Overcoming Mortgage Rates & Housing Costs to Keep Employees Mobile
This US Real Estate Strategy Sheet was developed to supplement the best practices revealed during our webinar "US Mortgage and Mobility Best Practices."
Proprietary thinking, trusted insight and innovative solutions from our global subject matter experts.
This US Real Estate Strategy Sheet was developed to supplement the best practices revealed during our webinar "US Mortgage and Mobility Best Practices."
The challenges of 2020 pushed HR and Global Mobility managers into uncharted territory. In response, our Advisory Services team hosted a series of virtual roundtables with corporate relocation managers around the globe to broker conversation, discuss common concerns, share strategies and solutions and find new ways to help them navigate industry disruption.
As today’s workforce becomes increasingly diverse, the unique needs of employees going on long term, assignments have changed significantly. Yet many companies have not updated their relocation policies to address these diverse needs.
The world will be very different post-Coronavirus and now is the time to understand the changing landscape and plan for a more efficient and effective global mobility program.
Discover how a secure Duty of Care policy for mobile employees balances elements of preparation and training with an emergency plan that can be enacted in a time of crisis.
As India continues to flourish as one of the world’s emerging markets, demand for its talent is no longer confined to companies outside its borders. An astonishing number of local companies are in high growth mode, leading to an uptick in workforce mobility to fill gaps in skills.
With the number of Extended Business Travelers on the rise, corporations may not be paying attention to their EBTs but tax authorities are.
Recent changes in the free movement of workers to, from, and within the European Union (EU) have a direct impact on mobility in the region and further developments with Brexit will only complicate the matter.
With only a month to go until the impending Brexit deadline, uncertainty is high both within the UK and globally.
For the LGBTQ community, the world of mobility presents an array of challenges, unfortunately not all of which can be prevented through thorough pre-assignment planning or meticulous issue mitigation.
This report discusses our recent Pulse Survey on the current philosophy and practices around the support of housing in the U.S. We interviewed 17 clients from a variety of industries who reported some interesting results.
The degree of importance placed on mobility is particularly strong in the APAC region, where the perfect storm exists: growth is fastest, the working population is getting older and the talent shortage is most pronounced.
A must-read for HR managers new to the relocation function.
Transportation is a key consideration for international assignees, as the ability to get around freely can truly make a difference when settling into a new country. But what is the right mix of benefits for your assignees?
It’s an eye-opening look at what really matters at every link in the relocation chain, and the insight you need to deliver a better employee experience for your mobile talent.
In today’s challenging business environment, the engagement levels among your mobile employees can have a profound impact on your talent strategy and business results.
Many companies find it challenging to determine the best compensation structure for their global assignments.
Nothing curbs an employee’s enthusiasm for taking on a relocation than realizing that the cost of living in the new location is higher than that of the current location.
Understanding how your policy and the way it is administered hold sway over direct and indirect costs is critical to creating a mobility program that balances talent engagement and reducing overall spend.
For years, HR professionals have understood the value of their mobile workforce and that the people they move represent a strategically significant demographic.
Balancing cost control with the needs of today’s mobile workforce has become a strategic imperative for companies struggling to meet their future business objectives.
Our world is becoming more accepting of diversity and inclusiveness. But in mobility, one area is still lagging, and that's gender diversity. Find out why women are so underrepresented when it comes to going on assignments.
It's a wild world out there, and companies have a legal and moral obligation to ensure the safety, security and well-being of relocating employees and their families. This article offers tools and processes that can help you minimize risks and be prepared!
Mobility - it's not something you can study in school or receive your bachelor's degree in, so how are our younger generations discovering this industry?
This article explores the trusted partnership that Weichert has built with long-time client EY, with insight as to what makes a successful collaboration from both the Weichert and EY perspectives.
