The Role of HR Leaders in Business Integration

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 17. May 2016 14:29
HR leaders manage the human side of business transactions during the due diligence, deal close, and business integration stages. The strategic questions about how a new business target aligns with business objectives related to growth in new products or services, accessing new geographic markets, and/or recruiting mission- critical talent have already been answered during the research to identify the business target. During due diligence, the focus is on uncovering any red flags (if any) that may end the discussions for a host of different reasons. Once there is a definitive agreement signed to pursue the acquisition, the terms of the purchase are detailed with specific buyer and seller responsibilities. Then the heavy lifting begins with business integration to realize the intended business synergies. [More]

Talent Management and Employee Relocation

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 9. March 2016 13:31
Organizations are offering more innovative, flexible relocation programs as a way to align talent management strategies to business operation demands and to better compete in the war for talent. The employee (and family members), performance managers, and human resources are critical stakeholders in the process. Whether the company initiates a relocation for business and professional development purposes or the employee initiates it for personal family or career interests, the stakeholders collaborate to make an informed decision about the move. Cost of living, compensation, and career management are three factors that need to be evaluated to ensure a relocation is successful. [More]

Renting and Owning in Cities and Their Metro Areas

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 16. March 2015 18:02
The decision to rent or own in a new city is often a key concern to relocating employees. Heightened awareness continues to be stimulated by recent headlines of rental prices increasing and tight vacancy rates. Compensation, HR, and mobility professionals require accurate housing data to provide useful cost-of-living metrics to relocating employees and to contribute to analysis used by management in business decisions. The Relocation Assessor data sets provide in-depth comparisons needed for these multiple uses.
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Cost of Living Index

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 20. January 2015 13:28
ERI’s Cost of Living Index ranks the price of goods and services in heavily populated US cities as a percentage of the national average. Data is provided by ERI's Relocation Assessor. [More]

Accurate Rental Data Critical for Cost-of-Living Analysis

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 1. October 2014 13:44
Rising demand for rentals combined with falling vacancy rates in the larger US cities mean tight rental markets. HR and mobility professionals need to closely monitor rental prices for relocating employees since housing is a major component of cost-of-living differentials. The desire of many Millennials to live in more urban settings and retain locational flexibility (rent rather than become homeowners) makes accurate rental data even more critical to analyzing and providing competitive relocation packages. The importance of precise cost-of-living data is magnified to organizations in attracting top talent in competitive industries. [More]