29 Nov

Frustrated Wives revealed in part one of world’s largest expat survey

As the second survey ‘Retail & Finance’ gets underway at www.theexpatsurvey.com and the third and final part ‘Travel & Health’ is set to launch in November, incredible results are emerging from the first survey ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ providing very detailed insight from those living outside their country of origin in almost 100 countries.

The initial part examined from where to where, why and when and now resident in their chosen community what they like or dislike about their adopted home, what media channels they follow and use to stay in touch with friends, family and the outside world; and how easy or hard did they find it to integrate.

Contending with an unfamiliar country and culture, often a new language and suddenly no friends and family for support, numerous wives have shared their sense of bitter disappointment with their husbands’ employers for failing to appreciate the impact on the family unit; and a sense of being left to tackle the challenging dynamics of establishing a home and integrating alone; whilst the focus of the companies was on getting their spouses settled into their new workplace as quickly as possible. In some cases relocation specialists were involved in catering for the career moves, but stand accused of not truly understanding and meeting their needs.

‘For some women, particularly those with children, the sheer stress of the corporate relocation bordered not only on being a career breaker, but almost a marriage breaker as well. These respondents are urging companies to take greater responsibility for getting the experience right not just for their employees, but their families too; and recommend that those contemplating a move use social media to contact other company employees, their spouses and other expats in their chosen destination to get the full lowdown on what their move might really entail’ says Emma Wood, project director for www.theexpatsurvey.com.

‘From the outset The Expat Survey team has been committed to not only conducting the most far-reaching global research programme, but to ensuring that each survey in our three-part annual study connects with expats in a meaningful way to understand their true experiences. We really want expats to have their say and need them to share their stories, good or bad, so that the statistical outcomes of each survey can be placed in real context’ she explains.

Despite the initial upheaval, 71% of respondents intend to remain outside their country of origin; whilst 22% disclosed that they are considering moving on to a new destination and 8% have an active plan-of-action to achieve this imminently. Churches are praised for providing a lot of practical support as well as spiritual; and surprisingly the South Korean Government is highlighted as being a superb relocation facilitator and integrator; whilst Japan and China are sited as places where securing a work permit is painful unless your employer has clout or you have the right connections.

Several thousand expats of many nationalities have responded so far thanks to the fantastic coverage provided by media owners around the world and the on-going promotional support received from its growing number of reputable collaborative partners. These include the currency exchange giant Oz Forex, Vonage the award winning telecoms provider, Bishop’s Move the international removal company and Britishcornershop.co.uk the popular online retailer offering worldwide home delivery.

Retail & Finance survey now live

The second survey in the research programme has been activated at www.theexpatsurvey.com Whether you are working or not, if you have moved to pastures new, we really need your input so that we can understand what your important considerations are when it comes to personal and household expenditure, banking and investments; and what information resources you now tend to turn to when making these decisions and undertaking your financial planning.

So user-friendly, now available by post as well as online

Some newspaper and magazine owners have contacted us on behalf of their readers to say that they do not have internet capabilities, but are nonetheless keen to participate. As a result we have opened a phone line with answer machine so that expats can ring in to request copies. Please call +44 (0)20 8464 5584 and state which surveys you require, your name, address and telephone number and the team will post them to you. Completed surveys can be returned by post or fax – contact details will be enclosed in the envelope.

Important! The Expat Survey does not share any personal details with any third parties and has no links to Governments. Those that complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000, which you can opt to donate to charity if you wish.

Share your views! Please follow us on Twitter @ExpatSurvey13 and ‘like us’ on Facebook.

28 Nov

Frustrated Wives revealed in part one of world’s largest expat survey

As the second survey ‘Retail & Finance’ gets underway at www.theexpatsurvey.com and the third and final part ‘Travel & Health’ is set to launch in November, incredible results are emerging from the first survey ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ providing very detailed insight from those living outside their country of origin in almost 100 countries. The initial part examined from where to where, why and when and now resident in their chosen community what they like or dislike about their adopted home, what media channels they follow and use to stay in touch with friends, family and the outside world; and how easy or hard did they find it to integrate.