Mobile workforce analytics is where big data was 10 to 15 years ago; as a discipline it is just beginning to emerge as a business imperative. This article explores how using workforce analytics to make evidence-based decisions is equipping companies to better leverage their mobile workforce and drive business performance.
In practical, easy-to-understand terms, this article offers insight to help you better understand ROE and begin to improve engagement among your mobile employees. A must-read for today’s corporate mobility managers.
Would you believe that one of the best “early alert triggering” systems for business problems was developed by David Lee Roth of the band Van Halen? It’s true, and his spandex-clad insights apply to workforce mobility, too! This story won Mobility magazine’s 2017 Editorial Award, so download it now… and rock on.
We're proud to have earned the industry’s highest satisfaction ratings for the management of corporate household goods shipment programs, according to The 21st Annual Relocation Managers’ Survey on Household Goods Shipment Program Administration, Policy & Industry & Carrier Performance.
Capping of a year of excellence, Weichert Workforce Mobility outperformed its largest competitors in a number of key categories in the Twenty-first Annual Relocation Managers’ Survey by Trippel Survey & Research.
We were proud to be named Relocation Management Company of the year at the EMEA FEM Summit in London, England.
Weichert Navigator provides a dedicated team of experts, proven solutions and award-winning technology that make it easy to design, quickly implement and manage an effective relocation program.
We were proud to be named Relocation Management Company of the Year and to share the Best Partnership Between a Corporate Organization and Service Provider award with our client, Micron Technology.
Susan brings over twenty five years of experience in workforce mobility, on both the sales and service sides, and is a tireless advocate for her clients and team members.
Big news: Weichert Go just won the Gold Stevie Award -- the IBA's highest global honor -- in the emerging tech category.
Earning the industry’s highest Net Satisfaction rating from relocating employees in any year is impressive; earning it for nine consecutive years confirms service excellence is part of our DNA.
Weichert Go revolutionizes relocation, empowering mobile employees and their managers with tools and capabilities that simplify and accelerate the process while dramatically improving the employee experience.
In this role, Melanie will partner with corporate mobility managers in her region to ensure that their mobility programs remain aligned with corporate business and HR strategy.
Angela will be focused on cultivating opportunities and relationships within the Growth Markets sector, delivering strategic insight and resources to companies across the West Coast & Southwest US with developing mobility programs.
The new branding is a fresher, more distinctive expression of our unique ability to stay ahead of market shifts and empower companies to attract, engage and unleash their talent worldwide, even in the face of great disruption.
Kyle will focus on developing opportunities within the Growth Markets sector, delivering strategic insight and targeted resources to companies across the Midwest U.S. with evolving mobility programs.
In this role, Maureen will ensure clients the strongest levels of compliance, measurable cost savings and a vastly improved experience for their globally mobile employees.
We are proud to partner with Talent Beyond Boundaries to provide a meaningful solution to both the refugee crisis and the talent shortage.
SMARTRIP was lauded as groundbreaking technology that helps companies manage and mitigate risks associated with relocating employees, remote workers, virtual assignees and business travelers.
Slaven's professional background is complemented and enriched by personal experience; born and raised in Croatia, he has relocated over a dozen times, internationally and across the United States.
An important part of Shawn's job will be ensuring that clients and customers get the most use and value out of Weichert's next-generation technology solutions.
Christina's professional acumen is complemented by personal experience as an expatriate, having grown up in Singapore and lived in Australia, Toronto, London and Hong Kong.
We are proud to have won a Silver Stevie International Business Award® for excellence in Business Technology Solutions for our employee travel compliance and safety tool, Weichert SMARTRIP.
Proud to have earned the highest Net Satisfaction rating among the industry’s largest providers for a record-setting eighth consecutive year
Movers International, the global household goods division of Weichert Workforce Mobility, has held FAIM certification since the program's inception over 25 years ago.
When you combine the best people with the strongest supply chain, that translates into greater value, and we’re honored to be recognized for that.
