May 5, 2010

PwC reports an increase in international assignments

An interesting article called “The Changing Needs of a Global Workforce” from www.takingupresidence.com looks at the recent PwC report findings that show international assignments have gone up 25% and will go up a further 50% by 2020. This guarantees that there will be a continued and growing need for an A to Z in relocation services.

An excerpt: “The global workforce will undergo a dramatic change in the way it is sourced, organised, and managed by 2020. Those are the findings presented in the PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWCs) Talent Mobility 2020 report, part of its Managing tomorrow’s people series. According to the report, an explosion of activity in emerging markets has contributed to the significant increase in the need for companies to move people and talent to various locations around the world.”

To read the report directly, click here.

April 15, 2010

Career issues for accompanying partners

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As a follow up to my last blog regarding Brookfield’s Global Relocation Trends Survey Report, it’s clear that the subject of partner relocation is a hot topic. Why else would blogs, websites and books be dedicated to the subject? Just look at what Robin Pascoe and Jo Parfitt have produced on this theme!

I came across a blog by Margarita Gokun Silver that focuses on what spouses and partners need in order to be satisfied with their career choices, and ways to help them look for employment if they feel they want or need to. The gist of the article is that more and more spouses are feeling dissatisfied with what is available to them in terms of employment and are unwilling to relocate without a job.

In order to support these accompanying spouses and partners, globalcoachcenter.com lists some things you can do. In particular, the blog cites coaching, specialized job searches, and offering training geared toward the spouse’s specific needs. To read the whole blog, click here.

April 10, 2010

Expat population growing worldwide

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An interesting blog on reloroundtable.com features the 2010 Global Relocation Trends Survey Report, published by Brookfield Global Relocation Services . It shows a trend toward growing expat populations and older expats. On the negative side is the increasing difficulty for accompanying spouses and partners to find a job when relocated. To read more on this, check out the blog