Gina Garcia-Crittenden Joins Global Mobility Solutions
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, January 17, 2024 – Global Mobility Solutions (GMS) has announced the hire of Gina Garcia-Crittenden as the new Director of Business Development. In her new role, Gina will oversee the eastern part of the United States, assisting potential clients in relocation cost evaluations and working with worldwide partners to provide the best relocation services possible.
Before joining GMS, Gina worked in various roles with significant relocation management companies throughout her career. She brings nearly three decades of experience to the award-winning GMS team. Apart from relocation management, Gina is the author of multiple books and has appeared in some movies.
According to GMS’ EVP, John Fernandez, “GMS is delighted to be adding an individual with the skill, knowledge, and personality needed to successfully enhance our team’s chances of providing the best relocation services in the industry. We fully expect Gina will be an asset to GMS and our clients.”
Gina Garcia-Crittenden will be reaching out to constituents soon, and she can be contacted at [email protected]
Global Mobility Solutions Lands on Shortlist for EMMA FEM Awards
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, April 4, 2023 – Global Mobility Solutions (GMS), the industry leader in relocation services and technology, is pleased to announce that Forum Expatriate Management (FEM) has selected GMS to shortlist in this year’s FEM Americas EMMAs (Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards).
“The GMS team always strives to provide excellent relocation customer service,” said Steven Wester, President of Global Mobility Solutions. “We are ecstatic for FEM to recognize our service to our clients, along with our partnerships with other global mobility providers.”
GMS was shortlisted for the “Best Partnership Between a Corporate Organization and a Service Provider” award for its work with a multinational client company. GMS and its service partners conducted over $45,000 in courtesy visa assessments to help determine the appropriate destination location within Europe for the client’s employees.
This included the research and coordination for interim sites during the filing process and establishing needs-based plans for the final destination. GMS and its partner had to work quickly to ensure rapid deployment to evacuate over 70 employees and their family members from Russia. The process efficiencies for this relocation assignment resulted in $117,600 in cost savings for the client.
GMS was also nominated for its work to expedite the relocation of expats trying to leave Eastern Europe during the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine. Winners for the EMMAs will be revealed on May 4th, 2023, during a black-tie dinner and ceremony at the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center at the University of Texas in Dallas.
GMS Ranks No. 2 on HRO's Baker's Dozen
GMS was ranked #2 Overall in the Industry out of 33 Relocation Management Companies included in the survey, making this GMS’ 10th consecutive year as a top-ranked provider of corporate relocation services. The results of the survey can be found at HRO Today.
“This repeated recognition in this esteemed survey demonstrates our experienced team’s commitment to providing every moving employee with our extraordinary level of customer care and cutting-edge technologies,” said Steven Wester, GMS president. “We are grateful to our amazing clients for showing their faith in GMS and allowing us to offer them the finest workforce relocation services.”
HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings are considered the most trusted metric in the relocation industry. HRO bases the rankings on surveys from verified global relocation service customers. GMS attributes flexible workforce solutions to consistently receiving high customer grades.
GMS Helps Sponsor 2022 Cops & Kids Event in Scottsdale
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, December 16, 2022 – Global Mobility Solutions (GMS), the leader in the relocation industry, was pleased to be one of the major sponsors for the Scottsdale F.O.P. Lodge #35 2022 “Cops and Kids” Holiday Event. This event was held on Saturday, December 10th, 2022, at the Target Store on Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd in Scottsdale.
The event unites Scottsdale Police Officers with disadvantaged local children for a special day of holiday shopping. The children shopped with local officers for toys, outfits, and other items they would want to find under their tree this holiday season. Children were carefully selected by a committee of local law enforcement officers in hopes of reaching those most in need. Target supplied wrapping paper, tags, and bows to each family.
“GMS was proud and excited to be a sponsor for such a great event,” said Steven Wester, President of GMS. “The team here at GMS knows the importance of giving back, especially during the holiday season, and we are always looking for ways to do so. We hope that these efforts helped improve the holiday season for these kids.
Approximately $200 was spent on each child. The goal is to sponsor as many children as possible through the support of donations from local companies such as GMS and other sponsors in the Scottsdale area. GMS and F.O.P. Lodge #35 alike believe in positive outreach and community relationships that will benefit the children.
For more info on Cops & Kids or other community outreach programs, please visit: https://fopscottsdale35.org/
Global Mobility Solutions Lands on Shortlist for Two FEM Awards
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, October 7, 2022 – Global Mobility Solutions (GMS), the industry leader in corporate relocation services, is pleased to announce that Forum Expatriate Management (FEM) has selected GMS to shortlist for two awards in this year’s EMEA EMMAs (Expatriate Management & Mobility Awards).
“The GMS team takes pride in the elite relocation customer service we provide,” said Steven Wester, President of Global Mobility Solutions. “We are happy that FEM recognizes our service to our clients and our partnerships with other global mobility providers.”
The two awards that GMS was shortlisted for were “Best Partnership between a Corporate Organization and a Service Provider” with their work with Genesys. And the other award was for “Best Partnership between Two Service Providers,” in which the work came with Global Mobility Partners and BiCortex Language Services.
Both awards were nominated for the work that GMS conducted with their three partners to expedite the relocation of expats trying to leave eastern Europe during the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine.
