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The Death of a Honey Do List

Honey Do ListLast Saturday morning, I had what Oprah would call an “Aha!” moment. My husband and I were discussing some repair and maintenance items that needed to be taken care of in and around our home, when it hit me. Or, perhaps more accurately, was pointed out for me.

We’ve all been there, right? We sit at the kitchen table and start ticking off to-do lists for our partners. My husband refers to this exercise as my honey-do list, a most welcome euphemism.

You Call that Buyout an Offer?

Dice and House on Weighing ScalesIf you are relocation manager, you are probably bombarded with the question: Why is my buyout amount so low?  And, of course, you’ve handled accusations that the appraisers are “in your service provider’s back pocket.”  While there are many factors that influence the appraised value, the biggest culprit for lower than expected valuations is the forecasting adjustment tool.  

There’s No App for That

iPhone 4 BOKEHWith the advances in technology today you can pretty much do everything with the touch of a button, tap of the finger or swipe of the hand. I love a good app, so I have magic little icons to help me with everything from crunching numbers on a spreadsheet to writing letters, shopping, video conferencing, traveling and even dining (I actually do eat, but you get the picture!).

What Keeps HR Up at Night?

Between meetings, relocation conferences and HR industry events, I’ve been on the go quite a bit. I love it though because I get to meet with and talk to so many different people. Considering some of the uncertainty in the world today, I started asking industry friends what they worry about most. Naturally, my conversations focused on HR trends and correlating concerns, of which there are many.

So, what keeps HR up night?

One Last Thing to Consider about the 2012 London Olympics

2012 London Olympics and RelocationWho is excited for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London? Living in Europe myself, I must admit that I am looking forward to all the pomp and circumstance that the Olympics will bring. I think this event will be good for the region, both economically and spiritually, and I am optimistic about London’s ability to host the games, despite some of the noted challenges. I do hope that the Britons and their neighbors enjoy this momentous occasion – even if it’s going to make my job a little more difficult this summer.

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MIKE CANNING
VP, Client Services

RICK CALANNI
VP of Business Development Northeast Region

 

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