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Rebecca McKinney

Three Repatriation Challenges HR Must Conquer

Last week, we spoke about addressing culture shock once your employee arrives in their new international location. This week, I want to talk about bringing them home.

One of the biggest mistakes a company can make regarding relocation is assuming that an international assignment is complete once the employee returns to the home country. In many ways, it is at this exact moment that HR needs to step in with gusto. A repatriation program is a vital step in the process that should not be taken lightly. When you consider that companies spend millions of dollars on global assignments, wouldn’t you say it’s worth it to ensure they stick with you upon return?

Does Your International Relocation Policy Address Culture Shock?

Greetings from France! I am currently traveling through Europe on my honeymoon (don’t worry, this post was pre-scheduled) and so in honor of my international adventure, I thought I’d revisit an oldie but goodie post from my library. With the growth of global mobility, it’s going to be key to make sure that you address and mitigate potential issues before they arise. One of those issues being … culture shock.

One of the greatest challenges that transferees face during an international relocation or assignment is the culture shock. A change in culture has a major impact on nearly every aspect of a person’s life including both professional and personal. It’s important that your international relocation policy provides proper training to help assignees adjust to local customs and ensure success in both the position and the relocation as a whole.

End of Season Wrap Up

Breathe in. Breathe out. You did it! You survived the crazy summer season and now you can take a beat before the end of the year madness kicks in. No rest for the weary, right? Well, I’m hoping I can give you a slight break with today’s post. It’s tough to keep up with all the blogs, tweets, news, videos, etc. when work is crazy so I’ve gathered some of the summer’s best posts (in my opinion) about HR, relocation, real estate, talent management and supplier diversity to help you catch up on what you may have missed. We’re your one stop shop today so grab another cup of coffee, sit back at your desk, and enjoy a few minutes to yourself this morning.

Real Estate Round Up

Ever since I began working in the relocation industry, I’ve had a deep fascination for all things real estate. Makes sense if you think about it, right? We help transferees move all over the world! Selling and buying (or renting) a home is obviously an integral part of the relocation process and so I like to keep up on real estate trends both in the country and out. I typically like to choose one specific topic to share my take on but this morning, during my daily scour of the New York Times, I found too many great articles offering amazing advice and insight. So rather than share my take on one, I’ll just share the articles themselves.

Meet Rick Calanni

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the newest member to the XONEX family, Rick Calanni. Meet RickRick brings a lot of knowledge and experience to our team and while we have all been enjoying getting to know him, I thought it was time that you all get to know him as well!

This Week’s Blog Roundup

I spend the first part of every morning browsing my favorite blogs and news sources. I read about relocation (of course), HR trends, real estate and tax law (plus a little home décor, cooking, and travel if I’m being totally honest). Most weeks, I work to create content for our readers based on information that I learn from multiple sources but this week is different. This week, I came across too many great posts about too many great topics to choose a direction. So I thought I’d compile a list for you.

College Grads and Relocation

When I was a senior at the University of Delaware, springtime meant a lot of different things. Finding and applying for jobs topped that list. Colleges and universities are getting ready to close out the 2017 spring semester and college grads and relograduation is right around the corner for students all over the country, which means that thousands of young adults are getting ready to enter the workforce.  If you are planning to recruit new grads, it’s a good idea to consider relocation benefits. Even a little help for a recent grad can go a long way and I believe that providing relocation assistance will give companies a recruitment advantage.

XONEX Relocation Places in HRO’s 2017 Baker’s Dozen


XONEX Relocation is proud and honored to announce that we placed on HRO’s Baker’s Dozen list for relocation services for 2017 and were ranked 3rd for Quality of Service! This list is ranked solely based on feedback provided by the buyers of relocation services specifically. HRO collects feedback annually through an online survey, which the magazine distributes both directly to buyers through their own mailing lists and indirectly by sending service providers the link to send to their clients. The
survey covers three subcategories including service breadth, deal sizes, and quality. Once collected, response data are loaded into the HRO Today database for analysis to score each provider that has a statistically significant sample.

 

At XONEX, our clients are not just clients, they’re partners in this business and we are so grateful to work with so many incredible companies. Without you, we wouldn’t be the company we are today. Thank you so much for your support and your business!

A Short & Sweet Brexit Update

We all remember last summer’s big Brexit news. Well it’s far from over. Now that 2017 is in full swing, it’s time to take a look at the UK housing market and the impact that Brexit may have moving forward. If you have employees relocating to the UK and/or employees already on assignment in the UK, it’s important to take notice of the market for renters and homeowners alike.

3 Issues HR Will Face Throughout 2017

 

Each new year brings new obstacles in the workplace. It’s inevitable as both the workplace, the people in it and the people who run it shift and change with time. Last year was no picnic for HR and upper level management and 2017 will not be without its issues either. Below are three hurdles HR can expect to run into throughout the coming year as well as solutions to power through.

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RICK CALANNI
VP of Business Development Northeast Region

 

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