Relocation Blog

The 7 best things about relocating to Stockholm!

Posted by staff alexander on May 16, 2017 4:52:00 PM
  1. Nature – you can be next to a cow 15 minutes after leaving the center of town.
  2. Biking – it’s small so you get around nicely on a bike
  3. Winter – you can ski several months per year
  4. Personal safety – you can walk without fear and apart from your bike you are unlikely to be robbed
  5. Cultural activities – you can get tickets to world performances that you can only dream of in other destinations
  6. The midnight sun
  7. You can get by well on English only – at least to start

 

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Topics: HR

8 ways to sell Sweden as a location to your expats?

Posted by staff alexander on May 9, 2017 12:58:00 PM

We get the feedback from those that leave. What do they love the most?

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Topics: HR

Why small data becomes big data

Posted by staff alexander on May 2, 2017 12:09:00 PM

We started keeping track of our client in the cloud in 2003, before that we were paper based. We hardly use paper these days, not for handouts, nor to print anything apart from home finding schedules, and we will move away from that too. Apart from not printing unnecessarily we keep track of everything in our tracking system, on our server and not least in our hearts. We get close to our transferees, but we also want to help our HR clients improve their processes and that can be done with big data. Local cost of living indexes are created. We know how much it costs to rent a place in Sweden and most importantly we know what it costs now, not three years ago. Well, we know that too, but it’s of little use to anyone. We also know what your expat population has paid in the last year, why is that important? It can be a tool to set salaries, to set expectations of cost of living, have the right focus for recruitment. Talk to us about tracking your data and how you can use other data to build your compensation packages.

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Topics: HR

6 things that HR managers love to tell new recruits

Posted by staff alexander on Apr 25, 2017 12:14:00 PM
    1. Your taxes are high, but you pay nominal fees for day care AND you will get a child allowance from the government. Swedish benefits are amazing and they are available to residents.

 

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Topics: HR

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

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

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

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

Time Management

Posted by Lena on Jan 26, 2017 12:16:00 PM

How do you manage your time?

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Topics: HR