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Expats Earn 25% More Abroad Than At Home

Singapore has again been rated by expats as the best country in the world to live and work. Runner-up was Norway. Both Singapore and Norway offer expats a stable economic and political environment while giving them a fulfilling experience and an improved family life, according to the HSBC Expat Explorer survey. As well as unveiling the best places ...

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Fall In Number Of Britons Sent To Work Abroad

A study has found that there has been a big drop in the number of British people being sent on international assignment for work. The UK has been revealed as the third most popular location in the world for international work, behind only USA and China, according to new research by Santa Fe Relocation. The findings from the company’s 2017 Global Mobility Survey showed that despite concerns around ...

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China To Be Key Place For Business Expansion

China is set to become the key destination for international business expansion in the next five years, according to research. The research by AXA, conducted among 250 firms in eight countries and 372 globally-mobile workers reveals that while western economies dominate the list of countries that employers say they most commonly send staff to work in today, the balance of power between nations is ...

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Young People Going Expat For Better Job Prospects

There has been an upsurge in younger professionals moving abroad. Research has found that there has been a large increase in moving enquiries made by millennials – 18 to 35-year-old young professionals – of around 60%. This suggests that the will to live abroad and experience different cultures is ever growing among young people. A reason why an increasing number of young people are re ...

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Criminal Record Could Mean Expat Travel Ban

Research by Direct Line Travel Insurance reveals millions of Britons could be setting themselves up for rejection by attempting to enter foreign countries without properly disclosing their prior criminal convictions. Criminal offences which could mean potential expats are refused entry are referred to as ‘moral turpitude’ by US border officials and usually include crimes that go against the accept ...

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Trend For Workers To Be International Commuters

More than half of the businesses questioned in new research said sending staff on global assignments has improved the performance of their international operations and 44% said it improved employees’ skill level. However, the research by international health insurer AXA, conducted among 250 multi-national firms headquartered in eight different countries and 372 expat workers across 11 markets, rev ...

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Expat Work Assignments Expected To Grow

Business leaders still view an international mobile workforce as key to meeting their strategic objectives, according to new research by global mobility specialists, Santa Fe Relocation Services. This is despite mounting concerns around immigration and an increasingly uncertain geopolitical climate following changes implemented by the new US administration and the anticipated impact of Brexit. San ...

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Expats Relocate For Better Careers

Research has shown that 30 per cent of expats said that they relocated for better career opportunities and a quarter listed increased pay and benefits. A further 15 per cent relocated for an improved work/life balance. The research, by global healthcare provider AXA, also found that 14 per cent moved for a better environment to raise a family. Just 9 per cent said that they moved to a new country ...

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Ten Best Countries For An Expat Career

More than one in three expats mention their job or business as their most important reason for relocating. 15 per cent moved abroad because they found a job on their own, and 13 per cent were sent abroad by their employer. Not all destinations where expats are particularly satisfied with their individual career options are rated just as positively for the state of the local economy. While countrie ...

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New Work Visa Rules Could Hinder Expats

Jobseekers could find it harder to land expat assignments as the US, Australia and New Zealand bring in new expat visa rules. Temporary skilled worker laws are facing change. Australia announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (known as the 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. The TSS visa programme will include a short-term ...

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