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15 Expert Tips on Creating a Positive Candidate Experience

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UrbanBound asked talent acquisition and HR professionals to share ways their company "wows" candidates during the hiring process. Read on to learn 15 expert tips to help your company create a positive candidate experience.

Top Four Employee Relocation Issues and How to Avoid Them

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For your company to thrive, you need the right talent in the right locations. While some of this can be resolved with skillful recruitment and hiring, it may be necessary to relocate both new and current employees to boost performance and productivity. However, relocating can be stressful for employees and their families and, if not managed carefully, can impact your company’s bottom line. This is why it’s important to be prepared for possible issues that may arise.

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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. Those initial sparks should be dying down, as employees have had time to settle in and you have had plenty of time to update policies to address the changes.

How HR Professionals Can Drive Innovation at their Organization

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UrbanBound CEO, Michael Krasman , spoke on a panel at the Chicago SHRM chapter about what innovative HR means in the 21st century. Michael, along with other HR thought leaders on the panel, discussed the ways in which HR has changed over the years. HR, once thought to be a purely administrative function, is now considered essential for long-term business goals as it relates to hiring, employee productivity and retention. However, innovation requires change, which can be tricky.

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

The 3 Unique Challenges of Healthcare Recruiting (And How to Solve Them)

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If you work in recruiting, you already know that sourcing and hiring talent is a challenge. However, the obstacles that come with healthcare recruiting can make hiring A-players even more difficult. While there are many things that make recruiting in the healthcare industry more demanding, we will discuss 3 common challenges and provide some ways you can help solve them. Relocation HR

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. It's also important to understand how these characteristics will evolve as Millennials grow. Millennials HR

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Getting Started with Relocation Data Tracking and Benchmarking

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The early stages of a relocation program are a lot like the first steps in a relocation. The first piece of information our Relocation Consultants ask for is where a person lives now, and where their destination city is. In the same way, you have to know where you’re starting from in order to get where you’re going. Relocation Policy Relocation HR

The Keys to Balancing Your First Relocation Policy

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Creating your first relocation policy can feel like being dropped in the middle of a desert with a bag of random tools and no map. You may have a bucket of anecdotes about relocations and some vague idea of what should go into a policy, but making use of those tools and navigating your way out of the sand is whole other thing. Technology Relocation Policy HR

How to Motivate Millennial Employees: 5 Proven Tips

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Millennials sometimes get a bad rap, and they don’t necessarily deserve it. There are some obvious differences when you compare the younger people entering the workforce to the previous generations. Technology has improved, information spreads faster than ever, and values are changing. Younger employees have been shaped by modern times, and this affects their work style. Instead of writing off Millennials, try changing the way you motivate them.

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

3 Things to Consider When Relocating Interns

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Building out an internship program seems like an easy enough concept, right? Students and young professionals who are just starting out, want experience, and maybe your company could use the extra help. However, it’s not quite that simple. Especially when you recruit and hire interns from all over the country. Millennials & Gen Z Relocation HR

HR Tech and Relocation News: What You Need to Know

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We’re back with the top news from HR Tech and Relocation! Technology HR

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HR Tech and Relocation: In the News

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We're back with some of the top news from HR Tech and relocation in the past week! It was a busy week in the wonderful world of HR and relocation, so we did you a favor and gathered some of the most noteworthy news and compiled it for you in one place. Read on to find out what’s top of mind this week for HR and Global Mobility Professionals: Technology UB News HR

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HR Tech and Relocation News: What You Need to Know

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We’re back with this week’s top HR Tech and Relocation news! Technology Relocation HR

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eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

How Relocation Technology Solves Big Problems for Small Businesses

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For years, relocation has been too expensive, time-consuming, and complicated for small businesses to employ. Manually managing a relocation program used to require the time and money that lean, mean small businesses can’t afford to spend. Thankfully, as technology has become a larger and larger part of the industry, this has changed dramatically. The gates are open, and the time to jump into the relocation game is now. Policy Relocation HR Small Business

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.

Timing is Everything for Relocating Employees

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Preparing to relocate is a lot more than a list of tasks. It’s a complex web where each decision can affect a handful of other decisions, and feels more like trying to spin plates while surfing. It’s easy for an issue to get put on the backburner or worse, forgotten. The last thing you want is to have a transferee flapping in the wind in a new city, and in the dark as to how solve this problem they didn’t even know they had until it was too late.

