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Managing and Forecasting the Unpredictable
Managing and Forecasting the Unpredictable

Managing and Forecasting the...

Managing and Forecasting the Unpredictable

Managing and Forecasting the Unpredictable

“Managing and Forecasting the Unpredictable”, showed the audience a case study involving a family whose relocation was originally scheduled to take three months, but extended to six months, and eventually exceeded the original cost estimate by 29 percent due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control. Lively and highly interactive, this session included video vignettes of a...
Blending Your Palette of Benefits to Fit Your Company's Needs
Blending Your Palette of Benefits to Fit Your Company's Needs

Blending Your Palette of Benefits to Fit...

Blending Your Palette of Benefits to Fit Your Company's Needs

Blending Your Palette of Benefits to Fit Your Company's Needs

The final general session on Wednesday was a small group workshop on designing programs for specific situations with the goals to be flexible, customized, low-cost, fast, and hassle free. Margaret Bonitz and Amy Ballinger, NEI Client Relations Managers, led the session.  Margaret began with a brief description of how to determine the company value of various relocation types, such as an entry...
Services That Save Money
Services That Save Money

Services That Save Money

Services That Save Money

Services That Save Money

While it may seem strange to spend money to save money, the information discussed in this session with Al Blumenberg and three NEI service partners provided great food-for-thought, when assessing the value of our time and the efficiencies gained by being more productive.
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Relocation
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Relocation

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Relocation

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Relocation

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Relocation

Kayla Conrad, NEI Client Relations Manager, provided a comprehensive layout for leadership and blending of cultures when companies are acquired.  She showed a couple of videos that clearly demonstrated how our minds simply do not see some things when we’re too focused on other things. She also talked about subcultures and how successful acquisitions have strong leaders who embrace the...
Elevating Mobility in Your Organization
Elevating Mobility in Your Organization

Elevating Mobility in Your Organization

Elevating Mobility in Your Organization

Elevating Mobility in Your Organization

Mercer’s most recent survey indicates that 92 percent of employers expect an increase in competition for talent this year. As the need for talent increases, so does the need for global mobility to become more involved.  Three main topics were targeted for the discussion:  organizational structure, cultivating the relationship with talent acquisition and today’s...
NEI Global Relocation Recognized as a Toastmasters Distinguished Club for Third Year in a Row
NEI Global Relocation Recognized as a Toastmasters Distinguished Club for Third Year in a Row

NEI Global Relocation Recognized as a...

NEI Global Relocation Recognized as a Toastmasters Distinguished Club for Third Year in a Row

NEI Global Relocation Recognized as a Toastmasters Distinguished Club for Third Year in a Row

NEI Global Relocation Toastmasters Club has been recognized as a distinguished club for the third year in a row by Toastmasters International.
MillerCoors Names NEI Global Relocation MWBE Supplier of the Year
MillerCoors Names NEI Global Relocation MWBE Supplier of the Year

MillerCoors Names NEI Global Relocation...

MillerCoors Names NEI Global Relocation MWBE Supplier of the Year

MillerCoors Names NEI Global Relocation MWBE Supplier of the Year

NEI Global Relocation is honored to receive the MillerCoors MWBE Supplier Diversity Award of the Year.
NEI Promotes Al Blumenberg to Senior Vice President, Global Client Development and Service Partner...
NEI Promotes Al Blumenberg to Senior Vice President, Global Client Development and Service Partner...

NEI Promotes Al Blumenberg to Senior...

NEI Promotes Al Blumenberg to Senior Vice President, Global Client Development and Service Partner...

NEI Promotes Al Blumenberg to Senior Vice President, Global Client Development and Service Partner...

NEI promotes Al Blumenberg to Senior Vice President of Global Client Development and Service Partner Relations.
NEI Named Best Relocation  Management Company
NEI Named Best Relocation  Management Company

NEI Named Best Relocation Management...

