A recent study about new directions in our driving preferences states how millennials are leading a trend to driving less. But really, it’s not about what they don’t want that’s most interesting, it’s about what they do want: walkable communities.
The relocation industry looks vastly different today than it did in 2007. In the past, more than 60 percent of relocating employees were homeowners; today, more than 70 percent of relocating employees are renters. In fact, executives and their families are driving growth in single-family home rentals. With this shift, corporate relocation policies are changing, impacting how HR professionals support employees in transition.
Have you ever made a major move for work, family, or other reasons? Chances are the difficult process would have been much easier by making use of destination services. What are destination services, exactly? They can help you with all aspects of relocation, from finding a home to getting settled in once you arrive in your new city.
Relocation, whether it’s to another city or just across town, can be very unsettling. Even if you have used destination services, relocation can be a lot of work. Aside from the hassles of packing, unpacking, organizing and cleaning, relocation also means turning your new space into a place you can call home. A great housewarming party can help you do just that.
You’re adjusting to your new environment, with a new office space and new systems and procedures to deal with or create. Relocating to a temporary office space and arranging office furniture rental can be very challenging, especially if it also means moving to a new city.
Relocation can be hard on pets. Because pets tend to imprint on their environment, the confusing and even chaotic process of relocation can leave them stressed and nervous. However, with a little preparation, care and attention, you can keep your pet healthy and happy during the relocation process. Thinking ahead about the potential challenges can make all the difference.
The recent uncertainty in global markets has had an impact on all businesses, including the furniture rental industry. During the recession, many people stopped buying and leasing furniture. But recently, as the marketplace experiences a recovery, people’s interest in furniture is not only renewed, but increasing.
If you are moving to Canada, chances are you’ve got your hands full. Between finding a place to live and making all the necessary arrangements, the last thing you want to deal with is finding rental furniture in Canada. But the truth is, as much as you may love the furniture you currently own, shipping furniture internationally is an expense few people are prepared to accept.
Moving somewhere entirely new can be a major adventure for a single person, let alone a family. Relocating an entire organization, adding new business locations, even shuffling employees to new locales adds a challenging logistical complication to an already complex operation. Yet, proper preparation, planning and expertise can make a crucial difference between wasted time and money or a seamless transition.