Five Surprising Things Employees Need During the Relocation Process

One of the keys to a successful relocation process is being able to anticipate the needs of relocating employees to provide them with the information they want in a seamless manner. Sometimes, this involves the use of technology—relocating employees and HR staff alike say they want a relocation account manager who is available via phone, email, text message or instant messenger at any time.

Office Relocation: Lease or Buy?

Office relocation is not an easy or inexpensive process. If you are considering a company relocation, one question on your mind is whether to purchase or lease new office space. Here are a few questions to ask before you make the decision: Do you want to be in the business of real estate investment, too? Like it or not, when you purchase office space, there are many other expenses that go

Job Relocation: One of Life's Biggest Stresses

If you've ever moved, you understand the stress involved. In fact, many studies cite moving as one of the top five most stressful event in someone's life, behind death of a loved one, divorce, and illness. When people move due to job relocation, the stress can be compounded by pressure to return to work in a timely manner and, even more importantly, be productive on the job immediately. What are

CapRelo: Specialists in Government Relocation

What does it mean to select a relocation company that is approved by the General Services Administration? The government has stringent requirements when it comes to selecting companies to assist with government relocation. Not every relocation management company has the expertise, moving and real estate industry relationships, or non-exclusive supply chain partners to manage a successful

Home Relocation Packages that Work for Everyone

“Compromise” is an important word in the real estate industry right now. Sellers may have to compromise on their asking price, offer sellers' concessions or take other steps to ensure the fast sale of their home. Buyers must navigate a tricky mortgage approval process that could involve extra paperwork, delays or interest rates higher than they could get a few years ago. But no one is

Is Your Relocation Policy Competitive In Your Industry?

Do you have difficulties recruiting top talent in your field? Do you often feel as if you are reinventing the wheel every time you enter negotiations with a potential employee? Is the talent pool in your region thin? Do you have too many competitors vying for the best employees? These are just a few of the challenges that rapid-growth industries like healthcare, biotechnology, and alternative

Understanding Federal Relocation Benefits

Unlike private and publicly-held companies, the federal government has specific regulations and standards when it comes to relocating employees. Exceptions to federal relocation policies are extremely rare and require going through lots of red tape. This makes relocating civil service employees more of a challenge. Most federal employees are under a contract that may preclude them from refusing

Executive Relocation Made Easy for a Faster Return to Productivity

Many surveys rank moving on the list of the top five stressors in American life, right behind death of a loved one, divorce, and illness. Even for top-level executives, work may suffer in the time prior to, during, and immediately following a move.When this occurs, the whole company may suffer loss of morale and loss of profits. A relocation management company can help make relocation a

Company Relocation: Do Tax Benefits Make it Worth It?

When Peoria, Illinois-based Caterpillar threatened to move from the state due to income tax increases, it sparked a flurry of debate over corporate relocation and relocation tax incentives for companies. The threat actually hurt stock prices of the heavy equipment manufacturer, as well as reducing company morale and productivity. While Caterpillar's CEO stressed to Illinois governor Pat Quinn

Are International Corporate Relocation Costs Worth It?

The April issue of Globility magazine published two interesting, and somewhat conflicting, reports about the immigration of foreign skilled workers into the U.S. One Associated Press report stated that 1.2 million educated professionals from other countries can't find work in their field in the U.S. A second report stated that American business owners are willing to pay high visa fees, plus