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Lena Rekdal

Lena Rekdal has lived in Tunisia, Sweden, Norway, UK, and the US so it was not a far stretch to found Newcomer's Immigration & Relocation in the 90s. SInce then Newcomer's has assisted tens of thousands of inbound and outbound employees to Sweden. Being passionate about relocation she may be a lifer in the global mobility field.
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7 things Swedish Global Mobility Managers should tell new recruits

Posted by Lena Rekdal on Dec 7, 2017 12:55:00 PM

When you are native-born or have lived in Sweden most of your life, it is easy to forget to mention small things that surprise new relocation recruits. Here are seven tips for Swedish global mobility managers to be sure to share about our unique country and workplace cultures.

1. Your Swedish colleagues will leave early to pick up children even if you are in the middle of an important meeting. It’s not you; It’s them, and you will meet again tomorrow.

2. There are many holidays in Sweden that are unique – embrace them – everyone else will on Midsummer’s eve, Walpurgis, Crayfish premier, Lucia and the list goes on.
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Topics: HR

5 Ways to Make Your Relocation when Moving to Europe Make Sense

Posted by Lena Rekdal on Jun 27, 2017 3:37:00 PM

Whether your are moving to Europe for business or pleasure, you need to know that what you're doing is being done the right way. If you are considering an international move you may wish to work with a destination service company. Here are five of the ways that the experts can help you make your international transition make sense for you!

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Topics: Moving to Europe

Why Swedish Companies Should Employ Foreign Experts

Posted by Lena Rekdal on Jan 31, 2017 3:20:21 PM

We all know that Sweden is generally regarded as one the favorable countries for investment.  The country offers an extremely competitive, largely corruption-free economy with direct access to new products, technology, skills and innovation. Despite the fact that there is a wide number of job opportunities in the country, foreign national experts still find it difficult to secure any job posts when they come to Sweden.

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THE NEED FОR RЕLОСАTІNG YOUNG РRОFЕЅЅІОNАLЅ TО SWEDEN

Posted by Lena Rekdal on Jan 10, 2017 2:57:42 PM

 

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Topics: Living in Sweden, HR, The Swedish lifestyle for couples/singles

Overseas Relocation: What HR and Management Need to Know

Posted by Lena Rekdal on Jan 3, 2017 7:42:00 AM

Growth in global mobility through multinational firms means more people than ever are moving to new countries, like Sweden, for work. Moving overseas can seem challenging, because of hurdles like housing, relocation logistics, and working in a foreign land. As you work through this process, keep in mind these seven areas you'll need to keep your upper management informed about.

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Say Goodbye To Transfer Jitters With Corporate Relocation Service

Posted by Lena Rekdal on Dec 27, 2016 7:42:00 AM

Sweden has growing into one of the world's most popular spots for corporate relocation. According to the World Economic Forum, this European country ranks as the fourth-most competitive country in the world and with its policy of devoting 3.5 percent of its GDP to Research and Development, it's also a tech and innovation leader. So if you're choosing to opt for Sweden relocation for growth and prosperity, you're not alone.

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The Advantage Of Getting Corporate Relocation Services

Posted by Lena Rekdal on Dec 20, 2016 12:52:00 PM

Businesses and corporations often require the relocation of employees for various reasons. Corporate relocation services assist in developing and providing solutions for the relocation of employees. Utilization of these types of services reduces the burden on employers and employees both, thereby creating the opportunity for a smooth and orderly transition.

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The History of Global Mobility

Posted by Lena Rekdal on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Currently the world is moving so quickly through the process of the new technology revolution where businesses, and people can get products and answers at record speeds. Technology has changed how we live our daily lives, but it hasn’t left us to where we have forgotten our origins. We often fail to realize how the world got to be so diversified in the first place, and that has been through that of Global mobility. Global mobility has transformed our world and continues to do so. Today, we will go over a quick history of Global mobility and how it has changed the world and continues to do so. Let’s get started!

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Topics: Relocation to Sweden, Swedish Immigration

The Advantage Of Getting Corporate Relocation Services

Posted by Lena Rekdal on Nov 1, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Businesses and corporations often require the relocation of employees for various reasons. Corporate relocation services assist in developing and providing solutions for the relocation of employees. Utilization of these types of services reduces the burden on employers and employees both, thereby creating the opportunity for a smooth and orderly transition.

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Topics: Relocation to Sweden

10 quick tips about EU Cross Border Moves

Posted by Lena Rekdal on Oct 11, 2016 9:39:00 AM

With several EU countries showing increasing signs of resistance to the ongoing immigration crisis, combined with the recent Brexit, it would be fair to say that the European Union as a whole will endure some form of changes to immigration policy. For both employees and companies working in the EU, the possibility of changes to visa-free travel could have an impact on operations as well as work-related travel. While the impact on the transfer of goods is expected to be minimal, the impacts on worker relocation could be significant. In light of potential alterations in policy, here are ten quick tips about immigration in the EU.

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