Contending with an unfamiliar country and culture, often a new language and suddenly no friends and family for support, numerous wives have shared their sense of bitter disappointment with their husbands’ employers for failing to appreciate the impact on the family unit; and a sense of being left to tackle the challenging dynamics of establishing a home and integrating alone; whilst the focus of the companies was on getting their spouses settled into their new workplace as quickly as possible. In some cases relocation specialists were involved in catering for the career moves, but stand accused of not truly understanding and meeting their needs.

‘For some women, particularly those with children, the sheer stress of the corporate relocation bordered not only on being a career breaker, but almost a marriage breaker as well. These respondents are urging companies to take greater responsibility for getting the experience right not just for their employees, but their families too; and recommend that those contemplating a move use social media to contact other company employees, their spouses and other expats in their chosen destination to get the full lowdown on what their move might really entail’ says Emma Wood, project director for www.theexpatsurvey.com.

‘From the outset The Expat Survey team has been committed to not only conducting the most far-reaching global research programme, but to ensuring that each survey in our three-part annual study connects with expats in a meaningful way to understand their true experiences. We really want expats to have their say and need them to share their stories, good or bad, so that the statistical outcomes of each survey can be placed in real context’ she explains.

Despite the initial upheaval, 71% of respondents intend to remain outside their country of origin; whilst 22% disclosed that they are considering moving on to a new destination and 8% have an active plan-of-action to achieve this imminently. Churches are praised for providing a lot of practical support as well as spiritual; and surprisingly the South Korean Government is highlighted as being a superb relocation facilitator and integrator; whilst Japan and China are sited as places where securing a work permit is painful unless your employer has clout or you have the right connections.

Several thousand expats of many nationalities have responded so far thanks to the fantastic coverage provided by media owners around the world and the on-going promotional support received from its growing number of reputable collaborative partners. These include the currency exchange giant Oz Forex, Vonage the award winning telecoms provider, Bishop’s Move the international removal company and Britishcornershop.co.uk the popular online retailer offering worldwide home delivery.

Retail & Finance survey now live

The second survey in the research programme has been activated at www.theexpatsurvey.com. Whether you are working or not, if you have moved to pastures new, we really need your input so that we can understand what your important considerations are when it comes to personal and household expenditure, banking and investments; and what information resources you now tend to turn to when making these decisions and undertaking your financial planning.

So user-friendly, now available by post as well as online

Some newspaper and magazine owners have contacted us on behalf of their readers to say that they do not have internet capabilities, but are nonetheless keen to participate. As a result we have opened a phone line with answer machine so that expats can ring in to request copies. Please call +44 (0)20 8464 5584 and state which surveys you require, your name, address and telephone number and the team will post them to you. Completed surveys can be returned by post or fax – contact details will be enclosed in the envelope.

Important! The Expat Survey does not share any personal details with any third parties and has no links to Governments. Those that complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000, which you can opt to donate to charity if you wish.

Share your views! Please follow us on Twitter @ExpatSurvey13 and ‘like us’ on Facebook.

This press release was issued by:
Max Media International, 1 Cobden Court, Wimpole Close, Bromley, BR2 9JF, United Kingdom.

For all enquiries in relation to this article please contact:
Mark Edwards – Media Director
[email protected] or call +44 (0)20 8464 5593

For more information visit: www.maxmediaint.com

27 Nov

Expat survey reveals wives frustrated by move

As the second part of the world’s largest expat survey gets underway at www.theexpatsurvey.com, incredible results are emerging from the first part of the survey. ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ providing very detailed insight from those living outside their country of origin in almost 100 countries. Contending with an unfamiliar country and culture, often a new language and suddenly no friends and family for support, numerous wives have shared their sense of bitter disappointment with their husbands’ employers for failing to appreciate the impact on the family unit; and a sense of being left to tackle the challenging dynamics of establishing a home and integrating alone; whilst the focus of the companies was on getting their spouses settled into their new workplace as quickly as possible. In some cases relocation specialists were involved in catering for the career moves, but stand accused of not truly understanding and meeting their needs.

