How Tech Can Keep Short-Term Thinking from Hampering Your Program's Success
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Working for a startup or a nascent tech company can sometimes resemble the scenes from a movie where a submarine crew is facing a crisis. Klaxons are blaring, leaks are springing, and the crew is constantly shifting its priority to address each new, most dire circumstance.
Three Keys to Attracting & Retaining Millennial Employees
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Millennials are the most mobile generation in history. In their lifetimes, everything from phones to the internet have gone from rooted connections to roaming, unchained necessities in daily life. Their perspective towards a career has done the same, compared to previous generations.
Three Upgrades for Your Relocation Program in 2017
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Heading into the new year, budgets are locking in, priorities are being set, and your goals should be crystallizing. Trying to keep up in a rapidly evolving space like relocation can be daunting.
The Word of the Year for 2017: Simplify
JANUARY 31, 2017
As long as this industry has existed, it has thrived off of one concept: the complexity of relocation. Policies and procedures among companies have gone from a single thread of a concept, “Provide relocation assistance as a benefit” into a tangled ball of yarn. Technology HR
Secrets to Boost Your Offer Acceptance Rates!
Losing a quality candidate at the job offer stage is one of the most costly pitfalls in recruiting. Download our guide to boosting your offer acceptance rates and learn the 5 secrets to closing top candidates every time.
5 HR Trends Your Team Needs to Know About in 2017
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
The future of HR is an exciting one. It has undergone a tremendous transformation over the past few years, and the growth we've witnessed in 2016 is expected to grow even more in 2017.
The Most Attractive Benefits for Globally-Minded Millennials
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
As the millennial takeover of the workplace population continues at a rapid pace, your corporate policies need to be updated to reflect the changing expectations of this new generation of employees.
The Key to a Successful Millennial-focused International Relocation Program
JANUARY 24, 2017
It’s part of the conventional wisdom that millennials are the most diverse and globally-oriented generation in American history. They were raised to seek out international opportunities, like study abroad or simply traveling.
Three Factors of All Great Tech Solutions
MAY 10, 2016
The explosion of mobile computing and proliferation of cloud services have revolutionized the types of solutions that can be created. We’ve seen a democratization of technology, as hardware and software are in the hands of more people than ever.
Employer Branding Ebook
With tips and real examples from companies that have mastered their employer brand, this Ebook is a must-have for talent execs. As a bonus, we’ve added a free audit at the end to help you score your employer branding activities. Download the Ebook now.
[Webinar] 5 Changes You Can Make To Your Internship Relocation Policies
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Internship season.ah, one of the great perils of HR and Recruiting Departments both domestically and internationally. Truthfully, our internship process is probably something that keeps many of us up at night.
Here's How Relocation Management Software Can Help You Back Up Your Relocation Budget
OCTOBER 5, 2015
How often do you find yourself working within the constraints of a pre-approved budget? The truth is, unless you're Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, you probably resonate with this pretty strongly.
8 Important Truths You Should Know About Millennials at Work
OCTOBER 12, 2015
As many of us know, Millennials and their habits at work are an important (and very popular) topic among employers. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2030 Millennials will make up for 75% of workforce in the United States.
HR Manager to be the Most Sought After Job in 2016
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Any company who thought HR wasn't a critical function of their organization is going to be singing a very different tune—and fast. HR positions are taking off and gaining a lot of momentum in the workforce, their roles evolving and changing equally as rapidly. A role that was once viewed as the person who enforces rules and picks up all the extra pieces has now transformed into a data-driven, powerhouse, and at some companies, C-Suite level position. HR Recruiting
The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system
Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.
Three Key Office & Relocation Trends from 2016
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
As 2016 starts to move from the windshield to the rear-view mirror, our hindsight is getting closer to 20/20. While our final report will be out soon, here’s a quick preview of the big stories in relocation from 2016. Millennials & Gen Z Relocation HR
Data and Tech Are Useless Without Core Values
JANUARY 10, 2017
Tech and data analysis are changing the relocation industry rapidly. We have more control and insight and overseeing a relocation program is simpler than ever before.
HR Tech and Relocation: In the News
MARCH 22, 2016
UrbanBound’s weekly news blog brings you all you need to know in one convenient spot. Technology Relocation HR
Disruptive Technology & HR: How One Plays a Role in the Other
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
HR and technology used to be two words you wouldn't necessarily think to hear in the same sentence. We associated HR with manual, laborious, and time-intensive processes that required human effort to power the engine.
Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?
Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.
Why "Settling In" Matters
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
With the vast majority of our focus on the action-heavy period before and during a move, it’s easy to forget the delicate period that follows. In truth, a relocation isn’t finished until a transferee has reached the point where they are settled in.
