MOVE Guides Global Mobility & Relocation Blog

Insights from MOVE Guides’ subject matter experts and business leaders from around the world

Creating Win-Win Relocation Policies for Employees and Employers

By Sean Pratt | Jan 16, 2018

Two primary goals of any global mobility program are for the move to result in placing talent wherever in the world it’s needed, and to ensure that the employee has a smooth and efficient relocation experience. An essential component to achieving these goals is a flexible, cost-efficient relocation policy that meets organizational and employee needs.

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My boss is 12,660 kms away... what it's really like working remotely

By Rebecca Applewhite | Jan 15, 2018

Rebecca Applewhite holds the honor of being MOVE Guides' first employee in Australia and is a UK native. We couldn't be more thrilled to have her on our Solutions Consultant team. In this blog post she shares what it's like to be a remote employee, especially when your boss is on the other side of the planet!

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How Much Technology Is In Your Mobility Processes?

By Sean Pratt | Jan 09, 2018

Every organization wants to have access to the right talent, no matter the location. For many, talent mobility is gaining in popularity as a useful way of deploying talent wherever they may be needed most. Research conducted by consulting firm PWC found that the average number of relocating employees in companies rose by 25% between 1998 and 2009, and that the number will grow another 50% by the year 2020. As companies continue to relocate an increasing number of employees, organizations with the most effective mobility technology will have a competitive advantage in managing relocations and related costs.

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Tax Talk - The Impact of US Tax Reform on Your Mobility Programs

By Chantel Rowe | Jan 04, 2018

Most people in the mobility industry have been closely watching the tax changes currently being proposed in the US to be effective from Jan 1, 2018. Whilst your tax advisors can give you the full technical rundown of the proposed changes, now that the fireworks and bubbles of New Years Eve have faded away it’s time to start giving some thought to how these changes could potentially impact your program and your mobile employees.

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Enterprise Mobility Solutions: 4 Questions to Ask a Potential Partner

By Sean Pratt | Dec 27, 2017

With respect to talent mobility, you want the right partner who will work together to help you meet the mobility needs of your workforce. In addition, establishing the right talent mobility solution will also attract and retain talent. In a recent survey by Futurestep, a division of the Korn Ferry global search firm, 87% of surveyed executives agreed that talent mobility is crucial to the attraction and retention of employees.

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MOVE Guides CEO, Brynne Kennedy on DisrupTV

By Sean Pratt | Dec 11, 2017

Earlier this fall Brynne joined R"Ray" Wang and Vala Afshar as a guest on DisrupTV, discussing the role technology and mobility will play for companies in our rapidly growing global economy. If you missed it live the recording is now available for you to watch!  

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Is It Time to Bring on a Partner For Global Mobility Management?

By Sean Pratt | Dec 07, 2017

More and more companies are going mobile—with their employees, that is. But is HR or a global mobility team able to keep up with increased demand? Running global mobility programs involves managing a lot of moving parts, and in some situations it makes sense to work with a dedicated team of global mobility experts to ensure nothing falls through the cracks (and that you’re optimizing your costs).

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Accelerating the Future of Global Mobility

By Brynne Kennedy | Nov 14, 2017

Having the right employees in the right places around the world is crucial for the success of any company. For companies with global ambition, this means that global mobility is not just a niche HR function that executes relocations, but a core part of a comprehensive talent strategy. I founded MOVE Guides on this belief, and today we are announcing a strategic alliance between MOVE Guides and Team Relocations Group to accelerate this vision further.

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More data, more problems? Best practices for reporting and analytics

By Chantel Rowe | Oct 30, 2017

Transformation. Return on investment. Data driven decisions. Improving employee experience. Alignment with people strategy. Things you’ve been hearing for a while, right?  Ever notice when you’re right there and ready to start delivering value to your company and your employees, you find yourself up to your elbows in spreadsheets and disjointed, incoherent data, unable to extract the insights you’re looking for?  Many companies spend a considerable amount of time organizing their data into one place only to struggle to make any sense or draw any meaning from it without proper analytic tools at their disposal.  

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Machine learning + Human preferences = A better employee experience

By Kristjan Lepik | Oct 30, 2017

There are many papers written that discuss moving, starting a new job and relationships as the most stressful things a person can go through.  Our founder and CEO found out through personal experience that Employee Experience is an afterthought in many mobility programs.

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