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The RES FORUM Weekly Update for 25 March 2016

RES Developments New Technical Partners (TP) this week include Chase in the US as RES Forum Technical Partner for Relocation & Employee Loan Programmes.

25 March 2016

RW3 are also extending their TP relationship with RES to include the AMERICAS. This brings the US TP network to a current total of 12 organisations. As a group they are having their first meeting next Thursday 31st March in Atlanta. Over the course of the last three months, since Chris Kline was appointed Head of the RES US branch, US member count has increased by 63%. Lots of upside potential here and value for members as the event, research and engagement agenda gathers pace.

We also welcome Globoforce as EMEA TP for Employee Recognition. Globoforce is a leading provider in this market and employee recognition has an important role to play in global talent management in the future.

We are looking forward to working with all our Technical Partners – delivering value to them and, through their service provision, value to our membership.

The LTA Policy Benchmarking Tool went live on Monday as we committed to in last week’s newsletter. Click here to link through to the Analytics Landing page and then click on the LTA benchmarking icon (first left). You’ll need to be logged in to use it. There is a short user guide click here to help you navigate through the process. We are also working on three other analytics modules which will be launched in the coming months.


Home Office response to Migration Advisory Committee’s review of Tier 2

James Brokenshire, the Minister of State for Immigration has today announced reforms to the Tier 2 (Skilled Workers) route, following the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)’s review of Tier 2 on 19 January 2016. Magrath LLP the RES Forum Technical Partner for Immigration Services outline the key changes click here. Should you require assistance or advice on the implementation or the impact of these changes contact Ben Sheldrick or visit

Final Call for Atlanta!

A final call for those still wishing to attend the RES Forum Americas – AtlantaMeeting 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 contact Ginger 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

The RES Forum are delighted to announce that SilverDoor, RES Forum Technical Partner for the “Temporary Accommodation” has become one of the first ASAP quality accredited agents.

London-based serviced apartment agent, SilverDoor, has become one of the first companies to achieve the Association of Serviced Apartment Provider’s newly launched quality accreditation for booking agents. The independent agent was awarded accreditation after satisfying a set of criteria that demonstrates SilverDoor meets a range of operational, quality and health & safety standards. To find out more click here. For more information on SilverDoor contact Stuart Winstone or visit


SPOTLIGHT this week focuses on our two new Technical Partners. CHASE in the “Relocation and Employee Loan Programs” category for the Americas and Globoforce in the “Employee Recognition” category for EMEA.

CHASE: Relocation and Employee Loan Programs

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of over $2 trillion, operating in more than 60 countries. When you work with Chase, you can offer your employees a comprehensive package of benefits, programs and services that is among the broadest in the industry. Plus, you gain a powerful, stable financial partner dedicated to serving you. To find out more contact:  John Habanek, Vice President, Regional Sales Directoror visit

Globoforce:  Employee Recognition

Globoforce is a leading provider of social recognition solutions, helping companies build strong cultures of engaged employees through the power of thanks. Named one of the Best Workplaces by the Great Place To Work® Institute, Globoforce is trusted by some of most admired companies in the world to inspire and energize employees and create best places to work.

Our award-winning SaaS technology and proven methodologies empower HR and business leaders to take a modern, more strategic approach to recognition programmes. What results is measurable business success, qualified by increases in employee engagement, retention and productivity. To find out more contact:  James McNeil, Senior Sales Manager or visit

Open E-surveys

The following e-surveys are currently open: 

  • Global Health Risk Responses
  • 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. To view available roles or to post a job free simply click here.


It’s been a very busy week for new joiners and we welcome 14 new members to the RES Forum from organisations including Albemarle, CAM, CGI, Compass, Equifax, Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Hypertherm, International Rescue Committee, Newmont, Swiss Re, Tableau Software, Tubemogul, Unipart and UPS.

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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Many of you will be looking forward to or enjoying holidays at this time so from all The RES Forum Team, Happy Easter!


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