The remote work trend was supercharged by the pandemic when even more conservative companies were forced to experiment with a dispersed workforce and implement a remote work policy. Most companies are still sorting out what their post-Covid work environment will look like, including whether and how they will permanently incorporate remote work, whether they will maintain their current office space and locations, and how they will configure these offices. Read More
Relocating employees don’t need any more stress in their lives, but today’s competitive real estate market is dialing up the pressure. The good news: more employees will be able to sell their homes quickly, at or above their asking price. The bad news: they’ll likely face a competitive home buying process at the destination. Read More
At the beginning of the Covid pandemic, just five percent of American white collar workers worked remotely full time. By the end of 2020, it was two out of three! With an open-ended break from the office, some opted to work remotely from a different state—often one that was warmer, cheaper or closer to family.
While traveling to another country became all but impossible, taking off for another state seemed simple enough. Few employees gave any thought to tax considerations and many saw no need to tell their employer about their plans. Read More
TRC Global Mobility Announces Management Promotions: Stacy Hough, VP, Client Services and Jodi Bischoff, VP, Finance
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (March 8, 2021) – TRC Global Mobility, Inc. (TRC) is pleased to announce that Stacy Hough, CRP has been promoted to Vice President, Client Services and Jodi Bischoff, CPA has been promoted to Vice President, Finance, effective immediately. Both join TRC’s executive team.
Stacy Hough will work to ensure that TRC delivers an outstanding customer experience, building strong client partnerships while helping to plan department strategy and goals. She will also ensure that new TRC clients are implemented effectively and efficiently and serve as an executive-level liaison to TRC clients. Read More
Many companies today lack in-house relocation experts and little or no experience with corporate relocation. They identify the perfect candidate for a position—but she lives on the other side of the world. Or they need to move a current employee to a different company location as soon as practical, but they don’t know where to begin. Forced to make decisions quickly, and with limited knowledge, they can easily over or undershoot the relocation benefits package, incur unnecessary taxes, run afoul of immigration laws or incur a host of other problems.
Though the employment market has been disrupted by the COVID pandemic, the long-term trend of talent shortages continues unabated. Employee relocation can be a powerful tool to help your company recruit and retain talent—but where do you begin? It is far better to have at least a basic relocation policy and program ready for use when needed than to risk losing a prized candidate or delaying the start of a project. Read More
This article was originally published by Worldwide ERC on January 21, 2020. Click here to review the original article.
Survey research shows that C-suite executives are considering moving their companies to cheaper locales, while also weighing their options for remote work, vaccinations, and more.
In a survey of 150 C-Suite executives, consulting firm West Monroe found that more than a quarter of respondents are considering moving their operations to another cheaper location. This is one of the major implications of the overall shift to remote work, a key strategy to keep employees safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. However, for some companies, this shift away from the office has proven difficult. Respondents’ reasoning for considering a big move included high costs of talent and living in their respective locations, as well as taxes, real estate, and regulations. Read More
For all the value they can bring to an organization, traditional international assignments come with a daunting price tag. In response, companies have been trimming relocation benefits and costs for several years, making the packages less generous for assignees and less costly for employers. Certainly, there is much more variation in the assistance offered to assignees than in the past.
Employees today are more likely to see an international assignment less as a hardship and more as a career- and life-enhancing experience—and they are more likely to seek out these experiences with fewer incentives. Of course, benefits vary depending on the company’s policies, culture and competitive environment, the employee’s seniority and the assignment location. The goal is to deliver the support needed without providing a windfall. Read More
All major events bring unanticipated consequences, and the coronavirus pandemic changed how and where we worked and collaborated. In some cases, it accelerated trends that were already underway. Incredibly, all of this happened within the span of a few months! Read More
Effectively managing a company relocation policy and the program costs requires a comprehensive approach. You must first consider your company’s culture and overarching talent management objectives, as these give you a sense of the degree of cost control that might be possible. Ultimately, your plan will likely include a combination of smaller adjustments and refinements and larger policy shifts.
For some companies, it is easier to phase in more sweeping changes over several years. This approach also allows you to analyze the preliminary results and refine your plan as needed. A successful initiative will reduce excess costs, better align your relocation benefits with employee needs and expectations and support your talent and business objectives. Read More
The pressure to reduce global mobility services costs began before the current pandemic, but Covid-19 is certainly accelerating that process. As we slowly return to normalcy, companies will want to consider how they can preserve some of these cost savings while still achieving their talent management and business objectives.
Cost-reduction initiatives are definitely not one size fits all. In this eBook, we suggest areas to review. And while not all will apply to your company, with almost any corporate relocation program, there is at least some opportunity for cost savings. Read More