Update - 27/09/17 Big Kili Klimb

Update - 27/09/17 - How Eric Pengelly Is Preparing for the Kili Climb As our Kili deadline creeps closer, it’s time to see how another member of our K2 trek team is progressing with their training. Joining the team, Global


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  • Sep 15, 2017

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Is Your Global Mobility Offering Set To Achieve ROI?

Is Your Global Mobility Offering Set To Achieve ROI? Global Mobility and international assignments are now integral to the success of multinational organisations. Helping organisations meet business objectives, plug skills gaps in new locations, develop talent, leadership global mindsets -


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  • Aug 07, 2017

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Consider These Things When Managing Assignments in the UAE

Consider These Things When Managing Assignments in the UAE The UAE is an incredible destination for employee relocation. But what mobility considerations must be made to ensure smooth moves to, and successful assignments in, the United Arab Emirates? There are


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  • Jul 31, 2017

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Cool Relocation Career Opportunities in Hot Locations - Relocation Consultant, Dubai UAE

K2, the Global Relocation Management and Global Mobility Advisory Services business, is hiring for the position of Relocation Consultant to coordinate and manage international relocations. The Role Experience the bustling business centre of Dubai. As a K2 Relocation Consultant you will


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  • Jul 18, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

How To Prepare For An International Move: 7 Survival Tactics

Bloody hell.. who said moving was fun? These 7 survival tactics will help you prepare for what can be a harsh reality in comparison with pictured expectations of an international move. Okay let's be honest, moving is not fun. Most


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  • May 05, 2017

  • by Yvonne Dam

Take the Lead On Agility To Succeed Through Brexit with K2

Now that article 50 has been triggered, is your organisation prepared to remain flexible and agile in the face of Brexit? Being prepared and agile in uncertain times has always been a critical success factor for business. In the face


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  • May 03, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

K2 Careers Latest Opportunity: Operations Manager - Asia, Based in Singapore

K2, the Global Relocation Management and Global Mobility Advisory Services business, is hiring for the position of Operations Manager, Asia to help with the continued sustainable growth of our global business. The Role The Operations Manager has operational responsibility for


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  • Apr 21, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

Employee Relocations to Australia Affected By Changes to Skilled Occupations List & New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa to Replace 457 Visas in March 2018

19 April 2017 The Australian Government announced that on the occupations lists used for skilled migration visas, including the subclass 457 visa, will be significantly condensed and from March 2018 the 457 visa programme will be replaced with a new


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  • Apr 19, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

K2 Solution to Delays to UK Customs and Potential Additional Charges Created by New ToR Process

K2, the relocation management and advisory services company, provided a January update on the changes affecting customs procedures for household goods shipments into the UK. The change saw the phasing out of the C3 form and transition to the more rigorous


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  • Apr 10, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

NEWS: K2 Corporate Mobility Appoints Daniel Natoli as European Managing Director

March 2017 - K2, the relocation management and advisory services company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Natoli as European Managing Director. Daniel assumes responsibility for managing K2’s European business. Located at the company’s Global Headquarters in the


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  • Mar 22, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

5 Tips to Minimise Stress on International Assignments

“The Assignee Experience” When it comes to managing a global mobility team, it is vitally important to remember that an assignee’s experience is fundamental to the success of a high-performing Global Mobility programme.  With this in mind, K2 welcomes expatriate


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  • Mar 14, 2017

  • by Yvonne Dam

K2 Careers Latest Opportunity: Relocation Manager, Based in Singapore

  K2, the Global Relocation Management and Global Mobility Advisory Services business, is hiring for the position of Relocation Manager to coordinate and manage international moves. The Role Based in Singapore, as a Relocation Manager you will be responsible for


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  • Feb 22, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

The K2 UAE Launch & Networking Event - Treehouse Dubai, 25th April

JOIN OUR K2 GLOBAL TEAM UP ON THE ROOF FOR THE BEST VIEW OF DUBAI ENJOY THE DECADENT TREEHOUSE ROOFTOP LOUNGE, TAJ HOTEL, 3RD LEVEL, BURJ KHALIFA STREET, DUBAI Join K2 UAE as we welcome you to our first evening


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  • Feb 20, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

K2 Careers Latest Opportunity: Client Services Consultant Stockholm or Malmö

K2 the Global Relocation Management and Global Mobility Advisory Services business is hiring for the position of Client Service Consultant to coordinate and manage international moves. The Role Based in either Stockholm or Malmö, as Client Services Consultant you will


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  • Jan 27, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

Guide to Managing Assignments in the UAE - Now Available!

