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The Top 5 global mobility trends: #5 Permanent transfers

2019 is the Chinese year of the pig; a symbol of wealth – something many businesses attempt to develop by investing in a mobile workforce. So, what does 2019 hold for global mobility industry? Rather than consulting the Chinese zodiac, let’s take a more practical approach to answer this important question.

We’ve carefully considered the modern assignee’s requirements, swotted up new legislation and examined some interesting stats to bring you our top five global mobility trends for 2019. Not content with predicting the future, we’ll also explain how a relocation services provider like Simply London – the British capital’s leading relocation specialist – can help businesses benefit from them.

This week we are looking at 2019 Trend #5: Permanent transfers will keep growing

The popularity of long-term assignments is diminishing, as businesses seek flexible and cost-effective alternatives to this traditional method of mobilising staff. According to ECA International, almost two-thirds of companies with global mobility requirements have experienced an increase in the number of permanent transfers as a proportion of all their international moves in the last three years; a trend that is expected to increase yet further moving forward.

Simply London can use their skills and experience to both help permanent transfers and long-term assignees achieve their goals. Anyone moving overseas permanently will typically rent for a few months, before buying a home of their own once they’ve acquainted themselves with their new surroundings. Having already helped them to navigate the rental market and settle in when they first arrive, Simply London can also assist them with their property purchase when they are ready.


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