New data on rental rates for expatriate-suitable apartments and houses

By |2022-06-10T00:17:26+10:00June 9th, 2022|Accommodation, Assignees, Mobility, Relocation, Remote Workers|

GUEST POST BY ANNA MICHIELSEN, GENERAL MANAGER, ECA INTERNATIONAL Why are rents rising in so many cities around the world? What rental price increases are being seen in APAC cities and further afield? ECA surveys rental accommodation prices in 400+ cities around the world.  Our latest data has just been published with rental rates [...]

Travel and remote work: getting your processes right

By |2022-04-12T17:24:32+10:00April 12th, 2022|Assignees, Mobility, Remote Workers|

GUEST POST BY ANNA MICHIELSEN, GENERAL MANAGER, ECA INTERNATIONAL As Australia and New Zealand open up to travel, and we take our first overseas flights after a long break it is a good time to consider the significant changes in the business traveller and remote work space. Specialising in Global Mobility I often talk [...]

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 [...]

New Working Conditions Leverage Technology

By |2021-05-04T09:44:19+10:00May 4th, 2021|Agile Workforces, Technology|

GUEST POST BY JETT HAYES, FREELANCE WRITER With 2020 as one of the most challenging years for most of us, unprecedented problems demanded an unparalleled change in the business industry. Domestic and international locations are restricted, significantly affecting the global economy. Despite the disruption, global mobility teams have proven to be resilient, with technology [...]

New casual employment laws have come into effect

By |2021-06-11T11:03:51+10:00April 21st, 2021|Employment Law|

GUEST POST BY MARTIN ALDEN & JESSICA CIRNIGLIARO, CORNWALL'S Does your business or organisation have any casual employees? If so, you should be aware that new laws recently came into effect which have significant implications for the employment of casuals. The laws provide greater certainty to employers, but also a greater administrative burden. The changes [...]

Your Home Hunter Partners with TEMI

By |2021-04-21T12:07:08+10:00April 20th, 2021|Accommodation, Assignee Experience, Employee Wellbeing, Mobility, Talent Management|

TEMI is pleased to announce a new partnership with Australia’s leading renters advocacy service, Your Home Hunter. Your Home Hunter works with busy professionals to find the right rental property to call home. They take the stress out of securing a rental by managing the entire process – from working through the wish list to securing [...]

Millennials and tech

By |2021-04-21T12:33:38+10:00April 20th, 2021|Agile Workforces, Domestic Relocations, industry trends, Mobility, Regional Mobility, Relocation, Technology|

GUEST POST BY GRACE MOBILITY Grace caters to Gen X and Gen Y’s tech obsession Did you know that millennials (or Gen Y ages 24-39 years, and Gen Z, under 24 years) make up almost half the world’s population and over a third of the workforce?  With that in mind, it’s no surprise that [...]

Helping them settle in – Why finding a community is so important

By |2021-04-20T22:52:31+10:00April 20th, 2021|Accommodation, Assignee Experience, Domestic Relocations, Housing, Mobility, Regional Mobility, Relocation, Relocation Consultant|

GUEST POST BY WENDY EVA-SCOTT, PRINCIPAL, YOUR HOME HUNTER I’ve long believed that a 'home' is so much more than just the property you live in. It’s the sense of comfort and security that place provides. It’s the life that you build there and the connection you have with not just that specific place, [...]

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 [...]

Finding the Perfect Rental Property – What to Ask and What to Look For

By |2021-01-28T10:16:10+11:00January 28th, 2021|Accommodation, Assignee Experience, Domestic Relocations, Housing, Mobility, Regional Mobility, Relocation, Relocation Consultant|

GUEST POST BY WENDY EVA-SCOTT, PRINCIPAL, YOUR HOME HUNTER While rental properties come in all shapes, sizes, and spaces; certain types and layouts are more readily available. This is particularly true for inner city areas, where local rental rolls are filled with higher density developments. Often these properties look strikingly similar, offer the same [...]

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