Saudi Arabia: Ban on Women Drivers Lifted
The first driver’s license to be held by a woman was issued on 5 June, and women were seen behind the wheel almost immediately after the statute went into effect.
Osaka, Japan: Earthquake
An earthquake on 18 June caused 4 deaths and hundreds of injuries, along with hundreds of damaged buildings, other structural damage, and flooding.
Two Minutes to Understand and Prepare for the Rise of Expatriate Gig Workers
Organizations will soon not only have to train or hire talent, but also borrow it, as the gig economy comes to mobility.
Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Outbreak
The virus is spreading across the Equateur Province, and several dozen people have been infected.
Managua, Nicaragua: Political Protests
Political unrest throughout the nation has led to protests and violence, resulting in several deaths and destruction of property.
Guatemala City, Guatemala: Volcanic Eruption
The eruption of a nearby volcano killed dozens and has affected air quality and public health and disrupted traffic in the capital.
Caracas, Venezuela: Healthcare Crisis
The country is struggling with nationwide disease outbreaks amid shortages of medical supplies and a floundering healthcare system.
Why Use International and Not Domestic Life Insurers?
Most companies use local life insurers for international assignees, but there may be problems with this approach. Let's examine the risks.
Fostering Mobile Talent That Thrives
Here you'll find tips on how to identify and provide the right global mobility solutions to address the latest complex trends in talent management.
Two Minutes to Rethink Global Mobility Cost Cutting (And Do Something About It)
Despite strategic importance, global mobility programs are not exempt from the drive to cut costs. Here are tips for defending the cost and containing it.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Flooding
Record rainfall caused flooding that has left 14 dead, destroyed 20 houses, and disrupted public transport and schools.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Cinema Opens
Cinema returns to Saudi Arabia after a 35-year ban. More than 300 cinemas are expected to open by 2030.
Yerevan, Armenia: Political Protests
Peaceful protests lead to the resignation of the prime minister, but the opposition has not secured enough support to replace him.
Progress Report: Nine Mobility Management Solutions for 2018
Action points to help companies make genuine progress on key mobility policies and strategies and achieve lasting program benefits.
Expert Interview: Lisa Emami of Averda
Lisa Emami is the CTO of Averda, an environmental services provider with some unique employee assignment models.
What Academic Research Teaches Us About Global Mobility
Professor Dr. Benjamin Bader of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg discusses his research, including hardship locations, diversity, and digitalization.
Brazil: Military Control in Rio de Janeiro
The Brazilian government gave the military control of security in Rio de Janeiro in response to increased drug gang violence.
Burkina Faso: Terrorist Attack
On 2 March, terrorists attacked the French embassy and the country's main military quarters in Ouagadougou, the capital city.
Sri Lanka: Religious Division
Growing tensions between the militant Buddhist groups and Muslim community led to violent riots in Sri Lanka in March.
Expert Interview: Dr. Michael Häupl, Mayor of Vienna
Vienna mayor Michael Häupl discusses the city’s accomplishments and challenges and key decisions he has made.
Attracting and Retaining Globally Mobile Talent – 6 Things I Learned
From targeting specific talent groups to managing their mobility brand, here are tips from companies that excel at managing their global talent pool.
Quality of Living Trends: 20 Years Later
Despite the relative stability of most locations, there are notable instances of cities climbing the ranking in the past two decades.
A Spotlight on Worldwide Quality of Living Data Usage
Quality of living data and reports are valuable tools for global HR professionals and municipalities. Learn all about their benefits here.
Expert Interview Series: Khoo Teng Chye
Executive Director of the Centre for Liveable Cities discusses how Singapore came to have one of the highest living standards in the world.
RFP Administration for Relocation Management Companies: 5 Critical Steps to Take
To help with your global employee relocations, follow these steps to optimize the RFPs you send to relocation management companies.
US Tax Reform: Mobility Policy and Program Considerations
Recent US tax reform has brought changes for mobility programs. We discuss them here, plus results from our survey of corporate response.
Venezuela: Currency Devaluation, Living Conditions Worsen
The Venezuelan crises worsens daily, with food shortages and escalating crime, and another currency devaluation in February.
Jeddah and Riyadh: Severe Sandstorms
Massive sandstorms closed schools, disrupted traffic, and cause health concerns.
Nuku'alofa, Tonga: Cyclone Damage
Cyclone Gita damaged buildings, brought flooding, and caused disruptions in the water and electricity supplies.
Tehran: Sectarian Protest and Violence
Protesters clashed with police, resulting in numerous deaths, injuries, and arrests.