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The relocation experts at Global Mobility Solutions offer insight on top mobility challenges and industry trends. Learn important tips such as the benefits of benchmarking your relocation policy every 12 to 18 months and the importance of choosing the right relocation technology. We also present industry best practices and helpful information for companies and their employees on everything relating to relocation, including visa and immigration issues, learning new languages and culture, and finding a new home.

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Common Reasons Why Employees Won’t Relocate for Work

It is no secret that most people are creatures of habit. Moving to a different city or country may sound fun in theory, but when it comes down to it, most are still deciding whether to leave their comfort zone. Here are some common reasons why employees don’t want to relocate for work. If your employee seems reluctant about accepting a relocation assignment, you may want to find ways to make the offer more tempting. Take their concerns into account and try to win them over by negotiating and including a competitive relocation package that provides full-service mobility programs.

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How to Ask for Relocation Assistance

So, you’re about to receive a fantastic job in an exciting, far-away city. Yes, as long as the offer is correct, you’re up for this move. It would help if you asked for a relocation package after you receive a job offer, but before you accept. That’s when you have the most negotiating power. To get the best deal, you need to know what to expect. If you haven’t gone through a corporate relocation before, here’s what you should know.

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How to Prepare International Transferees for U.S. Home Purchase

The first and most crucial step when preparing to move overseas is to review your international relocation package provided by your employer carefully. See what relocation benefits your new company offers, then ask how to utilize each. Many international relocation service providers will help companies create unique benefits for each transferee. And in most cases, relocation benefits include home-buying programs that can help in a significant way, both process-wise and financially.

With that said, here are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing a home if you are relocating to the U.S. for work:

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A Guide to EAP Programs

This guide provides insight into what an EAP is and the associated benefits and standard services usually included. Choosing the right program for your organization is essential, as the services provided can directly impact the well-being of your organization. Therefore, it is critical to ensure that your employees are provided the assistance and help they need.

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Top Coping Tips for Culture Shock During Employee Relocation

Moving to a new city or a country, no matter the reason for your move, is never without a challenge. However, one of the toughest challenges to adjust to is the “culture shock” that comes with moving from one cultural environment to another. In a business environment, culture shock after relocation can negatively impact employee motivation. Due to stress, people who experience culture shock may leave their current roles or withdraw from their coworkers. That’s why we’re listing some of our top coping tips and some of the best methods of preventing culture shock.

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These 4 Cities Are Now Expat Worker Hot Spots

Zoom Towns are becoming more popular because expatriate employees (expats) looking for a new destination to live in find the traditional big cities that used to be known as technology leaders, such as Hong Kong and San Francisco, are crowded and expensive to live in. With the cost of living soaring in many major markets, expats looking for international relocation options are turning to less known growing Zoom Towns.

Here are four cities that are seeing significant increases in international relocation for employees looking for a new setting:

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3 FAQs About Working with a Relocation Specialist

If the new job you are moving for provides a relocation package, then there is a good chance that the opportunity to work with a relocation specialist is included. If talent mobility coaching is not provided in your package, it may be worth asking the relocation management company (RMC) that you are working with if one-on-one relocation management is possible to add on. Either way, working with a designated specialist has numerous advantages.

Here are 3 FAQs and answers about working with a relocation specialist:

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What Is an iBuyer?

But what is an iBuyer? How does it work? Is it worth it for me to sell my home to one?

An iBuyer, in simple terms, is a real estate company that leverages technology to buy and sell homes in hopes of making a quicker sale than the traditional real estate process would. The main reason is that with iBuyers, people can buy and sell homes almost entirely online, and the buyer may never even step foot in the house before signing the dotted line.

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