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How to lower you relocation costs by 30%

Posted by Lena on Aug 29, 2017 12:00:00 PM

The destination service provider’s expense like Newcomer’s in Sweden is actually a nominal cost in the relocation package for someone moving to Sweden or anywhere else globally. A great deal of discussion goes into cost control and it’s an important part of any company’s responsibility towards shareholders and employees. A well planned transfer should not have to be too costly.

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Why Ebola changed our CSR Guidelines

Posted by Lena on Aug 22, 2017 9:39:00 AM

We have worked with the same CSR guidelines for many years. We want to add to peoples and animals lives. Hence we are the proud sponsors of orphaned children as well as orphaned elephants, SOS Children villages and all sorts of medical research. We have been very happy with our engagements.

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Middlemen dilemma - the added cost of making charitable donations through a middleman

Posted by Lena on Aug 15, 2017 9:34:00 AM

The layered approach … In this day and age there are middlemen involved in most transactions. Sometimes these middlemen add value and sometimes it’s almost offensive to add the costs with little true value.

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Why having a relevant program when moving employees to Sweden is so important

Posted by Lena on Apr 18, 2017 12:04:00 PM

Relocation programs that are too small or vague for an employee moving to Sweden is not uncommon.

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Topics: Relocation to Sweden

HR tip - impact of housing market in Sweden on policy. 4 must do’s and 4 never do’s!

Posted by Lena on Mar 28, 2017 2:20:00 PM

Moving staff to Sweden is a challenge with a limited housing for newcomers.
What can HR do to facilitate and shorten the time finding a property and the cost of doing it.

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Topics: HR, Moving to Sweden

The War for Talent and the future

Posted by Lena on Mar 21, 2017 2:11:00 PM
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Topics: Relocation to Sweden

Experts in the field

Posted by Lena on Mar 7, 2017 1:31:00 PM

Planning a vacation is sort of a mini relocation. I search for hotels and houses on the internet, blindly. Don't have a clue of what I'm doing, why is this house twice as expensive as this one, it looks better, where's motorway? It's really time consuming and we get little value for the research we do. Where is the relocation agent that can help me.. we are 9 people, we like to swim, culture, food, adventurous, but no nightlife, where's the perfect spot for us? I wish I was as lucky as the expats and that someone would just tell me where to go and what to do.. are we paying too much or too little, why is the landlord lowering the price by 30% to a Swede that is suspicious, to a Dutchman proof of good bargaining and to an Indian - let the games begin. Relocation companies take the kinks out of the move, provide answers to the cultural nuances, let you know if you are paying enough or too much, in short save you the 40-80 night-owl hours of frustrating searching the internet and make sure you end up in the right place! I need an expert, there's a gap in the market can someone please fill it soon. Google is great, but I need more!

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Topics: Relocation to Sweden, HR

Start ups – are there obstacles in Stockholm?

Posted by Lena on Feb 28, 2017 1:17:00 PM

The housing shortage is often mentioned as one of the main obstacles to starting or growing a company in Stockholm. It is limited and takes out a great deal of our days, every day to source properties for our clients. They are in a good situation though having the help of experts that can find, show, set up corporate leases, check property condition, figure out scams that are abundant in a difficult market. However when we met with one of the lobby groups recently we could conclude that, our clients see little of the problems so there's a solution for startups.

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Topics: Relocation to Sweden, HR

Glimpse On Swedish Companies And Needs For foreign Experts In Sweden

Posted by Lena on Feb 16, 2017 3:49:26 PM

The Swedish companies are faced with several problems and desperately in need of professional help in solving their problems. They are quite desperate to solve these issues and are even looking at foreign help in some matters.

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Dos and Don’ts for setting a housing rental budget for staff relocating to Sweden

Posted by Lena on Feb 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The rental market moves in tandem with the real estate market in general. So, for the most part, the cost of ownership will be balanced with the rental level.

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Topics: Relocation to Sweden, HR