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+10:00March 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+10:00December 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 [...]

Australia – New TSS Visa

By |2018-09-07T10:22:00+10:00September 7th, 2018|Australian immigration, Compliance, Duty of Care, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Strategy|

The long anticipated TSS (Temporary Skilled Shortage), subclass 482 visa comes into force on 18 March 2018. Say Goodbye to the 457 Visa!   A quick recap on what we are currently working with: - The Short-term stream, under which overseas workers whose occupations are on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List will be able to [...]

Skilling Australians Fund – Commenced Sunday 12 August 2018

By |2018-09-07T10:07:50+10:00September 7th, 2018|Australian immigration, Compliance, Duty of Care, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Strategy|

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has advised that the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) will commence this coming Sunday 12 August. What is the SAF? The nomination training contribution charge offsets expenditure from the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF). The SAF is a training fund administered by the Department of Education and Training. The SAF will [...]

Private International Medical Insurance or Travel Insurance?

By |2017-09-16T09:20:17+10:00September 16th, 2017|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Duty of Care, Expatriates, Global Mobility Professional, Health Insurance, Mobility, News, Policy, Safety, Strategy, Travel|

Medical health insurance costs money and like every major financial decision, it deserves careful thought. So what are the pros and cons of having international medical insurance? First, the cons. You have to pay for it. And you might never make a claim. But that’s about it. The list of pros is much longer: no worrying about [...]

The Four Biggest Tests For A Mobility Manager

By |2017-01-19T20:22:44+10:00October 26th, 2016|Accommodation, Benchmarking, Destination Information, Duty of Care, Expatriates, Global Mobility Training, Home Search, Mobility, Pets, Policy, Relocation, Removals, Risk, Safety|

By Jess Tatham-Thompson Cultural Training Consultant, International Consultants Centre With over 25 years of experience in Global mobility and Assignment Management we like to think that we have seen it all.  Yet one of the parts of our work that we love the most is that you never know what each day will bring, there [...]

Relocating During Periods of Unrest

By |2017-01-19T20:22:45+10:00September 2nd, 2016|Business Travellers, Destination Information, Duty of Care, Expatriates, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Risk, Safety|

  By Julie Granek Cultural Training Consultant, International Consultants Centre As a cultural training consultant, I recently facilitated a pre-departure briefing for a family relocating to France. At this time, they advised to exercise normal safety precautions. Within days, a cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. This scenario is becoming increasingly common [...]

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