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  • Self-Service Applications: What is the Right Balance for Relocation?

    By Nick Royle · September 22 2009 · Technology

    Just fifteen years ago the most innovative and tech forward companies were rushing to establish their brand presence online through the creation of a simple website. Today organizations in both the B2B and B2C marketplaces are investing significant time and money in self-service technology applications. Driven not only be a need for enhanced internal efficiency…

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  • Help, I’m a Renter!

    By Admin · September 15 2009 · Uncategorized

    In the world of relocation, renters can’t help but feel like second class citizens. In most cases, corporate relocation policies favor the home owner based on the notion that renters have lesser needs and a less complicated relocation.   With the resurgence of renters, in many cases former home owners, there is now more than ever…

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  • Federal Reserve Board Imposes New Requirements to Regulation Z (Truth-in-Lending)

    By Nick Royle · September 14 2009 · Finance & Credit

    The Federal Reserve Board (FRB) recently implemented significant changes to Regulation Z (Reg Z), which are intended to improve the disclosures consumers receive in connection with mortgage financing. Lenders will be subject to these new disclosure requirements for all loan applications filed on or after July 30, 2009. These new rules are complex and may…

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  • International Frequent Traveler Assignments: What’s Going On?

    By Nick Royle · September 8 2009 · Global Mobility Management

    Over the past twelve months third party relocation management companies have seen an increase in the use of frequent traveler assignments, also referred to as “rotator programs,” by clients with global business needs. Reasons for the recent increase include the need to manage shorter-term knowledge transfers, the difficulty in convincing employees to move more permanently…

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  • Even in a challenging economy with tight budgets, is a straight lump sum payment the best option for relocation benefits?

    By Nick Royle · September 2 2009 · Relocation Policy & Trends

    In today’s business climate, many human resource practitioners are challenged with reduced budgets and increasing pressure to attract and recruit top talent. In the area of relocation, when the financial resources are limited, we often see more organizations trend toward issuing lump sum payments for their incoming recruits. While a lump sum program reduces the…

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