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Latest White Paper from TRC Global Mobility: 


Maintaining Productivity During an Employee Relocation: Best Practices & Considerations for Your Employee Relocation Policy

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> The largely hidden costs of lost productivity during an employee relocation; 
> Proactive measures to minimize potential issues early and to increase positive relocation experiences; and
> Important considerations in global mobility that can reduce  negative impact on your bottom line.


ebook-thumbnail-international-relocation-best-practices.pngInternational Relocation Policy 

Knowing international relocation trends and best practices will help you assess your global mobility policies in light of current realities. Download this white paper to learn:

  • Compensation & benefits for relocating employees
  • Pre-assignment & home country assistance
  • Mobilization to the host country & repatriation

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ebook-thumbnail-outsourcing-relo.pngOutsourcing Relocation: Is it Right for You?  

If you manage global relocation, you have undoubtedly found the process of identifying and managing specialized service partners can be overwhelming. Read this paper to learn:

  • The benefits of outsourcing domestic and international relocation administration 
  • Considerations when deciding if outsourcing  is right for you
  • Best practices in selecting a relocation service provider 

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ebook-thumbnail-domestic-culture-shock.pngEmployee Relocation: Domestic Culture Shock

As global moves have become commonplace, relocation professionals understand much more the phenomenon of culture shock. Download this white paper to:

  • Learn cost effective ways to mitigate the risks of failed domestic assignments 
  • Find out when intra-country moves are most likely to produce culture shock
  • Improve employee assessment for a better outcome

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Domestic Relocation Packages: Best Practices

Here's a great starting point for companies looking for help creating or improving their domestic relocation packages and policies. Download this white paper to:

  • Explore new ways to make your relocation package competitive and cost-effective
  • Evaluate which employee benefits might be worth reconsidering
  • Improve your current domestic relocation policy to produce successful outcomes

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International Relocation: Assignment Components

Jump-start your policy review process and highlight benefit areas that might be worth reconsidering to drive successful outcomes. Download this whitepaper to: 

  • Learn new ideas to strengthen your global relocation package
  • Understand which employee relocation benefits might be worth reconsidering
  • Improve your current international relocation policy

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relocation-tax-wp-thumb.pngRelocation Tax and the Mobile Workforce

The best-managed relocation is still disruptive, so for workers to consider relocating it must be affordable & promise a net economic gain
Read this paper to learn more about:

  • Taxation of Relocation Expenses
  • Relocation Tax Law Best Practices
  • Relocation Policy Components & Taxability
  • And More! 

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Loss on Sale Assistance

As the real estate market has declined, loss-on-sale provisions have become an important policy consideration for the first time in many years. Too many transferees now find themselves “upside down”, where their home’s selling price is less than what they originally paid for it. While Worldwide ERC data indicate that the majority of companies (60%) do not offer loss-on-sale assistance, most are acutely aware of the issue and considering their options.

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Best Practices in Inventory Management

Clearly, the best inventory strategy is to keep properties from entering inventory in the first place. The better relocation policies today reflect current market realities, with aggressive home marketing assistance programs and incentives to employees to price realistically and to complete the relocation efficiently. Still, in today’s environment, it’s not surprising that some properties will end up in inventory. The best practices outlined in this paper will help to minimize both days in inventory and total program costs.

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The Importance of Cultural & Language Training

Companies commonly invest $1 million or more in a typical international relocation assignment, yet about 30 percent of assignees end up returning early and an alarming 70 percent do not achieve all of the goals established for the assignment. Too often, we ascribe failed assignments to poor housing choices, unhappy spouses and children and misdirected emotions, but not to issues related to cultural differences. Careful cultural assessment and training, in fact, can mean the difference between a successful assignment and a costly, failed one.

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Short Sales

What is a short sale? A real estate short sale means the lender has agreed to accept less than the total due on the outstanding mortgage. From a transferee’s perspective, if the departure home is worth less than the mortgage balance, the “least bad” alternative is often to persuade the lender to agree to a short sale.

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Supply Chain Management: Avoiding a Weak Link

In considering relocation service providers, it’s important to consider how they select and manage their supplier networks. Many service failures can be averted by conscientious supply chain management. Diligent management begins with informed partner selection and relationship building and continues with frequent measurement and evaluation.

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The Tax Man Cometh

Tax assistance is typically the third most expensive benefit behind home sale and household goods. It costs more to provide tax assistance than it does to help an employee buy a new home. In fact, it often costs more to provide tax assistance than to pay for an employee’s house hunting, temporary living and final trip expenses combined! By properly structuring relocation benefits, taking advantage of relocation-friendly tax laws and customizing tax assistance policy to the needs of transferring employees, companies can control, and potentially reduce, tax assistance costs.

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Beyond Corporate Transferees: What the Mobility Industry Can Learn From Helping Seniors and Professional Athletes Manage Major Life Transitions

From Mobility magazine: As a more worldly, professional and well-rounded industry, we are now on the cusp of another revolutionary change: helping people beyond corporate transferees to manage major life transitions.  And we are likely to learn as much from these folks as we did from today’s highly varied corporate transferee population.

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Service is Back!

In an outsourced relocation program today, there is no need for a trade-off between service and cost. Balanced consideration of cost and service elements, along with careful weighting of those qualitative service elements that are most important, will help to ensure the success of the relocation program. In fact, proper consideration of service will likely reduce a company’s total relocation costs. With a better organizational fit, the relocation partner will be able to offer more targeted, cost-saving policy recommendations and will be able to execute the program far more effectively.

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Mission Incomplete: Disaster Recovery for Your Third-Party Program

In selecting a new relocation management company, you feel like you did everything right: months of due diligence, a thorough RFP process, multiple presentations, perhaps a site visit, and a meticulous implementation process. Yet now, a few months down the road, you have a sinking feeling that you have made a mistake.

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Reluctant Renters: Handle with Care

As more and more homeowners find themselves unable to sell their homes, a significant new group of renter transferees has emerged. They require a different level of support than classic renters.

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