Weichert SMARTRIP is a more effective way for companies to manage and mitigate the risks associated with their distributed workforce, including remote workers, virtual assignees and business travelers.
Janet’s unique perspective, creative insight and deep understanding of our industry have made her a valued resource to clients.
The industry expert will focus on furthering our commitment to building a reliable, resilient and best-in-class supply chain.
No one can pass tougher judgment on a relocation company's services than he employees who are being relocated. We're proud to say that for the seventh consecutive year, we've received the highest net satisfaction rating among the largest companies in our industry from this demographic.
We are proud to have earned the highest "net satisfaction" rating among our industry's largest providers in several critical international service categories.
Same tax team, same tax excellence. But now we've got a deeper bench of experts and global resources to deliver even more solutions.
We are proud to be the EMEA's RMC of the Year, capping a banner year for Weichert at the global EMMAs.
A veteran of Canadian workforce mobility, Ann is an accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience in senior mobility roles.
Proud of our first APAC EMMAs win, and even prouder to accept another accolade for our Legendary technology.
Our expanding Canadian client portfolio necessitated a larger footprint in Toronto, where the company has maintained a center of excellence for over 40 years.
Nothing is more important than the voice of the customer. So we're proud that relocating employees consistently give us industry-best service marks.
We were honored to be named Relocation Management Company of the Year at the 2019 Americas EMMAs for an unprecedented sixth time.
Weichert Workforce Mobility’s Consulting and Advisory Services group has released the results of its research project on workforce mobility practices in India.
With more than 41 million people in the U.S. at risk of hunger, 1 in 6 children who go to bed hungry every night and 40% of the food produced in the U.S. wasted, we are happy to play a pivotal role in solving this crisis.
The latest version of MyWIN adds a bold new look, intuitive navigation, enhanced data analytics and personalized tools for HR managers and relocating employees.
We consider the number of clients who are enthusiastic enough to refer Weichert to their peers a testament to the value we add to their programs.
For the second straight year, we've earned the highest net satisfaction rating from relocating employees. And we're pretty proud of that.
Punishments for non-compliance have escalated from simple fines to million dollar penalties and, in some cases, jail time
For an unprecedented fifth time, Weichert has earned this prestigious honor.
The combined company is uniquely positioned to address the growing need among today’s companies for flexible and innovative talent mobility solutions.
We are proud to have earned the highest service satisfaction rating among the largest companies in our industry, according to the results of the Fourteenth Annual Relocation Managers’ Survey—International Administration, Policy & Performance.
Weichert Workforce Mobility, a global leader in the deployment and management of mobile talent, has conducted the first major study of how the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will impact corporate relocation.
Weichert Workforce Mobility, one of the world’s leading providers of talent deployment solutions, has received the highest net satisfaction rating from corporate relocation managers in the Sixteenth Annual Relocation Managers Survey.
The addition of global payroll services strengthens Weichert’s single-source global mobility solution, which also includes international relocation, expense management, compensation accumulation and expat tax preparation.
This survey is the only objective, industry-wide survey to rank the quality of service provided by relocation companies based on feedback from transferred employees.
Weichert Workforce Mobility, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of mobile workforce management solutions, announced that Avrom Goldberg has joined the organization as Regional Vice President/Managing Director, Asia Pacific.
Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc. announced today that as part of its rigorous commitment to operational excellence, the company has successfully completed its SOC 1 Type 2 Report.
Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of global talent deployment solutions, has been certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce as compliant with the new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Shield Framework.
Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of global talent deployment solutions, announced that Ann Stafford has joined the company as Regional Vice President of Canadian Operations.
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 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.
The latest on the housing market and how it can affect your relocating employees.
Get the latest on the US housing market and how it can affect your relocating employees.
Best practices for creating a relocation policy and program that works for your LGBTQ+ employees.
The US real estate market has been in overdrive since the pandemic. But what does this mean for relocating employees and their companies?
