MORRIS PLAINS, NJ, October 21, 2015 – Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned government services subsidiary, Allegiance Relocation Services, has been rebranded as Allegiance Government Relocation.
Allegiance Government Relocation builds upon the combined strengths of two leading organizations to create a stronger entity focused exclusively on helping government agencies and their mobile employees achieve their appointed missions. The singular focus is evident in the new logo, which features a flag design—an acknowledgement of Allegiance’s long-standing commitment to the government sector—cast in Weichert’s trade dress yellow.
Beyond the new visual identity, the company has developed a unique value proposition and Legendary Service colleague training curriculum specific to the government sector. The company will also leverage Weichert’s Scorecard methodology to create next generation service level agreements and performance monitoring that offers government agencies unprecedented insight into the cost and effectiveness of their relocation programs.
“Through Allegiance Government Relocation, we are offering government clients the best of both worlds—the exceptional service they’ve come to expect from Allegiance, backed by industry-leading thought-leadership and innovative tools and resources to make managing their programs easier and more cost-efficient,” said Aram Minnetian, President of Weichert Workforce Mobility.
“By leveraging the Weichert Companies, we can provide Allegiance’s clients and customers with deeper subject matter expertise, supply-chain acumen and advisory services that will foster great service experiences and the effective deployment of talent.”
Founded in 1988, Allegiance Relocation Services became a recognized leader in relocation management, move management and property management services for the government sector. The company was acquired by Weichert in April, 2015.
“While Allegiance remains committed to delivering service that is ‘Quiet by Design’—which means no noise for our clients or their mobile employees—our new branding clearly shows that we are raising the bar as a company,” said Tim Bonette, who will serve as Vice President Government Services, reporting to Executive Vice President Dave Bencivengo.
“Our new brand was developed through thoughtful planning and informative discussions with our colleagues and the government clients we proudly serve. We believe this is the right way forward for our company, and for our customers,” said Bencivengo.
Allegiance Government Relocation will remain headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, where it has been located since its inception, with an exclusive focus on delivering services to the government sector.
MORRIS PLAINS, NJ, September 24, 2015 – Weichert Workforce Mobility was named Relocation Management Company of the Year during the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs) ceremony in San Diego, California. Presented by the Forum for Expatriate Management, the EMMAs is the industry’s premier awards event, recognizing excellence in workforce mobility.
With this win, Weichert became the first company to be named RMC of the Year at the Americas EMMAs for two consecutive years, having also won this honor in 2014.
A judging panel of HR and mobility professionals from a wide range of multinational corporations selected Weichert from a shortlist of 10 finalists, based on such criteria as industry innovation, effective cost management and proven results for clients.
Other factors, including Weichert’s Scorecard approach to performance tracking and management, flexible program delivery and Legendary Service training initiative helped further distinguish the company from the other nominees in this category.
“Our colleagues work tirelessly to optimize our clients’ workforce mobility programs and make a positive impact on the lives of the relocating employees we serve,” said Aram Minnetian, President of Weichert Workforce Mobility. “This award is a testament to the effectiveness of their efforts. We are truly honored to receive this coveted distinction from the Forum for Expatriate Management for the second consecutive year.”
“Winning an EMMA is the ultimate recognition of excellence in workforce mobility and this year’s winners have earned a unique honor to stand out among their peers,” added Brian Friedman, Founder of the Forum for Expatriate Management. “We congratulate Weichert Workforce Mobility for its unprecedented second straight win as Relocation Management Company of the Year at the Americas EMMAs.”
MORRIS PLAINS, NJ, August 6, 2015 – Weichert Workforce Mobility, one of the world’s leading providers of corporate talent deployment solutions, received the highest service satisfaction ratings from relocated employees among the largest companies in its industry, according to the Twenty-First Annual Nationwide Relocating Employee Survey.
Conducted by Trippel Survey & Research LLC, the Annual Nationwide Relocating Employee Survey is the only objective, industry-wide survey to rank the quality of service provided by relocation management companies based upon evaluations collected from recently-transferred employees. This year’s results reflect the input of 6,418 mobile employees from 104 companies, moving within the United States.
Among the industry’s five “large size” suppliers, Weichert Workforce Mobility achieved the highest average service satisfaction score and the highest overall net satisfaction rating. Weichert’s service satisfaction score was also higher than those of six of the eight “mid-size” suppliers represented in the survey.
In addition, among large size suppliers, Weichert earned the highest percentage of “top block” scores, which are scores of 9 or 10 on a ten-point scale, with 10 representing the highest level of satisfaction.
