How AI & RPA are impacting global mobility

Did you know the average RPA bot costs only $200 to create? Bots can be used in global mobility to complete redundant tasks, like pulling reports and scheduling appointments. These tasks are just a drop in the bucket of the capabilities advanced technologies, like RPA and AI, can bring to the industry.

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by Melanie Klaschka

Artificial intelligence and robotic process automation’s influence on global mobility

The RES Forum released its latest quarterly report focused on global mobility in the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA). The report explores how AI and RPA are currently being utilized in the industry, and how they will continue to evolve over the next several years.

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by Melanie Klaschka

How policy decisions impact your transferees’ taxes

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Sterling Lexicon hosted a webinar featuring leading tax expert and Ineo Chief Compliance Officer David Oltman. The interactive event gave HR and mobility professionals insight into how the many tax changes in 2018 will impact their business and transferees this tax season.

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by Liz Portalla

Can a small shipment program save time and money?

Save time and money with a small shipment program.

Employee relocations are critical to getting the right people into the right roles. There are tons of program options, from lump sum to VIP relocations, and as an HR or mobility professional it’s important to find the right fit for your candidates. Recently, you may have heard about small shipment employee relocation programs, also referred to as crate and freight, or containerized employee relocation, and how they can potentially save companies time and money.

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by Jacqueline Briggs

Top 4 reasons companies offer lump sum relocation packages

Lump sum relocation programs are nothing new, but they continue to increase in popularity. If you’re not familiar with the concept, a lump sum relocation typically consists of a single, fixed amount provided to an employee by an employer to move to a destination.

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by Jacqueline Briggs

How to determine the taxability of pre-decision home finding trip expenses

When employees are taking a pre-decision home finding trip the expenses incurred could be taxable to the employee and subject to withholding.

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by Pam Buchanan, GMS

Attract new talent with an A+ intern program

An internship program is a great way to gain access to the next generation of educated workers before they officially begin the job search. In fact, nearly 60 percent of interns are offered a full-time position, and 77 percent accept those positions, according to the 2018 Internship and Co-op Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

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by Jacqueline Briggs

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