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The RES FORUM Weekly Update for March 18, 2016

RES Forum Gets Well Connected!The RES Forum Logo The inaugural RES Forum Connect meeting of Senior GM professionals in the Banking,

21 March 2016

Insurance and Asset Management sectors was held at the acclaimed City Social Restaurant, on the 24th floor of Tower 42 in London yesterday.

The event was sponsored bySilver Door and attendees enjoyed interactive sessions by Magrath LLParound immigration and policy and compliance and Move Guides around Employer Branding issues and competing for talent with other industries. There were also attendee programme presentations by Aviva, Standard Life, JLT Group, and Aspen, as well as lively roundtable discussion sessions around issues raised by members that particularly affect Banking and Insurance industries.

The event was enjoyed over a wonderful 3 course meal including delights such as Yellow Fin Tuna Tataki, Lake District Rib Eye Steak, finished with a sizeable Apple ‘Tarte Tatin’!

A big thank you to all those who attended for what turned out to be a really enjoyable day!

Attention all RES Forum Americas Members!

The RES Forum are holding the RES Forum Americas first Atlanta Meeting at the Atlanta History Center on Thursday March 31, 2016. Click here.

Come along and meet fellow members and be a part of the RES Forum – Americas community. Join fellow International Human Resources and Global Mobility professionals for a casual meet & greet where you can network, view an interesting exhibit and learn more about the benefits of membership of the RES Forum. After the event take in the fascinating Museum Tour followed by Cocktails & Light Hors D’oeuvres.

To find out more, Click here or contactGinger Merrick RES Forum Americas Events Co-ordinator. It’s going to be a great event and we look forward to seeing you there!

In the News

“What does 2016 hold for global mobility professionals?” Jose Segade discusses what 2016 holds for Global Mobility Professionals in this week’s HR Magazine. Key focus areas include policy review and implementation, pursuit of operational enhancements, and compliance.

Aside from the goal of moving assignee’s successfuily from location A to B, global mobility (GM) teams are required to make difficult decisions around how to focus increasingly scarce resources on other projects and areas that can deliver value. The RES Forum’s recent annual look into the key work priorities that RES member organisations are grappling with during the course of 2016 uncovered some very interesting results. The survey also asked RES members to comment on the three key developments they foresee in the GM field over the next few years. Click here.


SPOTLIGHT this week focuses on two Americas Technical Partners. Crown- Armstrong in the “Global Household Goods Moving” category and GTN (Global Tax Network) in the Expatriate Tax and Social Security category.

Crown- Armstrong: Global Household Goods Moving

Armstrong hold ISO 9001 and FAIM certification which means outside auditing teams scrutinise the service they provide to make sure that they meet strict standards. Crown-Armstrong is a member of OMNI and FIDI and has selected an elite network of more than 400 movers in 175 countries. This network gives access to the best rates and services, so Crown-Armstrong can offer the best options and pricing to you. Crown-Armstrong is certified by both the TSA and Homeland Security whilst their C-TPAT certification requires physical audits by the Department of Homeland Security ensuring compliance with the industry’s highest security standards. To find out more visit  www.crownwms.comwww.armstrongrelocation.comor contactAmanda Watson-Johnson, Executive Vice President or Donna Digiovanni.

GTN (Global Tax Network): Expatriate Tax and Social Security

Global Tax Network (GTN) is a mobility tax services firm. They work with clients and affiliates in more than 100 countries to provide international and domestic mobility program development and support, including tax planning and preparation services for employees on assignment, transferring to a new host location (e.g., moving to a new country), or working temporarily outside of their home location. GTN combine excellent client service, technical expertise, and leading-edge technology to provide a full range of mobility tax services. GTN is dedicated to the tax needs of mobile employees and the organisations that support them, creating a smooth employee experience. To find out more visitwww.gtn.comor contact Stephen Daas, COO.

Open E-surveys

The following e-surveys are currently open:

  • Global Health Risk Responses – reminder sent out 18th March
  • GTN (Global Tax Network) /RES Forum Joint Survey

If you would like to participate in these e-surveys but no longer have the link, email us on

Jobs Board

There’s a host of great vacancies available on the Jobs Board this week including a Temporary role for a Senior Associate at Sapient in London. Click here. To view this plus many more vacancies or to post a job free, simply click here.


This week we welcome another 6 new members joining the RES Forum from organisations includingAecom, Extended Stay, UCB and ZS Associates.

Member Blog

We would love to hear from members who would be willing to share some snippets of information about themselves, their interests and their current roles via our new ‘Member Blog’ feature in the newsletter. Please contact us on if you would be interested and we will be able to share more information about the format and content.

Survey and Q&A Requests

The process is really simple. If you have survey requests of any size, or an individual question, just email them to Questions will be actioned the same day they are received, surveys we will discuss with you agree the format and timings then issue.


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