Relocation Blog

Back to the office: 8 tips for how to get your mind off summer and into work

Posted by Lena on Sep 12, 2017 10:02:00 AM

Working in Sweden has advantages and the many weeks of summer holiday is a big plus for most expats. While the country practically closes down it should be possible to relax. Getting back into the Swing of things can be a challenge, but there are some tips.

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Topics: Working in Sweden

6 hints to HR of what no to do unless you want to lose staff!

Posted by Lena on Sep 5, 2017 11:49:00 AM

Make sure your message is clear. If you are not planning on trying to cut someone loose stay clear of;

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Topics: HR

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 Few Houses for Sale in Sweden is Good News!

Posted by staff alexander on Jul 11, 2017 2:12:00 PM

This year Stockholm is seeing fewer houses for sale – a scene that is extraordinary. Spring, specifically after Easter, is usually when homes are listed on the market. This year there are 43 properties located in the areas we operate in. Why is that news? That means there will be more properties listed on the rental market. We have a large portfolio of selected properties in areas where our clients choose to live. Taxes, taxes, and more taxes in conjunction with high prices on properties mean that home owners temporarily moving outside of the country are opting to rent out rather than selling – benefiting them by having a home to return to, avoiding sales taxes and the need to buy a new home of the same size and quality at a price increase of 10% annum or more.

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How your productivity affects your business!

Posted by staff alexander on Jul 4, 2017 1:00:00 PM

As the busy modern society we are today, every one of us is continuously striving to do more in a shorter amount of time.

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Topics: Working in Sweden, 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

Trust and Integrity in Sweden

Posted by staff alexander on Jun 6, 2017 2:03:00 PM

An author recently wrote that Sweden is a country where people are intensely preoccupied with learning NOT to trust one another. I can only agree, since the first time I heard the word Mängelliste from an Austrian transferee I've come a long way. For years I tried to say that a handshake is enough and answering questions on "Can we be sure?" with "Yes, of course he said so". To most nationals that isn't good enough so we have adapted, but in my heart a handshake is still a handshake and in most situations I still trust someone’s word. That being said I can sniff out a lier very quickly - so we simply don't get to the actual handshake. This is a skill you need when you live by the trust morale.

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Topics: Swedish Culture, HR

Essentials to know about Sweden!

Posted by staff alexander on May 30, 2017 5:26:00 PM

Fika – every workplace will come to a standstill twice a day. 10:15-10:30 and 3 to 3:15 is the mandatory coffee gathering. Swedes drink more coffee than everyone but the Finns. If you go to a meeting you MUST say yes please to coffee even if you are a tea drinker… if not you will be regarded with suspicion. It’s part of the protocol.

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Topics: Swedish Culture, HR