Living Cost Intelligence

  • Living cost information is essential to a successful move. That’s true of anyone moving from one area to another, be it for personal or business reasons. Every city has a unique economy and this affects how cities compare in terms of the cost of living. So what determinants go into the cost-of-living? And how should that impact your company’s relocation…

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  • Many transferees are expressing concern about the increased cost of living due to appreciating housing market values across North America. If a cost-of-living allowance wasn’t initially offered, they are asking for one. If they are receiving an allowance, they’re questioning the amount and even insisting that they need more. What should your company do about this?  Understanding Cost of Living Differentials  While home values are increasing, there are several factors that must be…

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  • Chances are, you’ve run into a lump sum policy before. Perhaps through a loan or lottery. Many companies have similar policies in some area of their business. One of the most common uses of this is in relocating employees. So what is a lump sum policy? And why might it work for your company?  The…

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  • Whether fresh out of college or moving on from a previous company, good talent is out there. The challenge many businesses face is presenting better packages than the ones their competitors are offering. To get at the root of this, we’re going to take a step back and look at compensation basics. What does your…

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  • The pandemic hit many large metropolitan areas very hard. As a result, many who could afford to looked to delocate to other areas of the country. Many states offered, and continue to offer, a relocation stipend to those interested in delocating. What states and cities are doing this? Why are they doing it? And what can companies…

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  • The past decade has been a rollercoaster ride of big developments changing the way we work. From mobile device adoption to remote work, employees have adapted. Some companies have struggled with change management more than others. But as the way we work changes, so do the benefits and incentives that motivate employees. A big part of effectively navigating changes…

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  • As many companies felt the squeeze of COVID’s effect on their industry, they had to make tough choices. Many highly qualified professionals suddenly became available, adding greater depth to the short-term talent pool. And, with the advent of remote work, the talent pool also grew wider because location is no longer a limitation. Companies that have a work-anywhere mindset are in a highly advantageous position when it comes to new hires. But to capitalize…

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  • There’s more to a move than bringing furniture and boxes from an old house to a new one. Especially when your company has a stake in the relocation. So what goes into a relocation package? Our cloud-based platform takes necessary information and shares reports detailing everything you need to know. Maybe even somethings other relocation…

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  • Moving employees, new or seasoned, are as much a staple of any business as paychecks and budgets. As with any other facet of business, there are many wrong ways to go about the relocation process and a few right ones. A standard first step that a lot of companies miss? A thorough cost of living…

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  • Sometimes, an employee in your company needs to relocate. Maybe they’re moving with their family to a different location. Maybe they’re being promoted and with that promotion comes a new office location. Regardless of the circumstances, a Relocation Management Company (RMC) can help. While Motus is also available to help, it is not an RMC….

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