Written for HR and Global Mobility teams outside the Middle East relocating employees to the region. Relocating employees to the UAE and surrounding region presents logistical, cultural and administrative challenges. Read the K2 Corporate Mobility guide to avoid the pitfalls


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  • Jan 27, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

Meet K2 Corporate Mobility’s Director of Happiness

Zack’s a great member of the team, but we’re not so sure about his suggestion of rebranding our company to K9. Being a good employer can mean lots of different things.  At K2 we like to keep things flexible and


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  • Jan 24, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

Compliance: Changes to UK Customs Procedure for Household Goods Moves

January 2017  - The UK government’s announced changes to its application customs process is now live. The change involves a phasing out of the C3 form and transition to the new online application using the Transfer of Residence (ToR) Procedure


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  • Jan 18, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

Client Development Manager - UK

K2 the Global Relocation Management and Global Mobility Advisory Services business is hiring for the position of Client Development Manager UK to help with the continued sustainable growth of our global business. The Role Based in London you will be


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  • Jan 09, 2017

  • by Mike Brazier

  • Blog, UK,

K2 Careers Latest Opportunity: Business Development Manager Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Business Development Manager Middle East and Africa (MEA) K2 the Global Relocation Management and Global Mobility Advisory Services business is hiring for the position of Business Development Manager MEA to help with the continued sustainable growth of our global business.


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  • Nov 23, 2016

  • by Mike Brazier

NEWS: K2 Opens in the Middle East

Dubai, UAE: K2 Corporate Mobility, the Global Mobility Advisory and Relocation Management company, opens its new office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The K2 office provides regional support for K2’s clients who are transferring employees into the Middle East and


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  • Nov 14, 2016

  • by Mike Brazier

  • Africa,

K2 Careers Latest Opportunity: Business Development Manager Texas, United States

K2 Careers Latest Opportunity: Business Development Manager Texas, United States K2 the Global Relocation Management and Global Mobility Advisory Services business is hiring for the position of Business Development Manager Texas to help with the continued sustainable growth of our


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  • Nov 08, 2016

  • by Mike Brazier

The K2 London Networking & Social Event

A BOUTIQUE EXPERIENCE AT THE EXCLUSIVE HOME HOUSE PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUB, 20 PORTMAN SQUARE, LONDON, W1H 6LW TED style talk with Futurist and special guest speaker Dr James Bellini Come to see Dr James Bellini for our TED style talk. Take a look into the future


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Register for the Rethinking Global Mobility in 30 minutes Webinar Tuesday 18 October

Enter your details to Register for the K2 Webinar “Rethinking Global Mobility in 30 minutes”   In October, K2 is hosting a series of webinars across 3 time zones, investigating further how we need to rethink global mobility from a


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K2 Corporate Mobility and Aon raise £2,041 for Rainbow Trust through Three Peak Challenge

K2 Corporate Mobility, in partnership with the global insurance company Aon, climbed almost 3,500 metres in under 24 hours to raise £2,041.31 so far for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which supports families caring for a child with a life threatening


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  • Aug 12, 2016

  • by Mike Brazier

  • Blog,

K2 Australia Roundtable Sydney: Rethinking Global Mobility

Join K2 22 September 2016 for our latest Breakfast Roundtable in Sydney, Australia where we will be taking a strategic level view of Global Mobility from the heart of Sydney’s CBD.   About the K2 Roundtable Further to the launch


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K2 Graduate Programme – Shahla’s Story

K2’s Graduate Programme provides talented young people the opportunity to gain valuable experience in an international business.   Securing the perfect placement is not easy, especially if you are an undergraduate. Internships have traditionally been reserved for penultimate year university


