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Working Hours Not Key To Expats’ Improved Work-Life Balance

New research by Axa – Global Healthcare suggests that for many expats other factors, including the way in which they spend their downtime has more impact on their work-life balance than the prospect of working shorter hours.   New research by AXA – Global Healthcare reveals that nearly half (46%) of expats feel their work-life balance is better tha ...

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UAE’s New Income-Based Family Sponsorship Law

New rules in the UAE allows foreign nationals to sponsor their families to join them in the country.  The new rule makes income, not profession the sole criteria for men and women to sponsor family members.   The new rule allows any UAE resident, male or female, to sponsor family members (spouse, under-18 sons and unmarried daughters), provided he/she earns a monthly salary of at least Dh4,000 (38 ...

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How To Find Your First Expat Job

The idea of finding a job abroad is very appealing for a wide range of reasons. For some people there are clear financial benefits and career-boosting opportunities. Others may find the idea of living abroad a romantic experience that should be seized at every opportunity. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Sabrina Bucknole on behalf of Aetna International   Whatever the reason, the wor ...

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Lack Of Job Opportunities Stopping Brits Moving Aboard

Many are open to the idea of moving to work abroad, but a survey by Crown Relocations looked at what quality of lifers are looking for when they move abroad and where they look for the support that they need when making the move.   International employers need to create job opportunities to motivate Brits to move overseas, according to a survey of 1,000 people. Over half of quality of lifers, ...

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Which Are The Most Expensive Countries For Expatriates?

Looking at which are the most expensive countries for expatriates, the ECA International annual MyExpatriate Market Pay report surveys the cost of benefits, salaries and tax treatments in countries around the world in order to assist companies with benchmarking their expatriate packages when relocating staff. Benefits include the allowance to cover essential costs such as accommodation, internatio ...

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Talent Shortage To Drive Growth In Salaries In Oil And Gas Sector

The 2019 Global Energy Talent Index Report (GETI), the annual energy recruitment and employment trends report, has been published and against a background of rising oil prices shows increased optimism in the oil and gas job market. The GETI from Swift and Energy Jobline reports 65% of workers believe that their pay will increase in the next year with only 5% expecting a fall.   39% think their pay ...

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The Best Places In The World To Work

HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer Survey ranks Germany as the best place to work in the world followed by Bahrain and the UK.  A period working abroad can be the key to unlocking a more confident, creative and adaptable you according to HSBC, as it announces the best countries in the world to work abroad. The survey of more than 22,000 expatriates from the world’s leading international bank reveals tha ...

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Top Tips For Negotiating Your Salary

Negotiating your salary should whenever possible be left until you have received a job offer as this is the time when you are in the best position: they have indicated that they want you to take the job, but you have not yet accepted. The salary is often not specified in job adverts and what is available ‘to the right candidate’ is often described as ‘negotiable’ or flexible, but it is only at the ...

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Should I Take The Job? Considerations Before Accepting A Job

When you are applying for a job abroad there can often be a prolonged selection process. When you have finally made it from the initial application through to the shortlist and receive a job offer the natural instinct is to accept the offer and look forward to your exciting new life abroad. However, before you do so, you need to step back and consider your options. Only you know your circumstances ...

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6 Reasons Why Expats Need a VPN

The process of moving abroad can be challenging to say the least, and there’s always plenty to think about and prepare. One aspect of living in a different country that many expats may not initially consider is their online security, and how they can gain unobstructed access to things like social media to keep connected with their friends and family. From staying safe on unsecured Wi-Fi to bypassi ...

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