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#ReloRant: Six Mistakes to Avoid When Executing a Group Move

A Lively Conversation with Steven John, CPA, SCRP, SMS-T, HomeServices Relocation President and CEO: Throughout my 40-year business career, I’ve been involved in many group move scenarios, generally the result of acquisitions and mergers. Sometimes as the acquirer, sometimes as…

Understanding your Global Talent Recruitment and Relocation Goals

HomeServices Relocation (HSR) is a leading provider of international relocation management services.  Operating through our international partner network, HSR’s comprehensive resources represent fulfillment capabilities in more than 147 countries. Our full-service international assignment management services can be tailored to meet…

#ReloRant: The Sky IS NOT Falling!

A Lively Conversation with Steven John, CPA, SCRP, SMS-T, HomeServices Relocation President and CEO: “If it bleeds it leads” is not just the mantra for the nightly news, but increasingly these days, for the financial news as well: “Businesses ‘feel…

Understanding Today’s Market Challenges in Employee Relocation

Volatility in housing, temp living and household goods delivery continue to impact the employee relocation process in unforeseen and unavoidable ways. Now, more than ever, it’s important to educate transferees on expectations, reduce stress and prepare for potential cost variances,…

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Global Companies Ramp Up Expansion into United States

Global companies ramp up expansion into the U.S., opening new offices and manufacturing facilities. Global companies with a goal to establish or expand business operations continue to set their sights on the United States. America’s sunbelt region, especially Florida, North…

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#ReloRant: Are you a People Person? We are too!

A Lively Conversation with Steven John, CPA, SCRP, SMS-T, HomeServices Relocation President and CEO: What does it mean to be a people person? Not the fist-bumping, crowd-loving kind, but the person who is adept at perceiving need and reacting with…

April is Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Month commemorates the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968.  It is a time to shine a light on housing discrimination and segregation and provide an opportunity for all of us to recommit to equal access to…

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Moving Industry Complaints on the Rise

A professionally managed move with a trustworthy moving and storage provider saves your employees from falling victim to a host of potential moving-related scams. Between 2020 and 2021, moving industry complaints to the FMCSA’s National Consumer Complaint Database increased from…

#ReloRant: Focus on the Mission

A Lively Conversation with Steven John, CPA, SCRP, SMS-T, HomeServices Relocation President and CEO Launching and landing a successful mobility program requires mobility professionals to focus on the primary mission “Mission focused”I watched a documentary on NASA’s Saturn V program…

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#ReloRant: Interesting Times – Supporting a Work-From-Anywhere Environment

A Lively Conversation with Steven John, CPA, SCRP, SMS-T, HomeServices Relocation President and CEO “May you be cursed to live in interesting times.” Often ascribed to the Chinese, the curse is a recognition that boring is easy, interesting is hard….

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Preparing for Recovery: The Impacts of COVID-19 for Mobility Teams

COVID-19 past and present COVID-19 has had many impacts on relocation in 2021, due both to capacity reductions made by providers in 2020 and increased demand in 2021. From a transferee volume perspective, many industries reduced transferee volume in 2020;…

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#ReloRant: The Definition of Insanity

A Lively Conversation with Steven John, CPA, SCRP, SMS-T, HomeServices Relocation President and CEO “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Unknown While often ascribed to Albert Einstein, there is no actual evidence that…