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  • Aug 01, 2016

  • by Mike Brazier

  • Blog, UK,

“Rethinking Global Mobility” eBook now available

  K2’s eBook “Rethinking Global Mobility” has been published.  It was written by K2’s Advisory team to help in-house Global Mobility and their businesses define what a highly effective employee mobility programme might look like for them and show how


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K2 Roundtable Singapore: Rethinking Global Mobility

Join K2 for our latest Breakfast Roundtable in Singapore where we will be taking a strategic level view of Global Mobility from the world famous Tower Club overlooking our beautiful city of Singapore. About the K2 Roundtable Further to the


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Global Mobility Tools Roundtable London 7 July 2016

Following the success of our last London K2 Roundtable Event in March which looked at “How to Maximise the Value Global Mobility Brings to Your Business”, the next in our series looks at  “Global Mobility Tools with the Power to


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Join K2 at the International HR & Global Mobility Event 16 June Canary Wharf, London

K2 will be hosting a Panel discussion: Global Mobility Vendor Selection - Three sides of the same coin   12.45, 16 June 2016 Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London   Identifying and selecting the ideal Global Mobility partner for your business


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Register for “The Future of Global Mobility Leaders” K2 Roundtable London 7 June 2016

  K2 Corporate Mobility is hosting a roundtable discussion with a panel of senior Global Mobility leaders, on the future of Global Mobility, the key trends that will shape its future and how we need to adapt to these changes.


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K2 and AON Take on the Three Peak Challenge for Charity

K2’s Richard Rutledge will be joining the Aon Global Mobility team to take on the UK National Three Peaks Challenge 2016. The K2 Aon team will head north on Friday 1st July stopping at Manchester for a tour of Old


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  • May 05, 2016

  • by Mike Brazier

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Will Brexit Impact on Global Mobility?

As the UK prepares to decide on its relationship with Europe, Global Mobility leaders across Europe and in the UK will be considering how the UK vote will affect their business and the potential knock on effect to their mobility


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Daddy Day Care – our own James Gill’s experience of how K2 Leads the Way in Shared Parental Leave

  Recent statistics from the UK government show that only 1% of fathers have taken advantage of the UK’s shared parental leave right introduced one year ago. So when James, K2 Senior International Client Service Consultant, became a father for


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  • Apr 26, 2016

  • by Mike Brazier

  • UK,

Let's Talk Immigration Africa Roundtable 25 May 2016

Further to our successful Africa Mobility Breakfast Briefing held at EY, I would like to invite you to attend our second shared learning and best practice discussion… “Let’s Talk Africa Visa & Immigration” Further to feedback from the group, the


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Register for the K2 Scandinavia Global Mobility Forum Roundtable: Avoiding a Cultural Speed-Bump

K2 Corporate Mobility Scandinavia invites you to join us for the Swedish leg of our Global Mobility Forum Roundtables. Being part an intercultural business team is a highly rewarding and exiting experience, but can also become somewhat of a challenging road


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  • Mar 15, 2016

  • by K2 Corporate Mobility

Register for the K2 Singapore Global Mobility Forum Breakfast Briefing: Global Mobility Tools & Mobility Data

Join K2 Corporate Mobility Asia for the Singapore leg of our Global Mobility Forum Breakfast Briefings. Join K2 and our guest speaker Sean Collins from Talent Mobility Search for a breakfast briefing on managing mobility in Asia.  The event will be an


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  • Mar 07, 2016

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Register for the K2 Sydney Global Mobility Forum Breakfast Briefing: Global Mobility Tools & Mobility Data

Join K2 Corporate Mobility for the Australian leg of our Global Mobility Forum Breakfast Briefings. Join K2 and our guest speaker Vincent Tackoen from Talent Mobility Search in Sydney for a breakfast briefing on managing mobility in Australia and the APAC region.  The


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  • Mar 07, 2016

  • by Paul Davison

K2 Appoints Nick Riley as new Group Finance Director

K2, the global relocation and move management services company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Riley as Group Finance Director. Nick will assume ownership of K2’s global finance team, the company’s strategic finance plans and delivering K2’s fiscal


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  • Mar 07, 2016

  • by K2 Corporate Mobility

K2 Wins Global Moving Team of the Year!