In our latest episode, we discuss how COVID has changed the valuation game and review the trends that corporate relocation managers will need to watch for in 2021.
Laura Levenson of our Advisory Services group shares her thoughts on sustainability and how it touches talent mobility from the environmental, social and governance perspectives. She also offers sustainability best practices and greener policy options.
With virtual assignments becoming the hottest topic in workforce mobility in the pandemic era, we spend this episode putting the concept under the microscope.
As countries around the globe slowly work toward re-opening, we discuss primary challenges and some of the innovations learned while relocating in a pandemic.
How the pandemic is impacting corporate relocation policies... and how you should respond.
Examining duty of care and the cultural issues facing international assignees in the heat of the pandemic.
A discussion of how the Coronavirus has affected the appraisal process, how the practice may change in the future and how relocating employees can get their homes sold in these challenging times.
A look at how companies around the globe are managing their mobile talent in the face of this global pandemic.
The good and bad of lump sums, including best practices, proven techniques, things to avoid and "what's the right amount?"
Don't send another employee on Extended Business Travel without knowing and appreciating the risks, rewards and best practices.
How are today’s companies dealing with new challenges to talent deployment? You’ll find out in this brief but informative podcast summarizing the results of our annual Workforce Mobility Survey.
In this podcast, we discuss some of the top challenges facing companies looking to deploy and manage talent in Latin America.
The results of Towers Watson's Talent Management and Rewards Study are in, and this year's results reveal a lot about how companies are struggling to attract and retain critical-skill and high-potential employees.
Anyone who manages a corporate workforce mobility program will have to deal with exceptions at some point.
With the demographics of the mobile workforce changing and business objectives evolving faster, companies are seeking alternatives to traditional corporate relocations.
An informative seven minutes that could help you save money on the most critical part of any relocation.
Senior-level executives represent a company's most valued talent.
Companies that relocate employees hear a lot about pre-purchase appraisals, but there are many questions.
Most companies love sending employees abroad to fill critical roles and expand their skills.
Join us to discuss the latest mortgage trends and how they impact relocating employees and the companies that move them.
Lost equity and tighter financing restrictions can be significant hurdles to employees your company wants to relocate.
Getting employees to relocate when they're faced with a loss on the sale of their homes can be a challenge.
More and more companies are sending employees on short term domestic assignments.
Jennifer Connell, Weichert's Director of Consulting, discusses the latest trends in lump sums for corporate relocation programs.
In the latest Weichert podcast, Jennifer Connell, Director of Consulting Services, discusses pre-decision programs and how they are becoming increasingly important.
In the latest Weichert podcast, our subject matter expert offers critical strategies for pricing employee homes "right" to ensure a quick sale in today's challenging market.
Nothing affects the cost of your relocation program -- and the overall experience for your relocating employees -- like the state of the real estate market. In this informative episode, our subject matter experts discuss the current state of the market, trends they're seeing and where they predict things are heading, and how corporate relocation managers can stay one step ahead of every challenge the market conjures. Join Betsy Roche, VP of the Weichert Broker Network, and Joe Palumbo, VP of Real Estate Services, for a valuable and insightful market discussion with Laura Levenson, Practice Leader of our Advisory Services group. It's 30 minutes that can help you make work happen!
Our quarterly look at current trends across the US real estate market (with some insight to the Canadian market) and how they are impacting relocating employees and other buyers. Topics include the current lack of inventory and higher home prices; how these and other challenges are affecting buyers, particularly young professionals who may be looking to relocate into their first home; how companies are adjusting relocation/home buying benefits to accommodate the current market; the shape of things to come; and much more. It's a half hour of valuable content presented by Laura Levenson, Practice Leader in Weichert Workforce Mobility's Advisory Services group; Joe Palumbo, Vice President of Real Estate Services for Weichert Workforce Mobility; and Betsy Roche, Vice President of the Weichert Broker Network.
