Thursday, December 18, 2014
If you are involved in the global compensation collection process at year end, you know that good planning and auditing throughout the year can make an annual chore less stressful and help ensure that your reporting is accurate and compliant. As you wrap up the final deliverables for your tax partner, keep notes about any “bumps” encountered in these past few months and start off 2015 with a plan to eliminate these challenges
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
While it may be only temporary, temporary housing is an important aspect contributing to the overall success of a relocation. This will be the first place your employees become acquainted with when moving their whole life to a new location that they will now call “home”. While there are a multitude of considerations when assessing temporary housing, the following three best practices will help to ensure your employee’s satisfaction.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for most people. If your employees are in the middle of a relocation on their own this holiday season, they might be feeling more like Scrooge than Buddy the Elf.
If this is the case, we come bearing good tiding and gifts in the form of help. As most of you are aware, our Preferred Broker Network (PBN) is available to all of your employees whether they’re offered full relocation assistance or are moving on their own.
What you might not know, is that when you encourage your employees (who are not going through a corporate sponsored relocation) to use one of our preferred agents for their move through SIRVA’s Home Benefits Program – you could be saving them time and headaches on their home sale or purchase. Here’s how…
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The global immigration landscape is changing profoundly and now, more than ever before, employees and their families are living abroad. In today’s world, people are less afraid to part with their familiar place to experience a different culture, live a different lifestyle, or to take on a new job opportunity abroad. Whatever the reason may be, the statistics reveal that the world is becoming increasingly global. Not surprised, right? Well, wait until you hear the numbers…
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
You may be asking yourself – What is Personal Property Insurance (PPI)? Personal Property Insurance is a new coverage tailored to meet the needs of extended business stay travelers by protecting their personal belongings and damage liability to their temporary housing. SIRVA Corporate Housing is one of the only providers that offers PPI included in your stay, typically companies offer PPI at an additional cost.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Let’s face it, for employees, lump sum relocations do not always provide the best experience. Usually, employees receive a check to spend on relocation expenses but little or no support to help manage the details involved in their move. Despite this, lump sum benefits are as popular as ever as companies increasingly rely on them to simplify their relocation programs and control costs.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Many companies ask how often they should be reviewing and/or benchmarking their relocation policies for potential needed changes. There is not a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Many factors can come into play. For example, reviewing relocation policies on a yearly basis for a company that moves several hundred employees every year may be appropriate, while a yearly review would be excessive for a company that moves only a handful of employees each year.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
is excited to introduce an upgrade of our Lump Sum Xpress
service to help you and your employees with lump sum relocation. Lump Sum Xpress provides companies with the next generation in lump sum management by offering a self-service model that supports employees throughout the relocation process. With Lump Sum Xpress, your employees can manage their relocation tasks, expenses and supplier selection via an online and mobile platform.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Allied Pickfords, a SIRVA Company is honored to be named International Moving Company of the Year for the second year by the Forum for Expatriate Management(FEM) in the Asia Pacific Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA Awards).
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Lisa Hulet, Vice President, Relocation Sales at SIRVA attended the annual Canadian Employee Relocation Council conference, where she was recognized with the “Distinguished Service Award” by CERC. This award is granted to individuals for showing their outstanding contributions to CERC. The award is based on a point system throughout the year. The points can be earned by the member’s volunteer contributions to CERC.