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Corporate Relocation: How to Find the Right Employee for the Job

Posted by Jackie Dennis on May 20, 2016 10:48:02 AM
Finding the right employee to relocate to a long-distance location isn't as simple as you might think. A promotion in your current location might only require identifying the employee with the most experience and seniority. However, while experience and seniority may be important factors to consider when identifying an employee to relocate, they aren't the only factors -- or even necessarily the most important factors -- that make an employee an ideal candidate for relocation. Following are some of the qualities that you will need to look for when choosing the perfect candidate for that important long-distance assignment. Ability to be Flexible Not ... Read More

Expecting the Unexpected: Proactive Move-Related Problem Solving

Posted by Janet Turner on May 16, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Expecting the Unexpected: Proactive Move-Related Problem Solving Whether you've moved once before or a dozen times, each move can play out very differently from the last and lead to problems you've perhaps never before experienced. Use this guide to thoroughly assess your next move and root out problems before they arise. By expecting the unexpected, you can proactively ensure that your move carries on seamlessly. Costs, Costs and More Costs While your moving company will do its best to give accurate quotes, costs can often increase as the work involved with your relocation moves forward. Here are just a few areas where move costs can increase: ... Read More

3 Tips for Building a Successful Employee Relocation Program

Posted by Janet Turner on May 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM
A business expansion is always exciting. It means that the hard work you've been doing is paying off, and your company is ready to broaden its horizons. However, that comes with its own set of challenges, especially when you're looking at expanding long distance or overseas. One important challenge is relocating employees who will be responsible for various operations at the new locations. Long-distance and overseas relocations are tricky, and it's important to have a solid program in place to ensure that they're done correctly. Take a look at some features you'll want to incorporate in your new employee relocation program. Support for Local ... Read More

How to Keep Moving Costs to a Minimum When Relocating Employees

Posted by Janet Turner on May 9, 2016 4:29:35 PM
Moving key personnel to a new location is an enormous undertaking. Corporate relocation services coordinate the fine art of minimizing legal, logistical and financial issues while ensuring that the overall move is accomplished successfully. As an HR manager, you'll be looking for a company that sets a high bar for service for its corporate clients. Use this best practices guide as you work to keep costs and timelines reasonable while seamlessly transferring employees to their new location. Single Point of Contact Imagine the frustration you'd face by having to speak with a different person each time you discuss your employee's international move. ... Read More

Plan At least 3 Month Ahead With Our International Moving Checklist

Posted by Janet Turner on May 7, 2016 3:00:00 PM
There is a lot involved when thinking about how to move internationally. Here is a checklist to ease the stress and get you ready for the big move: 2-3 Months Prior Decide what to do with your current housing: rent out, sell, or terminate lease Obtain original copies of important documents, i.e., passports, driving license, birth certificate, wedding certificate, school report, work references and medical reports. Contact the Embassy for all permits required at destination, such as work permits, residency permits, etc. Give notice to your child’s school and request school reports. Check on the quarantine laws regarding taking pets to your new ... Read More

Relocating Abroad? – 5 Tips for Selecting an Approved Freight Forwarder

Posted by Jackie Dennis on May 6, 2016 2:00:00 PM
Moving overseas can be a pressure cooker. There are so many things to organize. Whether you are changing residences, shipped abroad for Military purposes, or opening a new corporate branch in another country, the considerations seem almost endless. One of the smartest things you can do is contact an approved freight forwarder. They are the experts in all things "international" and can help you to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together. Your choice of a household goods freight forwarder should be based on the following criteria: Longstanding reputation of handling personal and corporate effects Recognized certification Experience in the proper ... Read More

How to Pack and Move Your Office: Expert Tips for International Employee Relocation

Posted by Janet Turner on May 5, 2016 11:22:20 AM
Moving your office overseas is an exciting venture for any individual. But it is also complex, especially when you consider the minutiae of a global move. In addition to preparing for a location change, you are required to round up the necessary documentation and visas, coordinate logistics, and prepare for potential reorganization. Relocating can be demanding—but it doesn’t have to be impossible. To help prepare for an efficient move, consider the following office move checklist. Plan & Prepare One of the most important aspects of any move is setting realistic expectations. As part of the planning process the freight forwarder will answer any ... Read More

Moving? 4 Apps Just For That

Posted by Melissa Morr on May 2, 2016 11:21:00 AM
There are apps for just about everything these days. If you have an iPhone, Smartphone, Android or other compatible devices, you can download literally thousands of apps for finding anything around the world. Of course, entertainment apps are hugely popular but those apps that make our lives easier and more organized can be invaluable. For the past number of decades, industries have been striving to establish a global presence. As such, employee relocations are increasing daily, not to mention retirees who are looking for a resort type lifestyle to leave the cold winters behind. Today, there are many apps that can help you plan your relocation from ... Read More

Is a Freight Forwarding Service Necessary for Your Next International Move?

Posted by Janet Turner on Apr 26, 2016 2:00:00 PM
  People are constantly on the move in today's global society. It can be quite daunting to prepare for a challenging career promotion that involves a long-distance or even international move. Worrying about the logistics of a move only adds more stress to an already difficult time. It's more than just renting a truck Moving internationally or across the country from Point A to Point B involves a great deal more strategy and steps than the average consumer realizes. When it comes to International, the safest, most economical route must first be plotted utilizing air, land, or sea cargo carriers. These safest modes are determined by calculating volume, ... Read More

3 Great Websites For Checking Moving Company Reviews

Posted by Janet Turner on Apr 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM
 Relocating overseas is a very exciting but very intimidating venture. International freight forwarders who specialize in moving household goods can reduce a lot of the anxiety associated with moving. But when hiring an international mover, it's important to seek detailed quotations that include a full description of the various service options they offer. Choosing a Reputable Household Goods Mover Most freight forwarders have websites where you can view their services and a description of the company on the "about us" page.  You may also find a few testimonials from previous customers,  but really there's no way to contact that customer for a ... Read More

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