Voting for the EMEA EMMAs will end on October 19, with winners revealed on Nov. 2 during a black-tie dinner and ceremony at the Royal Lancaster in London, England.
Global Mobility Solutions on Shortlist for 2022 Relocate Magazine Awards
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, June 8, 2022 – Global Mobility Solutions (GMS), the industry leader in corporate relocation services and technology, is pleased to announce that Relocate Magazine has placed GMS on the shortlist for this year’s Technological Innovation – Corporate Support Award in their 15th annual Relocate Awards.
“GMS takes pride in being on Relocate Magazine’s shortlist for Technological Innovation – Corporate Support Award, especially after recently being named on the 2022 HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen list; ranked #2 Overall, and #1 in Quality of Service for relocation companies,” said Steven Wester, President of Global Mobility Solutions. “The GMS team works hard to be industry leaders in relocation technology. This recognition further proves our expert team’s commitment to innovative solutions that better serve our clients.”
Every few months, GMS improves and evolves MyRelocation™, a cloud-based technology platform, to keep pace with clients’ wants and needs. In addition, a client panel guides the GMS approach with input from transferees and the corporate hierarchy to understand what is important to them for their relocation process. As a result, GMS has become the relocation industry’s leader by listening to clients and investing in innovative technology to provide the best customer service.
The Relocate Awards launched in 2007, and was the first awards program for the global mobility and relocation services sector. The Relocate Awards are meant to highlight excellence and reward best practices. Winners will be announced at the Future of Work Festival in Kent, U.K. June 9th.
Global Mobility Solutions Recognized as #1 in Quality of Service on HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Satisfaction Survey
“Our consistent top rankings on this prestigious survey are a testament to our team’s work to ensure every relocating employee experiences our high touch level of customer service,” said Steven Wester, GMS president. “This recognition is made possible by our valued clients, who trust GMS to provide them with the best workforce relocation services possible. We place a huge emphasis on our exceptional team, customer service, and advanced technologies to deliver extraordinary levels of service.”
HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings are a trusted metric in the industry, based on surveys received from verified buyers of global relocation services. A highly-anticipated event, the annual poll deepens into relocation companies’ performance to rate service breadth and quality metrics.
In addition to service quality and overall rankings, GMS received top marks on the survey for its breadth of services and deal size. GMS consistently receives high grades from customers for its flexible global workforce relocation solutions, the industry’s most comprehensive pre-decision program, and customizable relocation technologies.
For more information about MyRelocation or GMS, please visit www.gmsmobility.com
Global Mobility Solutions Reaffirms Customer-Focused Technology with New MyRelocation® Enhancements
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, December 22, 2021 –
Global Mobility Solutions (GMS), the industry leader in relocation services, is rolling out new customer-facing enhancements to its MyRelocation® technology. MyRelocation® is an award-winning relocation technology that is used by companies to help manage their workforce mobility programs, and by relocating employees. The tool is offered to all GMS clients, and assists in minimizing the stress of the relocation process on employees.
The software helps employees view and track initiated services, view service progress, submit expenses online, connect with key GMS resources, track payment history, download helpful resources, access relocation tools, and more. The recent enhancements include improvements to the user experience for both client and transferee users, including innovative new ways to visualize the various components of the users relocation program.
“At GMS, it is our goal to ensure we are meeting the needs of our client-partners and their relocating employees,” said Sam Hoey, Senior Vice President of Business Development. “These new enhancements to our technology are rooted in feature requests and feedback from our valued users. The changes give our transferees deeper insight to how their move is being handled while providing our client HR partners with better visibility into the relocation activities occurring within their programs.”
GMS routinely gathers feedback and requests from its mobility partners, allowing for an environment of continuous self-improvement. This ongoing communication and development lifecycle results in regular improvements that benefit all users of GMS technology.
For more information about MyRelocation or GMS, please visit www.gmsmobility.com
Global Mobility Solutions Reaffirms Commitment to Data Security with SOC 2 Credentials
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, May 10, 2021 – Global Mobility Solutions (GMS), the industry leader in corporate relocation services and workforce mobility technology, emphasizes the importance of data security and the protection of private and sensitive data. The company has announced the completion of its SOC 2 audit, reaffirming its commitment to the high standards of data protection provided to the organizations, relocating employees, and families GMS works with. SOC 2 was developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as an auditing procedure to help ensure that service providers manage data securely.
Relocation companies like GMS work with potentially sensitive data from numerous clients, transferees, and third-party vendors; highlighting the importance of data security. Suppliers have potential access to transferees’ personal data relating to employee contact details, real estate transactions, mortgage applications, storage, and household goods. A SOC 2 report produced by an independent, AICPA accredited, third-party is the preferred way to verify a company’s compliance with the standards around internal controls. Additionally, this assures clients that their employees’ personal data is managed and stored safely.
“In today’s work from anywhere environment, the number of remote employees and external devices on companies’ networks are increasing,” said Jon Fishman, GMS’ Manager of Quality Assurance & Security Administration. “While many RMCs have not made the investment in a SOC 2 audit, GMS takes privacy and security very seriously. We make ongoing investments to maintain the tightest controls with the highest levels of security.”
GMS understands the amount of sensitive information that has to be collected during the relocation process and takes the necessary steps to keep that data safe. Through the SOC process, the company can demonstrate, evaluate, and certify that it has the systems, controls, and processes in place to protect client and transferee data from risks and cyberattacks.