NEI Named Best Relocation Management Company

NEI Named Best Relocation Management Company

NEI Global Relocation (NEI) was recognized as the Best Relocation Management Company at the Re:locate Awards held in London on May 11. An early announcement placed NEI on the shortlist of nominees for this award and two others in the Outstanding HR and Supplier Partnership category. “This is so very exciting,” said Randy Wilson, NEI CEO, “we are honored to be selected for this...
NEW Executive Order
NEW Executive Order

NEW Executive Order

NEW Executive Order

NEW Executive Order

On Monday, March 6, United States President Donald Trump signed a new Executive Order on immigration that revises his initial order in January that banned immigrants from seven countries. The new 6,100-word Executive Order takes effect 12:01 a.m. on March 16 - ten days from its signing - and contains specific differences, including: Now impacts six countries, not seven The new...
Domestic Mobility Strategies for Managing Costs
Domestic Mobility Strategies for Managing Costs

Domestic Mobility Strategies for...

Domestic Mobility Strategies for Managing Costs

Domestic Mobility Strategies for Managing Costs

NEI’s Mitch Ulrich, SVP of Global Mobility Strategies, recently moderated a panel discussion on managing costs. It included a panel of five experienced NEI Client Relations Managers from around the country. Listed below are some of the highlights of the session.
Information Technology Security Risk Management
Information Technology Security Risk Management

Information Technology Security Risk...

Information Technology Security Risk Management

Information Technology Security Risk Management

Many savvy cyber criminals today are armed with sophisticated tools and other individuals bring motive and malicious intent. Yet each are eager to exploit human error or technological weakness to do companies harm.  Letting one’s guard down is not an option. At NEI’s Global Partner Alliance Summit, Greg Keith, NEI SVP, Information Technology Services, presented a concerning...
Brexit: Britain and the Exit
Brexit: Britain and the Exit

Brexit: Britain and the Exit

Brexit: Britain and the Exit

Brexit: Britain and the Exit

The subject of Brexit was one of the industry hot topics during NEI’s Global Partner Alliance Summit. The discussion centered on how it happened and how Brexit would affect the British currency and economy, the housing market and immigration practices. Stephanie Lewin, Senior Associate of Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP (BAL), explained that on June 23, 2016, the vote for the United...
Top 10 Family-Friendly Cities
Top 10 Family-Friendly Cities

Top 10 Family-Friendly Cities

Top 10 Family-Friendly Cities

Top 10 Family-Friendly Cities

When moving to a new city, family homebuyers are often looking for affordable locations with quality education, a strong job market and good healthcare options to name a few.  A recent study rated cities across 36 key metrics to identify the top ten most family-friendly cities.
International Transportation of Household Goods
International Transportation of Household Goods

International Transportation of...

International Transportation of Household Goods

International Transportation of Household Goods

Industry Hot Topics at the Global Partner Alliance Summit revealed several trends related to the transportation of Household Goods.  SOLAS, ZIKA fumigation requirements, compliance requirements and new surveying technology carried the most weight. SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement SOLAS, “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS), one of the latest regulations placed on...
NEI U.S. Domestic COLA and COHA Survey
NEI U.S. Domestic COLA and COHA Survey

NEI U.S. Domestic COLA and COHA Survey

NEI U.S. Domestic COLA and COHA Survey

NEI U.S. Domestic COLA and COHA Survey

Companies often request that employees move to a new city to grow their business. However, one reason employees decline a transfer relates to living and or housing expense increases in the new city. For that reason, formalized Cost of Living Assistance (COLA) and Cost of Housing Assistance (COHA) benefits were created and continue to become an important part of some companies’ relocation...
It’s a Wrap! 2016 NEI Talent Agility Symposium
It’s a Wrap! 2016 NEI Talent Agility Symposium

It’s a Wrap! 2016 NEI Talent Agility...

