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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Rebecca Gonzaga

Whether you hold the opinion that Core, Flexi or Plus mobility policies are the right solution for a Talent Management retention programme , they can commonly be more cost effective for the business. Whether they are here for the long term or just a medium-term fix, they have become a prominent feature of many international mobility programmes today and we must embrace their practicality and purpose.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by SIRVA Communications

Over the past several years, a variety of factors have caused companies to consider reevaluating their existing Relocation Service Delivery Models. 

Some of these include: 

  • evolution of new policy types
  • desire to outsource additional services
  • changing demographics of relocating employees
  • necessity to contain costs
  • desire to nurture VIPs
  • the need to gain greater control on a global basis

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Sue Wines
Organizations create cost estimates for multiple purposes – obtaining business approval, establishing the financial budget / accrual, and identifying potential cost savings through policy change. To fit the purpose of the estimate, corporations may deliver several versions of the document to suit their audience.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 by SIRVA Communications

As the housing market continues to fluctuate, it can be a challenge to stay attuned to how it is impacting your relocation program. Fortunately, we can look at current U.S. housing trends along with other key factors, such as natural disaster events and market demographics, that we anticipate will impact the market. This helps us to understand what the current state of the market looks like and anticipate what is to come in the coming months and years ahead.

Monday, May 04, 2015 by SIRVA Communications
Attending ISM’s Annual Conference? Stop by Booth #309 to chat relocation and learn how SIRVA can partner with your organization’s global mobility team.

Learn about SIRVA’s unique solutions customized to meet even your most challenging mobility needs.

  • RiskGuard Solutions. The industry’s only home sale program that reduces risks, costs and administrative burdens.
  • Lump Sum Xpress. A technology-based solution designed to support employees relocating with a lump sum benefit.
  • Group Moves. The expertise and resources needed to seamlessly execute a move of ten or more people with a common departure and destination locations.
  • Advantage. Specialized program management for companies with fewer than thirty annual moves.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Meighan Dutt

On August 1st, 2015 the lending industry is poised to implement two new lending disclosures which are a combination of four existing ones. 

These forms have long been thought of as inefficient and confusing to consumers. The documentation revisions have been mandated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which was tasked with scrutinizing duplication and overlapping loan forms. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by SIRVA Communications

During the move process of packing, handling and transporting a shipment there is always a risk of damage or loss of goods. Despite the best efforts of our crews and drivers, we will always have some incidents of damaged or missing goods that result in a claim being filed. There are number of things the homeowner can do to assist in the mitigation of claims and potential issues during packing and loading. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by SIRVA Communications
Once upon a time, relocating employees fit one of two molds. They were either an experienced employee moving up in the company or they were a new hire.

The new hires did not receive much assistance to be moved (a buck and a truck).

The new generation entering the workforce, at a higher rate than any other time  are  called Millennials. Millennials were born between 1980 and 2000, are mostly single and renters, and are highly skilled and tech savvy. 60% of new jobs will require skills held by only 20% of the population, therefore recruiting and retaining this particular generation will be increasingly more important.

While Millennials are very open to relocation, cutting them a check and simply sending them on their way is not enough. They require support and they want control over their move. Employers are recognizing the need for alternative solutions that provide these Millennials with the support they desire, as well as greater flexibility with the relocation process.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Oliver Schilling

Are you looking to create efficiencies in key areas of your value chain?

Pushing to achieve maximum strategic financial value from your core competencies is not a new challenge for most companies. Choosing to partner with relocation providers as a method of accomplishing this strategy continues to evolve, notably in the management and administration of global and domestic mobility programmes. The following will outline, at a high level, the best practices developed for preparing to outsource global mobility administration.
Looking for the benefits of utilising global and domestic mobility not only in terms of potential cost saving, but also the impact on the success of achieving your greater strategic mobility goals, for example, effectively allocating and developing key employees. Comprehensive mobility knowledge and expertise is not something that can be developed in-house, or quickly.

Adding or reducing internal resources to match mobility activity is costly and difficult to manage, which is why partnering with a global mobility provider can deliver both the expertise and scalability needed for a successful global and domestic mobility programme.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by SIRVA Communications
Ensuring that your shipment is adequately covered with the proper level of valuation protection is critical. Despite the best handling and care of our customer’s possessions, accidents happen and in some cases it is catastrophic where an entire shipment may be destroyed due to an accident, fire, flood or other catastrophic event. No one thinks it will happen to them but each year a few of these events occur. 

The industry standard for full value protection is $6.00 per pound. In many cases this is sufficient but all shipments are unique and in some cases that is not an adequate amount. As a guide, it is good for the customer to review their home-owner’s coverage for the level of insurance they have for their personal property. 

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