This marks the second consecutive year of this Survey in which Weichert has received a higher service satisfaction rating from relocating employees than its largest competitors. Studies show that relocated employees who are satisfied with the quality of service received during their moves are more likely to be engaged and productive in their new roles, reducing their employers’ risk of talent attrition or loss of investment.
“As a company committed to delivering Legendary Service experiences, we are honored to receive such remarkable evaluations from our customers in this Survey,” said Dave Bencivengo, Executive Vice President of Weichert Workforce Mobility. “Our colleagues go to tremendous lengths every day to deliver the best customer experience in the relocation industry and help drive our clients’ business and talent deployment goals. These results are validation that our customer service focus is making a difference.”
MORRIS PLAINS, NJ – Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc., a global leader in the deployment and management of mobile talent, announced that Dean Rischitelli has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development, for the Midwestern United States region.
In this role, Rischitelli will be responsible for building effective, trusted partnerships with corporate workforce mobility managers, helping them identify the tools and resources they need to optimize the deployment of critical mobile talent. Working out of Weichert’s operations center in Chicago, Illinois, he will report to Senior Vice President Don Smith.
Rischitelli has close to two decades of experience in workforce mobility, and has managed teams dedicated to business development and service delivery throughout his career. This dual expertise informs his client-centric, consultative approach to workforce mobility and his ability to create solutions that deliver sustained value. Prior to joining Weichert, he served in strategic, senior leadership positions at Graebel, Prudential Relocation and Sirva.
“Dean is an outstanding addition to the Weichert Workforce Mobility team, bringing a deep blend of both consultative sales and optimal program management experience,” said Jim Schneider, Executive Vice President. “Our company has experienced a successful run of consistent, managed growth over the last several years and we’re happy to have Dean on board as we execute on our next phase of growth.”
MORRIS PLAINS, NJ, May 10, 2015 – Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of global talent deployment solutions, is proud to announce the opening of its newest Center of Expertise in Newport Beach, California.
This expansion represents the latest step in the Company’s ongoing strategy to establish a presence in key locations around the world to better serve the evolving needs of clients and their mobile employees. In addition to providing local support and knowledge to Pacific time zone clients, this office will be an important spoke in the Company’s tri-regional global service delivery framework.
“Our west coast U.S. office gives us a strong platform for developing deeper partnerships with current and prospective clients in this region,” said Dave Bencivengo, Executive Vice President. “It also better positions us to provide optimized workforce mobility solutions for companies moving employees through the increasingly critical corridor between the U.S. and China, Japan and South Korea.”
Spearheading Weichert’s expansion into California and the development of this office is Vicki Lander, Senior Vice President. A member of Weichert Workforce Mobility’s leadership team since 2005, Lander has over 25 years of experience in workforce mobility, service delivery and client relationship management. She will continue to oversee Weichert’s Chicago office and Midwestern-U.S. operations while driving strategic growth of the Newport Beach office.
“Vicki’s instrumental role in transforming our Chicago office into one of our company’s highest-performing offices and a premiere operations center make her the best person for leading our expansion into the west coast,” said Bencivengo. “Her strong leadership, industry experience and unrelenting service focus will be critical to strengthening our brand in this critical region.”
Day-to-day management of the Newport Beach office and service team will be led by Jessica Lorber, Vice President. Lorber joined Weichert’s Chicago office in 2012 as Vice President of Client Services, and has lived and worked in California and Japan, giving her unique insight into the mobility needs of fast-growing companies moving employees within and between these regions.
MORRIS PLAINS, NJ, April 29, 2015 – Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of mobile workforce management solutions, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Allegiance Relocation Services, a highly respected GSA Schedule 48 supplier of comprehensive relocation management, move management and property management services.
For Weichert, this acquisition represents a new and exciting customer segment that allows the company to deliver its award-winning customer service and workforce mobility solutions to government agencies and departments, and their relocating employees.
Since its founding in 1998, Allegiance Relocation Services has built a reputation for excellence within the government services market providing a broad suite of relocation services to employees and families deployed by such agencies as the Department of Homeland Security, NASA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Census, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Going forward, Allegiance will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Weichert Workforce Mobility and maintain its headquarters in Woodbridge, Virginia.
“Through this acquisition, we’re combining two established and respected brands to create a stronger and more compelling value proposition for the government sector—a value proposition based on industry-leading service and thought-leadership,” said Aram Minnetian, President of Weichert Workforce Mobility. “By leveraging the Weichert Companies, we can provide Allegiance’s clients and customers with even deeper subject matter expertise, supply-chain acumen and advisory services that will foster great service experiences and the effective deployment of talent.”