K2 Corporate Mobility is celebrating winning its most recent award for service. This time K2 Corporate Mobility won the International Mobility Convention’s Best Global Moving Team of the Year, Large Program. The Achievement in Mobility Awards recognise the stand-out performers


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  • Mar 01, 2016

  • by K2 Corporate Mobility

K2 Global Mobility Lunch Roundtable London 10 March 2016

With business leaders constantly seeking new ways to achieve competitive advantage in their international marketplaces, Global Mobility is being seen as one of their primary business partners to help them stay ahead of the competition in an increasingly competitive global market and support them in


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  • Feb 19, 2016

  • by K2 Corporate Mobility

K2 Appoints Paul Davison as Regional Business Development Manager APAC

K2, the global assignment and move management services company, has appointed Paul Davison as Regional Business Development Manager APAC . Paul Davison has 11 years’ experience in the global mobility industry. Currently based in Sydney Australia he has lived and


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  • Feb 08, 2016

  • by K2 Corporate Mobility

K2 Appoints Paul Barrett as Client Account Director

K2 is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Barrett as Client Account Director . His role will be focused on providing K2’s HR global clients with support and strategic direction regarding their assignment services and global mobility programmes. Paul


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  • Feb 08, 2016

  • by K2 Corporate Mobility

Happy Chinese New Year

On Monday February 8 th our APAC managing director Tan Yong Song and his team will be celebrating Chinese New Year as we move into the Year of the Monkey. From an event once only celebrated in China, the New Year


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  • Feb 08, 2016

  • by K2 Corporate Mobility

  • China,

Seasons' Greetings and Charitable Donations from K2

As we fast approach the holiday season, in the spirit of goodwill to all men, at K2 instead of sending greeting cards we will make a charitable donation. We have identified three charities with great causes which have a worldwide


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  • Dec 23, 2015

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Successful Policy Design and Implementation

On Wednesday 9 th and Thursday 10 th September 2015, K2 Corporate Mobility hosted roundtables focusing on policy design and implementation, as part of our as part of our event series “Connecting the Extraordinary" Event format Global mobility advisors from


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ISO Compliance Takes Priority at K2

Global Mobility ISO Compliance

K2, the global mobility services company, outlines its strategy towards global compliance. Nick Plummer, K2 Group Managing Director, presented the company's approach to global compliance and its commitment to K2's customers. In his address to the company Nick outlined the significance


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Roundtable event: September 2015

In September 2015, K2 Corporate Mobility's roundtable seminar returns: connecting the extraordinary , in association with Deloitte   The event will focus on the successful design and implementation of new and revised Global Mobility Policies. Following the same format as our


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Roundtable event: Business travellers

Business Travellers and compliance

As return on investment continues to influence assignment decisions, many of K2 Corporate Mobility’s clients report a drive towards shorter assignments for business critical moves. This has for many companies, led to growth in short term and commuter populations.   


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International Assignments, Policy Benchmarking in the legal sector

In April 2015, K2 Corporate Mobility completed our first impartial review of the legal industry’s mobility policies and practices.  The data was compiled in consultation with 11 global law firms, each with large operations in EMEA and Asia, and provided


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Policy Presentation: April 2015

Policy presentation from K2 Corporate Mobility

On Tuesday 21 st April, K2 Corporate Mobility were invited as subject matter experts to host a table on policy design at the UK Expat Academy’s Club 100 networking event. Club 100 aims to connect mobility professionals with an international


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K2 Corporate Mobility open in Sydney, Australia

K2 business, Australia

On 26th January 2015, Australia Day, K2 Corporate Mobility will open our first Australian office, in Sydney’s central business district.  The opening will enable us to better serve our existing clients in Australia, where we have seen relocations increase by


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  • Nov 27, 2014

  • by Katherine Bitterli, K2 Corporate Mobility

  • New Location,

Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards

We do extraordinary, every day

The Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA’s) were founded by the Forum for Expatriate Management- to recognise talent within Global Mobility. The regional awards are categorised by skill set, and K2 Corporate Mobility are delighted to be nominated in partnership


