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  • It’s been an exciting year for the team at Topia and for me personally. We’ve seen our customers  -- large, complex enterprises and rapidly growing technology companies -- put mobility front and center in their talent management strategy. The ability to efficiently move employees between locations and roles is now a critical differentiator for them  — in attracting and retaining talent, buildin...

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  • Moving talent around the globe and giving everyone what they need to succeed in their assignments isn’t easy. Without a good system and supporting processes, your organization can easily rack up inefficiencies. It’s tough to scale global mobility management by yourself. And with so many different priorities to balance, it’s probably time to consider getting the right software and support for yo...

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  • What an exciting and eventful week. Take it from us - if you want a busy week launch a new brand, on the same day as a customer advisory board (CAB) meeting, in conjunction with a new HR conference and tradeshow, HR Transform. You’ll have plenty going on to keep yourself occupied.

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  • If you’ve arrived to this page you’re probably wondering what happened to MOVE Guides and Polaris. Well, we’re pleased and excited to announce a new identity encompassing both companies - Topia.

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  • Your monthly summary of the international tax changes that may impact your global mobility programs.  The MOVE Guides/Polaris proprietary tax engine is updated continually to reflect any changes in international tax law for the 100+ countries and provinces we support. Below is a summary of three key changes that are of significant importance right now. 

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  • When it comes to the joy of obtaining your first job straight out of university you are met with an abundance of challenges. For those who have the “what I want to do” part figured out, they begin to apply straightaway. As we know, this can be the most competitive lottery one can enter with many applicants in the same boat. Recruiting teams and hiring managers spend weeks pouring through countl...

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  • The way in which we work is changing and the advances in technology, globalization, and employee preferences are driving the change.   In 2015 Millennials became the largest generation in the workforce. By 2020 they will be close to 50% of the workforce. Also, since 2012 the average employee tenure has been falling in line with lower unemployment and a growing economy. However, with the rise o...

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  • Today there are a multitude of different technologies and app offerings to help you manage your global mobility programs, from point solutions to integrated end-to-end suites. With so many types of solutions, buzzwords, and jargon thrown around it can be difficult to understand what you’re actually getting. To understand the tradeoffs of different tech solutions you must look at how and where ...

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  • If you’ve followed the string of exciting MOVE Guides announcements over the course of 2017 then you’re familiar with our goal to build an HR platform that makes it possible for companies and employees to work everywhere. With this global mobility management suite, we are transforming global workforce planning, benefits administration, people analytics, compliance and employee experience for th...

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  • The characteristics of the global workforce are changing along with employee needs and expectations. Competition for talent is becoming fiercer and new technology is transforming the world of work. The confluence of these factors can result in the perfect storm of talent management concerns for HR executives. However, there are employee mobility and other talent management solutions available t...

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  • It’s almost hard to believe it’s been close to one year since I’ve relocated back to the United States, and San Francisco in particular, after spending close to a decade as an expat in Asia and Europe. Those familiar with the MOVE Guides story know that my experiences relocating as an expat were the inspiration and motivation to found MOVE Guides during my MBA at the London Business School.

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  • Every organization wants to have access to the right talent, no matter the location. For many, talent mobility is gaining in popularity as a useful way of deploying talent wherever they may be needed most. Research conducted by consulting firm PWC found that the average number of relocating employees in companies rose by 25% between 1998 and 2009, and that the number will grow another 50% by th...

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  • Most people in the mobility industry have been closely watching the tax changes currently being proposed in the US to be effective from Jan 1, 2018. Whilst your tax advisors can give you the full technical rundown of the proposed changes, now that the fireworks and bubbles of New Years Eve have faded away it’s time to start giving some thought to how these changes could potentially impact your ...

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  • With respect to talent mobility, you want the right partner who will work together to help you meet the mobility needs of your workforce. In addition, establishing the right talent mobility solution will also attract and retain talent. In a recent survey by Futurestep, a division of the Korn Ferry global search firm, 87% of surveyed executives agreed that talent mobility is crucial to the attra...

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  • More and more companies are going mobile—with their employees, that is. But is HR or a global mobility team able to keep up with increased demand? Running global mobility programs involves managing a lot of moving parts, and in some situations it makes sense to work with a dedicated team of global mobility experts to ensure nothing falls through the cracks (and that you’re optimizing y...

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  • Having the right employees in the right places around the world is crucial for the success of any company. For companies with global ambition, this means that global mobility is not just a niche HR function that executes relocations, but a core part of a comprehensive talent strategy. I founded MOVE Guides on this belief, and today we are announcing a strategic alliance between MOVE Gu...

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  • Transformation. Return on investment. Data driven decisions. Improving employee experience. Alignment with people strategy. Things you’ve been hearing for a while, right?  Ever notice when you’re right there and ready to start delivering value to your company and your employees, you find yourself up to your elbows in spreadsheets and disjointed, incoherent data, unable to extract the i...

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  • This week we're sharing some highlights from our conversation with the ever energetic, straight shooter, and frankly just an all around awesome person, Alahna Krueger. Industry veteran and Founding Partner at Amber Lodging, Alahna talks about the speed with which companies need to operate to embrace change and keep pace with a rapidly evolving marketplace. Enjoy! 

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  • HR departments everywhere are feeling the squeeze. The squeeze to do more—in the face of rising challenges. Finding and keeping top talent is harder than ever, and it weighs heavily on the minds of leadership. In fact, 90 percent of recruiters in an MRI Network survey agree that it’s a candidate-driven market, while, according to PwC, 77 percent of CEOs see the availability (or lack th...

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  • In this week's October Insight video we sit down with our friend Tamara Kitka, Director of Client Partnerships at The Right Move Group.  Tamara shares her insight on the value of destination services for employees, the importance of the human element in a relocation, and how to balance the benefits of increased technology, data and analytics with the need for human input and creativity...

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  • In this week's October Insight video we're chatting with one of our favorite "Temp Housing Gurus," Anthony Gonzalez. A BAMM (Bay Area Mobility Management) board member and current Director of Business Development with Synergy Housing, Anthony shares his insight into the changing demographics of those being relocated, and the methods being used to move people. Check it out! 

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