Pam Buchanan, GMS

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How Adding Pet Relocation to Your Global Mobility Program Can Reduce Failed Assignments

For many of us, pets are family. But bringing pets along for a relocation, particularly an international relocation, can be a challenge. Not only can it be expensive, but it can also be difficult to overcome some countries’ requirements for bringing in a pet from outside of their borders. However, completely ignoring pets may be a deal breaker for your employees who consider their pets as family members. So how do companies handle pet relocation as part of their global mobility programs?

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by Pam Buchanan, GMS

Why Home Leave is a Crucial Global Mobility Benefit That Shouldn’t be Ignored

When you send an employee on an overseas assignment, things are bound to change back at the mothership while they’re gone. Even if the assignment isn’t lengthy, office dynamics shift any time people come and go. Add to that any broader company changes, and it can be difficult for an absent employee to feel connected to their old team back home.

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by Pam Buchanan, GMS

New Impending Legislation in the U.K. Could Affect Your Global Mobility Plans

If you’re sending employees on assignment in the U.K., you may want to pay attention to this impending legislation.

A Must-Read for Global Mobility Managers Relocating Employees to Brazil

Since first becoming a BRIC country in 2001, Brazil has been a magnet for companies wishing to invest in this growing economy. Although the past few years have been riddled with a slowing economy, political unrest and calls for riots and protests to better protect the country’s impoverished population, Brazil is still a growing destination for global mobility activity.

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by Pam Buchanan, GMS

London is Changing: What it Means for Your Relocation Program

As the global financial center for many international conglomerate companies, London attracts people from all around the world. Many businesses are constantly sending their employees to the area. With so much relocation activity in one city, there are bound to be some broad-reaching effects.

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by Pam Buchanan, GMS

How will China’s Skilled Labor Shortage Impact Your Global Mobility Program?

China Takes Steps to Remedy Growth Issues, but are they Enough?

Due to their current and future growth issues and their attempts to control their population, China continues to face serious social and economic issues. While China once struggled with overpopulation, the opposite is now becoming an issue, as their impending skilled labor shortage threatens to negatively impact their economy. Companies with operations in China should be aware that the talent pool could be limited for local Chinese nationals in the future.

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by Pam Buchanan, GMS

What Companies Are Doing to Win the Global War for Talent

Finding and retaining the right employees has never been easy, but it’s getting even more complicated as business goes global. You’re not just competing against companies in your own country for the top talent – companies all around the world are scrambling to hire the best and brightest.

The FEM EMEA Summit Guide: The 6 Sessions Not to Miss

FEM EMEA in LondonThe Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) EMEA Summit is just around the corner! It’s not every day that industry experts get together to discuss how to be more strategic in global mobility, so we’re really looking forward to the event.

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by Pam Buchanan, GMS

Avoid Costly Mistakes with Your Business Travelers by Asking These 4 Questions

Taking a business trip may not seem like it needs any special consideration by global mobility managers, but neglecting to plan ahead could be costly for your company. Next time one of your employees is about to head out on the road (or air!), especially to a foreign country, think about these four things and make sure the answers are well defined. When you know the potential consequences ahead of time, you’ll save yourself from headaches down the line.

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by Pam Buchanan, GMS