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Belgium through Expat Eyes

Expat Insider Survey 2017 - InterNations

How do expats experience life outside of the office in their adopted home countries? Expat network InterNations surveyed their membership on 43 individual factors that influence an expat’s experience. The survey delves into issues ranging from reasons for moving abroad to how easy it is to make friends in your adoptive country. Ranked in 65 expatriate destinations around the world, respondents were also asked to rate factors on a scale of one to seven. With over 12,500 respondents representing 166 nationalities and living in 188 countries or territories, the Expat Insider survey provides a unique insight into what life is like abroad. We wanted to know how Belgium fares on a global scale.

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Winning the Talent War

attracting and retaining fresh blood to your business

Evolution is key to just about everything, and it’s not limited to the natural world either. In business we need to evolve to stay ahead of the market, to develop new trends and to keep the lifeblood of a business flowing. Most importantly, we need to know how to evolve our business practices to retain our most precious present employees, and to attract future employees, filled with fresh energy and new perspectives.

motivations to relocate and best practices for business

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Leuven MindGate

laying the foundations for Belgium’s first International House
Leuven MindGate

Mohamed Ridouani, alderman for SP.A in Leuven

Let’s make an equation containing three elements: city + international companies + (international) talent. The desired outcome: an attractive environment, wealth, social cohesion. Or, in other words, an attractive brand. You, dear reader, will surely be aware that a happy worker is a happy company is a happy city is a happy resident is a happy worker…. ReLocate has recently focused on a number of things that can contribute to a companies’ wellbeing – and their employees – today we’d like to focus on what cities can do. A survey among 1.264 international workers tells us: a lot.

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Mobility after Brexit

the business and individual perspectives

brexit and immigration to belgium

The general take on Brexit is that there is much uncertainty surrounding the outcome of any negotiations. Let’s remember that change is good, and along with uncertainty there is always possibility. In the modus operandi of the British populace: “Keep Calm and Carry On”, how can businesses calmly tackle this uncertainty, not only for their own operational purposes but also to ensure that their employees, both present and future, are reassured of their legal standing? How can individuals carry on and protect their rights to work, study or just reside in their adopted EU member state?

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The Millennial Workplace

opportunity to progress and aligning values

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degree of importance to millennials

In most markets, work-life balance comes before career progression when evaluating job opportunities. Figure: relative degree of importance (excluding salary).

With millennials generally getting a bad rap and preconceptions abounding on how the “entitled generation” views both the workplace and the world at large, it would be easy to dismiss them offhand as serious prospects for employment.  Deloitte’s 2016 Millennial Survey tells us that 44% of millennials already have one foot out of the door and are planning on leaving their organisation in the next two years: a statistic that will surely have most employers close to tears with frustration. But what does being a millennial in the workplace actually mean?  What is it that we are doing so very differently than our parents before us that is making us the topic of the decade?

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The Future of Talent Mobility

Trends and Best Practices Based on Cross-Industry Survey Research

In winter 2015 the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) began a research project to explore the wide spectrum of survey research conducted on global employee mobility.  They conducted content analysis on 57 reports published between 2011 and 2016 by a diverse group of publishers. Stephen Cryne, President and CEO of CERC presented the results at the EuRA conference earlier this year, as with so many voices – surveys, analysts, predictions – in the industry, CERC wondered is there any consensus in the literature?   Extracts republished with permission of EuRA.

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Cost of Living Allowances

Mercer’s 2016 survey sees Brexit fears carry through into results

cost of living survey 2016

Mercer’s 22nd annual Cost of Living Survey indicated that fears of a potential Brexit had weakened the value of the Pound against the Dollar and Euro, causing UK cities such as London and Birmingham to plummet in the rankings over the last year.  With Brexit now a reality, it remains to be seen what the impact will be on the Cost of Living Allowances (CoLA) for expats to and from Britain in both the short and long term.

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