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April 25, 2011
(Aurora, COLO) – Last week, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc. and Wells Fargo co-hosted a regional round table for corporate relocation professionals and global mobility executives in the greater St. Louis market. Relocation leaders from more than two dozen companies were represented at the by-invitation ‘Reinventing Relocation’ event that covered best and next practices and talent retention and acquisition. Graebel has hosted regional round tables across the U.S. since 2007.
With the U.S. economy improving in 2011, organizations are making plans to relocate more of their employees than in the recent past. According to a report covering transfer volume and costs from the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council, however, 32-percent of employees remain resistant to move. The U.S. real estate market continues to weaken companies’ abilities to relocate employees, as 88-percent of home-owners are in a negative equity situation. Since unemployment continues to be high, 24-percent of dual-income families are also reticent to forego a spouse or partner’s salary. Relocation professionals at the St. Louis regional round table, ‘Reinventing Relocation’, identified new, innovative strategies to overcome these obstacles along with policy benchmarking formulae.
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About Graebel Companies, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Graebel is a relocation and moving company that provides worldwide relocation and move management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, freight forwarding, and commercial office moving and workplace services. Divisions include Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Inc., Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc., and Move Management, Inc. The World Headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and on-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries, and its centers are located throughout the U.S., and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. Graebel is a privately-held company that boasts a strong balance sheet, proprietary technology for business intelligence reporting and employs an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce. Clientele include respected firms in the Fortune 500 and the global 100. Graebel was ranked number one among relocation companies in a recent ‘HRO Today’ Baker’s Dozen survey. Among its multiple industry-first innovations is the launch of the moving industry’s first relocation and move managements apps. To learn more visit: www.graebel.com
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