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Industry Alert: Household Goods

Responding to Household Goods High Volume, Labor Shortages and Delays

NEI’s household goods service partners are reporting that the 2021 household goods move volume trend continues to be overwhelmingly high, well ahead of 2020 and even surpassing 2019.  The robust real estate market, labor shortages, and worldwide surges in the pandemic have created a...

EU Posted Workers Directive

Employers today are being placed under increasing scrutiny and face greater compliance challenges across Europe regarding their international assignees and business travelers. One of those challenges comes in the form of a "posted worker". A posted worker is defined as “A...

Household Goods Shipments Update

What NEI Is Seeing Things are picking up and there is an ongoing rebound from the pandemic as household goods booking numbers are pointing to a strong peak season. Movers are seeing 10 to 24 percent increases over 2020 with some reporting increases over 2019! With that news, however,...

EU Digital Green Certificate for Travel

“Green” Means “Go” – The European Commission has proposed a free, “Digital Green Certificate” that would serve as proof that a person has: been vaccinated against COVID-19, or received a recent negative test result, or recently recovered...

Effects of the Red-Hot Real Estate Market

After a short pandemic-induced drop-off, buyers have returned in earnest to the U.S. real estate market, creating dramatic gains in prices and the highest number of sales in 14 years. Regions across the country are experiencing severe shortages of available homes while low interest rates...

The Growth of Single Sign-On

  • 24 February 2021
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What is Single Sign On? Single Sign On (SSO) is an authentication system that allows clients to centrally manage all users and their access to internal and 3rd party systems through one portal via a single sign on. For example, implementing SSO technology enables NEI clients and their...
Workforce Mobility Safety Framework Guidelines Released

Workforce Mobility Safety Framework Guidelines Released

Worldwide ERC® adds its voice to the Safely Back to Work Initiative with the release of its Workforce Mobility Safety Framework. The document provides guidance in developing protocols for safely moving global talent and creating safe workforce mobility practices. “We are pleased...
Managing COVID-19 Relocation Challenges

Managing COVID-19 Relocation Challenges

  • 20 July 2020
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Since early January 2020, with the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, NEI has continued supporting our clients creatively and effectively with both intra-country relocations and global assignments or repatriations, where allowed.  To start, we practiced and tested a...
Complying with Country-Specific Compensation Requirements

Complying with Country-Specific Compensation Requirements

  • 20 July 2020
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Global Compensation compliance with complex, country-specific regulations is vital to protect each NEI client and their globally relocating employees. This is especially so for clients with assignees of varying citizenships and from countries with unique pay scales, multiple assignment policy /...
Relocating Special Needs Children

Relocating Special Needs Children

  • 20 July 2020
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Relocation can be stressful for families in the best of situations, but one of the major considerations for accepting a relocation involves the impact to one’s children. For families with a “special needs” child, moving can be particularly challenging. According to The...
Snapshot: The Pandemic's Impact on Mortgage Lending

Snapshot: The Pandemic's Impact on Mortgage Lending

  • 20 July 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our society in ways we couldn’t imagine even six months ago.  The home lending industry is no exception.  Below, we explore how the U.S. lending industry is adapting in the following areas: Record low interest rates and home inventory...
Industry Alert: Presidential Proclamation

Industry Alert: Presidential Proclamation

New Ban on Non-Immigrant Workers to the U.S.

  • 24 June 2020
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What Happened On Monday evening, June 22nd, President Trump signed a Proclamation suspending several categories of foreign work visas as part of an effort to limit entry into the U.S.  It is an amendment to Presidential Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 and both expands and extends...

Demystifying Shadow Payroll

If the term “shadow payroll” invokes thoughts of something peculiar happening behind the scenes with international compensation, you’re not alone in your thinking. Even seasoned relocation professionals sometimes need a refresher of the concept to remember its importance in...
NEI Cancels June 2-4, 2020 Omaha Client Conference

NEI Cancels June 2-4, 2020 Omaha Client Conference

  • 1 April 2020
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NEI has been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and consulting with our clients and service partner network on its potential impact. The health and safety of our employees, customers and service partners is our highest priority, and after a thorough assessment, we have...
Driving Solutions for Driver Shortages

Driving Solutions for Driver Shortages

  • 30 March 2020
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As the shortage of household goods company qualified drivers continues to be a discussion topic in the industry, the challenge is only predicted to increase. Until automation and self-driving trucks become a reality, a relocating employee’s household goods cannot move without a...
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