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Monthly Archives: June 2012

How to Celebrate July 4th Abroad

It’s hard to believe that July 4th is right around the corner. We are pretty excited about it here at XONEX Relocation. We tend to be a patriotic bunch, which makes it all the more fun.

But, as I start to make my own plans for next week, I can’t help but think about all of the families who are on international assignments right now. Wholly-American holidays such as July 4th, or Thanksgiving, can be difficult to celebrate in foreign countries – and that can make expatriates feel disconnected and homesick. As such, we do get ask about how to celebrate July 4th abroad, so I thought I’d share some common questions and answers:

Still Waiting: Transferees Continue to Rent Out Their Homes Despite Risks

Last year we published the “The Landlord Predicament,” a blog post and relocation whitepaper where we discussed the increase of transferees who are renting out their origin homes instead of selling because they are either upside down on their mortgage or because they feel their loss will decrease the longer they wait.

Should HR Professionals be Experts in Every HR Function?

Can HR Be Experts in Every HR FunctionHow much better would an HR department function – in recruitment, relocation, on-boarding and retention – if more staff members were experts?

I wish I could take credit for such a thought provoking question but, alas, this gem comes from Trish McFarlane, an experienced HR professional and the author of HR Ringleader, one of our favorite blogs.

A Different Kind of Care Package

When you’re moving a transferee and his or her family, what do you really want from the people who you have trusted to help them?  Of course you want good information, guidance and services – these are the “must-haves” that any good relocation company should provide.  But, when you consider what is going to make a difference in the lives of your transferees – and the success of your program – I would say that it’s critical to find people who genuinely care.

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RICK CALANNI
VP of Business Development Northeast Region

 

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