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The blues of leaving Sweden and why having a perfect handover makes all the difference

Posted by staff alexander on Apr 11, 2017 1:41:00 PM

The human touch is essential.

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Topics: Departure Services

Why Offering Departure Services is a Competitive Advantage on the Swedish Rental Market!

Posted by staff alexander on Apr 4, 2017 2:27:00 PM

Many Swedish landlords expect tenants to have a relocation company assisting with the moving out. As a transferee, consider prepaying for the departure service on your upcoming summer move out.

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Topics: Departure Services

10 ways you can help your cross border employees with a smooth transition

Posted by staff alexander on Mar 14, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Remember your first day on the job? Fun, confusing, nerve wrecking and being really tired at the end of the day? Imagine doing that in a new country that you’ve just moved to, with a language that is like Double Dutch and a tonne of uncertainty about how working and living in this foreign place will be. Greeting cross border employees really is an entirely different game!

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Topics: Relocation to Sweden, HR, Moving to Sweden, Swedish Immigration

Saving Electricity

Posted by staff alexander on Jan 10, 2017 8:32:00 AM

There are many ways to save electricity during the long, dark and cold Swedish winter. Some adjustments in your home or habits may seem small, but they all add up to save money and the environment.

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Topics: HR, Moving to Sweden

SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATION BLUES OR BLISS?

Posted by staff alexander on Nov 29, 2016 8:31:00 AM

The last thing you want to tell your executive relocating family is that they will live in several hotel rooms for weeks or even months while waiting for a furniture delivery from the home country. Understandably most people want to get started with the new life in a new location and not postpone it by lengthy hotel/corporate apartment stays.

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Topics: Relocation to Sweden, Moving to Sweden

4 Tips to Stay Healthy During a Relocation

Posted by staff alexander on Oct 18, 2016 10:15:00 AM

Pamela Wilson is Newcomer's health coach, here are some tidbits about healthy relocations! Keep these in mind as you get ready for your new relocation!

1.Gather your medical records in a tidy file. If possible, complete your regular checkups before your relocation. This will allow more time to settle in before getting new a new medical team in place.

2. Research healthy food markets in your new neighbourhood before transitioning. Schedule time during the first 2 days in your new home to stock your fridge and pantry. Making simple, home cooked meals will not only be healthier than eating out, it will also be more relaxing. Planning meals can also be very helpful if you are on a busy and stressful schedule.

3.Try to take several 1 minute mindfulness breaks throughout your transition period. This could mean simply stopping and sitting in silence for one minute, three times per day. Notice your breath and how your body feels. Allow yourself to just be and take a break from "doing" and "talking". Try this advice from NYT.

4.Commit to a simple, easy exercise plan for your first few weeks in your new city. Even just 15 minutes of walking will do your body and soul a big favor. Use it as a way of exploring your new area! You will feel less stressed after getting to know your surroundings and feel great after a little exercise!

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Topics: Relocation to Sweden, HR

How to manage your peak business period during a national shut down

Posted by staff alexander on Jul 12, 2016 5:57:00 PM

Peak season in the relocation business coincides with peak holiday season for just about everyone involved in the process of relocating employees and their families. Most families want to relocate in the summer to be in place for the start of the new school term. However, not only do schools shut for the summer but so do all the key players in the relocation chain. Immigration agencies, government authorities, landlords and utility providers usually operate on a skeleton staff over the summer period, slowing things down to a virtual standstill.

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Topics: Departure Services

12 tips to lighten your load when moving to Sweden

Posted by staff alexander on Jun 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Peak season for moving is approaching fast. With 20 years’ experience in the relocation business, we’ve learned a thing or two about moving over the years. We’d like to share our best tips to help you when moving to Sweden be an effortless experience.

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Topics: Relocation to Sweden, Moving to Sweden

Recruiting employees to Sweden - Do Swedes really have a better life?

Posted by staff alexander on Jun 9, 2016 11:30:00 AM

What’s it really like to live and work in Sweden? It’s an important question and not exactly an easy one to answer as there is a lot more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics. Fortunately, The Better Life Index, an OECD initiative, allows you to compare well-being across 36 countries, based on 11 vital topics in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life.

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Topics: Relocation to Sweden, Living in Sweden, HR, Moving to Sweden

Housing Market in Sweden, the challenges and how to help employees

Posted by staff alexander on Jun 7, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Moving to Sweden is an amazing experience, once the home search has been concluded. Many corporate companies that send staff to Stockholm are faced with “Policy vs. Vacation, Policy vs. Vacation – that is the question”

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Topics: HR, Moving to Sweden