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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.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

3 Ways a Small Company Can Maximize a Limited Relocation Budget

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Relocating employees is a critical part of building a successful team at a company. The best candidate for aposition isn’t always in your backyard. This is especially true for companies in highly-specialized It’s also a major undertaking that’s time consuming, requires devout attention, and of course, expensive. When it comes to managing an employee mobility program on a tight budget, you can get the most bang from your buck with three guiding points: Policy Relocation HR Budgeting

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Three Pillars of Successful Global Relocation Support

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A poor relocation can sour an employee’s relationship with a company, but a poor settlement afterwards can end the relationship completely. Moving to a new area is daunting. The time and mental energy required to learn new routes, meet new people, and understand the cultural quirks of a new city all pile up quickly. On top top of that, employees feel the strain of learning a new position and team of coworkers. Now, imagine that the employee has relocated to a new country.

Why No Company Is Too Small for a Relocation Program

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Whether you’re a new and growing business or a lean, mean team that requires less manpower, it’s easy to pass off a relocation program as an expensive, time-consuming luxury, like golf. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, you could be hurting your own chances of success, especially when it comes to finding and recruiting new talent, if you aren’t accommodating a recruiting search that goes beyond your local zip codes. Policy Relocation HR

The Key to a Successful Millennial-focused International Relocation Program

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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. A global economy has been the status quo for their entire lives, and the importance of approaching their education and careers have left a lasting impression. Millennials & Gen Z HR International Relocations

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

The Top 3 Relocation Mistakes Fast-Growing Companies Make (And How to Avoid Them)

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It’s typically a good sign when your company is facing a hiring boom. For an HR department, this means a lot of extra legwork, coffee, and ibuprofen. Scaling operations is a challenge for any part of a business, and can make or break a company’s future success. In HR, that means being able to consistently recruit and hire top talent at a high volume, and in some cases, relocate them at an equally high rate. And when you put the pedal to the metal, that’s when mistakes happen.

Your Go-To Guide for Writing an Effective Job Description

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Seasoned recruiters know that the single most important factor in the effectiveness of their recruiting campaign is the job description. Writing an effective job description is your best strategy to attract top talent and gain a better understanding of the job scope yourself—whether you're a startup owner, employer, or a budding recruiter.

UrbanBound is Heading to HR Tech Conference & Expo

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This year UrbanBound will be exhibiting at the HR Tech Conference & Expo in Las Vegas! Technology HR

HR Tech and Relocation News: What You Need to Know

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

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How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

HR Tech and Relocation News: What You Need to Know

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Wish there was a place where you could find all the news you need to stay on top of when it comes to Relocation and HR Tech? Technology Relocation HR

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HR Tech and Relocation News: What You Need to Know

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Looking for an update on HR Tech and Relocation news from the week? Technology Relocation HR

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How to Create a Robust Relocation Benefit

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Reimbursement policies have been a pillar of employee relocation programs for years. Over time they evolved, but rather than increase in efficiency, they typically became more time consuming, burdensome, and a hassle to relocating employees, relocation professionals, and payroll departments. Even as technology improved other burdensome processes, reimbursement procedures remained frustratingly manual. UrbanBound’s new expense management solution tackles this very obstacle. Relocation HR

HR Tech and Relocation News: What You Need to Know

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

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Futureproof Your Program by Making Relocation Tech the Backbone

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In the past few years, as relocation technology emerged and solidified its impact on the industry, the way companies and policies interact with software has evolved alongside the tech itself. The chain of events reflect the mutual growth of both tech developers and users, much as it has in other fields. Technology Relocation Policy Relocation 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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Turn an Applicant's Social Media into an Interview Question

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The class of 2019 has just started college, and by the time they graduate, we will be edging up on the tail end of the millennial generation. Behind them is Generation Z, who received a healthy spread of breathless coverage in the New York Times this past week (don’t get me started), and unbelievably, there’s already discussion about the yet-to-be-born Generation Alpha (can we not?).

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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. On top of that, 21% have changed jobs within the last year, triple the number of those in other age demographics.

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.