Global Health and Wellness

As companies look further afield to promote growth and operational capability, each day's media headlines – whether on air pollution in China or the latest disease epidemic or superbug – present employers based in affected areas and those managing international assignments with fresh health and wellness challenges. Read more

No organisation today can afford to neglect its duty of care. To reduce health risks to individuals, and business and reputational risks to their employers, planning, preparation and up-to-date information are vital. Health and safety awareness should be included in international assignment preparation and intercultural training. Ensuring that international assignees, particularly those based in remote locations, are always connected is also key. This has been made easier by the advance of travel-tracking technology solutions, apps, and social media.

With contributions from experts, this section provides HR, global mobility professionals and relocating employees with the news, articles, and advice they need to keep up with the latest developments in health and wellness and stay abreast of medical and health alerts and advice, international private medical insurance (IPMI), wellness at work, family health and security management, and health-related technology. It also features insights from the latest global mobility surveys.

For detailed coverage of other specific global mobility topics, See also our International Assignments, Business Travel, Human Resources, Talent Management, Technology, Mobility Industry, Culture & Language, For Expatriates, and Partner & Family Support sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide international assignment, relocation and health-related services, see our Directory. Stay informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications. Read less

Latest Health Features

MOVE Guides Global Mobility Duty Of Care

Global mobility duty of care – when mobility benefits are more than just perks

Jodi Harris, solutions consultant at MOVE Guides, examines the complex case of duty of care in the global mobility world and highlights the considerations and potential exposures that may not be obvious but must be remembered.

Latest Health News

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Workplace cultures risk alienating fathers: new study

New research suggests working fathers increasingly face similar dilemmas to working mothers as the government undertakes a new consultation to assess support for fathers in the workplace.

Medical and Health Alerts

10 things to know about healthcare in Dubai

10 things to know about medical treatment in Dubai

Healthcare is one of the most important considerations for relocating employees and with Dubai regularly ranking as one of the most popular destinations for expats these tips for medical treatment are essential.
Global Health and Wellness Duty of Care

Health: Meeting your duty of care to globally mobile employees

Employers operating abroad or sending staff to work overseas, whether on an international assignment or a business trip, must take steps to safeguard their health, safety and wellbeing.
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Health matters

With new relocation and international assignment destinations emerging and threats to health and security increasing, we look at how employers can meet their duty of care towards employees on the move.

Views and Trends

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Third of younger workers expect 'to work into their seventies'

New data from the British Social Attitudes Survey (BSAS) finds that close to a third of 18 to 24 year olds expect to retire in their seventies.
Global Health and Wellness Duty of Care

Health: Meeting your duty of care to globally mobile employees

Employers operating abroad or sending staff to work overseas, whether on an international assignment or a business trip, must take steps to safeguard their health, safety and wellbeing.
Health and Wellbeing, Stress Relief and Fitness

Health: Promoting the wellbeing of globally mobile employees

From apps to employee assistance programmes, forward-thinking employers are using a range of ways to support the wellbeing of their international assignees, expatriates and business travellers.

Wellness at work

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Workplace cultures risk alienating fathers: new study

New research suggests working fathers increasingly face similar dilemmas to working mothers as the government undertakes a new consultation to assess support for fathers in the workplace.

Family Health

Ensuring the health and safety of globally mobile employees

Health and wellness

Recent disease epidemics, political crises and natural disasters have brought the wellbeing of expatriate employees, business travellers and international assignees to the top of corporate agendas.
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Health matters

With new relocation and international assignment destinations emerging and threats to health and security increasing, we look at how employers can meet their duty of care towards employees on the move.
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Budget 2016: New sugar tax on fizzy drinks to fund school reform

In today’s (16 March 2016) Budget statement, George Osborne has announced that new funding for England’s state schools will be drawn from a sugar levy on fizzy drink companies.
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