WHR Global Releases “Ask the Expert” 2023 Destination Services Benchmark Report

MILWAUKEE, April 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHR Global (WHR), a leader in the global employee relocation industry, announced the release of its international 2023 Destination Services Benchmark Report called “Ask the Expert.” WHR surveyed 32 companies from its trusted destination services provider network, covering 56 countries worldwide. WHR believes its Benchmark report will help current and future clients compare their global mobility programs to other companies’ destination service offerings for relocating employees and assignees. As companies continue to compete for talent, relocation benefits must be competitive.

Destination services help relocating employees get settled in their new location and can include the following: Area Orientation; Local Registration; Tenancy Management, Lease Check Out and Property Management; Home Search; Mortgage Counseling; Temporary Housing; Spousal and Partner Career Assistance; Help with Immigration (Visa and Immigration Regulations); School Search for Children; Moving Pets; Language and Cultural Training; and Other Settling-In Services.

WHR’s Benchmark data includes the following for 56 countries:

  • The average number of days companies offer destination services and days recommended, by country (by entry-level, mid-level and executive-level employees; and by varying family sizes).
  • The most common leasing arrangement for expats, by country.
  • Destination services presenting the most difficulty, by country.
  • Departure services offered for employees leaving a location, by country.
  • Ease or difficulty getting security deposits back and timeline, by country.
  • Additional recommended destination services, by country.

According to WHR Strategic Initiatives Manager, Sean Thrun, “Benchmarking destination services helps answer key questions that are critical to employee engagement and retention: Am I offering my employees enough support? Should we provide departure services, or are employees capable of handling on their own? What should my employees be aware of when they move to this country? If your employees are highly specialized and difficult to replace, this Benchmark will guide the service level you provide, and help your employees relocate eyes wide open.”

Findings from the comprehensive Benchmark include:

  • In Germany, a security deposit can take up to 11 months to be returned because the tenant must wait until the end of the year for utility company calculations.
  • In the Philippines, a destination service provider recommended at least two days support for entry-level employees (with family sizes of one) and five days of support for executive-level employees (with family sizes of three).

See more data and download the complete 2023 Destination Services Benchmark Report “Ask the Expert” here.

About WHR Global
WHR Global (WHR) is a private, client-driven global relocation management company distinguished by its best-in-class service delivery and cutting-edge, proprietary technology. WHR has offices in Milwaukee, Wis., Basel, Switzerland, and Singapore. With its 100% client retention rate for the past decade, WHR continues to position itself as the trusted leader in global employee relocation. WHR lives by its vision and passion for Advancing Lives Forward® and Making the Complex Simple. To learn more about WHR, visit http://www.whrg.com, or follow on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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WHR Global publie son Rapport comparatif sur les services de destination « Ask the Expert » 2023

MILWAUKEE, 25 avr. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHR Global (WHR), un leader dans le secteur mondial de la mutation des employés, a annoncé la publication de son Rapport comparatif sur les services de destination du nom de « Ask the Expert » 2023. WHR a sondé 32 entreprises de son réseau de prestataires de services de destination de confiance, couvrant 56 pays à travers le monde. WHR croit que son Rapport comparatif aidera ses actuels et futurs clients à évaluer leurs programmes de mobilité mondiaux par rapport aux offres de services de destination d’autres sociétés pour la mutation des employés et cessionnaires. Alors que les entreprises continuent de concourir pour disposer des meilleurs talents, les avantages de la mutation doivent être compétitifs.

Les services de destination aident les employés en mutation à s’intégrer à leur nouveau lieu et peuvent inclure ce qui suit : présentation du lieu ; enregistrement dans le lieu ; gestion de location, départ de location et gestion de propriété ; recherche de logement ; conseils en hypothèque ; hébergement temporaire ; aide professionnelle pour les époux et compagnons ; aide à l’immigration (réglementations en matière de visa et d’immigration) ; recherche d’école pour les enfants ; transport des animaux domestiques ; formation linguistique et culturelle ; et d’autres services d’intégration.

Les données du Rapport comparatif de WHR comprennent ce qui suit pour 56 pays :

  • Le nombre moyen de jours pendant lesquels les entreprises offrent des services de destination et les jours recommandés, par pays (par employés de niveau initial, intermédiaire et cadre ; et par tailles de familles variables).
  • L’accord de location le plus courant pour les expatriés, par pays.
  • Les services de destination présentant le plus de difficultés, par pays.
  • Les services de départ proposés aux employés quittant un lieu, par pays.
  • Facilité ou difficulté à récupérer des dépôts de garantie et échéancier, par pays.
  • Services de destination recommandés additionnels, par pays.