It’s a Wrap! 2016 NEI Talent Agility Symposium

It’s a Wrap! 2016 NEI Talent Agility Symposium

The theme of this year’s NEI Talent Agility Symposium was The Art of Talent Agility: Weaving It All Together.  More than a dozen industry experts shared their thoughts on the latest trends and strategies to consider while participants enjoyed the opportunity to network with peers, exchange ideas and receive up to eleven CRP recertification credits!  Several sessions...
Low Down Payments are the New Mortgage Trend
Low Down Payments are the New Mortgage Trend

Low Down Payments are the New Mortgage...

Low Down Payments are the New Mortgage Trend

Low Down Payments are the New Mortgage Trend

As home prices continue to increase nationwide, many new low down payment programs are being pushed out.  We are seeing 3% down payment mortgage programs offered by several bank giants, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase. Unbeknownst to many, Quicken Loans quietly began offering 1% down payment mortgages late last year.  The 1% down payment loans are only...
Extended & Frequent Business Travelers: Challenges and Solutions
Extended & Frequent Business Travelers: Challenges and Solutions

Extended & Frequent Business Travelers:...

Extended & Frequent Business Travelers: Challenges and Solutions

Extended & Frequent Business Travelers: Challenges and Solutions

As companies send employees across borders to conduct business, Extended Business Travelers (EBTs) and Frequent Business Travelers (FBTs) are often the solution to meet both company and employee needs when a relocation or assignment is not an option. Such business trips are also looked at as requiring less expense, administration and oversight. The numbers of these travelers...
Global Security—Credit Card Challenges Abroad
Global Security—Credit Card Challenges Abroad

Global Security—Credit Card Challenges...

Global Security—Credit Card Challenges Abroad

Global Security—Credit Card Challenges Abroad

Some credit cards are more widely accepted around the world than others. Discover Card, Diner’s Club and others that have far smaller networks outside of the U.S. may not be a viable option when traveling internationally. While Visa is typically accepted globally, MasterCard and American Express are notalways accepted.  While a merchant might accept a card, there...
 

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Managing and Forecasting the Unpredictable

Managing and Forecasting the Unpredictable

After opening comments from Randy Wilson on Thursday morning, Mark Bartasis and Beth Olson, both NEI Client Relations Managers, presented this very popular session, which included videos, a skit, and an animated PowerPoint to demonstrate the difficulty of predicting relocation costs when things...
Blending Your Palette of Benefits to Fit Your Company's Needs

Blending Your Palette of Benefits to Fit Your Company's Needs

The final general session on Wednesday was a small group workshop on designing programs for specific situations with the goals to be flexible, customized, low-cost, fast, and hassle free. Margaret Bonitz and Amy Ballinger, NEI Client Relations Managers, led the session.  Margaret began with...
Services That Save Money

Services That Save Money

Finishing out the morning, Al Blumenberg, NEI SVP of Global Client Development and Service Partner Relations, encouraged three Global Partner Alliance members to discuss how to save money by using specific services in fitting situations.  Panelists included Julie Rice of National...
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Relocation

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Relocation

Kayla Conrad, NEI Client Relations Manager, provided a comprehensive layout for leadership and blending of cultures when companies are acquired.  She showed a couple of videos that clearly demonstrated how our minds simply do not see some things when we’re too focused on other things....
Elevating Mobility in Your Organization

Elevating Mobility in Your Organization

Kari Iverson, NEI Client Relations Manager, moderated an open discussion with two clients on how global mobility and talent acquisition fits within their organizations, including what they are doing to elevate the exposure of mobility within each of their companies.  Mercer’s most...

Ireland's Property Market/Governing Legislation

Ireland’s suitable rental availability continues to decrease dramatically and, concurrently, there’s been a significant rise in monthly rental costs. In response, the government introduced new measures to help stabilize the market and increase housing available to rent/buy in...