“This acquisition will also expand and deepen our pool of mobility talent, while providing a broader range of career and professional development opportunities for our colleague base.”
Allegiance executives Tim Bonette and Peggy Pastore will remain with the company in key senior leadership positions. Bonette will serve as the Vice President of Government Services while Pastore will serve as Government CFO. Bonette and Pastore will report directly to Dave Bencivengo, Executive Vice President of Weichert’s Corporate Mobility and Government Market segments.
“For our clients, this is a win-win proposition. They can rely on being serviced by the same team of professionals who can now draw on a deeper shared services bench, an in-house consulting and advisory group, state of the art technology and a large credit facility,” said Bonette. “I believe that as a subsidiary of Weichert Workforce Mobility, we will create a powerful platform for future growth, above and beyond our standalone potential, and create the preeminent, preferred supplier of government relocation, household goods and property management services.”
MORRIS PLAINS, NJ, January 14, 2015 – Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of corporate mobile workforce solutions, today announced that it has established a wholly-owned tax subsidiary, Weichert Mobility Tax Services, Inc.
As a licensed CPA firm, Weichert Mobility Tax Services, Inc. will offer a comprehensive suite of tax capabilities to its clients and their mobile employees, including tax preparation services for domestic and international assignees, tax advisory services and tax compliance services.
“The creation of Weichert Mobility Tax Services, Inc. gets us closer to our goal of providing a holistic assignee service continuum for mobility program owners and their mobile workforces,” said Aram Minnetian, President of Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. “It also represents a superior value proposition featuring lower total cost of ownership, stronger global compliance, greater risk mitigation and a single point of accountability. Simply put, clients can now rely on the same Legendary Service they’ve come to expect from Weichert for the full suite of tax services delivered to their mobile workforce.”
As an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, Weichert Mobility Tax Services, Inc. will leverage the resources of BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, to bring state of the art systems, training programs and consulting to clients. Weichert will also draw upon the size and experience of the international BDO network, the world’s fifth-largest accounting network with offices in 151 countries, to offer global tax services.
“Compliance is one of the most challenging issues facing the industry today and the stakes are getting higher for companies that are not compliant in tracking compensation and satisfying the global tax obligations of their mobile workforce,” said Matthew Pascual, Senior Vice President of Weichert Mobility Tax Services, Inc. “We’re changing the sourcing paradigm by integrating a comprehensive suite of mobility tax services — the same services companies might have thought were only available from a Big Four Accounting firm — to streamline the process and ensure better global compliance. Our new entity empowers clients to easily manage both the relocation and tax components of their mobility programs through one convenient contact point, but without the out-of-scope fees that can make Big Four engagements prohibitively expensive.”
The BDO Alliance USA also provides an optimal and affordable solution for mobile employees not covered under their employer’s mobility policy, who seek access to highly-trained professionals in multiple taxing jurisdictions.
“We believe all mobile employees should have the same opportunity to access expert tax preparation and tax advice, regardless of whether these critical services are covered by their company’s policy,” said Pascual.
“Weichert Mobility Tax Services, Inc. will provide Big Four-caliber tax services to our clients and their mobile employees in a streamlined way and at a fraction of the cost,” added Pascual. “Additionally, assignees will enjoy greater consistency of service and personalized tax insight from professionals who are already familiar with their relocation benefits and corporate policy.”
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About Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc.: Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. is one of the world’s leading global workforce mobility companies, making it faster, easier and more cost-effective for clients to deploy key talent and transfer critical skills. As an independently-owned company, we offer flexibility and responsiveness to meet any workforce mobility need, anywhere in the world, whether your company moves 10 or 10,000 employees. We also provide our industry’s deepest global service scope, including global tax and compensation management.
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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ, November 5, 2014 – Weichert Workforce Mobility, one of the world’s leading providers of talent deployment solutions, earned more “best in class” ratings from corporate relocation managers than any other relocation service supplier in the Thirteenth Annual Relocation Managers Survey.
Conducted by Trippel Survey & Research, this survey is the only industry-wide evaluation of its kind to rank the quality of service provided by relocation companies based on input from managers of corporate relocation programs.
The 2014 survey represents the second consecutive year in which Weichert has earned the most “best in class” ratings of any relocation company. Weichert also outranked all other companies in the “value for price paid” category and was the only company to achieve an “excellent” rating in this category.
In the survey’s “overall satisfaction” category, Weichert earned the highest percentage of “top block” scores and the highest net satisfaction rating among the industry’s four largest global suppliers—a rating that was three times higher than those of the other three companies.
