A primer on home-finding assistance in relocation packages

Corporate relocations entail more than a new job position. The list of items that come into play for any relocation is long, but at the top is usually finding a new place to call home.

Real estate conceptMost relocation policies include some type of home finding assistance. The benefit can vary considerably, from a lump sum to a full-service, escorted area orientation, depending on the company and sometimes the employee’s position.

Regardless of the scope of the program, the goal of TRC Global Solutions is to make the relocation as stress-free as possible and provide expert, professional advice throughout the process. (more…)

Tips for making your corporate relocation easier on you – and your family

HiResYou’re still processing the fact that your company is moving its headquarters to another city….along with you and possibly your partner, children, and pets!

Many corporations look to corporate relocation companies like TRC Global Solutions to smooth the transition for its employees. But there are still things to think about outside of the services that your relocation company offers. And those considerations can grow exponentially with the size of your family. You may still have to oversee the movers, transfer bank accounts and utilities and even more importantly—take care of your family. They’re feeling the stress of moving as much or more than you are.

It’s time to make a list. Use the following relocation checklist that we have put together, based on our knowledge of the relocation process and feedback we have received over the years from the employees we have relocated. (more…)

16 tips for coping with the stress of relocation

iStock_000048995398_SmallRelocation stress is real, even if you are headed to your dream job. After all, your whole life is being turned upside down.

According to experts, the stress can be mild or severe, and could include aches in the back, head or stomach, high blood pressure, or increased susceptibility to infection or disease. Some people become irritable or impatient, while others are moody or depressed, and could be experiencing nightmares, bouts of crying or panic attacks. (more…)

CRP and GMS and GMS-T…oh my! The story behind relocation certifications.

profitable dealChoosing the right corporate relocation company can be confusing. An important part of the process is assessing the qualifications and credentials of each firm’s relocation professionals.

While conducting due diligence, you will find that some relocation company employees have a series of letters following their names. These represent professional certifications they have earned from Worldwide ERC®, the recognized industry authority in managing and servicing a mobile workforce.


Steve Townsend, CRP, GMS Rejoins TRC Global Solutions as Vice President, Global Business Development


Steve Townsend Rejoins TRC Global Solutions with a Focus on Consultative Relocation Program Development

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – July 21,steve 2015 – TRC Global Solutions (TRC), a leading global talent mobility company, announced that Steve Townsend, CRP, GMS has rejoined the company as Vice President, Global Business Development. Townsend is based in Texas and will focus on new corporate partnerships in the Western U.S.

Townsend brings more than 25 years of relocation experience to TRC. As Vice President, Client Services for a major third-party relocation company, he directed domestic and international service delivery teams. (more…)

Ask the Global Relocation Expert: Short-term and long-term assignments in Ireland, How soon can we get these employees on the ground and working?

We have never done business outside of the US but are now considering sending several employees to Ireland to help set up our new operations there. These will likely be short-term and long-term assignments. But we also plan to hire people locally. What do we need to do first, second, third, etc. to accomplish our goal? How soon can we get these employees on the ground and working?

Dear Global Mobility Professional,

This sounds like a great growth opportunity for your company!

There are many factors to take into consideration when expanding outside of your headquarters country. (more…)

Relocating? Here are five important tips for a successful corporate relocation.

Sept2014_FindJobAfterRelocationYou’ve just accepted a great new job, and although it entails a relocation, you know the position and the new location suit you perfectly.

Even though you know this is the right move, it won’t come without some stress. You need to find a new place to call home, learn how to navigate a different town, master your job, build a support network, and if you have a family, find schools for your kids and perhaps a job for your spouse or partner. (more…)

Ask the Global Relocation Expert: Relocating employees or new hires from city to city, within other countries outside of the US.

We are considering closing down one of our offices in Brazil, and moving some key resources to another office. We do not have an intra-Brazil relocation policy. Can we use our US domestic policy to move these individuals?

Dear Global Mobility Professional,

Great question! The short answer is no, you should never use your US domestic relocation policy to relocate employees or new hires from city to city, within other countries outside of the US. (more…)

What Can We Learn From Moving Professional Teams?

Excerpted from Mobility May 2015

12211759866Professional athletes are a not-so-obvious audience for relocation services. Interestingly, enough, the players themselves are often responsible for their own relocation arrangements and expenses.

Chris Dingman, President of The Dingman Group, the leading sports relocation company, said: “According to the Collective Bargaining Agreements, across all 5 major sports, if it’s a trade then the team that receives the player is responsible for relocation expenses. Outside of a trade, like free agency, it’s almost always the responsibility of the athlete to pay relocation costs.” (more…)

Ask the Global Relocation Expert: Dos & Don’ts for a Global Mobility Newbie

I’ve worked with domestic transferees for quite a while but I’m brand new to global relocation. Do you have any dos and don’ts you can share for a global mobility newbie?

Dear Global Mobility Professional,
Congratulations on your new responsibilities! You’ll find that global mobility has some similarities to domestic relocation, but even more differences. Here are ten dos and don’ts for you, in no particular order: