On May 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued a Europe Travel Alert for “U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.” This is due to recent attacks in the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, and Russia undertaken by the Islamic State (ISIS), Al-Qaeda and their affiliates.employee relocation relocating employees
Have you opened a new office and need to build a staff? Has your company realigned talent, requiring a dozen or so employees to relocate at the same time? What about a department move to another location?employee relocation corporate relocation program relocating employees group move
Ask any global mobility manager, and he or she will tell you that the more complicated aspects of employee relocations are home sale and relocation benefits. Throw in a border crossing, and you have yourself a whole new headache. If you aren’t outsourcing this aspect to a company that understands all the rules and regulations, compliance can become an issue.
The role technology plays in global travelers’ lives is certainly on the rise. But what specific technology trends are affecting global mobility, and what does that mean for you and your assignees?
If you’ve been in the employee relocation industry for a while (or even if you’re brand new to employee relocations), it’s easy to get wrapped up in acronyms that are used on a daily basis. You may forget that the employees you’re moving probably have no idea what “Booking Agent” or “Storage in Transit” really means.
If you’re responsible for your company’s global mobility program, you know how important it is to stay on top of events and changes in the areas of the world where your employees live and work. Rising rents, local turmoil or evolving employee behaviors and preferences could really derail a well-planned program. Knowing what’s happening and reacting quickly could be the key to global mobility success.
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Your company is opening a new location on the opposite side of the country, and good leadership is needed to get that branch up and running. How will your team accomplish this? Many companies are choosing to send current talent to the new location on a temporary basis. Short-term assignments may be the best option – you can leverage your employee’s knowledge to hire and train local talent without permanently uprooting his or her family. If all factors add up, including cost and alignment with your business plan, a short-term assignment could be your company’s best bet.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the largest restructuring of the U.S. healthcare system and funding practices to date. Now more than ever, companies need to ensure their global travelers are kept in the loop on how their healthcare coverage could be affected. All U.S. citizens and green card holders must maintain minimal essential coverage (MEC) under ACA guidelines or risk tax penalties. Managing employees’ expectations during this period of implementation will be challenging, so it is important for employers to stay well informed. Additionally, companies need to know how new and changing rulings affect their responsibilities.
Our EMEA team recently had the opportunity to participate in a Webinar conducted by International SOS which is the world’s leading medical and travel security services company. International SOS helps organizations protect assignees across the globe. Their teams work in more than 700 locations in 76 countries.
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The New England Relocation Association (NERA) 2014 Summer Meeting was held recently at at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, Massachusetts. NERA is the nation’s first regional relocation organization created as the brainchild of several members of Worldwide ERC® in 1976. It provides an excellent forum for New England area regional relocation professionals for ongoing exchanges of ideas and information regarding our industry.