Relocation News and Trends

NuCompass keeps you up to date with the latest relocation trends and mobility news.


Charting the Course: Talent Management in 2024

As we navigate the complexities of global talent management, reflecting on the pivotal shifts of the past year offers valuable insights for the future. The year 2023 witnessed the ascendancy of managers and the dawn of generative AI, setting the stage for transformative changes. Looking ahead to 2024, talent leaders brace for new challenges and opportunities amidst an evolving landscape. Let’s explore the transformative trends of 2023 and their implications for talent strategies in the coming year amid ongoing change and uncertainty.

CoPilot Express: Elevating Duty of Care for Employers

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, companies are constantly seeking ways to attract and retain top talent. Many companies are turning to lump sum payments for employees due to cost control and ease of implementation. However, the lack of support and guidance during this process can pose significant challenges for employees, especially when faced with tight deadlines and unfamiliar territories. Enter CoPilot Express, a game-changing solution that not only empowers companies to exercise an elevated "duty of care" but also ensures a seamless relocation experience for their team members when offering a lump sum payment.

HR 1568 Bill Passing: Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act

In the ever-evolving landscape of global employee mobility, safeguarding sensitive data during relocations has become a paramount concern. Recent legislative strides, exemplified by the Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act (MAPPA), are thought by experts to signal a transformative approach. Let’s discuss the background, specifics of the bill, and potential ramifications for the global mobility of transferees.

Navigating HHG and Global Container Shipping in 2024

Welcome to the dynamic realm of household goods shipments in 2024, where US Domestic and International professionals navigate a landscape filled with promise and challenges. Anchored by insights from Anna Wooldridge, Sr. Director of Supply Chain at NuCompass Mobility, our exploration delves into the anticipated trends, migration patterns, and key considerations influencing the global mobility industry of employee relocation. From domestic and international movements to the intricacies of container shipping, join us as we unravel the complexities that shape strategies for efficient and resilient household goods shipments in the year ahead.

Shifting Tides of Immigration: 2023 Recap and 2024 Insights

As the curtains fall on 2023, marked by unprecedented challenges and transformative changes in the landscape of immigration, companies must reflect on the pivotal moments to make informed strategic decisions in 2024. According to Boundless Immigration (BI), the business immigration landscape underwent significant shifts, spotlighting several key issues last year:

2024 Housing Market Guide for Relocation Professionals

As we bid farewell to the complexities of 2023, a year that presented unique challenges for aspiring homeowners, the current state of the housing market offers both hurdles and prospects. The recent gift of declining mortgage rates in late 2023 has sparked optimism, but persistent issues such as high home prices and historically low housing stock continue to shape the landscape for relocating professionals seeking stable housing solutions.

The Employee Experience: Two Lump Sum Journeys

Embarking on a new professional journey often involves not just a change in roles but a physical relocation that can shape the entire experience for employees. In this exploration, we delve into the relocation journeys of two employees—Alex and Sam. Their paths diverge in the choices made by their employers: a traditional Lump Sum for Alex and CoPilot Express™ for Sam. Join us as we unravel their stories, examining the impact of support on the relocation experience.

Employee Relocation: Pros and Cons of Hiring Pros vs. Self-Move

For corporate clients who value a seamless relocation for their employees, the decision between utilizing a professional mover or a self-move company is a critical one and can set the tone for the entire move. Let's explore why giving employees the option for professional movers often proves to be the superior choice for both your transferees and your company.

The Power of MACH Architecture in Delivering Exceptional Digital Experiences

By Stephen Chen, NuCompass Mobility, Senior Vice President, Technology & Security

In today's dynamic market, retailers have faced significant challenges in meeting customers' specific expectations for their shopping experiences. Customers now require mobile-friendly websites and apps that cater to their preference for shopping and conducting business on smartphones. They also desire a seamless journey across various channels, transitioning between online and in-store interactions. Personalized recommendations based on past purchases, searches, and interactions are highly valued by customers. However, outdated systems often hinder the retailer’s ability to fulfill these demands.

As a result of these expectations , the concept of digital experience has gained significant importance in the realm of enterprise marketplace, compelling brands to prioritize the delivery of exceptional customer experiences. Achieving this objective is challenging, though. Businesses must adapt to the evolving digital landscape and meet the growing expectations of customers by embracing innovative approaches.

One such approach gaining traction is the MACH architecture, which offers flexibility and empowers brands to provide outstanding digital experiences.

The Pitfalls of Lump Sum Payments

Lump sum programs for relocating employees have continued to gain in popularity over the last few years. On the surface, lump sums seem like a simple solution because they are easy to administer, provide a known budget for the company, and offer flexibility to the employee. However, these programs also have issues that can negatively impact both the company and the employee.