Relocation Pre-Decision Support

Pre-Decision Services by GMS

As an innovator in the corporate relocation world, Global Mobility Solutions (GMS) was the first to offer a complete menu of Pre-Decision services, many provided at no cost, adding significant value to your program. In addition, a well-established Pre-Decision process is one of the most vital factors that contribute to high employee satisfaction rates and increased relocation acceptance ratios. 

Our Pre-Decision services include:

  • Needs Assessment, Policy, and Program Review – A detailed review of benefits and procedures, and identification of special needs, concerns, and visa/immigration requirements.
  • Cost Estimate – An estimate customized to the candidate’s policy tier, including the details of their specific relocation (tax calculations available).
  • MyRelocation™ – Access to a wealth of information and resources for the decision-making process. A cloud-based platform that tracks every stage of the relocation process.
  • Data Tables – Comprehensive worldwide data tables including the cost of living, goods and services, transportation, salary, housing, per diems, etc.
  • Cost of Living Analysis (COLA) – analysis of cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • Salary Calculator – Compares salaries based on the origin and destination area demographics.
  • Candidate Expense Management – Interview expenses are directly billed to GMS (when applicable), and candidate-paid costs are reimbursed within 24-48 hours.
  • Pre-Decision Debrief – Rundown of the relocation process for Human Resources, Recruiters, and Hiring Managers on assessments and approval of all activities.
  • Corporate Relocation Offer Letter Development – Assistance in writing an initial relocation offer letter based on approved policy, program, and specific needs.
  • Family Services – Language, cultural, and educational assessments for the transferee and family.
  • Broker Market Analysis – Determines local market conditions and potential length of time to sell.
  • Mortgage Calculator and Approval – Calculates potential buying power in the destination area and mortgage pre-approval.
  • Virtual Destination Spotlights – Customized packet including general information, expatriate housing, schooling and education, cultural awareness, visa and immigration information, etc.
  • School Reports – Detailed information on educational options at the employee’s destination, including a “report card” on the school’s rating/performance.
  • Destination Packages – Customized destination information, maps, brochures, coupons, and more; provided to the employee upon arrival.
  • Travel Services – Online booking services for air, hotel, car rental, rail, etc.
  • Community Tours – Customized homeowner and renter tours that focus on connecting the transferee and family needs with the new community.

Needs Based Relocation Assessment

A dedicated Relocation Coach reviews the policy/program with the employee, conducts a needs assessment, answers questions and provides valuable insight at the employee and company level, prior to acceptance

Salary & Cost Estimates

Compares salaries based on origin and destination area demographics. We also provide a relocation cost estimate customized to the candidate’s policy tier, including the details of their specific relocation.

City Reports & Destination Packets

GMS’ City Reports provide a cost of living analysis of cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, climate, demographics, and other vital information. Destination packets are customized for the employee outlining all relevant information on the destination area that they might find of interest. This can include information on schools, places of worship, daycare, doctor’s offices, and hospitals.

Our cloud-based relocation technology is designed to help you streamline your company’s relocation management.

Broker Market Analysis

Determines local market conditions, the potential length of time to sell the employee’s home, and the agent’s marketing strategy. While not a comprehensive inspection, this report provides further insight into any factors affecting marketability.

Mortgage Calculator & Approval

Our flexible relationships with top mortgage providers give your employee pre-approval results in a timely manner. Any hesitation regarding the purchase of a new home is removed and special mortgage programs are identified for the relocation. Additionally, payments and interest can be calculated utilizing our mortgage calculator.


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