In this episode, Laura Levenson of our Advisory Services group offers best practices and insight for companies that want to build a safe and more inclusive mobility program and policy for their LGBTQ+ assignees -- not just because it's the right thing to do, but because the best ideas come from collaboration between so many different people.
While the world slowly inches back toward some sense of post-pandemic normalcy, the US Real Estate market has been incredibly robust, seemingly breaking new records each month. In this episode, we examine the US housing market from the perspective of relocating employees and the companies that move them. You'll learn the red flags to watch for, benefits (and policy adjustments) that make sense, how relocating employees can compete with other sellers, considerations for employees going on international assignment and general risk avoidance tips. It's a half hour of valuable content presented by Laura Levenson, Practice Leader in Weichert Workforce Mobility's Advisory Services group, and Betsy Roche, Vice President of the Weichert Broker Network.
One of the most important components of any relocation is the appraising and valuation of employee-owned real estate. In this episode, we check back in with Joe Palumbo, Weichert's VP of Real Estate Services, to discuss the ways COVID has changed the valuation game, which trends predicted when the virus first took hold will remain in play for 2021, and new wrinkles that corporate mobility managers will need to watch out for.
When you consider the impact that workforce mobility can have on sustainability -- from the movement of household goods and people to the management of global supply chains -- you can see why the topic will only increase in importance to our industry. In this podcast, Laura Levenson of our Advisory Services group shares her thoughts on sustainability and how it touches talent mobility from the environmental, social and governance perspectives. She also offers sustainability best practices, greener policy options, and ways companies can demonstrate a real-world commitment to minimizing their total environmental footprint.
With virtual assignments becoming the hottest topic in workforce mobility in the pandemic era, we spend this episode putting the concept under the microscope: what is a virtual assignment, what do companies *think* they might achieve with them and is there a place for them in the future of mobile talent management? Our VP of Advisory Services, Jennifer Connell, provides insight gleaned from months of research, client meetings and roundtables. It's 12 minutes of valuable content for mobile workforce managers.
Even as the pandemic impacts every corner of the world, corporate relocation and global mobility managers have continued to tackle the challenge of supporting critical and essential workers on the move. Along the way, they're developing new strategies and processes that are likely to remain in place post-COVID. In this episode, we chat with experts from our partner destination service providers Dwellworks and IOR Global to examine the current state of corporate relocation, some of the innovative methods that companies are using to provide home finding and other settling-in services to mobile employees and their families, and top concerns as we slowly work toward re-opening major cities around the world.
Corporate relocation managers continue to respond to the pandemic crisis, seeking ways to guide their mobile talent and businesses through this uncertain time. In our latest podcast focused on COVID-19 and its impact on workforce mobility, we'll discuss how corporate policies are being affected (and what companies should and shouldn't be changing) with insight from our VP of Advisory Services.
This episode is all about the people who are arguably impacted the most by global response to the Coronavirus -- your global assignees. In this episode, Laura Levenson of our Advisory Services group and Mercedes D'Angelo of Cultural Awareness International discuss the corporate duty of care to these employees, how crises can cause "reverse culture shock" and how we can all find calm in the most challenging times.
Offering your relocating employees lump sums can help improve your budgeting while empowering your talent. But cutting a check and leaving them to their own devices can have its drawbacks. In this episode, our expert discusses the good and bad of lump sums, the many options available, the question most corporate program managers ask when finessing their lump sum programs, and the steps companies need to take to ensure their success.
Extended Business Travelers are a high-growth segment of the mobile workforce, used for project work, corporate expansion and talent development. But while these moves carry the same tax and visa/immigration risks as "traditional" assignments, most companies aren't taking the proper precautions. The result could be jail for your employee and sanctions or heavy fines for your company. In this podcast, our Advisory Services Practice Leader offers trends, challenges and best practices for keeping your EBTs productive... and safe!
