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Thursday, April 23, 2015 by SIRVA Communications

During the move process of packing, handling and transporting a shipment there is always a risk of damage or loss of goods. Despite the best efforts of our crews and drivers, we will always have some incidents of damaged or missing goods that result in a claim being filed. There are number of things the homeowner can do to assist in the mitigation of claims and potential issues during packing and loading. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by SIRVA Communications
Once upon a time, relocating employees fit one of two molds. They were either an experienced employee moving up in the company or they were a new hire.

The new hires did not receive much assistance to be moved (a buck and a truck).

The new generation entering the workforce, at a higher rate than any other time  are  called Millennials. Millennials were born between 1980 and 2000, are mostly single and renters, and are highly skilled and tech savvy. 60% of new jobs will require skills held by only 20% of the population, therefore recruiting and retaining this particular generation will be increasingly more important.

While Millennials are very open to relocation, cutting them a check and simply sending them on their way is not enough. They require support and they want control over their move. Employers are recognizing the need for alternative solutions that provide these Millennials with the support they desire, as well as greater flexibility with the relocation process.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Oliver Schilling

Are you looking to create efficiencies in key areas of your value chain?

Pushing to achieve maximum strategic financial value from your core competencies is not a new challenge for most companies. Choosing to partner with relocation providers as a method of accomplishing this strategy continues to evolve, notably in the management and administration of global and domestic mobility programmes. The following will outline, at a high level, the best practices developed for preparing to outsource global mobility administration.
Looking for the benefits of utilising global and domestic mobility not only in terms of potential cost saving, but also the impact on the success of achieving your greater strategic mobility goals, for example, effectively allocating and developing key employees. Comprehensive mobility knowledge and expertise is not something that can be developed in-house, or quickly.

Adding or reducing internal resources to match mobility activity is costly and difficult to manage, which is why partnering with a global mobility provider can deliver both the expertise and scalability needed for a successful global and domestic mobility programme.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by SIRVA Communications
Ensuring that your shipment is adequately covered with the proper level of valuation protection is critical. Despite the best handling and care of our customer’s possessions, accidents happen and in some cases it is catastrophic where an entire shipment may be destroyed due to an accident, fire, flood or other catastrophic event. No one thinks it will happen to them but each year a few of these events occur. 

The industry standard for full value protection is $6.00 per pound. In many cases this is sufficient but all shipments are unique and in some cases that is not an adequate amount. As a guide, it is good for the customer to review their home-owner’s coverage for the level of insurance they have for their personal property. 

Thursday, April 09, 2015 by Meighan Dutt

The big day has finally arrived for your transferee. The culmination of a long process moving from one state to another and they are about to close on their new home!  This is the time that funds exchange between buyer and seller to consummate the deal.  The manner in which the funds transfer, either by wire or cashier’s check, is important to research and decide upon well before the anticipated closing date. The equivalent of cash is required before a deed can be recorded.

Funds being used for a new home closing have traditionally been delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. The checks are obtained quite easily through ones bank. There has been a shift in preference, in recent years, by many closing agents to wired funds, and in fact in many states this has become the only acceptable method. 

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 by SIRVA Communications

Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm (ET)
Presenters: Jill McDonald, Vice President, Policy Consulting, SIRVA

This webinar Presented by SIRVA’s Jill McDonald will explore:
Lump sum policies continue to be a popular method to provide relocation benefits. Join us as our SIRVA mobility experts review...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Laurie Marsh

It may be one of the understatements of the century to say that relocating is difficult challenging – so many things to think about, organize and plan. It is not ranked third behind death and divorce as a stressful life event for nothing.

Your employee’s entire life is uprooted, usually for a new and more demanding job.  Their family may be pleased, or there may be pandemonium. 14 year old daughter may be categorically refusing to leave,12 year old son is an up and coming hockey star; what about his dreams of playing in the NHL? And his mother is in assisted living; what about her? The employee’s spouse has her own company and is just starting to do well with it. She is not at all pleased at the prospect of moving anywhere, let alone to another country.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by SIRVA Communications

Date: March 31, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm (ET)
Presenters: Margaret Deluca, Manager, Real Estate Risk, SIRVA
Jill McDonald, Vice President, Policy Consulting, SIRVA

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Rebecca Gonzaga
Many corporations continue to look for the most cost effective ways to facilitate employee mobility. Faced with autonomous business leaders divorced from HR control, a new wave of do-it-yourself assignees and ever stringent in-country budget holders looking to import talent at the lowest price, global mobility and HR professionals are turning away from inflexible best practices and are forging a new way ahead to meet business needs. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by SIRVA Communications
Guest Blog Post By:
Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS -T
Worldwide ERC® President & CEO

I’m a firm believer that the only constant is change in the mobility industry, and this year promises to be even more “changeful” than previous ones.  I’d like to share some elements of my presentation for the SIRVA University event that mobility professionals want to watch this year:  

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