“For some women, particularly those with children, the sheer stress of the corporate relocation bordered not only on being a career breaker, but almost a marriage breaker as well. These respondents are urging companies to take greater responsibility for getting the experience right not just for their employees, but their families too; and recommend that those contemplating a move use social media to contact other company employees, their spouses and other expats in their chosen destination to get the full lowdown on what their move might really entail,” says Emma Wood, project director for www.theexpatsurvey.com.

“From the outset The Expat Survey team has been committed to not only conducting the most far-reaching global research programme, but to ensuring that each survey in our three-part annual study connects with expats in a meaningful way to understand their true experiences. We really want expats to have their say and need them to share their stories, good or bad, so that the statistical outcomes of each survey can be placed in real context,” she explained.

Despite the initial upheaval, 71% of respondents intend to remain outside their country of origin; whilst 22% disclosed that they are considering moving on to a new destination and 8% have an active plan-of-action to achieve this imminently. Churches are praised for providing a lot of practical support as well as spiritual; and surprisingly the South Korean Government is highlighted as being a superb relocation facilitator and integrator; whilst Japan and China are cited as places where securing a work permit is painful unless your employer has clout or you have the right connections.

Retail & Finance survey now live

The second survey has been activated at www.theexpatsurvey.com. Whether you are working or not, if you have moved to pastures new, the team needs your input in order to understand what your important considerations are when it comes to personal and household expenditure, banking and investments; and what information resources you now tend to turn to when making these decisions and undertaking your financial planning.

Available by post as well as online

For those who do not have internet access, organisers have opened a phone line so that expats can ring in to request copies. Call +44 (0)20 8464 5584 and state which surveys you require, your name, address and telephone number.

Important! The Expat Survey does not share any personal details with any third parties and has no links to Governments. Those who complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000.

26 Nov

Intriguing results revealed in part one of world’s largest expat survey

As the second survey ‘Retail & Finance’ gets underway at www.theexpatsurvey.com and the third and final part ‘Travel & Health’ is set to launch in November, incredible results are emerging from the first survey ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ providing very detailed insight from those living outside their country of origin in almost 100 countries. The initial part examined from where to where, why and when and now resident in their chosen community what they like or dislike about their adopted home, what media channels they follow and use to stay in touch with friends, family and the outside world; and how easy or hard did they find it to integrate.

Bitter disappointment with employers

Contending with an unfamiliar country and culture, often a new language and suddenly no friends and family for support, numerous wives have shared their sense of bitter disappointment with their husbands’ employers for failing to appreciate the impact on the family unit; and a sense of being left to tackle the challenging dynamics of establishing a home and integrating alone; whilst the focus of the companies was on getting their spouses settled into their new workplace as quickly as possible. In some cases relocation specialists were involved in catering for the career moves, but stand accused of not truly understanding and meeting their needs.

‘For some women, particularly those with children, the sheer stress of the corporate relocation bordered not only on being a career breaker, but almost a marriage breaker as well. These respondents are urging companies to take greater responsibility for getting the experience right not just for their employees, but their families too; and recommend that those contemplating a move use social media to contact other company employees, their spouses and other expats in their chosen destination to get the full lowdown on what their move might really entail’ says Emma Wood, project director for www.theexpatsurvey.com.

‘From the outset The Expat Survey team has been committed to not only conducting the most far-reaching global research programme, but to ensuring that each survey in our three-part annual study connects with expats in a meaningful way to understand their true experiences. We really want expats to have their say and need them to share their stories, good or bad, so that the statistical outcomes of each survey can be placed in real context’ she explains.