Selon Sean Thrun, directeur des initiatives stratégiques chez WHR : « La réalisation d’un rapport comparatif sur les services de destination aide à répondre à des questions clés qui sont cruciales pour l’engagement et la rétention des employés : offrons-nous suffisamment de soutien à nos employés ? Devrions-nous fournir des services de départ, ou les employés sont-ils capables de se débrouiller par eux-mêmes ? Que doivent savoir nos employés quand ils partiront pour ce pays ? Si vos employés sont très spécialisés et difficiles à remplacer, ce Rapport comparatif guidera le niveau de service que vous fournissiez et aidera vos employés à effectuer leur mutation en pleine conscience. »

Les conclusions de ce Rapport comparatif complet comprennent :

  • En Allemagne, la récupération d’un dépôt de garantie peut prendre jusqu’à 11 mois parce que le locataire doit attendre les calculs des entreprises de services publics, qui se produisent à la fin de l’année.
  • Aux Philippines, un prestataire de services de destination a recommandé au moins deux jours de soutien pour les employés de niveau initial (famille monomembre) et cinq jours de soutien pour les employés de niveau cadre (famille comptant trois membres).

Pour plus de données et télécharger l’intégralité du Rapport comparatif sur les services de destination « Ask the Expert » 2023, rendez-vous ici.

À propos de WHR Global
WHR Global (WHR) est une société privée de gestion des mutations à l’échelle mondiale, axée sur le client, qui se distingue par la meilleure prestation de services de sa catégorie et par une technologie de pointe dont elle est propriétaire. WHR possède des bureaux à Milwaukee, dans le Wisconsin, à Bâle, en Suisse, et à Singapour. Avec son taux de rétention de la clientèle de 100 % au cours des dix dernières années, WHR continue de se positionner en tant que fournisseur de confiance dans le domaine de la mutation des employés à l’échelle mondiale. WHR vit grâce à sa vision et sa passion pour son crédo Advancing Lives Forward® et son principe de simplifier ce qui est complexe. Pour en savoir plus sur WHR, rendez-vous sur http://www.whrg.com, ou suivez-nous sur LinkedIn ou Twitter.

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WHR Global Publica “Ask the Expert” Relatório Internacional de Benchmark de Serviços de Destino para 2023

MILWAUKEE, April 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A WHR Global (WHR), líder da indústria global de realocação de funcionários, anunciou a publicação do “Ask the Expert” (Pergunte ao Especialista), Relatório Internacional de Benchmark de Serviços de Destino para 2023. A WHR entrevistou 32 empresas da sua rede de provedores de serviços de destino confiáveis, que abrangem 56 países do mundo. A WHR acredita que seu relatório de Benchmark ajudará os clientes atuais e futuros a comparar seus programas de mobilidade global com as ofertas de serviços de destino de outras empresas para a realocação de funcionários e cessionários. À medida que as empresas continuam a competir por talentos, os benefícios da realocação devem ser competitivos.

Os serviços de destino ajudam os funcionários a se instalarem em um novo local e podem incluir o seguinte: Orientação de Área; Registro Local; Gestão de Aluguéis, Check-out de Aluguel e Gestão de Propriedade; Busca de Casa; Aconselhamento de Hipoteca; Acomodação Temporária; Assistência de Carreira de Cônjuge e Parceiro; Ajuda com Imigração (Regulamentos de Visto e Imigração); Busca de Escolas para Crianças; Mudança de Animais de Estimação; Estudo de Idioma e Cultural; e Outros Serviços de Adaptação.

Os dados de referência da WHR incluem o seguinte para 56 países:

  • O número médio de dias que as empresas oferecem serviços de destino e dias recomendados, por país (por funcionários de nível básico, médio e executivo; e por tamanhos variados de famílias).
  • O acordo de leasing mais comum para expatriados, por país.
  • Serviços de destino que apresentam maior dificuldade, por país.
  • Serviços de partida oferecidos para funcionários que saem de um local, por país.
  • Facilidade ou dificuldade em obter depósitos de segurança de volta e o tempo de espera, por país.
  • Serviços de destino adicionais recomendados, por país.

