Relocation & Moving Guides
"Group Moves", defined as when a company relocates 10 or more employees from the same area to the same destination, are a unique facet of employee relocation. Businesses may need to plan a group move for a variety of reasons such as mergers and acquisitions, consolidating facilities, moving offices, adding new territories, and creating new lines of products. However, since employee relocation even on an individual level is a crucial benefit component to employee retention and recruiting, seamlessly orchestrating the relocation of multiple employees so that the moving and relocation process goes smoothly and everyone hits the ground running at the new location is even more critical and complex. Our Group Moves guide explores the challenges of planning a group move and offers best practices for a successful execution for you and your relocating employees.
Relocation is crucial for firms looking to recruit, advance, and place talent where they are needed most. It can also be a source of complexity for many HR professionals faced with needing to optimize their human capital while also remaining mindful of how to spend their financial capital. Moving people and their things can get expensive and depending on the type of relocation program your company offers, there are several places you can look for potential savings. With budgeting season right around the corner, we have compiled a short guide on the top 6 ways you can save money on your relocation program. Follow it, and you could help your company’s 2020 be full of successful relocations that stay in budget while meeting your employees’ needs.
Relocation and HR professionals know that household goods moving is one of the most expensive parts of employee relocations. However, the costs and fees that factor into the total price for a given move can be hard to understand. Industry-specific terms are often used by moving companies when they provide you with bids and invoices. This can make it difficult for those in charge of relocating employees to ensure they are getting the best price possible. We created this guide to provide you with the tools you need to compare moving bids and invoices line item for line item.
Home sale programs can be useful additions to your relocation policy in today’s competitive talent market. With several options available, choosing the right program for your relocation policy depends on your company’s needs and preferences. That is why we created The Ultimate Guide to Home Sale Programs. This guide details all the programs that are available to choose from including fixed-fee options. It explains how each home sale program functions and details their differences in terms of liability, tax-deductibility, risk mitigation, cost predictability, and other attributes that impact your decision-making process.
Lump Sum relocation benefits have risen in popularity over the past couple of years in part due to their simplicity and the potential savings they may offer companies with respect to less administration and increased cost predictability. But as the market for top talent at all levels continues to tighten, mobility benefits are increasingly being viewed by corporations as a possible differentiator. Are you certain your lump sum mobility benefit is competitive? This definitive guide provides an overview of the various ways companies are implementing lump sum programs and valuable data to help ensure your mobility program will help you keep - and attract - the top talent you seek.
Pets are an integral part of our families. They bring joy, companionship, protection, and liveliness to our homes. Like us, our animals are attached to where they live, which is why ensuring they are safe and comfortable during a move is so important. Moving is stressful on animals as they see their current environment change in preparation, see and hear unfamiliar people, endure transport, and must then get acquainted with their new home. This guide provides a detailed breakdown of the steps required to move most types of common pets.
At northAmerican, we pride ourselves on getting your transferees and their belongings to where they are going safely and on time. As experts in household goods moving, we know that not all transferees may be well informed when it comes to what can and cannot be loaded onto a moving truck. There are a variety of items that professional moving companies cannot move either due to safety issues or laws that prohibit their transport. There are also other items that transferees are strongly encouraged to move themselves. That is why we have created this guide on what can’t be moved to share with your transferees in advance of their relocation.
One of the biggest issues facing mobility managers and their relocating employees is easily accessing information about the area they are moving to. New northAmerican State Guides provide helpful information on the most popular inbound states - those states that are experiencing significant influxes of new residents - to make it easier for your employees to get settled and feel at home in their new locale. This first in a series of state guides covers Florida, a state that has grown consistently in population for several years.
Our second in a series of state guides covers Texas, one of the largest states in the country with a multitude of vibrant cities that offer beauty, a great lifestyle and a strong business foundation. Texas' abundance of industries, from oil and finance, to tourism and music, along with favorable cost of living and taxes, have made Texas an easy choice for companies looking for an area that attracts top talent and offers a favorable business climate.
State Guide: North Carolina
Third in our series of state guides is North Carolina. Home to the largest research park in the United States, an abundance of mountains and a breathtaking coastline, all within a short drive, North Carolina has steadily grown to a top location for industries trying to attract top talent. The state boasts three highly respected universities, a variety of industries and is the second largest banking city in the country, securing its position as a major financial services provider. Opportunity combined with a temperate year-round climate, charming yet bustling cities, and all the outdoor recreation anyone could want makes North Carolina a magnet for those seeking career opportunities and a great lifestyle.
Southern jewel South Carolina is the focus of our fourth state guide. South Carolina features southern charm at its finest, as well as the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, beautiful beaches to the east, rich history and culinary experiences in Charleston to the south, and quaint mountain towns to the north. Close proximity to Charlotte, NC, along with low taxes, excellent climate and year-round recreation is rapidly turning the northern portion of South Carolina as a top destination for those seeking career opportunities and a great lifestyle. And South Carolina is a golfers paradise, boasting numerous top-notch golf courses along its coast.
Rounding out our state guides for the year is Tennessee, home to Elvis, the Great Smoky Mountains and Nashville, home of country music. Over the past few years, migration to Tennessee - particularly to the Nashville area - has grown steadily due to career opportunities with Fortune 500 companies, a temperate climate, great recreation, and low cost of living. Millennials in particular are flocking to Tennessee for the great lifestyle it offers.
While moving can be challenging, moving during winter months to a cold climate presents an entirely different level of complexity to a move. This helpful guide provides you and your relocating employees moving to an area that experiences snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures during the winter with information and important tips that will ease the moving experience for everyone involved.
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