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  • Apartment List recently published a study looking at the number of millenials who ask their parents for help with buying a home. With data from over 13,000 respondents, it was determined that almost 8% of non-student millenials get rent money from their parents and 17% of millenials expect their parents to help them with a downpayment on a home[1].

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  • UrbanBound CEO, Michael Krasman, spoke on a panel at the Chicago SHRM chapter about what innovative HR means in the 21st century. Michael, along with other HR thought leaders on the panel, discussed the ways in which HR has changed over the years. HR, once thought to be a purely administrative function, is now considered essential for long-term business goals as it relates to hiring, employee prod...

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  • “The only thing constant in life is change.” This phrase often rings true in both our personal lives and business. In business, change is often driven by factors like emerging trends, new market needs or changes in supply. Change is often met with resistance, but the reality is that change is necessary and often leads to positive outcomes. Recognizing change is the easy step, the difficult part ...

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  • How to Adjust Employee Relocation Policies to Control Costs At the end of 2017, Congress passed a new tax law that among other things, slashed the tax excludable status of many employee fringe benefits—effectively making those benefits more expensive. This includes the relocation tax deduction that under the old tax law, made relocation expenses associated with moving for a job, tax excludable. ...

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  • The Great Recession had huge impact on the relocation industry. Between 2008 and 2010, there was a dip in the number of relocations, and an overall reduction in relocation benefits altogether. In the rarity that a relocation benefit was provided, it was often times given in the form of a lump sum or a small cash allowance. However, all that has changed in the last 5 years, and more specifically in...

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  • Over the last few weeks, the headlines have been filled with coverage about the “TaxCuts and Jobs Act” bill. Discussion has focused on issues ranging from the number of tax brackets to the child tax credit and the alternative minimum tax. The final bill is expected to pass this week, and there are a number of impacts to businesses in America—including changes to how relocation benefits are taxed.

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  • Reimbursement policies have been a pillar of employee relocation programs for years. Over time they evolved, but rather than increase in efficiency, they typically became more time consuming, burdensome, and a hassle to relocating employees, relocation professionals, and payroll departments. Even as technology improved other burdensome processes, reimbursement procedures remained frustratingly man...

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  • When someone finds out they are moving to a new location, they’re typically filled with a sense of excitement and anticipation. New city, new job, new experiences, and a new chapter in someone’s life. Yet, when it comes time to start diving into the logistics, those feelings of excitement and anticipation can quickly morph into feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. All the work that goes into movi...

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  • We can all agree that communicating relocation benefits to employees is important. It’s critical for a relocating employee to understand if they’re eligible for relocation benefits, what benefits they qualify for, and how to use them. How we communicate those benefits and what exactly we communicate is the difficult part. Deciding how and what to communicate is even harder if you’re writing a ...

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  • We're back with some of the top news from HR Tech and relocation in the past week! It was a busy week in the wonderful world of HR and relocation, so we did you a favor and gathered some of the most noteworthy news and compiled it for you in one place. Read on to find out what’s top of mind this week for HR and Global Mobility Professionals:

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  • Welcome back this week for another update on what's happening in the Chicago tech scene! You will want to hear what’s new in the news. It is time to sit back, relax, and wind down—Friday is here, and the weekend is upon us.

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  • We're back with some of the top news from HR Tech and relocation in the past week! It was a busy week in the wonderful world of HR and relocation, so we did you a favor and gathered some of the most noteworthy news and compiled it for you in one place. Read on to find out what’s top of mind this week for HR and Global Mobility Professionals:

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  • Welcome back this week for another update on what's happening in the Chicago tech scene! You will want to hear what’s new in the news. It is time to sit back, relax, and wind down—Friday is here, and the weekend is upon us.

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  • We're back with some of the top news from HR Tech and relocation in the past week! It was a busy week in the wonderful world of HR and relocation, so we did you a favor and gathered some of the most noteworthy news and compiled it for you in one place. Read on to find out what’s top of mind this week for HR and Global Mobility Professionals:  

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  • Welcome back this week for another update on what's happening in the Chicago tech scene! You will want to hear what’s new in the news. It is time to sit back, relax, and wind down—Friday is here, and the weekend is upon us.

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  • We're back with some of the top news from HR Tech and relocation in the past week! It was a busy week in the wonderful world of HR and relocation, so we did you a favor and gathered some of the most noteworthy news and compiled it for you in one place. Read on to find out what’s top of mind this week for HR and Global Mobility Professionals:

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  • We're back with some of the top news from HR Tech and relocation in the past week! It was a busy week in the wonderful world of HR and relocation, so we did you a favor and gathered some of the most noteworthy news and compiled it for you in one place. Read on to find out what’s top of mind this week for HR and Global Mobility Professionals:

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  • Welcome back this week for another update on what's happening in the Chicago tech scene! You will want to hear what’s new in the news. It is time to sit back, relax, and wind down—Friday is here, and the long weekend is upon us.

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  • We're back with some of the top news from HR Tech and relocation in the past week! It was a busy week in the wonderful world of HR and relocation, so we did you a favor and gathered some of the most noteworthy news and compiled it for you in one place. Read on to find out what’s top of mind this week for HR and Global Mobility Professionals: