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The Northeast 2013 Totally Expat Show

Attention all HR/global mobility professionals: The North-East US Totally Expat Show 2013 is taking place on June 18th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. The jam-packed show is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to learn about and share expatriate management best practices, network with global mobility professionals, providers, consultants and peers, attend seminars led by industry experts, and enjoy exhibitions from over 50 suppliers showcasing the latest innovations and technologies on managing expatriates. Moreover, the North-East Totally Expat Show has gained official recognition by professional bodies such as the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), attesting to its high level of excellence. Those who attend the event’s 20-session conference program can earn 4.5 hours HRCI recertification credits. With corporate relocations increasing ...

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Corporate Relocation On The Rise

The corporate relocation industry is booming, as companies seek gains in productivity and efficiency as well as cost cuts for consolidations or mergers and savings on labor force, space, and utilities expenses. Additional reasons for the growing phenomenon of corporate relocation include large tax incentive packages from state and local governments and the ability to compete on an international level. Not only are employee relocations on the rise, but relocation benefits are increasingly enticing as well, making the new corporate landscape a win-win scenario for employers and employees alike. Statistically, corporate relocations have been on the rise since 2010, with companies strategically placing their talent in the right places in order to decrease the risk of bringing in someone new ...

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National Relocation Conference 2013

If you are a corporate or government professional responsible for your company’s mobility program, get out your calendars and mark off May 15-17, 2013, to attend the 2013 National Relocation Conference, which will take place at theManchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. Hosted by Worldwide ERC, the recognized and renowned authority on workforce mobility, the conference is but one of the organization’s many hands-on workshops and educational programs which have trained over 300,000 professionals in the industry. In addition to learning about the latest policy issues,National Relocation Conference 2013 attendees can expect to learn about current best practices and emerging trends and to participate in discussions and educational sessions concerning practical solutions to U.S. domestic mobility challenges. A critical ...

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Relocation to a New Country Part 3: Integration

Packed, travelled, landed, unpacked, settled. The first few months in your new home, in the a new country have been hectic and a little crazy. You’ve been taking care of all the minute details which go into an overseas move: job searching, apartment hunting, finding schools for your kids, setting up a bank account, dealing with bureaucracy, filling out paperwork, etc. Your jetlag is finally behind you and the culture shock is wearing off. Now, it’s time to actually settle into your new surroundings and make your home a home. Moving to a New Country is Overwhelming Moving to another country may be exciting and full of promise, but there is no doubt about it: The experience can be overwhelming, ...

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Relocating To A New Country Part 2: Arrival

After arriving safe and sound to your new home comes the second phase of relocating. All the boxes have been carried inside and it’s time to start unpacking, put things in order, and settle in. But where do you begin and which boxes should you unpack first? To create some calm amidst all the chaos, try unpacking in an organized manner; start with the essentials first and then work your way through the rest of the stack. Unpacking Tips   Here are some tips on how to unpack efficiently and make a smooth transition into your new life:   Begin by unpacking the bag/box containing the essentials you’ll need for the first night; it should include items such as toiletries, ...

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Relocating To a New Country Part1: Preparation

The first out of a three posts series about relocating Relocating to a new country is a big deal. While excitement is initially high over the anticipated overseas adventure or the promise a new life halfway around the world, reality soon hits home and you find yourself facing a myriad of questions, an endless list of thing to do, and not enough time or answers to allow you to breathe easy. If the prospect of moving is getting you down, cheer up, because help is on the way! To help you prepare for relocation, we have put together a great list of tips, tricks, and expert advice on how to ensure that your move goes off without a hitch. To ...

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