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  • The Relational Element in the Partner’s Adjustment to a Global Assignment

    By Nick Royle · October 17 2010 · Global Mobility Management

    Content Contributed by Ricklin-Echikson Associates
 If you are reading this blog entry you are likely familiar with the term “culture shock” and its common symptoms of disorientation, depression, helplessness and fear. Google the term, and you will be rewarded with several pages of listings, most of which will tie the phenomenon to the experience of…

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  • Telecommuting: Beneficial or Not?

    By Nick Royle · October 12 2010 · Technology

    Over the past eight years, telecommuting (individuals who partially or regularly work from home) and teleworking (individuals who work 100 percent from home) have grown exponentially. According to a survey released by World at Work, approximately 17.2 million Americans telecommuted in 2008, up 39 percent from 2006 and up over 70 percent from 2005. Unlike…

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  • Budgeted Moves: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    By Nick Royle · October 6 2010 · Domestic Relocation

    With the present economic environment, budgeted relocations are a re-emerging trend. Not that they ever disappeared; this type of relocation program is popular with many corporations. But, with more companies hopping on the budgeted move bandwagon, it’s important to examine the good, the bad, and the ugly of this program alternative. So let’s start with…

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  • New Changes to FHA Mortgages: Stay Informed

    By Nick Royle · October 1 2010 · Finance & Credit

    On October 4th, the FHA (Federal Housing Authority) will officially implement a new series of changes to its lending standards for borrowers, making it more costly to secure a FHA loan. Over the past several years, due to the economic recession, FHA loans continued to grow in popularity in part because of their low minimum…

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