By: Nancy Kritzer | CRP

January 12, 2021

As your company enters 2021, you should use relocation policy benchmarking to deliver much-needed results right from the start. The mobility industry strongly recommends that employers conduct a comparative policy review at an interval of 12 to 18 months. Waiting any longer to do this valuable exercise puts your company at great risk of losing significant ground to your industry competitors.

Do you think the relocation industry has not changed much in 12 months? Think again! The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting all aspects of relocation. Whatever the issues are, a thorough relocation policy benchmarking will show you the solutions your company should implement.

Top 5 Results that Relocation Policy Benchmarking Delivers:

1. Increase Knowledge Across Your Organization

You must work with several internal stakeholders to implement successful relocations. All of these stakeholders should learn what is changing in the relocation industry. Cost issues, legal issues, and travel issues are still arising from the pandemic.

2. Examine Your Company’s Competitive Position Through Relocation Policy Benchmarking

How are your industry competitors using their relocation policies to attract and retain new hires and transferees? Relocation policy benchmarking provides clear information on how your industry peers leverage their relocation policies to succeed at talent acquisition and retention.

3. Adopt a Global Approach to Align Corporate Mobility Objectives

GMS has helped several companies avoid the pitfalls of decentralization. When companies take a decentralized approach to mobility, they end up with different policies and different experiences from location to location. Relocation policy benchmarking helps identify all of these differences. Recommendations to adopt the best solutions across the organization result in operational efficiencies, costs savings, and greater transferee satisfaction.

NOTE! View our Case Study on Decentralization. You will learn how we helped a large multinational client understand the benefits of a centralized approach for their relocation policies.

4. Innovative Solutions Solve Problems and Increase Efficiency

As fast as the world has changed over the past year, technology has changed at an even faster lightning speed. For example, conducting a relocation policy year end reconciliation can now be done in minutes with the touch of a few buttons. Relocation APIs such as those offered through GMS’ MyRelocation® Technology make managing your company’s relocation program a quick and easy process.

5. Save Costs with Relocation Policy Benchmarking

One of the biggest cost drivers for relocation policies are exceptions. By examining the best practices in your industry, your company can enhance your relocation policy to reduce these costly exceptions. Relocation policy benchmarking will identify cost issues and help your company institute solutions to keep costs and budgets in line.

What Should Employers Do?

Employers should initiate a relocation policy benchmarking with a qualified and knowledgeable Relocation Management Company (RMC). The project should include a full assessment of the company’s current relocation policy. It should also include a full review of corporate objectives and a complement of strategic recommendations.


Global Mobility Solutions’ team of corporate relocation experts has helped thousands of our clients understand why they should initiate a relocation policy benchmarking. We can help your company understand how to create a relocation policy that reflects industry best practices, saves costs, and increases efficiency.

GMS was the first relocation company to register as a “.com.” The company also created the first online interactive tools and calculators, and revolutionized the entire relocation industry. GMS continues to set the industry pace as the pioneer in innovation and technology solutions with its proprietary MyRelocation® technology platform.

Powered by GMS’ 2020 Mobility Benchmark, the innovative GMS Program/Policy Evaluation (PPE) Tool provides instant relocation policy reviews. It also helps users gain insight into how their company’s relocation program compares to their industry peers.

Schedule your relocation policy benchmarking now. Contact our experts online or give us a call at 800.617.1904 or 480.922.0700 today.

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Senior Vice President, Domestic Services Nancy has over 30 years of experience in the real estate and relocation arena. Her real estate, relocation, and management experience is exceptional. She is responsible for the leadership, training and mentoring of new and existing coaches, ensuring the team is delivering the highest levels of customer service possible. Nancy holds the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation.

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