Global Mobility

What makes a successful international relocation?

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Moving house, Global Mobility, Family Friendly Companies, Europe, Employee Benefits, Children, Childcare, Brexit
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Last week The Guardian reported that nearly one third of British companies are either considering, or actively planning on, relocating their business operations abroad because of Brexit. What makes a successful international relocation for the thousands of people behind these headline-grabbing statistics? The logistics involved in ...

What the large global mobility firms don’t tell you

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Parenting, Global Mobility, Family Friendly Companies
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If you are being relocated by your employer, the chances are that you will be connected in with a client liaison person at your employer’s global mobility supplier. Their role will be to help smooth the way for the physical relocation of you, your family and your belongings from where you are, to where you ...

Relocating to Hong Kong as a nanny

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Parenting, Nannies, Hong Kong, Global Mobility, Childcare, Career
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I first relocated to Hong Kong as a professional nanny 11 years ago, and I cannot express how fast that time has passed. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought my life would bring me here from the US and that I would end up calling HK home. And while life here ...

Schooling in Frankfurt: The options

by ParentalChoice
in Relocation, Parenting, Global Mobility, Frankfurt, Europe
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So you’re off to live in Frankfurt, or perhaps you’re just considering it. You like the thought of new beers and wines to try, a new language to master, being in the centre or Europe, but this move isn’t just about you. There are little people to consider, or maybe just twinkles in your eye. ...

Special Needs in Frankfurt: Assembling Your Village

by ParentalChoice
in special needs, Parenting, Global Mobility, Frankfurt
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‘It takes a village to raise a child’ is an African proverb often used to explain that children require not only their families but also a supportive community to provide a safe and positive environment in which to develop. When raising a child with special needs, this ‘village’ is even more important but, when raising ...

So what is behind China’s expertise in Maths (and Table Tennis), can we emulate it and what might they want to learn from us?

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Relocation, Hong Kong, Global Mobility, Education
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Parental Choice have recently expanded into Asia with operations in full swing in Hong Kong.  As a result we have taken a look at the Chinese education system.  It is famous around the world, but how does it compare to the UK?  Liz Browne, was privileged enough to travel to Beijing earlier this year and ...