THE SIMPLY LONDON MOBILITY BLOG

News and ideas about Corporate Relocations to London

5 top tips to help assignees move to London successfully

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By enabling assignees to live and work in London, you’re giving them the opportunity to enrich their lives in a truly world-class city. Rather than patting yourself on the back, it’s time to help them make a success of their relocation. By doing so you will also empower them to make a success of their new professional experience. Here a few top tips to give you a headstart...

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Global mobility: the key to talent retention

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If organisations are serious about talent retention, they need to take global mobility seriously. And it appears that – overall – they are doing so: according to a 2018 survey by Allianz Care, 70% of organisations believe that “offering expat assignments increases staff loyalty”. But what more can they do to use global mobility as a tool for talent retention?

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Planning for success: how to create a mobility policy that works for you

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Winston Churchill famously said “he who fails to plan is planning to fail" – a thought-provoking quote that applies to any mobility strategy. The planning stage of a relocation lays the foundation for its success. At the heart of this process is the development of a well-considered mobility policy that addresses a business’s full set of requirements. 

Creating and implementing a structured mobility policy helps to ensure consistency, limit risk exposure, reduce costs and mitigate compliance issues. Once in place, it will provide the framework for an organisation’s approach to mobility, including who they relocate, why they relocate them and how they execute the move.

So, let’s explore some of the key elements involved in creating an effective mobility policy.

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Corporate or private let when relocating to London: which type of let is best?

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As an employer, you have two clear choices when it comes to securing rented accommodation for your assignees: a corporate or private let. While the type of let you choose depends entirely on the circumstances of a relocation – for both you and your employee – there’s an increasing trend for organisations to move away from the corporate route.  

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Immigration troubleshooting: don’t let a London relocation fail before it has even begun

Immigration

Relocating overseas involves managing lots of moving parts; some of which must be in place before others can properly kick into action. Helping your assignees to plan and execute a successful move to London is, therefore, all about priorities. Take immigration, for example: before other important elements of the relocation process can begin in earnest, it is often necessary for non-EU citizens to obtain the legal right to live and work in the UK.

Failure to do so, or a lack of understanding around the application process, could put the whole move in jeopardy...

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Simply London shortlisted in the "Best Destination Service Provider" category for third consecutive year

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We are thrilled to announce that Simply London has been nominated in the “Best Destination Service Provider” category by the ARP, the Association of Relocation Professionals, for the third consecutive year.

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Departure services: supporting assignees through the full relocation lifecycle

The Departure Service

If you thought the post-summer holiday blues were a struggle, imagine leaving a world-class city having called it home for a few years. So, put yourself in an assignee’s shoes: not only is there lots to organise during the departure process, there’s the emotional upheaval that comes with an international move – whether it’s back home or somewhere new.

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Tune into the new Simply London YouTube channel

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Accessing and consuming vital information throughout the relocation process can be a laborious task. And with so much to arrange before, during and after the move, time becomes a finite commodity that must be used wisely. To help manage these constraints, Simply London has launched its very own YouTube channel.

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The Top 5 global mobility trends for 2019: #5 Growth of permanent transfers

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We’ve carefully considered the modern assignee’s requirements, swotted up new legislation and examined some interesting stats to bring you our top five global mobility trends for 2019. 

This week we are looking at 2019 Mobility Trend #5: Permanent transfers will keep growing

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The Top 5 global mobility trends for 2019: #4 Flexibility

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We’ve carefully considered the modern assignee’s requirements, swotted up new legislation and examined some interesting stats to bring you our top five global mobility trends for 2019. 

This week we are looking at 2019 Mobility Trend #4, flexibility.

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