Relocating overseas on your own is as daunting as it is exciting. So, imagine doing it with your family in tow and the added pressure this brings. Here at Simply London, we understand that finding the perfect school will be of paramount importance for any employee moving overseas with their kids. Getting this right will make all the difference when it comes to their nearest and dearest settling into life in London.
Career progression and professional development are common goals when relocating overseas. However, the main focus for any assignee moving with their family will be the well-being of their children. Until their nearest and dearest have settled into life in London, professional targets won’t be a priority.
The last thing they need are concerns about rising school fees and the potential impact of Brexit on independent schools confusing the issue.
Brexit has become synonymous with uncertainty ever since the British public voted to sever ties with the EU. While many challenges undoubtedly lay ahead during the negotiation period and beyond, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom and head scratching. Particularly here in London, which remains – and will continue to remain – one of the best cities in the world to live and do business. This is a welcome shift in mindset for any organisation that is considering relocating employees to London as part of its mobility strategy. Here are five reasons to be positive as Brexit approaches.
Relocating an employee that falls in the millennial bracket isn’t as simple as giving them a smartphone and buying them a flight. Having grown up with so much convenience on tap, they have very specific requirements. If you want this highly qualified, tech-savvy, forward-thinking section of the workforce to help your business grow, you should think like one when relocating them overseas. Ask yourself, what motivates a millennial?
The internet of things has made the world a much smaller place for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), opening borders to international trade. Successful expansion into the global marketplace often creates a requirement to relocate employees overseas. The benefits of doing so are compelling:
We are thrilled to announce that Simply London has been nominated in the “Best Family Support Programme” category for the Forum for Expatriate Management EMEA Awards, the prestigious annual awards of the relocation & mobility industry.
Relocating an employee to a world-class city like London doesn’t just present a business with the chance to develop and grow. Often, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for the assignee – and perhaps their family – to further themselves by experiencing life overseas. But with so much to organise it can be as daunting as it is exciting. Here at Simply London, we understand that the fast-paced, high-pressure nature of modern life means many of us are time-poor as we juggle work, family and social commitments. That’s why we have introduced our new individuals/couples and family VIP packages.
The world’s workforce is on the move as organisations strive to develop and manage top talent, achieve business objectives and foster an international mindset. According to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends survey, 68% of the 10,400-business people who participated agreed that “a mobile workforce is an enabler of business and talent strategies.”
The rise of this globalised workforce has been largely born out of technological advancements that enable us to travel, communicate and conduct business on a global scale. While relocating employees overseas provides businesses with a wealth of opportunities, it also presents financial, logistical and operational challenges.
So how can technology be used by organisations to make the relocation process more efficient in the first place?
A guest article by our coach Heeral Gudka, Director of Convergent Consulting, who helps expats and their spouses make the most of their relocation, and, most importantly for their employers, make a success out of it.
We are thrilled to announce that Simply London has been nominated, again this year, in the “Best Destination Service Provider” category by the ARP, The Association of Relocation Professionals, for the prestigious annual awards of the relocation industry.