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The relocation experts at Global Mobility Solutions offer insight on top mobility challenges and industry trends. Learn important tips such as the benefits of benchmarking your relocation policy every 12 to 18 months and the importance of choosing the right relocation technology. We also present industry best practices and helpful information for companies and their employees on everything relating to relocation, including visa and immigration issues, learning new languages and culture, and finding a new home.

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5 Benefits of Corporate Relocation Benchmarking

It’s an unfortunate commonality that many businesses create relocation policies and benefits only to run with them for years at a time without revisiting them. Some companies might provide exceptions to their policies on a case-by-case basis for each new hire, but in the end, it could cost companies thousands of dollars by not renewing or checking these policies.

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Company Relocation Policy Checklist for 2023

Whether you are going out to bid for a new relocation company or just want to ensure that your relocation policies are above the standard, use this 2023 relocation policy checklist to ensure all of the joint pain points are met.
Our recommendations for global mobility planning cover both short-term and long-term initiatives. Here is the 2023 relocation checklist.

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New U.S. Legislation Prohibits non-Canadians from Real Estate Purchases

New legislation was passed known as the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians. Relocation experts are predicting that this will have a significant effect on BVO transactions for Canadians who are relocating to the U.S. The main reason is that now there will be a limit on home purchases for Canadian-bound foreign nationals within the U.S.

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Common Reasons Why Employees Won’t Relocate for Work

It is no secret that most people are creatures of habit. Moving to a different city or country may sound fun in theory, but when it comes down to it, most are still deciding whether to leave their comfort zone. Here are some common reasons why employees don’t want to relocate for work. If your employee seems reluctant about accepting a relocation assignment, you may want to find ways to make the offer more tempting. Take their concerns into account and try to win them over by negotiating and including a competitive relocation package that provides full-service mobility programs.

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How to Ask for Relocation Assistance

So, you’re about to receive a fantastic job in an exciting, far-away city. Yes, as long as the offer is correct, you’re up for this move. It would help if you asked for a relocation package after you receive a job offer, but before you accept. That’s when you have the most negotiating power. To get the best deal, you need to know what to expect. If you haven’t gone through a corporate relocation before, here’s what you should know.

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How to Prepare International Transferees for U.S. Home Purchase

The first and most crucial step when preparing to move overseas is to review your international relocation package provided by your employer carefully. See what relocation benefits your new company offers, then ask how to utilize each. Many international relocation service providers will help companies create unique benefits for each transferee. And in most cases, relocation benefits include home-buying programs that can help in a significant way, both process-wise and financially.

With that said, here are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing a home if you are relocating to the U.S. for work:

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A Guide to EAP Programs

This guide provides insight into what an EAP is and the associated benefits and standard services usually included. Choosing the right program for your organization is essential, as the services provided can directly impact the well-being of your organization. Therefore, it is critical to ensure that your employees are provided the assistance and help they need.

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Top Coping Tips for Culture Shock During Employee Relocation

Moving to a new city or a country, no matter the reason for your move, is never without a challenge. However, one of the toughest challenges to adjust to is the “culture shock” that comes with moving from one cultural environment to another. In a business environment, culture shock after relocation can negatively impact employee motivation. Due to stress, people who experience culture shock may leave their current roles or withdraw from their coworkers. That’s why we’re listing some of our top coping tips and some of the best methods of preventing culture shock.

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