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How Tech Can Keep Short-Term Thinking from Hampering Your Program's Success

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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. Technology HR

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The Word of the Year for 2017: Simplify

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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

Three Keys to Attracting & Retaining Millennial Employees

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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. An early 2016 Gallup poll found that 60% of millennials were open to new job opportunities. Millennials & Gen Z HR

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Three Upgrades for Your Relocation Program in 2017

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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 advances made in recent years have created an environment where all stakeholders need to be in constant motion. Technology HR

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The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

5 HR Trends Your Team Needs to Know About in 2017

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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. HR will continue evolving to appease younger generations arriving to the job market, and this has been made especially evident by the growth of technology in the space.

HR Tech and Relocation: In the News

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After a long weekend, it’s a good idea to get back into the swing of things by catching up on what you missed! Technology Relocation HR

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Three Factors of All Great Tech Solutions

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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. The promise of a technologically-driven society is that it will allow us to do more, do it more quickly, and do it better than we could before.

[Webinar] 5 Changes You Can Make To Your Internship Relocation Policies

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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. While they're very beneficial to companies and are extremely important to growing students looking to gain experience in their field, internship programs take a lot of work.

Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?

Here's How Relocation Management Software Can Help You Back Up Your Relocation Budget

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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. No matter which industry you're in, you likely at one point or another have had to bring your internal spend up to your C-Suite (or even to your Board) and explain where each chunk of change is going.

8 Important Truths You Should Know About Millennials at Work

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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. Their growing presence in the market should inspire employers to learn about this generation and understand how to manage them in an efficient way.

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The Most Attractive Benefits for Globally-Minded Millennials

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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. For many offices, the first round of millennials caused a fair bit of shock and culture clashing between the various generations in the office.

Three Key Office & Relocation Trends from 2016

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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

A Development Journey to More Effective Managers [Infographic]

HR Manager to be the Most Sought After Job in 2016

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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. 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

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HR Tech and Relocation: In the News

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UrbanBound’s weekly news blog brings you all you need to know in one convenient spot. Technology Relocation HR

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Data and Tech Are Useless Without Core Values

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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. Technology HR

Disruptive Technology & HR: How One Plays a Role in the Other

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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. And frankly, a lot of processes within the HR umbrella were time-intensive and manual. That, however, has changed. Technology HR

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Innovation Buster: How Losing Your Best Employees is Killing Innovation

Why "Settling In" Matters

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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. There are ways you can soften the landing a transferee has once they arrive in their new home. Relocation HR

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Evaluate Your 2016 Intern Program with Feedback from These Three Sources

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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. Another year of summer interns has wrapped up, and with some some breathing room ahead, it’s time to take stock of your program and identify your areas of improvement for 2017. Interns HR

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3 Questions Transferees Will Ask, and How to Answer Them

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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

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How You Can Effectively Manage Multiple Relocation Partners

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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. Luckily though, there are a lot of ways to do it effectively and in a way that is not overwhelming or cumbersome for your team. Relocation HR

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The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience

How the Big Ideas Fueling Tech Trends Explain How to Simplify Relocation

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In the tech world, nothing happens in a vacuum. An innovation in one sector has rammifications in another area that may not even be tangentially related. Everyone is looking for the next big solution, and sometimes the idea motivating a trend is applicable across the board. Technology Relocation HR

How Relocation Can Be a Boon for Professional Services Firms

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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. While that attitude may have had a legitimate basis in the past, thanks to shifts in the relocation industry, it is no longer applicable. Technology Policy Relocation HR

Know How You're Growing, Not Where You're Going

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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

Is Your Relocation Policy Limiting Your Talent Pool?

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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. Focusing on your relocation program as a tool to address both of these issues is a surefire way to get results. Internship Policy HR Recruiting

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

12 Key Economic Facts You Should Know About the Generation Dominating Our Workforce

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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. Here are 15 key economic facts you should know about Millennials. Millennials HR

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Why You Should Have An Online Learning Program To Aid Employee Development

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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.

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[New eBook] Drive HR Efficiency Through Smarter Relocation

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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. Where we once sent letters, we now send email. Where we once consulted a phone book, we now have search engines.

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Putting Together a Relocation Budget that Actually Works

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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

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HR's Critical Role in Creating Productive and Meaningful Workplaces

HR Tech and Relocation: In the News

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Looking for the top news in HR Tech and Relocation? Technology Relocation HR

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