The Latest in Global Mobility

Welcome to The Latest in Global Mobility , a round-up of what's being thought and said in Global Mobility circles. Read a mix of posts on our website and updates from our training partners to keep you up-to-date on the latest thinking and advice in the industry.

Gina Tonic has been at it again - read about her nightmares in Nigeria. If you want to get something off your chest and be Gina Tonic for a week in our warts and all view of what goes on in the day-to-day life of a Global Mobility professional, get in touch with Myrianthe.
LATEST - The Secret Diary of a Global Mobility Manager
It started out simply enough with the assignment letter going out to the assignee, detailing the long-term assignment from Egypt to Nigeria, and a briefing call arranged.

However, there were elements of the briefing call that didn’t quite sit right. The questions from the employee were different to the usual questions around ‘How much do I get paid?’, ‘What does tax equalisation mean?’ and ‘Do I have a company car?’ ...
Find out what Gina Tonic has been up to this week in the latest installment of her secret diary.
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Cost of Living Data

There’s no-one more qualified in cost of living data than an assignee who believes they are experiencing a loss in their purchasing power whilst on assignment! I’ve heard all sorts of justifications to back up their ‘expert’ opinion including the  Big Mac index  courtesy of   The Economist !

When trying to explain why the index the organisation use is much more objective, you suddenly get a sense you may have lost them about half way through the explanation.
From our Training Partners
This side up
Whether you’re relocating for the first time or the fifth time, This Side Up! A Simple Guide to Your Successful Relocation is an expert resource that will make your move as smooth as possible.
The old adage goes that moving house, getting married (and subsequently divorced) are the three most stressful things in life. Expats live the first on a frequent basis and quite often the third more often than the norm. When it comes to LGBTQ expats there is an added level of stress with their sexual orientation often being the subject for discussion (and sadly examination) prior to and on arrival in their new destination.