You’ve arranged the airplane tickets, rental home and new car for your mobile employees. But your job as a mobility manager isn’t done quite yet. It turns out that employees actually want a whole lot more out of the relocation process than an itinerary stating their flight time and new address.
That’s the latest discovery from our recent research paper that offers revealing insight from the perspectives of all of the key stakeholders in any relocation–from the employees being moved to the corporate managers and business unit leaders who are moving them. It’s a project that makes sense; after all, the more we know exactly what our clients and their mobile employees want out of a move, the better we can ensure the entire process is a sweeping success for all parties involved.
And while both companies/clients and mobile employees have a lot riding on a relocation, research shows that mobile employees are often the most vocal stakeholders. After all, they’re the ones packing up their bags, families and lives. And if they’re not happy with the process, their companies will be left grappling with frenetic employees obsessing over the relocation as opposed to focusing on their new role. And that’s a perfect recipe for soaring stress and plummeting productivity. Continue Reading →
The January 2013 issue of Mobility includes a feature story on Guaranteed Buyout Offers. Specifically, this piece, written by Aram Minnetian and Kevin Dircks, observes the current “over-reliance” on the BVO program by today’s companies, suggesting that the most effective homesale programs incorporate a judicious and complementary use of both BVO and GBO programs, irrespective of market cycles.
The story goes on to note that in addition to being one of the best options to prevent split-family relocations, the GBO can offer companies the best opportunity to reduce costs and risks by avoiding inventory. This is especially true when a GBO is coupled with strong policy language.
We always appreciate the opportunity to share our subject matter expertise with corporate mobility profesisonals as well as our peers. You can read the complete story online here.