GLOBAL MOBILITY INSIGHTS

New Features: Improving the employee move planning experience

1. Personalize your plan by reordering tasks As a cloud-based talent mobility platform, all of our customers receive access to new features as soon as they are launched. The days of waiting months for new updates are gone and at MOVE Guides we launch new features and improved performance every two weeks. We work closely with our clients and their employees to continually improve the user experience for mobility teams and relocating individuals. Today we are excited to announce four new features to our MOVE Hub – the central planning location for all of your relocating employees. The MOVE Hub has always been one of the most loved parts of the employee experience and it is now better than ever. We recognize that everyone’s move is different and with this release, employees can customize their plans on the fly with simple drag and drop functionality for mobile, tablet or desktop. […]

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New Features: Building social networks

  At MOVE Guides, we’re always working to improve the experience that your employees have during their moves.   As a cloud platform, we release new features and performance updates every two weeks, delivering the best relocation experience on the market to your employees.   We’re excited to share our latest social features to help employees make friends, find roommates and get questions answered before arriving in a new city.  Leveraging social networks integrations, MOVE Guides’ Employee Hub is now more social than ever — offering numerous ways for your employees to start acclimating to a new city before they arrive.  Social integrations can be configured by company, employee demographic or location. 1.  Find connections in a new city Your employees can find connections that they already have in a city they are moving to.  At login, your employees can choose to link their account to their Facebook and/or LinkedIn […]

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New Features: Booking travel on the go

  As a cloud-based talent mobility platform,  we listen closely to client and employee needs, and launch new features every two weeks.  One of our latest new features is ‘Travel Booking’, which lets employees easily book travel through MOVE Guides.  Travel is an important part of any relocation — whether moving to a new job as a new hire, moving permanently as an employee transfer or moving for a fixed period assignment.   For certain policy types, companies often work with corporate travel agents to arrange employee travel, but with many policy types, employees are given an allowance to book their own travel.   Our Travel Booking feature is conveniently integrated with the MOVE Hub, making it easy for employees to book their flight from anywhere. Travel Booking works through an integration with Edinburgh-based Skyscanner.  With offices in Edinburgh, Singapore, Miami, Beijing and Barcelona, Skyscanner is known as the number one […]

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New Features: Finding the perfect home

  Home search can be one of the most stressful parts of a move and helping employees budget, plan and find a new home is critical to a successful relocation.  Employees have always been able to enlist the help of our verified local home search agents via MOVE Guides and today we are excited to launch the ability to manage the search yourself. With MOVE Guides’ new integrated home search, we’re leveraging the power of the cloud to integrate with home search providers around the globe.  Employees can now instantly see available rental properties, filter based on their criteria and see the details of each listing, along with photos and costs.  This feature will help employees get a feel for their new city before they leave home and know what to expect. And of course – it’s available on tablet and mobile as well!     Contact sales@moveguides.com to learn […]

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5 REASONS YOU NEED LUMP SUM SUPPORT

Do you know the hidden cost to your business of leaving your employees to fend for themselves during their lump sum relocation? Can you afford not to support them properly? Learn how a supported lump sum program can reduce your overall program costs and ensure your employees remain engaged, productive and happy.  Better employee productivity Employees spend between 100 and 200 hours of productive work time organizing their relocation when left to their own devices with an unsupported lump sum (The Impact Group), equating to up to $20,000 in productivity loss per employee. However, providing employees with the appropriate technology, information and support to plan their lump sum move dramatically reduces the productive work time spent on this, driving real bottom line improvements for the business without the associated costs of a traditional relocation package. Better employee retention Companies invest more than $15,000 in recruiting, onboarding and moving each new employee […]

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5 Reasons For A Lump Sum Program

Is your mobility program ready for the future? Is your relocation policy limiting your ability to reach your strategic goals and support your talent? Building an effective and scalable global mobility program is a challenge many multinational  businesses are facing as they fight to attract, develop and retain the right talent around the world. Implementing a lump sum program can significantly reduce overall program costs, while positioning you to develop key talent. Reduce Program Costs Nearly 75% of companies expect to increase their population of mobile employees in the next 3-5 years (Deloitte 2012), yet at the same time companies cite controlling relocation costs as their number one challenge (Cartus 2013). Migrating parts of your policy to a managed lump sum can generate millions of dollars in savings for your program – with strong cost control, allowing for critical growth in the population of mobile talent. Generation Y Preferences 85% of […]

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5 Reasons You Need Relocation Support

Are you leaving your employees out in the cold? Do you know the hidden costs to your business of leaving your employees to fend for themselves during a relocation?   Relocating can be a daunting experience for anyone. With countless tasks to complete and decisions to make in a short space of time, the experience can seem like a full time job in itself. Join MOVE Guides for our webinar on January 22nd to learn how offering relocation support to your employees can make a real difference to your bottom line.   Better employee productivity Employees spend between 100–200 hours of productive work time organizing a relocation (The Impact Group), which equates to up to $10,000 per year in productivity loss per employee. Providing your employees with dedicated technology, information and support can drive real improvements in your bottom line, by reducing the time employees spend planning and researching their […]

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The Year Ahead at MOVE Guides

After a hectic holiday season the MOVE Guides team is looking forward to a busy year ahead.  Join us at an upcoming event or for one of our webinars, or simply get in touch to arrange a demo today.    Upcoming Events The MOVE Guides team will be attending and presenting at a variety of global conferences over the coming months, be sure to stop by and say hello, or email Kate@moveguides.com (US) or Frank@moveguides.com (EMEA) to arrange a meeting with MOVE Guides CEO Brynne Herbert. January 30th-31st – Global HR News (Silicon Valley) February 11th-12th – Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Summit (London) February 27th – Bay Area Mobility Managers (San Francisco)   Webinars The MOVE Guides team will be hosting a series webinars in the first quarter of the year – make sure to email Frank@moveguides.com (EMEA) or Kate@moveguides.com (US) to reserve your place to learn more about MOVE Guides and see a demo. […]

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