Dawn of a New Hong Kong BN(0) Visa

By |2020-08-04T13:32:00+10:00August 4th, 2020|Business Travellers, Compliance, Destination Information, EU, Expatriates, Hong Kong Immigration, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobile Policy Design, Mobility, Skills, Travel, Travel Risk Management, UK Immigration, United Kingdom|

Dawn of a new Hong Kong BN(O) Visa On 22nd July 2020, the UK government published detailed contents on the new immigration route for British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) passport holders and their dependants in Hong Kong. Its emergence is evinced from the UK’s retaliation to the newly enacted national security laws in Hong Kong [...]

The Impact Covid-19 Has Had On Global Mobility

By |2020-08-04T12:10:15+10:00August 4th, 2020|Aligning Global Mobility, Assignee Experience, Business Travellers, Cost, Covid-19, Design, Duty of Care, Global Mobility Professional, Global Talent Pipelines, industry trends, Mobility, Pandemic, Policy, Remote Workers, Repatriation, Skills, Strategy, Tax, Travel, Travel Risk Management|

How Covid-19 has affected Global Mobility When the WHO officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on 11 March 2020, few would have predicted the extent to which the world would change, and the speed at which the change would happen. Border closures and travel restrictions had an immediate impact on global mobility (GM) [...]

Fair Work High Income Threshold Changes 2020

By |2020-08-04T13:45:43+10:00July 31st, 2020|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Compliance, Duty of Care, Employment Law, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Remuneration, Risk, Travel|

Fair Work Commission Releases Changes To High Income Threshold 1 July 2020 - The Fair Work Commission has released its annual increase to the high income threshold. From an Australian immigration perspective, this threshold affects the salary benchmark that applicants aged over 45 years must now meet. From 1 July 2020, the high income [...]

UK Summer Economic and Immigration Statement:

By |2020-07-31T04:24:49+10:00July 31st, 2020|Business Travellers, Compliance, EU, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility, Pandemic, Skills, Students, UK Immigration, United Kingdom|

The Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus: On Wednesday 8th July 2020, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the introduction of a Jobs Retention Bonus. This is an incentive for employers to rehire their furloughed staff in exchange for a monetary payment paid by the UK government to employers. "Our message to business is clear: [...]

Stay Safe – A Quest Promise

By |2020-07-31T10:40:20+10:00July 31st, 2020|Accommodation, Assignee Experience, Assignment Experience, Business Travellers, Covid-19, Destination Information, Domestic Relocations, Duty of Care, Employee Experience, Employee Wellbeing, Housing, International Relocations, Mobility, News, Pandemic, Regional Mobility, Relocation, Remote Workers, Safety, TEMI Gala Awards|

Since we last chatted many of us have had to normalise very different ways of working; working from home, learning to unmute ourselves, navigating zoom meetings and balancing the needs for home schooling, just to name a few.  As we are transitioning to the new working normal, it is timely to share what we [...]

Global Mobility Professionals: Heroes In Tough Times

By |2020-07-24T14:02:23+10:00July 24th, 2020|Accommodation, Assignee Experience, Covid-19, Domestic Relocations, Employee Experience, Employee Wellbeing, Global Mobility Professional, Mobility, News, Pandemic, Regional Mobility, Relocation, trends|

Heroes In Tough Times The past six months have brought challenges for Global Mobility and GM Professionals.  Many of them coordinated crisis responses that moved people around the world to safer locations.  Flights, visas, accommodation, partners, children and pets – all the arrangements that are usually required for a few assignees suddenly needed for [...]

New Standards Corporate Accommodation Providers Should Be Meeting

By |2020-07-23T11:18:07+10:00July 23rd, 2020|Accommodation, Assignees, Assignment Experience, Business Travellers, Compliance, Covid-19, Duty of Care, Employee Experience, Employee Wellbeing, Expatriates, Housing, International Relocations, Mobile Policy Design, Mobility, Pandemic, Relocation, Remote Workers, Risk, Safety, Supply Chain Management, Travel, Travel Risk Management, Vendor Management|

The New Standards Your Corporate Accommodation Providers Should Be Meeting Mobility practitioners have adapted quickly to the sweeping changes the COVID-19 pandemic has required them to make to their 2020 strategies, but with travel restrictions slowly easing in some parts of the world, there is renewed interest in corporate travel and what new Standards [...]

Relocation Consultant v Renters Advocate – What’s the Difference?

By |2020-07-22T15:27:16+10:00July 22nd, 2020|Accommodation, Assignee Experience, Case Studies, Destination Information, Domestic Relocations, Housing, Mobility, News, Regional Mobility, Relocation, Relocation Consultant, trends, Uncategorized|

Relocation Consultant v Renters Advocate – What’s the Difference? For decades, Relocation Consultants have been the only real option for those looking for support for an interstate or international move. Whether you were shifting yourself, or managing your company’s relocation program, partnering with a relocation consultant could take a lot of the effort out [...]

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. [...]