Weichert also ranked first among the four largest global suppliers in the “willingness to recommend” category, which is widely considered to be the truest indicator of brand advocacy.
“Results such as these are a great source of pride for Weichert Workforce Mobility,” said Dave Bencivengo, Executive Vice President. “They are also validation that our brand promise and value proposition are resonating with corporate mobility managers and that our client service represents a true competitive differentiator.”
Perhaps more impressive is that Weichert Workforce Mobility achieved these results even as the overall level of service within the industry trends downward.
“The survey showed significant increase in the number of corporate managers who felt that their provider’s service levels deteriorated over the past year: 23.5 percent in 2014 versus seven percent in 2013,” said Alan Trippel, architect of the survey. “Conversely, Weichert has achieved increasingly higher service satisfaction ratings across the last three surveys.”
Weichert also earned “excellent” ratings in several critical categories, including cultural fit and partnership, integrity, financial stability, reliability and flexibility, as well as “likeliness to use this supplier one year from now.”
“We’re proud to achieve excellence in these categories because they are vital to companies seeking relocation providers,” said Jim Schneider, Executive Vice President. “Although these attributes can be difficult to assess through traditional sourcing methods, this survey provides a solid proof source and objective evidence of how we stand apart from our competitors.”
Weichert Workforce Mobility, one of the world’s leading providers of global talent deployment solutions, announced that Janet Markle has joined the company as Regional Vice President for the Southwestern United States.
In this role, Markle will be responsible for Weichert’s day-to-day operations in her region, managing and developing staff to ensure the highest caliber of customer service, serving as a trusted resource to her clients and spearheading strategic growth. Working out of the company’s Houston office, Markle will report directly to Executive Vice President Dave Bencivengo.
Markle has over twenty years of experience in workforce mobility and HR, spanning global and domestic account management, business development, client relations and operations. She comes to Weichert Workforce Mobility from Sirva, where she managed the company’s largest service center and held the positions of Vice President, Global Client Engagement and Vice President, Business Development. Before that, she spent more than a decade in senior leadership capacities at Cartus. She also served as Director of HR & Training for Coldwell Banker Relocation.
“In addition to sharing our vision and values, Janet brings a unique blend of operations, sales and HR expertise, which will make her a valuable resource to our clients as the synergy between workforce mobility and talent management becomes more defined,” said Bencivengo. “Throughout her career she has proven herself to be an extraordinary leader with an equally impressive track record for building and maintaining successful client partnerships.”
Complementing her experience, Markle has earned the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations from Worldwide ERC.
“I was drawn to this position because of the level of energy and buzz coming from Weichert and its widely-noted reputation for delivering exceptional service experiences,” said Markle. “There are tremendous opportunities ahead for building upon this reputation and I am eager to work with my new colleagues to drive these initiatives.”
MORRIS PLAINS, NJ, September 19, 2014 – Weichert Workforce Mobility, one of the world’s leading providers of global talent deployment solutions, was named Relocation Management Company (RMC) of the Year during the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA) ceremony held in Orlando, Florida on September 18, 2014. Presented by the Forum for Expatriate Management, the EMMAs recognize excellence in workforce mobility.
In acknowledging Weichert Workforce Mobility as RMC of the Year among organizations that manage 10,000 moves or more annually, the independent judging panel, made up of mobility professionals from a wide range of multinational corporations, cited “commitment to the global mobility community,” “performance monitoring” and “strong communication and technology investment” among Weichert’s critical competitive distinctions.
Other factors, including Weichert’s 99 percent client satisfaction rate, 98 percent client retention rate and unmatched financial stability, helped further distinguish the company from the other nominees in this category.
“Our colleagues work tirelessly to optimize our clients’ workforce mobility programs and make a positive impact on the lives of the relocating employees we serve,” said Aram Minnetian, President of Weichert Workforce Mobility. “This award is a testament to the effectiveness of their efforts, and evidence that the impact of their commitment is felt not only across our client base but throughout our industry. We are truly honored by this recognition.”
About Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc.: Weichert Workforce Mobility is one of the world’s leading global workforce mobility companies, making it faster, easier and more cost-effective for clients to deploy key talent and transfer critical skills. As an independently-owned company, operating without silos or shareholder pressures, we offer flexibility and responsiveness to meet any workforce mobility need, anywhere in the world, whether your company moves 10 or 10,000 employees. We also provide our industry’s deepest global service scope, including global tax and compensation management. For more information, visit weichertworkforcemobility.com.