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Posted by Larry Post |
Cartus Crisis Management: Working Behind the Scenes

With offices as well as clients, customers, and suppliers in every corner of the world, Cartus is acutely aware of the need to be able to communicate information quickly and clearly. And when that information concerns emergency preparedness planning, its coherent and timely dissemination is vitally important.

Whether it is climate-related events or political upheaval, a national or worldwide pandemic or workplace violence, preparedness planning is crucial. The Cartus Crisis Management team meets regularly to share information, discuss and plan for potential crises—both large and small—and even participate in mock drills.
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International Assignment Cost Projections: What Managers Need to Know

Posted by L. Sean Raney |
International Assignment Cost Projections: What Managers Need to Know

Along with the importance of finding the right talent for the right jobs, global relocation managers have one mandate constantly drumming in their ears: cost. According to recent Cartus benchmark research studies, cost is the number one challenge facing global mobility practitioners and their programs, and cost containment is one of the top priorities organizations are most interested in improving. Upfront assignment planning also ranked in the top three.

Fortunately, there’s a way to address both cost concerns and solid assignment planning to arrive at a good balance for companies: through a detailed, well-thought-out international assignment cost projection.

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Cartus Global Spotlight: Relocating to Iceland

Posted by Agata Bondarczuk |
Cartus Global Spotlight: Relocating to Iceland

Famous for its hot springs, geysers and active volcanoes, the Republic of Iceland is a wonderful country that I recently had the pleasure of visiting, and I wanted to share my experiences in Cartus’ Global Spotlight series. My trip to the country’s capital city of Reykjavik was in support of the increasing number of international assignees whom Cartus is assisting with their relocations to Iceland.

Iceland Overview
I was interested to observe that Iceland has a combination of Northern European and American characteristics, with Scandinavian influences in culture and art, and American-size properties and distances between towns and cities. The people are typically Nordic; the locals value independence and self-sufficiency and are well known for their creative and literary heritage. Iceland has a close-knit, community feeling, even in major towns and cities; this may be due to the country’s relatively small population of 328,000.
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Relocation Tips and Trends for China-Based HR Experts

Posted by Dan Shao |
Relocation Tips and Trends for China-Based HR Experts

With multinational companies continuing to look to China for new market growth, plenty of information exists about the trends and challenges businesses face when relocating key talent into China, but less information can be found about how companies in China are managing their mobility programs: where they are moving, what their patterns of talent growth are, and what kinds of issues they face.

Cartus recently hosted a meeting in Ningbo for the leading China-based HR leaders, and we conducted a relocation pulse survey to learn more.
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What’s the ROI of Cross-Cultural and Language Training?: Webinar

Posted by Patrice Heinzer |
What’s the ROI of Cross-Cultural and Language Training?: Webinar

Are you an international HR professional who is juggling the needs of assignees with the pressure to contain costs? If so, you are likely being asked to justify an initial investment in cross-cultural and language training. The experts at Cartus will help provide a new perspective on measuring the ROI from assignees receiving these benefits.

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