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Microaggressions in the workplace: Why inclusive language is important

If you’re looking for an indicator of workplace toxicity, start by observing the language used at work. Phrases like “where are you really from?” and racist language can make work uncomfortable for employees from marginalized communities. Since race and ethnicity are topics people are often afraid to even discuss, it’s common for microaggressions to go …

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Microaggressions in the workplace: Why inclusive language is important

If you’re looking for an indicator of workplace toxicity, start by observing the language used at work. Phrases like “where are you really from?” and racist language can make work uncomfortable for employees from marginalized communities. Since race and ethnicity are topics people are often afraid to even discuss, it’s common for microaggressions to go …

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How to adapt employee benefits to cater to self-defined expats

The COVID-19 pandemic has normalized “work from home”, which is quickly turning into “work from anywhere” and creating a new breed of expats – the self-defined expats. Whether it’s taking advantage of the lower cost of living or getting the freedom to travel and explore, there are clearly numerous benefits of working abroad and it’s …

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An employer’s guide to international relocation

Many organizations decide to move employees internally instead of hiring new staff. With benefits like guaranteed skills and experience, lower training costs, and proven loyalty, it’s easy to see why. Even though there are advantages to internal relocation, there are drawbacks as well. HR is often responsible for helping employees move and settle, which can …

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Carl Jung’s archetypes and how they show up in the workplace

How much time do you spend at work? On average, most workers spend 2,080 hours at work per year, and 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. Consider the number of interactions you’ll have with your employers, coworkers, clients, and partners over the timespan. When work makes up for one-third of your life, it’s easy …

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Employers’ considerations for the COVID-19 vaccine

With the COVID-19 vaccination rollouts underway across the globe, the promise of returning to normalcy seems possible for the first time since the pandemic started. While the details of vaccine rollouts are specific to the country you are in, the first people to get the vaccine tend to be those who are most at risk. …

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All you need to know about group health insurance for your business

Small businesses tend to shy away from offering employee benefits such as group health insurance, as they may not understand what it entails or lack the resources to do so. Truth be told, the world of insurance can be complicated – but worry not, Pacific Prime is here to help. In this article, we’ll explain …

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5 challenges expats face when moving abroad for work

Life as an expat has its rewards. From attractive remuneration packages to the chance to explore a new area, it’s no wonder that people strive to get a job abroad and live the coveted expat lifestyle! But ask any expat what it’s really like and you’re bound to get a far less rosy picture. After …

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How to plan for maternity leave as an employer

If your star employee just told you she’s pregnant, there’s no need to assume the worst – that she’ll quit the job. After all, it’s the 21st century. Working moms not only exist but can also have thriving careers. So much so that whether or not your employee is likely to quit depends on how …

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The 5 best countries for raising a family in 2021

Parents want to give their children the best chance in life – whether that is taking them to see the best doctors, enrolling them in the best schools, or doing just about anything to put a smile on their faces. When it comes to expat parents, in particular those that are mobile, another thing to …

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5 challenges expats face when moving abroad for work

Life as an expat has its rewards. From attractive remuneration packages to the chance to explore a new area, it’s no wonder that people strive to get a job abroad and live the coveted expat lifestyle! But ask any expat what it’s really like and you’re bound to get a far less rosy picture. After …

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What to do if your health insurance claim is rejected

“Health insurance covers you whenever, wherever” – statements like these can be a little bit misleading because they don’t account for claim rejections or when an insurer refuses to pay your claims. That being said, if you understand why claims might be rejected then you significantly lower the chances of your claim being rejected. What’s …

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The world’s top 25 most expensive cities for wealthy expats in 2021

If you’re an expat with a penchant for luxury then the Asia Pacific is calling you. As the most expensive place to be affluent, Asia’s resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic has maintained high prices. According to Julius Baer’s Global Wealth and Lifestyle Report 2021, the most populated continent is still the most expensive for high-net-worth …

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How to plan for maternity leave as an employer

If your star employee just told you she’s pregnant, there’s no need to assume the worst – that she’ll quit the job. After all, it’s the 21st century. Working moms not only exist but can also have thriving careers. So much so that whether or not your employee is likely to quit depends on how …

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6 ways to celebrate World Health Day in 2021

This year’s theme for World Health Day is building a fairer, healthier world. On April 7th of every year, we explore a thematic global health issue on World Health Day. For many in developed nations, never before has our health been under a sharper spotlight. According to the WHO, not only is health central to …

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The complete guide to universal healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people view healthcare, and prompted expats to evaluate the healthcare system in their country of residence. Does the country offer universal healthcare? And more importantly, is the healthcare system robust and efficient? These are just some of the questions that expats are considering when deciding which county to move …

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Tips for a romantic and healthy Valentine’s Day

While Valentine’s Day is meant to be a romantic and love-filled time, these days the occasion has become known for indulging in not just your partner, but a whole lot of sweets as well. Weeks before the holiday, stores stock heart-shaped chocolates and special candies, bakeries prepare intricate cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, and restaurants advertise …

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Announcing the latest Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021

We’re incredibly excited to announce that Pacific Prime’s 2020-2021 Cost of International Health Insurance report is now available for download! In this Pacific Prime article, we’ll briefly go over what the report is about and the key findings. Additionally, we also have an infographic available for those who want a visual snapshot of what to …

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Pacific Prime acquires CXA Group’s brokerage arms in Singapore and Hong Kong

We are beyond excited to announce the acquisition of CXA Group’s brokerage arms in Singapore and Hong Kong, which is a major milestone for Pacific Prime in 2021. Find out more about the acquisition in this article, or check out Business Wire for further details. A major milestone achieved It was revealed on February 4th, …

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How countries around the world are getting children back to school

Education has changed across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how easily the coronavirus can spread. In the US, a number of schools will stay partially closed for the remainder of the academic school year. Plans for reopening fully later in the year are also uncertain, with recommendations such as social distancing, reduced …

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