How are today’s companies dealing with new challenges to talent deployment? You’ll find out in this brief but informative podcast summarizing the results of our annual Workforce Mobility Survey. Jennifer Connell, Director of our Americas Consulting practice, discusses the survey’s key findings, the importance of flexibility and agility to successful workforce mobility and the lesson we can all learn from high-growth companies when it comes to employee relocation. It’s ten minutes packed with mobility news and statistics you can use.
The results of Towers Watson's Talent Management and Rewards Study are in, and this year's results reveal a lot about how companies are struggling to attract and retain critical-skill and high-potential employees. In this podcast, Keith Caver, North America Practice Leader of Talent Management with Towers Watson, joins Ellie Sullivan, VP of our Global Consulting Practice, to discuss these results in relation to workforce mobility, and how companies should be leveraging mobility to acquire the talent they need and achieve their business objectives.
Anyone who manages a corporate workforce mobility program will have to deal with exceptions at some point. How can they be best controlled and tracked? And are they always a bad thing? And what are the most common exceptions and how do companies typically deal with them? This podcast delivers the answers and more, with informative perspectives from both the domestic side and global side. In just 10 minutes, let Jennifer Connell, Director of our North America Consulting practice, and Laura Levenson, Director of our Global Consulting practice, give you the tools you need to better handle exceptions.
With the demographics of the mobile workforce changing and business objectives evolving faster, companies are seeking alternatives to traditional corporate relocations. One such type is the core-flex policy. In our latest podcast, Laura Levenson, Director of the global practice in our consulting group, examines core-flex, discussing pros and cons, best practices, and the reasons behind their increased use among today's companies.
In this episode, our Director of Global Transportation offers his insight on what companies should be looking for when it comes to selecting a provider for shipment and storage of relocating employees' household goods. An informative seven minutes that could help you save money on the most critical part of any relocation.
Senior-level executives represent a company's most valued talent. But what sort of relocation benefits make sense for this demographic and can "over-delivering" to this group cause strife among lower level mobile employees? In this podcast, Weichert's Consulting Manager, Jennifer Connell, joins us to discuss best practices for executive relocation benefits and current trends around this issue.
Companies that relocate employees hear a lot about pre-purchase appraisals, but there are many questions as to what they are, when they should be used, and how they can best serve both the employee and employer. Weichert's Director of Appraisals and Valuation, Joe Palumbo, joins us to give us his perspectives and share some best practices.
Most companies love sending employees abroad to fill critical roles and expand their skills. But few get excited about the accompanying tax and compensation challenges that accompany international assignments. In this quick but detailed podcast, Stewart McCardle, WRRI's VP of Global Financial Services, explains some of the ways companies can actually improve their international financial picture and key drivers that influence total international assignment spend. Nine minutes of critical insight for anyone managing a global workforce!
Lost equity and tighter financing restrictions can be significant hurdles to employees your company wants to relocate. In this quick, informative podcast, Vince Carida, SVP of Weichert Financial Services, discusses trends and best practices for helping your mobile employees overcome these challenges.
More and more companies are sending employees on short term domestic assignments. But are they adhering to industry best practices? This podcast addresses the pros and cons of domestic STAs, drawing from Weichert's recent survey of 100 companies. Your hosts is Jennifer Connell, Director of Consulting Services.
Everyone deserves a pawsitive relocation experience; a commitment that our client, a global leader in animal health, holds close to heart.
A large chemical manufacturer made two significant acquisitions, transforming into one of the world’s largest science companies with a global workforce of over 60,000 people.
One of our largest clients enlisted us to manage a complex group move from the west-coast US to the mid-west, impacting hundreds of employees.
A pharmaceutical company was being invoiced by its tax firm at $4,000 per assignee.
One of our clients, a global Fortune 500 consumer products company headquartered in Switzerland, sent a key Executive to the U.S. on a three-year assignment, tasked with improving the company’s US margin.