australian Borders Close In Response to Covid-19 Threat

By |2020-03-20T11:15:47+11:00March 20th, 2020|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Compliance, Duty of Care, Expatriates, Immigration, industry trends, Mobility, New Zealand Immigration, Policy, Relocation, Risk, Safety, Strategy, Tax, Travel, trends|

Responding to Covid-19 Threat Australian Borders Close To All Non-Residents Effective 9.00pm AEDT on 20 March, 2020 ONLY Australian Citizens, residents and immediate family members will be allowed to travel to Australia.  Key points All non-residents will be banned from arriving in Australia from 9:00pm AEDT today. This ban replaces earlier travel bans on [...]

Employee Safety – Corporate Housing

By |2020-02-18T15:04:16+11:00February 18th, 2020|Accommodation, Agile Workforces, Assignees, Assignment Experience, Business Travellers, Compliance, Duty of Care, Employee Experience, Expatriates, Housing, International Relocations, Mobile Policy Design, Risk, Safety, Supply Chain Management, Talent Management, Travel, Vendor Management|

Duty of care. Do you care? Employee Safety: In Australian law, duty of care is ‘a legal duty to take reasonable care not to cause harm to another person that could be reasonably foreseen.’ A duty of care is even breached when a person is injured because of the inaction, of another person. Employers [...]

Technology Travel People Risk and Progress

By |2019-08-16T11:55:28+10:00July 30th, 2019|Assignee Experience, Business Travellers, Duty of Care, Mobile Policy Design, Mobility, News, Risk, Safety, Strategy, Technology, Travel|

Technology Travel Risk People & Progress It comes as no shock that technology is evolving, changing, and becoming more common in our daily and professional lives. We now have devices for devices, and they talk! What is not so visible and unknown to most is the uneven rate of change and how it is [...]

Australia – Changes To Immigration Occupation List Effective March 2019

By |2019-03-25T14:24:29+11:00March 25th, 2019|Australian immigration, Compliance, Duty of Care, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Strategy|

Changes to Occupation Lists as of 11 March 2019 All 482 and permanent residence applications lodged under Employer Nomination/Regional Sponsored Migration must be in the one of the below occupations (unless otherwise exempt). Added to Medium Long Term (4-year occupation list) and a pathway to permanent residence Telecommunications network planner Pressure welder Environmental Manager [...]

Australian Working Holiday Visa Age Limit Increases

By |2018-12-05T12:28:38+11:00December 5th, 2018|Australian immigration, Compliance, Duty of Care, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Strategy|

Australian Working Holiday Visa Age Limit increases for citizens of Canada and the Republic of Ireland Working holiday visas allow people aged between 18 and 30 from certain countries to holiday and work in Australia. The visa is valid for an initial 12-month stay in Australia from the date of arrival. The visa holders can [...]

Nicola Milks Mobility Opportunities For Fonterra

By |2018-09-19T12:47:45+10:00September 19th, 2018|Aligning Global Mobility, Career, Case Studies, Coaching, Cultural Diversity, Duty of Care, Expatriates, Global Mobility Professional, Global Talent Pipelines, Mentors, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Remuneration, Strategy, Talent Management, Technology|

When an opportunity to move to New Zealand to accept a role with global dairy giant Fonterra came up, Nicola Spencer didn’t look back. It was a far cry from the HR role she held for a Sydney engineering consultancy in various human resources roles and was ready for a fresh challenge. The Sydneysider has [...]

Labour Market Testing Exemption

By |2018-09-07T10:42:30+10:00September 7th, 2018|Australian immigration, Compliance, Duty of Care, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Strategy|

Australian Immigration Update TSS Visa & Labour Market Testing   The good news is that there are now more exemptions to Labour Market Testing. The Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirement is mandatory under the Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa (TSS) visa subclass 482 unless the applicant is exempt. This exemption has been expanded and now, for [...]

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