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Relocation and Social Media

Articles that discuss how social media is impacting the relocation industry.

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.

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.

Is Social Media Driving Decision Making?

Lately, for whatever reason, the social media conversation has dominate most of my marketing discussions. Of course, social media is huge. We write about who uses social media here all the time. But, I think the more people who start to identify with more tools – and then start to use these tools themselves – the more interested they become. Because, today, social media isn’t just posting about your lunch on Facebook. It’s about the cumulative share of a wealth of information that influences decision making every day in both small and huge ways.

Who Uses Social Media, Anyway?

A week or so ago, my colleague and fellow blogger Laura Matrisciano was interviewed by Michelle Sandlin of the Houston Chronicle for an article about social media and relocation. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I believe strongly in social media as a communications tool and I was thrilled that Laura had the opportunity to discuss how relocation has changed as a result of new technologies. Plus, Laura rocks it on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Philadelphia’s Women in Technology Summit Inspires

Without a doubt, the world is abuzz with news about technology. Whether it’s a discussion over Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, or Salesforce’s latest plugin, it’s hard to escape the technology conversation – and that’s a good thing!

What Happens When Water Cooler Talk Hits the Web?

Hey everyone. A few weeks ago, I was giving the awesome opportunity to write a post on social media management for Software Advice. The original article ran two weeks ago on New Talent Times and now I get to share it here. Without further ado…

According to a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal, companies can expect more workers to share confidential information with one another, including salaries and other benefits. Millennials, the generation that grew up with social media and personal transparency (read: oversharing) are leading the trend, which presents a new challenge to HR departments that have historically kept sensitive information under wraps.

This got me thinking: if younger employees are sharing personal information and are active on social media, what happens when the water cooler conversation goes viral? HR departments need to be prepared to take certain steps when sensitive information hits the web.

MyXONEX Mobile Application for Relocating Employees Launches Today!

Mobile App for Relocating EmployeesHey everyone! Do you remember a while back when we said we wouldn’t release an app until we were sure we had something that our transferees could really use? Well, today is that day. I’m thrilled to announce that today we are officially launching MyXONEX©, a free mobile application that makes relocation easier for transferring employees and their families. The app, which is now available for iOS and Android users, offers an intuitive and friendly interface that features tools designed to support transferees throughout the entire relocation process.

We are always looking for new ways to make relocation less stressful for transferees and their families. We know that you are, too. MyXONEX is designed to be both fun and functional for your employees. Whether they are submitting expenses electronically, keeping track of moving boxes or finding restaurants in their new hometown, they will now have everything they need to manage their relocation while on the go.

Airbnb for Home Finding Tips? It May Not be as Quirky as it Sounds

Air BnB for Home Finding TripsThe home finding trip is essential in your transferee’s search for a new home at destination. They need to be armed with plenty of information and resources to ensure they select a home that will work them and/or the whole family. Since the whole home marketing and home finding process can take such a big toll on transferees, why not present them with options that turn the home finding aspect into something desirable and fun?  

Meet Zillow, Your Transferee’s Digital Realtor

Zillow Helps Transferees RelocateHouse hunting is hard. Especially for a transferee handling a laundry list of other obligations at the same time. If a home finding trip is included in the transferee’s specific policy, great! If not, why not offer them as much assistance as possible without increasing policy costs? Simply referring transferees to Zillow.com can make their process of finding a home at destination a much simpler process. In fact, we’ve been known to use the site and application ourselves when we start the home finding process for our transferees.

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MIKE CANNING
VP, Client Services

RICK CALANNI
VP of Business Development Northeast Region

 

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