Is Your Relocation Policy Limiting Your Talent Pool?
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Even if you’re at one of the hottest, best-reviewed companies, it can be a tough task to find candidates willing to relocate for a position. The prospect of uprooting is intimidating, and can be incredibly financially disruptive. And sometimes, even the most robust relocation benefit isn’t enough to convince someone. Or, you may be having trouble finding new, young talent to develop within your organization due to a dearth of local interns.
3 Questions Transferees Will Ask, and How to Answer Them
DECEMBER 1, 2015
What Are My Benefits? This is the most obvious one, but also can be the most difficult to answer. No matter what benefits an employee is offered, there is a seemingly endless list of conditions and precautions to make. If a transferee is receiving a lump sum, taxes will take a bite out of that total, and they will need to be aware of the amount they should set aside for tax purposes. Relocation HR
4 Proven Ways Your Employees Will Benefit from HR Software (And in a Big Way)
JANUARY 3, 2017
Implementing new and up-to-date HR software into your company can be quite an undertaking, but it can reap benefits for the whole organization. Especially your employees.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
Evaluate Your 2016 Intern Program with Feedback from These Three Sources
AUGUST 30, 2016
As the final remaining 2016 interns are trickling back to campus, relocation professionals, short term housing coordinators, and intern program coordinators all breathe a collective sigh of relief.
How You Can Effectively Manage Multiple Relocation Partners
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Anyone who has a hand in managing or facilitating relocations knows that it's a granular process with a lot of moving pieces. Due to its complex nature, we often find ourselves utilizing a number of different partners and suppliers. While there are numerous benefits to finding solutions that specialize in the problem you're trying to solve, it can get a bit tedious to manage all those different relationships.
How Relocation Can Be a Boon for Professional Services Firms
APRIL 26, 2016
Most of the time, relocation programs are the focus of large corporations, companies with many branches or office locations, and fast-growing companies who need to pull in as much talent as possible as quickly as possible.
Know How You're Growing, Not Where You're Going
APRIL 12, 2016
When you’re starting a relocation program, it can be tempting to set your goals based on the policies and procedures you want to be following. This is a mistake. Offering the correct benefits is essential to succeed, but in its infancy, you should be focused on how your program will grow and scale, and how quickly it needs to do so. Technology Policy Relocation HR
13 Signs of Inefficient Recruiting
Losing track of job applicants and resumes? Struggling to schedule interviews and follow-up with all your candidates? Tired of waiting on that interview feedback from the team? You’re not alone. In fact, these are just 3 of the 13 most common symptoms that plague every recruiter. Want to stop wasting time and money? Read our guide below and learn how you can avoid these pitfalls.
12 Key Economic Facts You Should Know About the Generation Dominating Our Workforce
OCTOBER 19, 2015
The new generation of Millennials is on the minds of everyone: employers, marketers, researchers, and economists. This incredibly diverse and vast generation of Americans born between the 1980s and mid-2000s today represents a third of the US population. While we grapple with how to best manage this generation of our workforce and what they want (or don't want) in their professional careers, one of the best things we can do is educate ourselves on what has shaped them into the way that they are.
Encourage Curiosity and Exploration for a Next-Level Internship Program
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
As a child, field trips were usually viewed as ways to escape the strict confines of the classroom. In reality, though, they are actually opportunities to stoke the fires of curiosity and give students a glimpse of the wide world around them, and the learning that can be done out in it.
[New eBook] Drive HR Efficiency Through Smarter Relocation
OCTOBER 14, 2015
Sending snail-mail. Using a phone book. Whipping out your map on the road. What do all of these activities have in common? They have been drastically changed by technological advances. Technology typically serves to make our lives easier and takes away pain points of daily routines.
Why You Should Have An Online Learning Program To Aid Employee Development
AUGUST 15, 2016
We spend years of our lives working through the educational system in order to get the skills needed to obtain the best job we can. But once we have that very first job, should learning instantly come to an end? The answer: No. Learning needs to exceed beyond just what we learn in the classroom and transcend into our roles at work, motivating and inspiring us as we move through our careers.
The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience
Join Jesse Novak, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, in exploring thoughts on Learning Cultures inside organizations and how these are impacted by the learning experience. We'll talk about how learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer through the use of achievement, self-motivation and tools which are usable, simple, and reach the learner where they are.
Putting Together a Relocation Budget that Actually Works
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
While budgeting might not be everyone's favorite topic to discuss, it's certainly one of the most important—especially for companies trying to develop and improve their relocation budget. The end of the year is a great time to take a look back on your relocation spend in the past year and make a plan for how you are going to increase, decrease, or maintain that spend in the upcoming year. Relocation HR Budgeting