Changes to Abu Dhabi Rental Process

In February 2016, Abu Dhabi announced it was going to collect a municipality fee from tenants (like Dubai’s housing fee) of 3 percent of the annual rent, charged in 12 installments. This process was put into effect January 2017 when tenants received an Abu Dhabi Distribution Company...

UK Customs Now Require ToR

Vessels arriving at a UK port on or after the 31st March 2017 necessitate the owner/importer having to complete a Transfer of Residence (ToR) application on-line to enable Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) clearance.  Customs form C3 will no longer be recognized.  How HMRC...

Global Banking Requirements Tighten

Global security concerns are causing U.S. banks to increase due diligence when opening new accounts for non-U.S. citizens.  How quickly an account can be opened will impact assignees’ access to necessary funds needed upon arrival for expenses.  Chase Bank recently modified its...

Texas Rain/Freeze Sensor Alert

Due to severe droughts and new water conservation requirements, some towns and cities across Texas have local ordinances now in effect that require a rain/freeze sensor on sprinkler systems to prevent unnecessary water usage and promote conservation. Rain sensors are designed to prevent system...
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NEI CEO Opening Remarks at the Talent Agility Symposium

Opening remarks by Randy Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at NEI, touched on how NEI Global Relocation is partnering with our clients to manage the ebb and flow of changing relocation volumes, the disruptions caused by mergers and acquisitions, and cultural shifts that occur as organizations...
August 15, 2017

NEI Talent Agility Symposium Opening Session and Reception

This year’s theme for NEI’s Talent Agility Symposium (TAS) was Painting a Picture for Succeeding in Global Mobility. NEI President Kate Dodge welcomed everyone to the Tuesday Opening Session and explained how the performance they were about to see formed the basis for our...
August 15, 2017

NEI Client Awards Dinner

After the evening reception, guests took their seats for a special recognition and thank you to our clients celebrating milestone anniversaries with NEI, as well as a special acknowledgment to two clients who were celebrating their business centennials. Kate Dodge welcomed all to the event and...
July 27, 2017
NEI Global Relocation Recognized as a Toastmasters Distinguished Club for Third Year in a Row

NEI Global Relocation Recognized as a Toastmasters Distinguished Club for Third Year in a Row

NEI Global Relocation Toastmasters Club has been recognized as a distinguished club for the third year in a row by Toastmasters International. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development with over 345,000 memberships. In its five years, the NEI...
July 19, 2017
MillerCoors Names NEI Global Relocation MWBE Supplier of the Year

MillerCoors Names NEI Global Relocation MWBE Supplier of the Year

NEI Global Relocation was awarded the 2016 MillerCoors Procurement MWBE Supplier of the Year for exemplifying the qualities essential to our mutual success. At the presentation ceremony, Erin Burchett, Global Category Manager—G&A, Molson Coors, stated that NEI Global Relocation puts...
July 12, 2017
NEI Promotes Al Blumenberg to Senior Vice President, Global Client Development and Service Partner Relations

NEI Promotes Al Blumenberg to Senior Vice President, Global Client Development and Service Partner Relations

NEI is pleased to announce the promotion of Al Blumenberg, SCRP, to Senior Vice President, Global Client Development and Service Partner Relations.  In his new role, Al will direct the expansion of NEI’s client base, as well as manage the selection and development of high-quality...
June 9, 2017
NEI Named Best Relocation  Management Company

NEI Named Best Relocation Management Company

Re:locate Awards

NEI Global Relocation (NEI) was recognized as the Best Relocation Management Company at the Re:locate Awards held in London on May 11. An early announcement placed NEI on the shortlist of nominees for this award and two others in the Outstanding HR and Supplier Partnership...
May 15, 2017

NEI Makes Baker's Dozen List for the Seventh Consecutive Year

For the seventh consecutive year, NEI Global Relocation was recognized as one of the leading relocation management companies in the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen: Relocation!  NEI ranks #1 for Overall Satisfaction and Quality of Service when averaging the results of all companies who had...
April 17, 2017

