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  • Tony Allen: And finally... A cut above!

    May 14, 2020
    I could kick myself! Two days before the ‘lockdown’ I should - and could - have had my haircut but I decided against it. Big mistake I’m afraid, as almost a whole month later I’m now beginning to bare a resemblance to Dolly Parton - with two major exceptions I hasten to point out.
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  • Through adversity we create strength

    May 05, 2020
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  • Training success for Grace

    May 03, 2020
    Grace in Australia recently commissioned a new business training system, SAP Litmos, to enhance its training offering to its staff. The project has been a great success.
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  • Unprecedented – overused or understated?

    May 03, 2020
    Just today, as I write these lines, my family and I have been counting the number of times we have heard the word “unprecedented”. It has been at least 43 times, and we stopped counting just a while ago when we turned off the news.
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  • The power of clean shoes

    May 03, 2020
    In a career spanning three decades, Mark Jeffery was one of the industry’s leading salesmen with the trust and respect of the HR departments of many of London’s biggest corporate accounts. Steve Jordan spoke to him to find out a little more about those days on the front line and to see what advice he has for today’s sales professionals.
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  • The time for Video Surveys is here

    May 03, 2020
    Of course, video surveys have been here for a long time but, it seems, treated with some scepticism by many of the traditionalists in the moving industry. How can it be possible to get the cube right by looking through a screen, and how can you build a rapport with the client remotely?
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  • Making home working work

    May 03, 2020
    Given the requirement for social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, employees working from home has suddenly become a necessity in most industries. Here, Nick Howes from Leadership Management International UK offers some tips on how to make it work for you.
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  • Taking control of comms during COVID-19

    May 03, 2020
    It is obvious that the current quarantine situation cannot be compared to any previously announced pandemics or crises - this time, the world is shutting down completely. The situation is going to lead to hardly measurable consequences not only for individuals, but also for businesses.
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  • Paradise lost … is the dream finally over for Hong Kong’s expats? By David Jordan

    May 03, 2020
    It was once the dream-posting for expats keen to further their careers in the booming heart of the Tiger economy. The reality now is very different. Rioting and pro-democracy protests that dragged on throughout much of the summer of 2019 took their toll and expats are leaving the territory in ever increasing numbers.
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  • Tony Allen: And finally... Idle hands

    Apr 19, 2020
    This morning I walked down into town to buy Mrs Allen a birthday card. I guess this will be the last time I’ll be making this journey for some time, as I must now conform to current virus edicts.
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  • With you wherever you are

    Apr 06, 2020
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  • The challenges of BAR

    Apr 05, 2020
    The British Association of Removers (BAR), represents the professional moving industry in the UK. As such it has its challenges and is often the subject of criticism. Steve Jordan talked to Ian Studd, BAR Director General, to explore some of these and the approach the Association takes to ensure that it meets the expectations of its members and their customers.
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  • Navigating the European Union posted workers revised directive

    Apr 05, 2020
    Continued workforce mobility within the European Union (EU) has created challenges in defining and protecting posted and local workers.
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  • Diversification vs Specialisation

    Apr 05, 2020
    Ray daSilva from Mobility Exchange looks at diversification for movers and, in particular, pet transportation.
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  • How to get started in the self storage business

    Apr 05, 2020
    Self storage is an increasingly popular way for removals businesses to make extra money. With the rising costs of running a business and pressures on time, leaving land unutilised just doesn’t make sense. Chris Williams, Managing Director of shipping container supplier Willbox, explains how to get started.
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  • The heart of mobility visits Cambodia

    Apr 05, 2020
    So, the conference season is upon us again. And for those who attended, there was a real treat in store at the International Mobility Alliance (IMA) meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia, themed The heart of mobility. By Steve Jordan.
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  • Tony Allen: And Finally... Don’t get me wrong

    Mar 19, 2020
    Sometimes it seems like a major responsibility working on a nascent article for ‘The Mover’ especially as it’s fundamentally the last item to be read and you really want to conclude having created some sort of an impact.
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  • Is it really about health?

    Mar 10, 2020
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  • Rebuilding the red horse

    Mar 10, 2020
    As Santa Fe begins to re-emerge as a major force in the moving and relocation industry following its financial difficulties, Steve Jordan interviews its new CEO, Yann Blandy, to find out what went wrong, and the plans for putting it right.
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  • Diversifying the diversification

    Mar 10, 2020
    In the February issue of The Mover, we interviewed Jean-Luc Haddad of Grospiron in Paris on the subject of diversification. Seven years ago, his company ventured into the world of relocation by buying Cosmopolitan Services Unlimited (CSU). Here we talk to Ludovic Lemoine and Philippe Mirault about the industry, and the changes that have taken place since.
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