CapRelo Insider - September 17, 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. To meet (and exceed) client needs,

Five Ways to Help Fight Hunger in America

By: Patti KeelerChief Operating Officer For tens of millions of people in America, a daily meal isn’t a choice between which restaurant to eat at. It’s a choice between food and other critical needs – like housing, medicine or childcare. This September, join the CapRelo family for Hunger Action Month by sharing how you will help end hunger. According to Feeding America, there are over 35 million

Impact of Vaccine Mandates and COVID Variants on Business Travel

By: Jennifer Thomas, CRPSenior Vice President, Global Business Solutions While the global mobility industry has enjoyed a busy summer, as compared to 2020, the threat of COVID variants, mask mandates, quarantine standards and now vaccine requirements threaten to disrupt our “return to normal.”   With so many questions and few protocols for global pandemics in our playbooks – let’s

CapRelo Insider - August 12, 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

How Much Is A Relocation Package & What Assistance Is Included?

By CapRelo  Table of Contents What is a Relocation Package? What Does A Standard Relocation Package Include? What Kinds of Job Relocation Packages are Available? Are Relocation Packages Common? Who Gets a Relocation Package? Relocation Packages are Good for Both Sides   The cost of an average relocation package varies depending on the employee’s current living situation and how recently they

Partner Perspectives: How Destination Service Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By John Merriweather, President & CEO, GO Destination Services  Destination service is one of the most impactful services provided during the relocation process. It provides guidance and strengthens recruitment and retention. What may not be as evident is how destination service supports diversity initiatives.   As a 23-year veteran of the mobility industry, I know that employees want an

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