15 March 2018

The different types of assignments

Over the years, companies interested in the phenomenon of international mobility have “created” different types of assignments, which vary according to the type of service performed and the duration of the mission.

This category refers to those workers who make frequent transfers abroad. The presence of the employee in the host country’s headquarters/office is frequent, but not continuous, which means that the worker does not need to find a home in said country and will not have to worry about extra costs for things such as schools and relocation.
From a formal point of view, commuting is regarded as work travel or, if the work abroad is exclusive, also as a foreign work contract. Evident logistical reasons make commuting possible only in European countries or, in any case, places that are reachable in a short time from the worker’s home country, as he/she will have to face continuous and frequent round trips to and from home.

International Business Traveller
Another kind of international assignment is the long-term business trip, often used by companies that need their employees to work in a foreign country. This kind of worker is referred to as an International Business Traveller. It involves long periods of travel abroad, which, unlike commuting, do not permit frequent returns to the employee’s home. In any case, the duration of these business trips are not extremely lengthy in time.

Project workers
These are workers who carry out projects in the countries for which the projects are intended. A project is a set of activities aimed at creating a product or service and, therefore, the mission and the stay of the worker abroad are limited in time. The project worker’s time abroad differs from that of the commuter and the international business traveller, seeing as this type of worker will remain in the host country until the completion of the project.

Short term assignee
This category includes seconded staff, whose mission abroad lasts between six and twelve months.

15 March 2018

Renting a house in Malta

Renting a house in Malta is definitely one of the most important aspects when it comes to expatriation.

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8 March 2018

The mistakes that a boss should avoid to keep the talents in the company

Anyone involved in recruiting or human resource management will be able to tell you about the flocks of talents fleeing various companies. But what is the reason for this continuous turnover of skilled workers, who are indispensable for the growth of a company? What emerges from recent studies is that most of these employees, the most talented and innovative ones, are seeking work elsewhere because of a (bad) relationship with their bosses. Talents do not leave their jobs, they leave their managers! So, what are the mistakes a boss should avoid?

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7 March 2018

Focusing at work

Time management is a necessary skill to have if you want to increase productivity and complete as many projects as possible. The fundamental rules for effective time management are known: reducing distractions and planning the “to do” list. But there are some tricks you can adopt to effectively put these rules into practice:

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2 March 2018

Five tips to be motivated at work and in life

According to a study by the American Psychological Association, published by magazine Inc.com, not everything can be accomplished by willpower alone. The goal of the research is also to give advice so as to ensure that a decrease in motivation does not negatively impact one’s work and/or life in general. Here are five possible suggestions to consider.

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1 March 2018

BOT and Artificial Intelligence

Lately there has been a lot of talk about chatbots, especially in the Customer Service field. By taking advantage of the increasing power of artificial intelligence, users are allowed to interact with the company, exactly as they would do with a customer service agent in the flesh.

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19 February 2018

What to see in Valletta?

What monuments should one see in the European Capital of Culture 2018?

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19 February 2018

What is the success?

Having success does not mean having wealth and/or power, even though that is the vision we have of it. Success is something very personal, it is dynamic and profound. To understand what success is, we need to start listening to ourselves in order to understand what we want, precisely because success is personal.

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19 February 2018

Control and plan your time

One of the factors that we constantly have to deal with, both in our work and private life is: time. Time is one of the most important resources in our lives, one that we are in full possession of, but cannot increase as we please.

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15 February 2018

Milan: the largest gigabit society lab in Europe

You will be able to oversee the status of your crops, irrigate the fields automatically and interact with the plants, monitoring their progress minute by minute and simultaneously reducing theenvironmental impact. You will be able to send the parameters of patients in distress directly from the ambulance to the medical staff of the hospital, who will be able to follow them and formulate a diagnosis (cutting in half the emergency room queues). It will be possible to manage the mini-vehicles that will bring us the goods we ordered online with a single electronic brain.

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