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  • Nov 07, 2014

  • by Phil Hunt, K2 Corporate Mobility

Environmental Management ISO 14001

ISO 14001, Environmental Management, K2 Corporate Mobility

Businesses now work in an international environment, unperturbed by distance or borders. With access to shipping containers and air travel, the past century has transformed both our individual outlooks and environmental legacy. In our role as a mobility consultancy, K2


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  • Nov 06, 2014

  • by Linda Phillips, K2 Corporate Mobility

Compliance in Global Mobility: Part 2 of 2

Lloyds Building

In the second of her two part blog, Tracy Figliola of HSBC discusses how Global Mobility professionals can work to assess and manage risk in organisations.  Local regulatory environments are becoming key for Global Mobility teams. Regulations are forever changing


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Compliance in Global Mobility: Part 1 of 2

Compliance in global mobility, Lloyds building

Tracy Figliola of HSBC reviews risk and compliance within Global Mobility and reflects upon why these factors are fast becoming a key growing challenge for mobility teams. The past few years have seen a visible shift in the perception of


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Remuneration and gender equality in Africa

K2 Corporate Mobility, remuneration in Africa

The study of gender discrimination is by no means a new phenomenon- as early as 1919 the International Labour Organisation recognised the need for equal pay for work of equal value. With Africa’s rapidly accelerating role in the global economy,


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Roundtable event: September 2014

In September 2014, K2 Corporate Mobility are proud to host our inaugural roundtable afternoon:  connecting the extraordinary , in association with Sony Music. At our first roundtable event, we will connect our network of global mobility professionals. Hosted by Sony Music,


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Creating an animation: Short Term Mobility Shipments

In August 2014, K2 Corporate Mobility commissioned a short animation, to highlight the great work carried out by our regional teams. After several weeks of drafting and proofing, we're proud to launch our showcase story, explaining our Short Term Mobility


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Myanmar: Expatriates in the Republic Union

Myanmar, thanks to Jean-Marie Hullot (2009)

As a K2 Corporate Mobility team return from the company’s first research trip to Myanmar, here are a few words on their experience, and expatriate management in Myanmar. Business in Myanmar has a troubled history. In 1963, a programme of


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The evolving role of Global Mobility

Eric Pengelly and Simon Davies, K2 Corporate Mobility

Historically, in-house global mobility teams have been viewed as heavily operationally focused – being told when people were going on assignment (often at short notice) and coordinating the logistics of the relocation process. Though this still forms a significant part


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Cultural immersion in Qufu, China: Part 4 of 4

Many aspects of my role as CEO require the skills which I have focused on during this retreat- reflection, team work, and trust. With the global economy still struggling, I imagine that 2014 to 2016 may be commercially challenging, but


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Cultural immersion in Qufu, China: Part 3 of 4

As well as gaining a far greater appreciation of Chinese culture and mentality, this trip has given me the opportunity to meet some outstanding people, from all over the world. From grads fresh out of University, to hardened business souls


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July 2014: Networking at Home House, London

At our quarterly seminars, K2 Corporate Mobility connect our contacts. With a network of global mobility specialists from a wide range of industries, we drive to facilitate innovation, communication and development within International Mobility.  Our event in July 2014 took


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Cultural immersion in Qufu, China: Part 2 of 4

Nick Plummer, CEO, Qufu China

Overall I’ve enjoyed my week, it’s been bloody hard work, painful and out of my comfort zone all together in terms of surroundings and peer group, but I’ve learnt a lot and as the days pass the physical side of


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Cultural immersion in Qufu, China: Part 1 of 4

Nick Plummer, CEO, K2 Corporate Mobility in Qufu, China

In May 2014, K2 Corporate Mobility's founder and CEO, Nick Plummer, left for four weeks of total cultural immersion at a retreat run by Shaolin monks, in the UNESCO world heritage city of Qufu, China. Now back in Singapore, Nick


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Panama: Moving expats to the isthmus

