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

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