TCJA Update: U.S. moving expense changes for non-conform states

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect on January 1, 2018. The new federal law changed moving expenses, including household good, auto moves and storage, from tax deductible expenses to non-deductible expenses. 

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by Jacqueline Briggs

FIDI Focus gets the full story on global expansion

As businesses expand globally, recent trends show many choose to pare down in-house mobility teams, instead opting to outsource program management. This change is making it more important than ever for mobility providers to be available around the world.

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by Jacqueline Briggs

5 Key Takeaways from Digitalization: How technology impacts the world of global mobility

In June, The RES Forum released its quarterly report focused on digitalization in global mobility. This comes shortly after a new survey from CareerBuilder reported that artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will have a major impact on human resources (HR) and employment over the next few years. While the survey found that most HR managers said AI does not make them nervous, 35% said it does. 

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by Melanie Klaschka

Diversity and Inclusion as a Global Mobility Policy

This article originally appeared in The RES Forum Annual Report 2018.

Global Mobility is innately an advocate for diversity. We move people all over the world to increase business intelligence, global mindsets, and diversity of thought. We encourage and advocate for cultural competence when we send expats to a foreign country. However, how often are we aligning with diversity and inclusion leaders to achieve the strategic goals for the company?

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by Melanie Klaschka

Buying move management services

fams-webThere are many variables to consider when it comes to securing the right move management supplier to meet your company's requirements. Harmony Relocation Network recently published a white paper which offers technical details and guidance to organizations so that they get the best value for their investment in household goods services.

Significant program expenses, which may not be initially apparent, can be saved by understanding how to make fair comparisons of services offered, what to include in Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and how to effectively manage procurement. 

Download the Buying Move Management Services white paper now to learn more!

Having a partner to help navigate the complexities of buying move management services can make all the difference. Contact Lexicon Relocation today for more information

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by Melanie Klaschka

How GDPR affects global mobility

What is GDPR?

Enacted in 2016 – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an European Union law that creates stricter laws around the collection, use and distribution of personal data relating to European citizens and residents.

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by Helio DeAndrade

Kuala Lumpur emerging as hot-spot for multinational companies

Global mobility experts are excited about Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, as an emerging market for relocating  employees. Referred to as A City of Opportunity, it offers multiple socioeconomic, security and financial incentives for multinational companies. More than 70 Forbes Global 2000 companies have used Kuala Lumpur as their preferred hub to relocate, expand or enter the Asian market.

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by Spring Zhou

Prepare for Brexit’s impact on your relocating employees

In June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). On March 29, 2017, the UK officially invoked article 50, a clause in the EU’s Lisbon Treaty that outlines the steps to be taken by a country seeking to leave the EU voluntarily, kicking off a two-year countdown to this departure, which is widely referred to as Brexit.

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by Melanie Klaschka

What the Winter Games can teach us about extended business travel

Winter games and extended business travel

Today, a very special ceremony marks the opening of the 2018 Winter Games. Athletes from all over the globe will gather in South Korea to represent their countries and compete for gold.

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by Melanie Klaschka