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Research & Whitepapers

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The Rise of Global Domestic Mobility

Our latest study into the steadily rising trend of global domestic mobility uncovers new data, best practices, and recommendations for effectively attracting and supporting the movement of local talent.

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Interns and Mobility 2023

We are proud to present the results of our latest survey exploring the trends and challenges around developing and managing successful intern mobility programs.


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Strategy Guides

Strategy Guide

Talent Alignment Strategies for Mobility Programs

Unlock the potential of your global workforce with our cutting-edge guide, “Talent Alignment Strategies for Mobility Programs.” Dive into innovative solutions for post-pandemic relocation, compliance, and diversity to ensure strategic talent deployment and seamless transitions within your organization.



Case Studies

In Perfect (Program) Harmony

Leveraging the Weichert Studio, our client's harmonization of policies resulted in savings of a whopping $2 million!

Overcoming Remote Housing Challenges

Mining companies operating in remote communities often face challenges securing housing. Weichert developed a multi-pronged approach to tackling these housing hurdles, facilitating a better transition for our client's mobile employees.

Revolutionizing Mobility Compliance

Our SMARTRIP tool -- forged through our partnership with TST -- is changing the compliance game for our clients who struggled with fragmented risk management processes.

From Core-Flex to Care-Flex

Everyone deserves a pawsitive relocation experience; a commitment that our client, a global leader in animal health, holds close to heart.

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Harmonizing Global Policies

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.

Weichert Global Execs Up to Speed

Getting Global Execs on the Ground and Up to Speed

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.

News & Press Releases

Weichert Workforce Mobility Launches New Brand Identity

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.


Podcasts

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Sustainability in Workforce Mobility Programs

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.

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The Verdict on Virtual Assignments

With virtual assignments becoming the hottest topic in workforce mobility in the pandemic era, we spend this episode putting the concept under the microscope.

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Keeping Talent Moving During a Pandemic

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.

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The Coronavirus and Its Impact on Appraisals

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.

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The Importance of an Agile Workforce

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.

Relocation and the Current Real Estate Market

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Overview

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!

The Current Real Estate Market and Its Impact on Relocation

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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.

Building a More Inclusive Relocation Policy

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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.

Relocation and the Surging U.S. Real Estate Market

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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.

Home Valuation and Appraisals in the Age of Pandemic

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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.

Sustainability in Workforce Mobility Programs

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Overview

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.

The Verdict on Virtual Assignments

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Overview

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.

Keeping Talent Moving During a Pandemic

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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.

Your Relocation Policy and COVID-19

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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.

Duty of Care, Your Global Assignees and COVID-19

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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.

The Coronavirus and Its Impact on Appraisals

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Overview

In our latest episode, Joe Palumbo, our VP of Real Estate Services, discusses how the Coronavirus has affected the appraisal process, reflects on how the practice may change in the future and what relocating employees can do to get their homes sold in these challenging times. It's 12 minutes of educational content that can help you keep your talent mobility program moving through the uncertainties of the day.

The Coronavirus and Your Mobile Workforce

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The Coronavirus is challenging HR and corporate relocation managers in unprecedented ways. In this episode, Weichert's subject matter experts discuss the virus' impact on mobility, offer timely advice for keeping employees out of harm's way, and provide insight to how other companies worldwide are tackling this problem.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lump Sums. Probably.

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Overview

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: The Good, The Bad and the Dangerous

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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!

The Importance of an Agile Workforce

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Overview

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.

Workforce Mobility Podcast: Deploying Talent in Latin America

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Overview

In this podcast, subject matter experts from our consulting and global tax and compensation teams discuss some of the top challenges facing companies looking to deploy and manage talent in Latin America.

Podcast: Aligning Talent Management and Workforce Mobility

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Overview

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.

Workforce Mobility Podcast: Managing Policy Exceptions

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Overview

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.

Workforce Mobility Podcast: Core-Flex Programs

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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.

The Weichert Workforce Mobility Podcast: Household Goods Shipping

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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.

The Relocation Next Practices Podcast: Executive Benefits

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Overview

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.

The Relocation Next Practices Podcast: Pre-purchase Appraisals

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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.

The Workforce Mobility Podcast: The Financial Side of International Assignments

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Overview

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!

The Relocation Next Practices Podcast: Loss-on-Sale Strategies

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Getting employees to relocate when they're faced with a loss on the sale of their homes can be a challenge. In this podcast, Weichert's manager of Consulting Services offers insight to best practices for using loss-on-sale assistance to overcome this resistance.

The Relocation Next Practices Podcast: Short Term Assignments

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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.

WRRI Relocation Podcast: Pre-Decision Programs

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Overview

In the latest Weichert podcast, Jennifer Connell, Director of Consulting Services, discusses pre-decision programs and how they are becoming increasingly important to corporate relocation and HR managers trying to keep employees mobile in a challenging market.

Relocation Next Practices Podcast: Home Pricing Strategies

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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.


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