Jim Retzer

Recent Posts

Can Olympic Athletes Change The Country They Represent?

The Olympics are a global showcase of the world’s best athletes, and in recent years the Games have steadily become more inclusionary in service of that ideal. It has become increasingly common, for example, for Olympians to hold citizenship in and represent countries other than the ones they were born in. There are any number of reasons athletes adopt new homelands, but the overall effect is

Mobility and the 2018 U.S. Tax Reform Bill

CapRelo has been closely following the changes to the U.S. tax laws and advising clients on the best ways to adjust policies. The IRS is currently reviewing the changes to determine how to implement them, and we will update this information when the IRS finalizes and confirms their implementation plans. The new U.S. tax bill passed through Congress and has been signed into law by the President.

Controlling Global Mobility Costs

Companies that provide global relocation assistance for their employees can expect the usual concerns from their employees, including selecting a mover, providing help with selling a home, support in the new location, and so on. With a global relocation, however, there are additional concerns like visas, international taxes, housing allowances and replicating previous living standards as closely

The Best Cities for Jobs 2017

Mapping It Out Across North America Summer can often be a good time for hiring with so many new college graduates on the job hunt. According to a recent job report, the unemployment rate in the United States is 4.3 percent, the lowest it has been since March 2001. There are jobs out there and people willing to work. But if you’re looking for a job in a specific field or industry, where is the

CapRelo Acquires Conduent's Relocation & Assignment Services Business

CapRelo is excited to announce the acquisition of Conduent's employee relocation and assignment services business from Conduent Human Resource Services, LLC. The purchase will expand CapRelo's services and increase our global footprint. “This acquisition further positions CapRelo as a market leader in the mobility space and improves global market access,” said Barry Morris, President and CEO,

Nine Tips for Recruiting for the Healthcare Industry

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is the fastest growing industry in the U.S. With an annual growth rate of 2.6 percent, the sector is expected to add five million jobs between 2012 and 2022. Thanks to the consistent demand for talent in both public and private healthcare organizations, healthcare professionals are in a good position in the labor market. They don’t have to

How to Attract Competitive Talent in the Technology Industry

The shortage of talent in the tech industry is the topic of many articles and debates. According to Laurianne McLaughlin in her article titled “The IT Talent Shortage Debate,” a survey by InformationWeek showed that 73 percent of companies with fewer than 1,000 employees and 88 percent of organizations with more than 1,000 employees agreed there’s a talent crunch. That’s why in recent years,

The Difficulty of Engaging and Retaining Employees Globally

A 2015 financial article titled “Global organizations face looming crisis in engagement and retention of employees, according to Deloitte survey” states that 87 percent of business and HR leaders agree a lack of employee engagement is their primary concern. What’s more, while the percentage of leaders who stated engagement was very important doubled from 26 to 50 percent from last year, an

Advice for Expat Children Applying to Colleges

For expat young people considering attending college (in the USA), many of the same conditions apply to expats and other foreign students as well as their stateside peers. One advantage expats may have is exposure to a broader range of cultures: many schools consider the expat’s foreign living experience a big ‘plus’ when considering applications, as they are often more mature and adaptable to

How Does Relocation Assistance Affect Taxes?