Thursday, February 26, 2015
While Canada is very close in proximity to the United States there are some key difference in the relocation process. Here are four key things you should keep in mind to ensure a positive relocation experience for you and your employees.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
There are times when the business need for a client is located in a city or country that data is either limited or does not exist. What benefits will be affected when this occurs?
Let’s look at some key benefits a client should pay particular attention to for locations with limited data:
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Having just returned to work after Maternity Leave, in the mire of not being able to remember how to log into my computer and trying earnestly to learn the names of people I haven’t worked with before, I found myself wondering about maternity leave on assignment.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. Traditionally, celebrations run from Chinese New Year's Eve which is the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the 15th day of the first month. Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival.
Monday, February 09, 2015
is filled with essential benchmarking and educational opportunities. Hear from the top industry heads of mobility on what they are focusing on and how they have transformed their companies’ mobility programs. Discover ideas for scalability and efficiency within the Mobility corporate function and collect a wealth of ideas and initiatives you can implement into your own programs.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering highly respected programs of international education which aims to teach their students to:
- explore what it is to learn
- ask challenging and thoughtful questions
- develop a sense of identity and culture
- develop the ability to communicate with people from different countries and cultures
- develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
On January 7, 2015, the Obama administration announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will decrease the rate charged for monthly mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) from 1.35% to 0.85% for all FHA insured loans. This has been viewed as a positive development for the housing market. According to FHA, the typical homeowner would save $75 per month totaling $900 per year as a result of this lower rate being charged.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Property Management is a viable option for relocating employees who are homeowners looking to maintain ownership of their home, as an alternative option to selling or who may be going on a temporary assignment and intend on returning to the property.
Whatever the reason, working with a full-service property management provider
can help alleviate the burden by handling the management responsibilities, such as finding and screening tenants, collecting rent, visual property inspections, routine and emergency repair management, addressing tenant concerns, providing income statements and year-end reporting.
Friday, January 16, 2015
SIRVA unveiled new enhancements to its suite of global compensation relocation services.
Using proprietary SIRVA data, the free Global Cost Calculator enables users to generate a detailed estimate of the expenses associated with relocating an employee from one destination to another before incurring any costs. SIRVA’s Global Expense Management Tool enables relocating customers to manage travel expenses on their computers, mobile phones and tablets.
For more information, read the press release.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
There is a myth that a credit report is pulled several times during the mortgage process but the truth is that it is typically only requested once, depending on the timing of a borrower’s transaction.