Things Employees can do to Help Ease into a Relocation

For most companies, employee relocation management can be an overwhelming task without the intervention of a third party service to orchestrate it all. But even more overwhelming is the rollercoaster ride of emotions that an employee can feel when faced with the prospect of living and working in an entirely new environment. For this reason, it’s important that the employee takes steps on their

Employee Retention Solutions That Work in Lean Times

It's the classic Catch-22. Unemployment is at an all-time high, but employers say they're having more difficulties than ever before in recruiting and retaining high quality talent. What's the answer? Many employees and people looking for work today say employers expect too much (work), in exchange for too little (pay, benefits and job support). Obviously, the best way to avoid the expense and

Ten Tips to Relocating with Pets

Whether travelling to Grandma’s house for the holidays or moving your family across the country, the trip wouldn’t be complete without the entire family – including the furry members.  Each year in the U.S., tens of millions of pets make journeys with their families.  Some travel by car, some by plane, and some by boat or train.  Regardless of the means, the journey can be stressful for everyone

Employee Relocation Expense Reporting Made Easy

It's never too early to begin thinking about W-2 forms and employee relocation expense reporting. Your relocation management company should be working with your HR staff and your accounting department to manage all aspects of relocation expense reporting from the very beginning of a move, whether it's a large-scale group move, or you're only moving a handful of employees or one top executive.

Finding Corporate Relocation Companies with the Resources You Need

Corporate relocation companies come in all sizes, shapes and forms. Some rely heavily on technology to get the job done. Others focus on superior customer service, going above and beyond to satisfy high-level executive clients who are relocating. Others have strengths in the financial management aspects of relocation, pulling out all stops to get clients the most bang for their buck in tight

Business Relocation Costs: Pros and Cons of a Lump Sum Program

As more companies are carefully watching their business relocation expense management, lump sum relocation packages are growing in popularity. A survey in Mobility magazine polled nearly 200 companies of varying sizes, spanning 12 industries.   Gain a better understanding of lump sum programs with our Free Guide. According to the survey, 33 percent of respondents offer a lump-sum only business

Reduce Company Relocation Costs

In today's tight economy, companies are looking to reduce company relocation costs in any way possible. In some cases, this means simply scaling back your executive relocation opportunities or eliminating programs entirely. In October 2010, a poll by the Society for Human Resource Management showed that 17 percent of companies eliminated company relocation programs, while 25 percent froze the

What are Your Biggest Employee Relocation Costs?

Have you ever considered the items that are your biggest employee relocation costs? An employee relocation expense can be broken into one of several categories: Household goods and people and pet moving Temporary housing Scouting/recruiting tours Expenses related to spouses, children or elderly parents Real estate expenses (buying and selling a home) Miscellaneous expenses (utility turn-on,

Look Beyond Borders for Top Talent

It's not breaking news that the world has shifted focus to a global economy. We shop online and can order products from across the world and have it arrive on our doorstep in three days or so. We can join mastermind groups and brainstorming sessions with like-minded individuals on the opposite side of the planet. If you're still looking in your hometown for top talent -- or you're facing

Destination Services for International Relocation

We know there’s a logistical side of relocation, but we’re also aware of the more intrinsic aspects of a big move – the potential stress, reorientation and adjustment that an employee and their family will be facing. This can be a very complex part of relocation, especially for an employee transfer to another country. International relocation can heighten all of those less tangible, often