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Relocation Services Provided by Organization

February 1, 2000
Related Topics: Relocation Services, Featured Article
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In this age of outsourcing, companies are often going to third-parties to assist in relocation. What does the future hold? It remains to be seen, but watch for more firms to assist with trailing parents, not just trailing spouses. Also, expect employees to be armed with even more sophisticated knowledge of tax and housing cost differences, and more data on salary differentials between cities.

Among Those Relocating Employees:

Domestically

Internationally

 

 

 

Relocation Management

 

 

Use a Third-Party Relocation Firm

42%

65%

 

 

 

Moving and Storage (Net)

82

75

Using Moving and Storage Firms/Brokers

77

73

Transport Employee Vehicles

45

25

Rent Moving Equipment (e.g., trucks)

35

14

 

 

 

Housing (Net)

84

81

Provide Temporary Housing

71

75

Work with Real Estate Networks

45

43

House-Hunting Trips

41

46

Home-Selling Expenses

34

33

Home-Buying Expenses

31

30

Equity Advance/Bridge Loans

23

19

Hire Appraisal Firms

20

30

Guaranteed Home Purchase

20

30

Mortgage Assistance

19

24

Hire Home-Buying Firms

12

21

Hire Home-Inspection Services

12

21

Purchase Title Insurance

12

21

Property Management

12

24

 

 

 

Services (Net)

46

72

Cost-of-Living Assistance

25

48

Federal Tax Liabilities

21

41

Hire Outplacement/Spouse Placement Services

20

32

School Tuition

19

38

Cultural Training

8

43

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