De acordo com o Gerente de Iniciativas Estratégicas da WHR, Sean Thrun: “O benchmarking dos serviços de destino responde às principais perguntas que são essenciais para a atração e a retenção dos funcionários: Estou oferecendo apoio suficiente aos meus funcionários? Devemos fornecer serviços de partida ou os funcionários podem fazer isto por conta própria? O que os meus funcionários precisam saber ante de se mudarem para este país? Para o caso de funcionários altamente especializados e difíceis de serem substituídos, esse benchmark oferece orientação quanto ao nível de serviço que deve ser fornecido e ajuda os funcionários estarem cientes do que os esperam.

O relatório do benchmark abrangente inclui:

  • Na Alemanha, um depósito de segurança pode levar até 11 meses para ser devolvido porque o inquilino deve esperar até o final do ano para os cálculos da empresa de serviços públicos sejam realizados.
  • Nas Filipinas, um provedor de serviços de destino recomendou pelo menos dois dias de suporte para funcionários iniciantes (com uma família de um membro) e cinco dias de suporte para funcionários de nível executivo (com uma família com três membros).

Veja mais dados e faça o download do completo Relatório de Benchmark de Serviços de Destino para 2023 “Ask the Expert” aqui.

Sobre a WHR Global
A WHR Global (WHR) é uma empresa global de gestão de relocação privada, orientada para o cliente, distinguida pela sua melhor prestação de serviços e tecnologia proprietária de ponta. A WHR tem escritórios em Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Suíça e Cingapura. Com sua taxa de retenção de clientes de 100% na última década, o WHR continua a se posicionar como líder confiável na relocação global de funcionários. A WHR vive por sua visão e paixão por Advancing Lives Forward® e Making the Complex Simple. Para mais informação sobre a WHR, visite http://www.whrg.com, ou siga-nos no LinkedIn ou Twitter.

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Egg production in Seychelles increasing but weather and demand are affecting prices

The production of eggs in Seychelles has been steadily increasing during the last 10 years but there are special conditions during the period of March to May, highly marked in April, that heavily affect egg production, especially this year.

An agricultural officer in Seychelles, Jose Raul de Oca Brito, told SNA that there are many factors interacting together and leading to these results.

"The increasing demand for the product is the main reason; this is directly associated with the fact that egg production has not to compete with any importation."

He explained that "this has motivated more farmers to venture into the business while others have increased the production capacity. We ended 2022 with 37 registered egg producers and the commercial laying hens population is estimated as 184,763 birds in April with a daily average production of 2.4 million eggs."

Brito said that the second element which is considered paramount is that during the last years, new commercial laying hens have been introduced in the country, by importation, with a much better potential for production and performing very well under Seychelles conditions.

Although the importation of highly commercial laying hens has guaranteed a stable egg production in the country, it comes paired with some constraints, among them being the transportation challenge.

"A good poultry herd position is only achieved when replacements are evenly distributed throughout the year, and this is not happening. This said we agreed that a distortion on the replacement cycle affects production and then price," said Brito.

On the shortage of eggs on the market, he said that this happens during the period March to May and is related to the weather condition.

"April is a very tranquil month as the winds drop and during the afternoon temperatures get very hot, reaching an average high of 31-32 degrees. This limits feed intake in chickens in a way for them to balance body temperature; leading by default to a drop in production. This causes production to drop 10-15 percent in farms with standard management for open house systems."

Consequently, farmers will always give priority to clients under contract like hotels, and companies like the Indian Ocean Tuna where demand is very high.

This can result in an increase in the price of eggs on the local market as has been the case for the past few weeks from SCR2.50 ($0.19) per egg to around SCR4.00 ($0.30) at the shopping outlets.

"When there is a drop in production, the local market (retailers) is more demanding and the price is increased. The price for eggs is not in relation to the cost of production since the subsidy scheme in place guarantees a very good profit margin for egg producers," Brito told SNA.

Source: Seychelles News Agency

Enhancing visibility and sales: Ethiopian Airlines to sign agreement with Tourism Seychelles

Ethiopian Airlines is anticipating a second daily flight to Seychelles with the aim to boost the visibility of the island nation as a destination, Tourism Seychelles - the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism - said on Tuesday.

The new local head of the airlines, Kassahun Terefa, met with Seychelles' principal secretary for tourism, Sherin Francis, and the director general for destination marketing, Bernadette Willemin last week.

The meeting follows a recent visit made by Francis and Willemin to the airline's headquarters in Addis Ababa in March to discuss areas of cooperation and the signing of a potential memorandum of understanding.

During the meeting, Francis stressed the importance of the two parties joining forces to make Seychelles visible and enhance sales for the airline that began its flight to the island nation in 2013. Ethiopian Airlines is currently making daily flights to Seychelles.

"We have had several successful collaborations with Ethiopian Airlines, and they have proven to be extremely reliable and service-oriented. Ethiopia is an important hub with excellent connections, and we look forward to expanding our relationship with the airline," said Francis.

Willemin expressed her satisfaction with the visit and highlighted the importance of making Seychelles more accessible to potential visitors worldwide.

"This meeting cements what was discussed in Addis. We are now signing an MOU with Ethiopian Airlines to advance to the next level," she said.

On his part, Terefa expressed his dedication to promoting Seychelles as a critical market for their network and said: "We are pleased to cooperate with our local partners and continue to promote Seychelles."

Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, relies heavily on tourism, the top pillar of its economy.

Source: Seychelles News Agency

President re-appoints Pitta Gróz to Attorney General’s Office top job

Angolan head of State João Lourenço appointed Tuesday Hélder Fernando Pitta Gróz to the position of Attorney General (PGR).

In the same Decree, João Lourenço also appointed Inocência Maria Gonçalo Pinto, Deputy Attorney General, according to the Presidency’s facebook page.

The appointment follows the proposal of the Supreme Judicial Council of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, after the approval of the electoral results for the positions of Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General.

On Monday (24), the Supreme Judicial Council of the Public Prosecutor's Office (CSMMP) voted the candidates for the positions of Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General at its 2nd Extraordinary Session of the V Mandate.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)

Cerqueira calls for boosting cooperation between Angola and Morocco

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Carolina Cerqueira, highlighted Monday in Rabat the need to boost bilateral cooperation with the Kingdom of Morocco.

Speaking in a meeting with members of the Angolan diplomatic corps in Rabat, in the scope of a five-day visit at the invitation of the Moroccan parliament as part of the cooperation, Carolina Cerqueira stated that Morocco has potential and experience that can contribute to Angola´s development.

“Morocco has a very important role in the African continent, because it is one of the countries with the strongest economy in Africa. One of the richest and most developed countries in Africa and an example to be followed in the continent”, revealed Carolina Cerqueira.

To her, Morocco has a very important “value” in the African context and it should be taken advantage of for the well-being of the Angolan communities.

The Angolan parliament Speaker appealed to the diplomatic mission to make the issuance of entry visas to Angola flexible so as to attract more investors and investments which contribute to the development of Angola.

Carolina Cerqueira said that as regard to the parliamentary domain, the National Assembly can take advantage of the Moroccan experience to boost its actions in the pacification process of Africa, taking into account Angola´s crucial role in the Great Lakes Region in Southern Africa, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), and other regional organizations.

The parliamentarian stressed the need for the strengthening of parliamentary diplomacy for the pacification of the continent, especially with emphasis in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

"The Angolan parliament has a very important role in the regional and international political context, focusing on parliamentary diplomacy to contribute to actions aimed at the welfare of communities and pacification", informed Carolina Cerqueira.

In her view, given the role it plays in the regional, African and international contexts parliamentary diplomacy plays a major role in affirming Angola within the world arena.

During the five-day visit, the Angolan parliamentary delegation made up of deputies Alcides Sakala, Lourdes Caposso and Narciso Benedito, as well as the secretary general of the National Assembly, Agostinho Nery, has on the agenda the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Chamber of Representatives, meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, with Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco, Rachid Talbi Alami, with the President of the House of Councillors, Naam Miyara and courtesy meetings with officials of the Angolan diplomatic mission.

According to the program, the Angolan parliamentary delegation is also scheduled to visit the Mausoleum of King Mohammed V, a trip to Tangier city in the northwestern region of Morocco and a visit to the Port of Tangier Mediterranean.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)

Austrian chancellor praises relations with Angola

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Austria Karl Nehammer considered Tuesday the relations with Angola "good" and pledged to support for the identified sectors.

Karl Nehammer made the praise at the end of the Business Forum between the two countries, held in the Angolan capital (Luanda).

He said he was pleased with the contribution of his country’s companies to the development of Angola.

Karl Nehammer, who has been in Angola since Monday, expressed his country’s availability to explore new investment opportunities.

He also spoke of the possibility to intensify partnerships with this African country, as part of an economy that grows "quickly" and its diversified cultural heritage.

Karl Nehammer admitted that the levels of trade between the two countries are still low, despite having tripled since 2021, but he did not mention the numbers.

"Based on today's visit, I hope that several visits from companies may continue to take place. Many companies, such as Red Blue, ALPLA and Alpha, are active in Angola and are interested in expanding their activities", he noted.

Karl Nehammer believes that the two countries and peoples could benefit from much intensified and shared cooperation.

The Austrian Head of Government also recognises Angola’s effort toward promotion of peace and stability in Africa.

During the Angola-Austria business forum, the minister of State for Economic Coordination, Manuel Nunes Júnior, said that the country wants to rely on the experience of the Federal Republic of Austria, to build a "strong" economy and stop depending on oil exports.

He spoke of the Angola’s commitment to promote business partnerships in sectors linked to agriculture, information technology, cyber-security and digitisation, environment and sanitation, education, transport and energy.

According to Nunes Júnior, Angola needs to develop businesses such as agriculture, manufacturing industry, fisheries, tourism, construction and other sectors that help to diversify sources of income

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)

Angola counts on Austria to build a “strong” economy

Angolan minister of State for Economic Coordination Manuel Nunes Júnior Tuesday has expressed the country’s availability to learn of Austria’s experience to build a "strong" economy and stop depending on oil exports.

The minister said so at the Angola-Austria business forum, as part of the visit of the head of Austrian government, Karl Nehammer, to Angola, since Monday.

Manuel Nunes Júnior reiterated Angola’s intention to build an economy based on "strong" and sustainable growth.

"Our economy is still very dependent on oil resources. And therefore, is very vulnerable to external shocks resulting from price variations on that product on the international market," the minister of State said.

He noted that the oil resources accounted for over 60 percent of the country's tax revenues and over 80 percent of export revenues.

The minister announced the country’s effort to end its dependence on oil resources.

Looking at Austria's industrial potential worldwide, Nunes Júnior invited that country’s investors to invest in Angola and contribute to the diversification of the Angola's economy.

"Austrian investments are welcome in practically all areas of the Angolan economy," he added.

Focusing on the characteristics of the Austrian economy, he said that Angola hoped to promote business partnerships in sectors linked to agriculture, information technology, cybersecurity and digitalisation, the environment and sanitation, education, transport and energy.

According to the official, the Angolan government is very interested in working with the Austrian authorities to structure a credit line with favourable terms and conditions, even concessional, with low interest rates and repayment of long term.

Addressing the Chancellor, he appealed to Austria to help build an economy less dependent on oil, an economy that grows in a sustained and sustainable way.

He said that Angola wants economic aid that generates more jobs and raises Angolans' incomes, an economy that combats hunger and poverty and manages to raise living standards.

"(...) We want to change definitively the economic structure of Angola, so that we have a more diversified economy, an economy in which the private sector plays a more active role in the overall performance of the economy and action decreases in the weight of the oil sector in GDP," he noted.

According to Nunes Júnior, Angola needs to develop businesses such as agriculture, manufacturing, fishing, tourism, construction and other sectors that help to diversify sources of income.

In his view, only in this way will Angola have an economy that can exhibit sustainable levels of growth over time and based on criteria of competitiveness and skills.

Nunes Júnior spoke of the reforms underway to increase the confidence of economic agents operating in Angola's economy.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)

Burkina: AJSB designates Abdoulaye Zongo (EFO) player of the month for March

The captain of the Etoile filante de Ouagadougou (EFO) football team Abdoulaye Zongo has been named best player of the month for March by the Association of Sports Journalists of Burkina (AJSB ) through a press release of which the AIB had a copy.

EFO central defender Abdoulaye Zongo alias Kouri was appointed because of his “leadership and experience”. “He guided his EFO partners to the best harvest of the month in the league,” explained the members of the AJSB nomination committee.

They inform that “4 points taken in 2 games, the EFO was able to limit the damage in its fight to maintain. In addition to the championship, the queen of the stadiums won her FA Cup matches, often thanks to her defensive solidity around her captain.

According to the press release, “Salif Bagaté (2 nd behind Kouri) of Salitas FC also stood out in March thanks mainly to his performance in the Coupe du Faso. His club took only 1 point in league 1, but went through in the cup with 2 goals for the bib 29 of the Doves”.

Dieudonné Sié Noufé of ASFA-Y was invited to the trio of the AJSB ranking. He has 1 goal and 2 assists to his credit last month.

Abdoulaye Zongo's club, EFO qualified last Sunday for the final of the Coupe du Faso. But in Ligue 1, the Queen of the stadiums is the first non-relegation player in the standings, so she is fighting to stay in the Burkinabè football elite.

It was ASFB striker Mody Cissé who won the AJSB player of the month award last February.

Source: Burkina Information Agency