NEI Co-Chairs WBENC National Conference and Business Fair in Las Vegas

NEI Global Relocation is pleased and honored to be Co-Chairing the 2017 Women’s Business Enterprise National Conference and Business Fair this coming June 20th to 22nd in Las Vegas! It is anticipated that over 4,000 attendees will gather to celebrate WBENC's 20th...
April 17, 2017

Michelle Moore Recognized by HRO Today as a 2016 Superstar

“Dedicated. Enthusiastic. Ground-breaking.  These are all characteristics that a Global HR Superstar possesses,” according to HRO Today editors, who nominated Michelle Moore for this honor. Michelle is Chief Global Mobility Officer at NEI Global Relocation and was recently...
April 17, 2017

NEI Intern Benefits Survey

Recognizing our clients’ needs in attracting and retaining today’s top talent, NEI’s Global Mobility Strategies team conducted an in-depth survey to determine the frequency and type of relocation benefits that are provided to college interns.  Results of the ©NEI...
April 17, 2017

Global Partner Alliance Summit Set for October 3-4, 2017

In addition to our annual Talent Agility Symposium for clients, NEI will also host our 5th Annual Global Partner Alliance Summit in Omaha, Nebraska, on October 3-4, 2017. One of our major considerations in selecting the date for the 2017 GPA Summit was to complement the...
January 27, 2017

Save the Dates for Our Next Talent Agility Symposium

The dates for our next Talent Agility Symposium have been set for June 6-8, 2017, in Omaha, Nebraska, and it is already promising to be our best conference yet! Painting a Picture for Succeeding in Global Mobility will be our theme, inspired by our opening keynote speaker,...
January 20, 2017

Information Technology Update

NEI is SOC II Compliant Recognizing the ever-increasing importance of information security, NEI invested in a Service Organization Controls (SOC) ll audit and the required technology.  This third-party audit is designed to help measure how well an organization protects its...
January 13, 2017

18 Companies Win Awards at NEI GPA Summit

On of the highlights of our Global Partner Alliance Summit was the opportunity to present 18 of NEI’s finest Service Partners with a series of awards.  The Monday awards dinner featured four categories of awards, including:  NEI Service Exceeding Expectations Awards,...
January 6, 2017

NEI Announces Seven Promotions

Randy Wilson, NEI Chief Executive Officer, announced the promotions of seven employees.  "It is with great pleasure," she said, "that I announce the recent promotions of several NEI Team Members.  Each of these individuals has demonstrated her commitment to the...
December 30, 2016
It’s a Wrap! 2016 NEI Talent Agility Symposium

It’s a Wrap! 2016 NEI Talent Agility Symposium

The theme of this year’s NEI Talent Agility Symposium was The Art of Talent Agility: Weaving It All Together.  More than a dozen industry experts shared their thoughts on the latest trends and strategies to consider while participants enjoyed the opportunity to network with...
July 30, 2016

NEI’s 4th Annual Global Partner Alliance Summit September 26-27

NEI is gearing up for our 4th Annual Global Partner Alliance Summit to be held in Omaha on September 26-27.  We have always viewed our Service Partners as extensions of our organization and our focus is on building trusted partnerships to serve the needs of our clients and their...
July 29, 2016

NEI #1 with Relocating Employees

NEI Global Relocation (NEI) is #1 in the©2016 Trippel Nationwide Relocating Employees Survey.  In fact, NEI has been in the top position or in a virtual tie for the last four years! “This is a wonderful validation of the work that our employees do to assist our...
July 28, 2016
NEI Wins Business Excellence Award for Leadership

NEI Wins Business Excellence Award for Leadership

NEI Global Relocation was recognized for Excellence in Leadership at the Greater Omaha Chamber Business Excellence Awards on May 10.  Accepting the award was NEI Founder and President, Kate Dodge.   "We were aiming to recognize critical components of businesses success and show...
July 27, 2016
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