Business meeting at table

How to Keep Employee Turnover Low After a Corporate Relocation

Relocating your business or headquarters office doesn’t have to mean losing your valuable team members. In the following insightful guide, we will walk you through practical strategies that you can adopt to help retain your employees during and after a relocation.

In turn, you can ensure business continuity throughout the unsettling relocation period and make sure that you keep employee turnover low. Here are the initial steps to keep in mind when preparing for an office move.

Read More »
good looking woman waiting in airport, holding passport

Singapore Passport Now Ranks No. 1

According to the Henley Passport Index report, Japanese passports, previously ranked first for five consecutive years, have now fallen to third place. As a result, the number of countries that Japanese passport holders can enter without a visa has also decreased.

Currently, Japan is tied for third place alongside Austria, Finland, France, Luxembourg, South Korea, and Sweden. Citizens of these countries can now travel to 189 nations without needing a visa.

Read More »
Couple sit on sofa pack their personal belongings

Managing Employee Stress During Corporate Relocation

Relocation – a word that conjures up images of excitement and new beginnings. Yet, amidst the sparkle of fresh opportunities lies a lesser-known truth: the significant stress it places on employees. With its whirlwind of change and upheaval, corporate relocation can take a toll on your workforce’s emotional and psychological well-being. As a manager, recognizing and addressing the impact of this process is crucial for maintaining productivity and preserving employee satisfaction. This blog post will delve into managing employee stress during a corporate relocation, equipping you with essential insights and strategies to guide your team through this challenging transition.

Read More »
group of employees smiling while in meeting

Engage Your Relocation Management Company Early in the Relocation Process

Employers should engage their Relocation Management Company (RMC) early in the relocation process. Employers often go to great lengths to define the questions they ask RMCs in their Request for Proposals. Several employees from departments including Human Resources, Accounting, Legal, and Procurement may spend a significant amount of time finding and selecting an RMC with the knowledge and experience that will ultimately serve the needs of the company, transferees, and new hires.
With all of the effort to find an RMC that best matches their requirements, wouldn’t you think employers would actively engage the RMC in their relocation process? Most companies do a good job communicating to their hiring managers and others throughout the organization how to utilize their RMC’s resources. However, even with this communication, the hiring manager or others sometimes do not engage the RMC early in the process. This may lead to several consequences for transferees and new hires.

Read More »
Pregnant couple shopping online while packing their things.

Benefits of Pre-Decision Services

Global Mobility Solutions (GMS) is the original pioneer of the benefits of pre-decision services. Our clients know that partnering with us at the start of the relocation process helps identify the markers of a successful relocation and greatly enhances transferee productivity. Our wide range of services allows clients to identify those employees who are the best fit for the assignment. Relocation technologies and systems let clients manage employee relocation programs with ease.
Among the many services GMS offers, candidate assessments have become critical for clients to assess expectations, skills, qualities, and financial and family issues impacting relocation success. Clients should examine candidate circumstances to identify prospects likely to succeed. For the candidate, pre-decision services provide valuable information they can use to determine, including helpful information about the cost of living, housing markets, school reports, and moving expenses.

Read More »

Talent Mobility Technology for 2023 and Beyond

Technology trends continue to shape the 2023 workplace and workforce. Companies need to rethink their talent mobility strategies to respond effectively within the new parameters of workplaces. Companies can more easily expand their organizations to meet market demands without restrictions or needs for solely geographically-limited talent.

Opening a division in a new location requires knowledgeable employees to be at the site to ensure processes are followed, and procedures are in place to match corporate requirements. A visual meeting platform like Zoom might work for meeting purposes. Still, it could be logistically challenging for an employee to conduct a factory tour or examine manufacturing processes in detail over a Zoom call.

Read More »
young family playing while they move in to their new home

HR’s Role in Managing Employee Relocation

In most cases, the HR team is responsible for working with relocation services providers to work with the company to assist moving employees who accept a relocation assignment. HR teams will usually be in charge of getting quotes from relocation management companies (RMC), then working with the chosen RMC to set up the global mobility benefits that employees can utilize. If not taken care of properly, a lousy relocation process can hinder the hiring or retaining of skilled employees. A competitive and comprehensive relocation package is necessary to encourage employees to accept domestic and international relocation assignments.

Read More »

Looking for something?