Relocation News and Trends

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

 

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 However, outdated systems often hinder the retailer’s ability to fulfill these demands.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.

Expert Spotlight: Focus on CoPilot Express™

NuCompass’ Latest Technology Innovation

Welcome back to our Expert Spotlight where we chat with our subject matter experts about everything relocation. Today, we’ll take a deep dive into CoPilot Express™, NuCompass’ new relocation platform that is reshaping the world of lump sum payments for employees and companies alike.

Join us as we interview NuCompass expert, Scott Padgett, Senior Director of Client Relations, who provides insights into CoPilot Express from the corporate perspective and explains its key features, real-world impact, and the exciting future it holds in store for NuCompass’ clients and their employees.

Improving the Unpacking Experience

Relocation can be a stressful experience, especially when it comes to unpacking and organizing a new home. Traditionally, relocation policies have offered full unpacking services, but this can often lead to overwhelming situations for employees.

Enhancing Relocation Experiences: The Benefits of Rental Assistance Services

As a relocation management company (RMC), we understand the importance of ensuring a smooth transition for your employees when accepting a new position. Relocating to a new city can be an overwhelming experience for employees, especially when it comes to finding a suitable rental home or apartment. A rental assistance program is designed to match each employee's individual rental criteria and budget requirements with available options in their new community to better prepare employees for their new role.

Smoothing the Way: Solutions for Small Shipments

Relocating for a new job can be an exciting yet stressful time for employees. Managing smaller relocations, especially when it comes to household goods shipments, can present unique challenges. There are several problems that can arise during small shipments, but the innovative solutions offered by NuCompass, your trusted Relocation Management Company (RMC), can help to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience for both you and your employees.

Spotlight: 5 Key Questions about Policy Consulting

Many organizations consider their employee relocation program to be an essential part of their overall talent management plan. Since having the right relocation policies in place can help attract and retain key employees, we talked with Laura Heinlein, Senior Director of Client Relations at NuCompass, to get her views on policy consulting.

Assistance for the Relocating Family

Companies focus their relocation policies on employee needs, of course, but it is no surprise that the needs of spouses, partners, children, and pets should also be considered during the moving process. By offering the right set of destination and ancillary services, you can ensure a successful arrival and acclimation to the new community for the employee and their accompanying family members. NuCompass Vice President of Global Operations, Lorrie Kaiser, suggests that in addition to standard Destination and Settling-In Services, Spouse/Partner Assistance, Cross-Cultural Training, and Language Training are important areas to consider when transferring an employee to a new area.

Hybrid Work and Global Mobility

Right now, flexibility is key in recruitment and talent retention, leading many companies to move towards a hybrid work schedule to accommodate this shift in the workforce. A recent study anticipates that 39% of knowledge workers will be hybrid by the end of 2023 (Gartner). Another study found that 74% of U.S. companies are using, or plan to use, a hybrid work model to offer their employees flexibility and reduce office space (Zippia). The shift to a hybrid model is expected to lead to changes in the global mobility sector as well.