Moving expatriates in to Panama

Aiming to be the Singapore of Latin America, Panama’s non-protectionist policies and geographical advantages have spurred ten years of growth and investment. In the past year alone, K2 have seen a 400% rise in relocations in to Panama, Central America’s


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Communication in business

Dr Linda Papadopoulos representing K2 Corporate Mobility

On Thursday 10 th April 2014, K2 hosted a spring networking event at Home House London, with guest speakers Dr. Linda Papadopoulos and Tracy Figliola. Our quarterly event aims to connect those working in the global mobility sector, providing an


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Planning expatriate assignments in Brazil

Brazil has truly become a global player, both politically and economically, and it is therefore not surprising that it has successfully bid for 3 major sporting events within the past decade. However, staging back-to-back major events does not come without


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  • Mar 10, 2014

  • by Brenda Bittencourt Goncalves, Technip

  • Brazil, COLA,

Business as usual: Expat management as Brazil hosts the world

Akio Noshi, K2 Corporate Mobility, Sweden

To set the scene: Futbol– it is a religion for every Brazilian. The Brazilian National Team have won the FIFA World Cup a record 5 times, and they are the only team to have qualified for every single World Cup


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Swiss Immigration Reforms

Shannon Lim and K2 Corporate Mobility Sweden

On Sunday 9th February, Swiss citizens took to the polls. The hair-pin result will force the Swiss government to determine how and where immigration restrictions will apply. The background Switzerland’s economy is built on international trade. As a stable, skilled


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Connecting Reward in South Africa

Mandeep Sandhu of K2 Corporate Mobility

K2’s mobility report, from October 2013’s South African Reward Conference in Johannesburg. 2013 has been a year of development for businesses within South Africa. So far immune to the economic pressures weighing on Europe and America, third quarter results suggest


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K2 launch Ascent: cloud based assignment management software

Following 12 months of planning and development, K2 are proud to launch Ascent, our cloud based case management system. 


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The Jet Set - Managing tax liabilities for international commuters

Jose Pose of K2 Corporate Mobility

It is probably comes as no surprise that the fastest growing assignee is the “international commuter”. The problem for many employers is that these “business travellers” are often not classified as assignees and nor do they fit into any existing


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Development in Tanzania

Voluntary work in Tanzania

Richard Rutledge, K2 co-founder and UK Business Director reflects upon his very personal investment, spending two weeks deployed in African aid…. Eight hours and 350Km from Dar es Salaam, lies Mwembwe- a village with a population of 200, school with


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  • Oct 10, 2013

  • by Richard Rutledge, K2 Corporate Mobility

Investing in Culture Awareness Training

Eric Pengelly of K2 Corporate Mobility

Any international assignment which, depending on the individual’s overall salary and benefits package, is likely to cost your organisation between 2-5 times annual home based salary, is likely to be most successful when your employee and accompanying spouse/partner are both


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Controlling risk in group relocations

In September 2011 our client: a privately-held, multinational, commodities trader, underwent a complete company restructure: amalgamating their two main Swiss business entities and relocating employees from a German speaking location to a French speaking central location for the business. With


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Selecting and outsourcing Mobility services

Just set the scene: Your management team have just announced that the global mobility and relocation functions will be outsourced along with general HR operations. They have made their decision based on the assumption that this will save money (although


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UKBA Immigration Rules – Analysing Tier 2 Changes

Melanie Kyriakides, K2 Corporate Mobility

On 6 April 2013 the UK Border Agency (UKBA) introduced changes to the Tier 2 immigration rules. These changes apply to all new, extension or settlement Tier 2 visa applications which use Certificates of Sponsorship (COS) assigned by sponsors after


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Overseas assignments: Calculating return on investment

International assignments

Even in an age of increasingly effective virtual meeting technologies, there is no substitute for working and living abroad. It's very hard to understand another culture unless you've lived there, and that understanding is crucial to business success in a


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Hello Houston!

K2 Houston office

Houston has never been a city to turn away change. In 1837 Houston was a dusty patch of virgin earth. By 1842 the Houstonians had gained and lost a capital-title, and established a port. On from cotton, the Houstonians embraced


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