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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Important Steps to Take When Your Relocation Services Provider is Acquired

mergers and acquisitions in the reloaction industryAt some point during every corporate manager’s life, there comes a time when a service provider goes through a merger or acquisition – and it can be extremely frustrating. This is especially true in relocation, because the provider selection process is time consuming, expensive and often a burden on already strapped HR and procurement departments.

How to Help Transferees Beat the Holiday Blues

Driving home from work this evening, it hit me.  The holidays are here. Lights are strung up on the storefronts and the radio was playing the latest version of “Home for the Holidays.” Surely, this is one of my favorite times of year. I love being surrounded by friends and family and, as I pulled into my driveway, I found myself more excited than usual to see my boys.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Unless You Manage Payroll

Relocation Can Make Payroll a ScroogeFor many employees, the holiday season is a time to slow down and smell the pine trees. But, for the payroll department, this time of year is extremely hectic.  Not only is payroll busy with year-end responsibilities for all employees, but it also the time of year when all relocation expenses and related payroll taxes must be finalized for reporting on an employee’s W2 form.  Even if a company’s transferee population is relatively small in comparison to the entire employee base, juggling the myriad requirements, details and deadlines associated with year-end reporting is stressful. 

It’s a Small World After All

It's a Small Relocation WorldRecently, as I was merrily making my way to the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver for the 2011 Global Workforce Symposium (a relocation conference) in mid-October, I found myself sharing a shuttle bus ride with a, shall we say, hippy-esque type of gentleman from Michigan. He sported a mop-top head of white hair, wore orange and red prayer beads around his neck and peered at me through his round, Lennon-like specs. His name was Frank and he was wildly fascinating.

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RICK CALANNI
VP of Business Development Northeast Region

 

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