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Reloc8 Asia Pacific Country Briefings – Japan and Taiwan

2019-04-09T04:52:17+00:00November 20th, 2017|

This focused and relevant webinar covers the information international assignees, their families, and those supporting them, find most useful as they commence their relocation to Japan or Taiwan. Topics covered will include: Country Background Visa and Work Permits Housing (Costs, Availability, Formalities, Surprises etc) Cultural Surprises for new arrivals Please click on the link [...]

Australian Housing Costs – Unaffordable Interstate Relocation?

2019-04-05T02:56:52+00:00October 30th, 2017|

Volatility in sales prices in Sydney and Melbourne and greater stability in other State Capitals. Rental stability across the country except for Perth. What does this mean for employers relocating staff interstate to Sydney and Melbourne? In our August Client Alert we commented that Sydney and Melbourne rents have shown stability in recent years  despite [...]

Sydney & Melbourne Housing Costs

2019-04-05T02:56:52+00:00September 4th, 2017|

Stability in rents, volatility in sales prices. What does this mean for those relocating to Sydney and Melbourne? Sydney and Melbourne rents have shown continuing stability over the last twelve months. Sydney houses have averaged approximately 2% increase, with some areas e.g. Lower North Shore increasing by up to 5%. Melbourne houses have averaged approximately [...]

Changes to Australia & China Visa Regimes – Webinar

2019-06-04T10:03:14+00:00September 1st, 2017|

The Governments of Australia and China have introduced major changes to business visa regulations in 2017. In this webinar, visa professionals from Reloc8 Asia Pacific partners in Australia (Sue Stinson from Woodhams Relocation Centre) and China (Shelley Warner from Asia Pacific Access) provided expert commentary on these important changes. They also covered the implications and risk [...]

Reintroducing Visas for Senior Management Roles

2019-04-05T02:56:52+00:00July 17th, 2017|

In April 2017 the Federal Government announced major changes to the business visa regime. These changes are being introduced over time, through to 2018. The immediate restrictions on senior management roles caused consternation for many businesses. Under the new rules these were mostly restricted to 2-year visas, with one renewal, and no option of a [...]

Reloc8 Asia Pacific Country Briefings – Thailand

2019-04-09T04:58:44+00:00March 15th, 2017|

This focused and relevant webinar covers the information international assignees, their families, and those supporting them, find most useful as they commence their relocation to Thailand. Topics covered will include: Country Background Visa and Work Permits Housing (Costs, Availability, Formalities, Surprises etc) Cultural Surprises for new arrivals Please click on the link to listen [...]

International Cost of Living comparisons

2019-04-05T02:57:09+00:00February 3rd, 2017|

Understanding cost of living differences between the home and host location is a common concern of employers and international assignees. Many assignees trust that the employer will take care of them, while employers can struggle to know what is “fair”. Organisations such as ECA, AirInc, and Mercers maintain large databases of prices in many [...]

Cultural training: a low-cost high-impact approach

2019-04-05T02:57:09+00:00February 3rd, 2017|

Preparing international assignees for the work and daily living experiences they are likely to encounter in the host location is a form of risk management. Interacting appropriately with, customers, government, business associates, as well as employees is important in protecting the organisation’s interests. Furthermore learning about, and understanding, host country practices helps new arrivals prosper [...]