Despite the initial upheaval, 71% of respondents intend to remain outside their country of origin; whilst 22% disclosed that they are considering moving on to a new destination and 8% have an active plan-of-action to achieve this imminently. Churches are praised for providing a lot of practical support as well as spiritual; and surprisingly the South Korean Government is highlighted as being a superb relocation facilitator and integrator; whilst Japan and China are sited as places where securing a work permit is painful unless your employer has clout or you have the right connections.

Retail & Finance survey now live

The second survey in the research programme has been activated at www.theexpatsurvey.com. Whether you are working or not, if you have moved to pastures new, we really need your input so that we can understand what your important considerations are when it comes to personal and household expenditure, banking and investments; and what information resources you now tend to turn to when making these decisions and undertaking your financial planning.

Available by post as well as online

Some newspaper and magazine owners have contacted us on behalf of their readers to say that they do not have internet capabilities, but are nonetheless keen to participate. As a result we have opened a phone line with answer machine so that expats can ring in to request copies. Please call +44 (0)20 8464 5584 and state which surveys you require, your name, address and telephone number and the team will post them to you. Completed surveys can be returned by post or fax – contact details will be enclosed in the envelope.

Important! The Expat Survey does not share any personal details with any third parties and has no links to Governments. Those that complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000, which you can opt to donate to charity if you wish.

22 Nov

It Won’t Be the Same without You: Join The Expat Survey 2013

The logo for The Expat Survey 2013 is a hummingbird, “because just like human beings each one has its own migratory flight pattern.”

If you’re an expatriate, the Expat Survey wants to hear about your migrations, as well as your “remarkable diversity of habitats.”

The survey is made up of three parts, each rolled out separately, with the final section going live tomorrow (November 20). All portions of the survey will remain available online until December 31.

The three sections are

Migration & Lifestyle
“[H]ave you found it easy to integrate, what do you like or dislike about your adopted home, has life changed considerably and how do you stay in touch with family, friends and the outside world?”
Retail & Finance
“Whether you are working or not, what are your important considerations when it comes to personal or household expenditure, banking and investments; and what information resources do you now tend to turn to when making these decisions and future fiscal planning?”
Travel & Health
“Has your move to a warmer or colder climate changed your perspective of the world and the places and people you choose to visit; and what modes of transport do you use to get there? Do you enjoy a better diet and benefit from improved health and if you have had cause to call upon your local medical services were they sufficient?”

Besides having their voices heard, expats who fill out all three portions of the survey will be entered into a drawing for £1,000.

An independent London organization, i-World Research Limited, is conducting The Expat Survey, and it’s being promoted by 10 “collaborative partners.” One of those partners, Max Media International, calls the survey ”the largest and most extensive independent global research programme ever conducted on those residing outside of their country of origin.”

To take part, go to The Expat Survey 2013.

21 Nov

FRUSTRATED WIVES REVEALED IN PART ONE OF WORLD’S LARGEST EXPAT SURVEY

As the second survey ‘Retail & Finance’ gets underway at www.theexpatsurvey.com and the third and final part ‘Travel & Health’ is set to launch in November, incredible results are emerging from the first survey ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ providing very detailed insight from those living outside their country of origin in almost 100 countries. The initial part examined from where to where, why and when and now resident in their chosen community what they like or dislike about their adopted home, what media channels they follow and use to stay in touch with friends, family and the outside world; and how easy or hard did they find it to integrate.

Contending with an unfamiliar country and culture, often a new language and suddenly no friends and family for support, numerous wives have shared their sense of bitter disappointment with their husbands’ employers for failing to appreciate the impact on the family unit; and a sense of being left to tackle the challenging dynamics of establishing a home and integrating alone; whilst the focus of the companies was on getting their spouses settled into their new workplace as quickly as possible. In some cases relocation specialists were involved in catering for the career moves, but stand accused of not truly understanding and meeting their needs.

