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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.

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.


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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.

The Best Way to Explain Core/Flex to Transferees and Decision Makers

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If you’re looking to update your relocation policies to make them more in line with current standards, your best bet is to integrate a Core/Flex style program. You probably already know the basics of this concept, but just in case you don’t, here’s a quick summary.

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Turbocharge Your Talent with Real-time Feedback & Drive Tangible Results

Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

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.

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.

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[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.

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.

Managing Your Hiring Managers for Successful Recruiting

Are your hiring managers checked out in the recruiting process? Wish you could get them more involved and improve communication? Register for Newton’s upcoming webinar and learn a step by step action plan to keep them actively engaged in recruiting.

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.


Frictional Unemployment and Relocation: What You Need to Know

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Most people are familiar with the concept of the unemployment rate and what it means for the economy. A low unemployment rate generally indicates that times are good and people are working, while high unemployment rates indicate layoffs and shrinking productivity. That being saidm the simple ratio of those employed to the labor force doesn't really tell the whole story of why skilled workers can’t find the right job. Relocation HR Recruiting

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. 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

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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.


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 Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

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.

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 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

Encourage Curiosity and Exploration for a Next-Level Internship Program

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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

Breaking Down 2017 Labor Law Complexities

Workplace employment issues continue to make news as state and local governments propose labor law legislation at a frenzied pace. This free e-guide analyzes years of labor law posting data to provide you with a look at the complexity of labor law compliance for businesses of all sizes.

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

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.

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.

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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.

Getting the Org Chart to Deliver Your Strategy (Hint: No Restructuring Involved)

Driving your strategy isn't a matter of moving your org chart around (i.e. restructuring); it involves shifting the way your employees and leaders think and collaborate—so you can harness the power of a startling and dramatic new way of doing business.

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

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.

Make Data Persuasive by Becoming a Storyteller

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Because you follow best practices, obviously, and you read this blog regularly, obviously, you have a meticulously maintained collection of data that powers your decisions. However, man cannot live on data alone. Technology HR

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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

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

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

[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.

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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?).


3 Approaches to Common Millennial Conflicts

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By now you should be familiar, or getting familiar, with these stellar young men and women. But just to be safe, Millennials are the cohort of children born between 1980 and 2005ish, and the largest age group since the Baby Boomers, totalling around 80 million. Just in the last year, they passed Generation X to become the largest percentage of the workforce.

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.