Partner Perspectives: School Finding when Schools are Shut Down

By: Sara R. Schmidt, Global Team Lead, Bennett International Education Consultancy   We at Bennett have a unique relationship with relocating families and get to hear about their precious children and their worries about schooling. They are reticent to talk about them to some, but being from the school world, we are used to it and lucky to gain a natural rapport with them.    "What about our

Partner Perspectives: The Rental Rollercoaster

By: Leslie Ubl-Shaffer, Sr. Global Advisor, Strategic Alliances – Mobility, National Corporate Housing The rental market is always in flux. Due to the impact of COVID in 2020, there were fewer corporate housing suppliers maintaining long-term inventory in an effort to reduce the risk of holding vacant units. Some suppliers are now starting to think strategically about rebuilding their inventory

Partner Perspectives: Adapting to the post-COVID “Normal”: Lessons from Intercultural and Repatriation Training

By Olga Collin, Senior Advisor, Intercultural Solutions of IOR Global Services “No man ever steps into the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man,” said Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher. Along with our environment, we are in a constant state of change. It is hardly noticeable when change happens incrementally over time, but when big changes occur relatively

Partner Perspectives: Preparing for a Move? How to Choose the Right Household Goods Mover

By: David Cox, Executive Vice President, JK Moving Services If you are an employee considering a relocation, there’s a good likelihood that your employer is offering a lump sum relocation package. Why? Companies want to give employees flexibility over how their move is handled, and by whom. They also help the employer manage its overall relocation budget. In fact, nearly half of companies offer

CapRelo Insider - July 15, 2021

The CapRelo Insider provides a glimpse at news, trends and happenings affecting the global mobility industry. Our experienced and tenured client services team provides updates and analysis direct to our clients, along with policy and program recommendations that are best for your company and employees. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today. Policy & Program Pointers To

4 Trends Impacting Global Mobility in 2021: What We’re Seeing This Year

By: Mark Woelfel, VP, Global Client Services, CapRelo First, let’s start with the good news. It’s mid-2021, and the world is starting to reopen! After more than a year of travel restrictions, quarantines, work-from-home mandates and fear of spreading an unpredictable and often deadly virus, workers in most corners of the world are finally able to begin a return to some semblance of normal. But

Partner Perspectives: The State of the Corporate Housing Industry in 2021 and Beyond

By: Heather James, Executive VP/Partner, Nomad Temporary Housing The corporate housing industry has changed dramatically in the past 30-60 days. With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, the temporary housing industry is focused on bouncing back with supply, safety and growth to meet client needs. Corporate housing providers released much of their inventory in response to demand dropping

The Why Test: Our Vision as a Global Relocation Partner

By Barry Morris, President & CEO, CapRelo Have you ever been part of a company visioning process? If you’ve been in the business world for a while, my bet is you’ve been a part of several as have I. I don’t know about you, but I find them to be a mix of exciting and enlightening and yet a little painful and uncomfortable. Exciting and enlightening because, in the frenzy of serving customers’

Partner Perspectives: Walking the Tightrope of Posted Worker Compliance

By Newland Chase Advisory Team Background  The EU Posted Workers Directive of 1996 (96/71/EC) followed on from the freedom of movement of services in the EU, and aimed to standardize working conditions across the EU member states. It obliged employers to provide employment conditions at least equal to the minimum level provided for by law in the host country where posted workers are temporarily

A Guide to Managing Business Travelers

  Global business operations have historically required a significant amount of travel. Recent challenges have resulted in a seismic shift in the acceptance of virtual alternatives, but face-to-face meetings remain key to building relationships, teams and networking. An obvious solution is therefore to combine virtual assignments with extended business trips. This combination appears to offer a