‘For some women, particularly those with children, the sheer stress of the corporate relocation bordered not only on being a career breaker, but almost a marriage breaker as well. These respondents are urging companies to take greater responsibility for getting the experience right not just for their employees, but their families too; and recommend that those contemplating a move use social media to contact other company employees, their spouses and other expats in their chosen destination to get the full lowdown on what their move might really entail’ says Emma Wood, project director for www.theexpatsurvey.com.

‘From the outset The Expat Survey team has been committed to not only conducting the most far-reaching global research programme, but to ensuring that each survey in our three-part annual study connects with expats in a meaningful way to understand their true experiences. We really want expats to have their say and need them to share their stories, good or bad, so that the statistical outcomes of each survey can be placed in real context’ she explains.

Despite the initial upheaval, 71% of respondents intend to remain outside their country of origin; whilst 22% disclosed that they are considering moving on to a new destination and 8% have an active plan-of-action to achieve this imminently. Churches are praised for providing a lot of practical support as well as spiritual; and surprisingly the South Korean Government is highlighted as being a superb relocation facilitator and integrator; whilst Japan and China are sited as places where securing a work permit is painful unless your employer has clout or you have the right connections.

Several thousand expats of many nationalities have responded so far thanks to the fantastic coverage provided by media owners around the world and the on-going promotional support received from its growing number of reputable collaborative partners. These include the currency exchange giant Oz Forex, Vonage the award winning telecoms provider, Bishop’s Move the international removal company and Britishcornershop.co.uk the popular online retailer offering worldwide home delivery.

Retail & Finance survey now live

The second survey in the research programme has been activated at www.theexpatsurvey.com . Whether you are working or not, if you have moved to pastures new, we really need your input so that we can understand what your important considerations are when it comes to personal and household expenditure, banking and investments; and what information resources you now tend to turn to when making these decisions and undertaking your financial planning.

So user-friendly, now available by post as well as online

Some newspaper and magazine owners have contacted us on behalf of their readers to say that they do not have internet capabilities, but are nonetheless keen to participate. As a result we have opened a phone line with answer machine so that expats can ring in to request copies. Please call +44 (0)20 8464 5584 and state which surveys you require, your name, address and telephone number and the team will post them to you. Completed surveys can be returned by post or fax – contact details will be enclosed in the envelope.

Important! The Expat Survey does not share any personal details with any third parties and has no links to Governments. Those that complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000, which you can opt to donate to charity if you wish.

Share your views! Please follow us on Twitter @ExpatSurvey13 and ‘like us’ on Facebook.

20 Nov

Live Interview on Expat Survey 2013 aired on Cyprus Radio

An interview on The Expat Survey 2013 has been aired on Cyprus Radio.

The feature was recorded live in November 2013 and covered the reasons behind the research project and what the survey hopes to achieve.

A clip of the recording is available on The Expat Survey YouTube page – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dGyzzrPzzA

19 Nov

Frustrated wives …revealed in part one of world’s largest expat survey

THE SECOND survey ‘Retail & Finance’ gets underway at www.theexpatsurvey.com and the third and final part, ‘Travel & Health’, is set to launch in November. Incredible results have emerged from the first survey, ‘Migration & Lifestyle’, providing details of expats in almost 100 countries.

The initial part examined what residents in their chosen community like or dislike about their adopted home; the media channels they follow and use to stay in touch with friends, family and the outside world and how easy or difficult they find it to integrate. In some cases relocation specialists involved in catering for career moves stand accused of not truly understanding and meeting the needs of women facing these difficulties.

“For some women, particularly those with children, the stress of corporate relocation borders on being a career and marriage breaker,” says Emma Wood, project director for www.theexpatsurvey.com. “Those contemplating a move are advised to use social media to contact other company employees, their spouses and other expats to get the full lowdown on what their move might entail.

