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  • Customer Portals for Relocation: Improving Efficiency and Streamlining Operational Processes

    By Nick Royle · January 27 2010 · Technology

    Over the past two years, we have witnessed a vast increase in the need from our customers for enhanced technology capabilities; a trend which is in line with networking statistics published by Pew Research.   The beta version of our client portal was launched in 2000; providing authorized client stakeholders with web based secure access to…

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  • Relocation Policy: Group Moves as a Result of a Merger or Acquisition

    By Nick Royle · January 25 2010 · Relocation Policy & Trends

    The success of a merger or acquisition is greatly influenced by how well an organization addresses challenges and human resources issues related to its employee base. Statistics demonstrate the majority of all mergers or acquisitions result in financial disappointment and most failures are directly linked to people issues and not business challenges. Human resource issues…

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  • Should they stay or should they go?: the Fed and the MBS Purchase Program

    By Nick Royle · January 18 2010 · Finance & Credit

    In late 2008 the Federal Reserve set a goal of purchasing up to $1.25 trillion of agency mortgage backed securities (MBS), $300 billion of treasuries, and $200 billion of agency debt to help lower borrowing costs for homeowners, stimulate the economy, and mitigate the rapidly declining real estate market. While this program, combined with other…

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  • EXPAT: Advice on how to survive and thrive while living abroad

    By Nick Royle · January 11 2010 · Global Mobility Management

    The challenges of living in a foreign country are numerous and can affect an individual’s professional and personal life, yet the results of living abroad can be thoroughly enriching. We’ve gathered the following thoughts and words of advice from expatriates we have helped relocate around the world for our clients, and while they are organized…

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  • Strategies for Building a True Business Alliance: Relocation

    By Admin · January 4 2010 · Uncategorized

    Balanced scorecard, service level agreements (SLAs) – we have all become familiar with these terms as key drivers to successful partnerships. According to a recent study by McKinsey & Company, only half of all joint ventures are successful to both partners. Why is this? Let’s look at relocation management companies (RMC) specifically. SLAs based on…

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