Can employers require or incentivise worker vaccinations?

By |2021-06-11T11:37:53+10:00June 11th, 2021|Employment Law|

GUEST POST BY MARTIN ALDEN & JESSICA CIRNIGLIARO, CORNWALL'S For many businesses and organisations, Victoria's fourth lockdown has brought into sharp focus the desire to have their workforce fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Understandably, businesses and organisations wish to avoid the disastrous effects of having all or part of their operations temporarily shut down due to [...]

COVID-19 vaccines update – May 2021

By |2021-06-11T12:12:49+10:00May 31st, 2021|Accommodation, Agile Workforces, Domestic Relocations, industry trends, Mobility, Regional Mobility, Relocation, trends|

GUEST POST BY CIGNA GLOBAL HEALTHAs the global COVID-19 vaccine landscape evolves, review these frequently asked questions and answers regarding vaccines via Cigna Global Health.Which vaccines are currently available?Several COVID-19 vaccines are being administered globally, including:• Pfizer-BioNTech• Moderna• Oxford-AstraZeneca• Johnson & Johnson• Sputnik V• Bharat Biotech• Sinovac• SinopharmThese vaccines have proven to safely prevent the most [...]

COVID-19: Can organisations require assignees and business travellers to be vaccinated?

By |2021-03-22T13:26:17+11:00March 22nd, 2021|Assignees, Covid-19, Duty of Care, Employee Wellbeing, Health, Immigration, Mobility, Pandemic|

GUEST POST BY ANNA MICHIELSEN, GENERAL MANAGER, ECA INTERNATIONAL Many countries continue to grapple with the impact of Covid-19 on their economies with some reimposing strict restrictions on their residents after caseloads rebounded during the winter period in the northern hemisphere. Nonetheless, the commencement of a vaccination programme in many countries offers us hope [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Restricted Australian Rental Market Impacts International Assignees

By |2020-05-11T10:43:32+10:00May 11th, 2020|Accommodation, Assignee Experience, Case Studies, Destination Information, Domestic Relocations, Housing, Mobility, News, Regional Mobility, Relocation, trends, Uncategorized|

Over the last month, much has been made about the challenges the Australian rental market is facing. While it looks like some help for struggling tenants and landlords is on its way, there are still many who will be left short – including a large number of international assignees who will not be eligible [...]

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 [...]

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