“From the outset The Expat Survey team has committed to conducting a far-reaching global research programme, ensuring each survey in our three-part annual study connects with expats in a meaningful way.”

Despite the upheaval 71% of respondents intend to remain outside their country of origin; 22% disclosed they are considering moving to a new destination; 8% have a plan-of-action to achieve this imminently. Churches are praised for providing practical and spiritual support.

Several thousand expats responded, thanks to the coverage provided by media owners around the world and the support received from its reputable collaborative partners such as currency exchange giant Oz Forex; Vonage the award winning telecoms provider; Bishop’s Move the international removal company and Britishcornershop.co.uk the popular online retailer offering worldwide home delivery.

The second survey in the programme has been activated at www.theexpatsurvey.com. We need your input to understand your issues regarding personal and household expenditure, banking and investments and other considerations.

A phone line with answer machine is available so that expats without internet can ring in to request copies. Please call +44 (0)20 8464 5584 and state which surveys you require, your name, address and telephone number and the team will post them to you. Completed surveys can be returned by post or fax – contact details will be enclosed in the envelope.

IMPORTANT! The Expat Survey does not share any personal details with any third parties and has no links to Governments. Those that complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000, which you can opt to donate to charity if you wish.

Share your views! Follow us on Twitter @ExpatSurvey13 and ‘like us’ on Facebook.

18 Nov

Expat Survey

Is the grass really greener on the other side?

Enter the world’s largest expat survey for your chance to WIN £1,000 cash

Calling all expatriates of any nationality! Have you moved overseas for a better quality of life for your family, to pursue a career opportunity or simply for a change of scenery to the place you always adored? If you have then we really want to hear from you and this is the opportunity to make sure your voice is heard.

Whatever initiated your move ‘The Expat Survey’ invites you to share your opinions on a variety of different topics. Whilst there are the usual questions requiring you to tick boxes, the research study breaks away from convention and enquires about your experience, whether or not expectations have been fulfilled, what expats miss about home and requests tips and advice for others contemplating a move to a new continent. Your input will make a valuable contribution to understanding how those residing outside their country of origin can be supported, so that organisations and companies that specialise in servicing expatriate communities and individuals can understand their needs better.

In a world of rapid change and volatile economies, with the diversification and consolidation of businesses resulting in employment instability and mounting stress, many have chosen to move overseas in the belief that the grass is greener on the other side. For some a permanent move, for others temporary; in many cases for a life-style change, for others there has been no choice. Whether it has proven to be the best or worst decision you ever made, your feedback is essential.

‘The Expat Survey’ is being conducted by i-World Research, an independent research company and is the largest and most comprehensive global study ever undertaken into migration and expatriate life. Led by the ex-head of research for BBC World and ex-research director for Saatchi & Saatchi, it does not share any information with third parties and has no links to Governments whatsoever. It is entirely independent and promoted, but not sponsored, by almost 100 publishers and reputable companies servicing expatriates around the world, such as the international accountancy firm Chantrey Vellacott DFK and the specialist expatriate insurance company Clements Worldwide.

Conducted as an annual rolling programme the study comprises three surveys – ‘Migration & Lifestyle’ start date 15th July, ‘Retail & Finance’ start date 10th September and ‘Travel & Health’ start date 5th November 2013. Whilst the main thrust of each survey lasts 8 weeks, all surveys will remain live until 31st December so that a continual collection of responses takes place.

Those that complete all three surveys are automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000, which you can opt to donate to charity if you wish.
Please go to www.theexpatsurvey.com to find out more and complete the first survey which has now gone live.

This press release was issued by:
Max Media International, 1 Cobden Court, Wimpole Close, Bromley BR2 9JF United Kingdom
For all enquiries in relation to this article please contact:
Mark Edwards – Media Director
[email protected] or call +44 (0)20 8464 5593