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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...
NEI Wins Business Excellence Award for Leadership
NEI Wins Business Excellence Award for Leadership

NEI Wins Business Excellence Award for...

NEI Wins Business Excellence Award for Leadership

NEI Wins Business Excellence Award for Leadership

Immigration Updates: Know Before You Go
Immigration Updates: Know Before You Go

Immigration Updates: Know Before You Go

Immigration Updates: Know Before You Go

Immigration Updates: Know Before You Go

You’ve gone through the painstaking work of selecting the right employee for an international task but there is more to the task of selecting the right employee for an international assignment. Your work has only just begun. Compliance with immigration laws is a must, and if overlooked, can lead to hefty company fines and even prison sentences.  A company that implements and follows a...
Rotational Assignments: Challenges and Solutions
Rotational Assignments: Challenges and Solutions

Rotational Assignments: Challenges and...

Rotational Assignments: Challenges and Solutions

Rotational Assignments: Challenges and Solutions

Human Resources and Talent Mobility managers today are tackling more than relocation and short or long-term assignments.  Entering their accountabilities more often now is the management and oversight of rotational assignments (RA) – short-to-medium time assignment that have the goal of getting specific projects accomplished. Such programs have been used successfully for...
Top 10 Most Expensive Expatriate Destinations
Top 10 Most Expensive Expatriate Destinations

Top 10 Most Expensive Expatriate...

Top 10 Most Expensive Expatriate Destinations

Top 10 Most Expensive Expatriate Destinations

Hong Kong tops the list of the 10 most expensive destinations for expatriates in the June 2016 Mercer Cost of Living Rankings.  Cities making the list include 1. Hong Kong, 2. Luanda, Angola (tied for second), 2. Zurich, Switzerland (tied for second), 3. Singapore, 4. Tokyo, Japan, 5. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 6. Shanghai, China, 7. Geneva, Switzerland,...
The Road to Mobility
The Road to Mobility

The Road to Mobility

The Road to Mobility

The Road to Mobility

In locations with ample public transport options, assignees and spouses may not need a personal vehicle while on assignment. Not all will be so lucky, however. Stress and costs of driving in a foreign country can be minimized with proactive awareness and some simple steps. Just as assignees must become familiar with speaking a new country’s language and converting local currency, employees...
Brexit: A Global Wave of Shock and Awe
Brexit: A Global Wave of Shock and Awe

Brexit: A Global Wave of Shock and Awe

Brexit: A Global Wave of Shock and Awe

Brexit: A Global Wave of Shock and Awe

The United Kingdom (U.K.) surprised the world with its populous vote on June 23, 2016 to “Leave” the European Union (EU).  Stock markets took an immediate but short-lived drop around the globe as did the value of the British Pound. The UK’s Prime Minister announced his resignation, Britain’s Triple-A credit rating was immediately downgraded and speculation about what...
NEI Highly Ranked in 2016 Trippel International Relocation Managers’ Survey
NEI Highly Ranked in 2016 Trippel International Relocation Managers’ Survey

NEI Highly Ranked in 2016 Trippel...

NEI Highly Ranked in 2016 Trippel International Relocation Managers’ Survey

NEI Highly Ranked in 2016 Trippel International Relocation Managers’ Survey

NEI ranked #1 for Integrity, Responsiveness, Country Coverage and the Client’s Desire to Continue to Use This RMC.  Overall, NEI ranked in the top three placements in nine of the eleven categories.  Those additional categories included Cost Management, Providing Tax and Compensation Services, Quality of Service and People, Technology and Overall Satisfaction. A total of 155...
 

Industry News

Ireland's Property Market/Governing Legislation

Ireland’s suitable rental availability continues to decrease dramatically and there’s been a significant rise in monthly rental costs. As a result, the government introduced new measures to help stabilize the market and increase housing available to rent/buy in 2017-2020. This...

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...

New Global Banking Requirements

Changes to banking options available to non-U.S. citizens and how quickly an account can be opened will impact assignees’ access to necessary funds needed upon arrival for expenses.  Chase Bank modified their documentation requirements to open a basic, non-interest bearing account:...

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...
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...
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. Repayment...
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...
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...
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....
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NEI in the News

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 honored to be Co-Chairing the Women’s Business Enterprise National Conference and Business Fair this coming June 20-22 in Las Vegas! This year marks the 20th Anniversary for the WBENC.  NEI has been a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise...
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

NEI Welcomes New SVP of Global Client Development

NEI Global Relocation is pleased to announce the hiring of seasoned global mobility professional, Gary Conerly. “We are excited to have Gary join our team as NEI’s SVP of Global Client Development,” said Randy Wilson, NEI CEO.  “He brings a wealth of...
March 23, 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

NEI Wins Training Award

The Association for Training and Development—Nebraska Chapter honored NEI Global Relocation with its 2015 Leading Organization in Workplace Learning award. This award recognizes best practices to achieve real, measurable and sustained business results through talent development that...
July 26, 2016

NEI GPA Summit and Service Partner Awards

There are days when our business feels like we are running a marathon with a number of required short sprints along the way. Endurance, longevity, commitment—all essential attributes of a marathon and a few of the qualities we see in our best service partners. Hence, Going the Extra...
July 25, 2016

NEI Ranked as “Excellent” in 11 of the Trippel Survey Categories

November 2015 – In the recently released Relocation Managers’ Survey by Trippel Survey and Research LLC©, NEI Global Relocation ranked as “Excellent” in 11 categories with eight of those categories in the top three rankings–four of which were #1 among...
November 30, 2015

NEI Moves to New Headquarters

October 2015 – NEI Global Relocation is moving its headquarters to a new location. The new building will allow NEI to reintegrate all Omaha employees under one roof as of October 26, 2015. “It took a long time to find the right facility with enough square footage to...
October 30, 2015

Kate Dodge Recognized at the Women’s Fund of Omaha Event

The Women’s Fund of Omaha held its 25th Anniversary Celebration and awarded over $200,000 in Community Impact Grants to organizations that serve women. Kate Dodge and Dana Washington, this year’s Honorary Chairs, were interviewed about their support of the organization and why the...
October 23, 2015

Seven Service Partners Honored with NEI Service Exceeding Expectations Awards

Seven companies were presented with the NEI Service Exceeding Expectations Award at the NEI Global Partner Alliance Summit, held in Omaha, Nebraska September 22-23, 2015. “Providing Service Exceeding Expectations is a major component of our core values and an integral part of NEI as a...
September 23, 2015
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