Nine Relocation Policy Trends for 2019

January 24, 2019

A Weichert Webinar

A tightening labor market, shifting workforce demographics and new competitive threats for the most desirable employees challenge corporate HR managers.

The best defense is a solid relocation program, and the new year is a great time to ensure that your company’s reflects best practices and current trends.

In this informative session, Jennifer Connell, SCRP, SGMS-T, Practice Leader in Weichert’s Advisory Services Group, will walk through some of the most pressing concerns, challenges and trends facing mobility managers and how they should prepare for them.

Topics will include extended business travel, duty of care, talent acquisition, household goods, immigration, flexible programs and more, based on Weichert’s research and analysis, as well as the past year’s work with multinational companies across the world to refine their policies.

Whether you manage mobile employees in the United States, Canada or across the globe, this is information that will help you better and more cost-effectively do your job. Our program is approved for 1 (one) ERC credit and 2 (two) CERC credits.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 , 2:00pm ET

Jennifer Connell, SCRP, SGMS-T, is North American Practice Leader with Weichert’s Consulting Services group. She has over 23 years of experience in the workforce mobility and employee benefits industries and received Worldwide ERC’s Meritorious Service Award in 2010. She has also spoken on workforce mobility topics at industry conferences throughout North America.

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Research (Reports & Whitepapers)


Collective Insights to Workforce Mobility Challenges

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.


Where are the Women?

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.

Emergency Preparedness for Relocation Managers

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!

Press Releases


The Current Real Estate Market and Its Impact on Relocation

relocation podcast


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

relocation podcast


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

relocation podcast


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.

Case Studies

Weichert Businessman Domino

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.

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