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  • How do companies handle home country storage fees and property management fees?

    By Kate deFrancisco · October 31 2012 · Domestic Relocation,Global Mobility Management

    The standard for a permanent transfer would be to not cover property management or home country storage. For expats, companies typically support home country storage for the duration of the assignment. Typically, there is no limit, however it is not uncommon to institute caps, averaging up to USD $1,000 per month including insurance. For property…

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  • How to Retain your Talent Outside First Tier Cities in China

    By Renata Inokomis · October 26 2012 · Global Mobility Management,Global Talent Management

    Companies looking to expand into Tier 2 and 3 cities will be challenged by: Recruiting, Retention and Reward. Attracting and retaining key talent for staff operations in China continues to be an area of concern for multinational Corporations. Below are some ideas on how to retain talent.  1. Brand relocation as a strong career move …

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  • Argentina real estate affected by restrictions on foreign currency

    By Patricia Bracht · October 22 2012 · Global Mobility Management

    As the economy in Argentina continues to struggle, the real estate market, particularly for foreign investors and expats, has been affected greatly. A high inflation rate (that has largely hovered around 25 to 30 percent per annum) has led the government to impose stringent restrictions and limitations on the purchase of foreign currency. According to…

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  • Culture Shock – Hong Kong

    By Nick Royle · October 17 2012 · Global Mobility Management

    Relocating to a new country with unfamiliar habits and traditions can be a very challenging experience, but a little research before you leave will help tremendously. The most important thing is to move with an open mind. Culture Shock comes from a lack of understanding that can lead to built-up anxiety. Expat culture shock in…

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  • Midland TX and Odessa TX – Rentals skyrocket!

    By Valerie Dean · October 11 2012 · Domestic Relocation

    The Midland and Odessa, TX housing markets are on fire. Many companies are relocating there, causing the rental rates to skyrocket, and the temporary housing rates to go through the roof. An average 30 day stay is close to $8,000, and quite often more time is needed as the rental market is tougher than New…

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  • MSI Hosts Second Annual Executive Forum

    By Admin · October 10 2012 · news

    Hampton, NH (October 10, 2012): Mobility Services International (MSI), a leading independent provider of global workforce mobility solutions, has held its second annual Executive Forum, “Partners in Workforce Mobility.” This two-day conference was hosted on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts from the 12th to the 14th of September at The Chatham Bars Inn. This year’s event…

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  • Expat Family Life: When Children Benefit

    By Kyndel Sokol · October 2 2012 · Global Mobility Management,Global Talent Management

    Taking on an international assignment is a major decision for many reasons, children certainly add to the pressure. Parents may worry that their children’s education, confidence, and ability to socialize could suffer as a result. However, children can gain a great deal from an expat lifestyle. Here are a few reasons why… There’s a high…

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  • Panama Fast track Visa

    By Carolina Rojas · October 2 2012 · Global Mobility Management

    Panama has long had “open door” immigration policies that welcome foreigners. For instance, it has the best program of special benefits for foreign retirees and their families you’ll find anywhere in the world today—the pensionado, or pensioner, visa. For non-pensioners, most of Panama’s other residency programs required substantial investments…until now. 
The new “Immediate Permanent Resident”…

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