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  • No Room for Failure…Successful Global Assignments

    By Nick Royle · March 27 2009 · Global Mobility Management

    In a recent post we introduced the topic of ensuring a return on investment from global assignments and how we can influence that return during pre-assessment and assignment preparation phase of the relocation. That is one-half of the equation. Repatriation is the second-half. A staggering 48% of all returning expatriates leave their company within 2…

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  • Relocation Counselors: Keys to Success

    By Admin · March 13 2009 · Uncategorized

    After sales and implementation teams introduce a new client, after all the pieces to “go live” are put into play, after all the reports are built and technology shared, the real work begins—partnering with the relocating employee. Relocation Counselors hold a key role in the success of any relocation. They strive to build strong, trusting…

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  • Loss on Sale and Relocation Policy: Recommendations for Today’s Market

    By Nick Royle · March 9 2009 · Relocation Policy & Trends

    Loss on sale continues to be hot topic in the relocation industry. Over the past 12-18 months we have provided analysis and recommendations for many of our clients around Loss on sale assistance provisions for their relocation policies. While the majority of our clients have not adopted a formal policy element around Loss on Sale,…

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  • Foreclosures and Short Sales: What You Need to Know!

    By Nick Royle · March 9 2009 · Finance & Credit

    Over the past two years, foreclosures have risen to record levels in the United States. According to RealtyTrac, foreclosures rose an astounding 81% in 2008, with over 860,000 homes repossessed by lenders, this after a 75% increase in 2007. In total over the past two years, over 1.2 million homes have been foreclosed on in…

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  • Technology and Communications: How Far We’ve Come and Where We’re Going

    By Nick Royle · March 4 2009 · Technology

    It’s amazing to reflect on how far communications technology has come in fifteen years. In 1994, we were still excited about the advent of the fax. As the 90’s progressed the cell phone and mobile communications began to take hold of society. And then, the biggest change to our lives since the advent of the…

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  • Last Call for H-1B Visa Petition Filing!

    By Nick Royle · March 2 2009 · Global Mobility Management

    It is a cruel irony that April 1 is both April fool’s day and the filing deadline for H-1B visa petitions for skilled foreign workers with scientific, technical or engineering skills. If you are the relocation specialist in your HR department, or the recruiter challenged by a tight budget, or the line manager in need…

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