Mobility Industry

The term ‘mobility industry’ covers the broad range of organisations and individuals that provide products and services to support domestic relocations and international assignments. These include relocation management companies, destination services providers, and specialists such as schools, education consultants and immigration consultants, as well as providers of business-travel services, serviced apartments, and partner, family and cross-cultural support. Read more

This section features the latest news and articles about the mobility industry from around the world. As well as keeping those who provide professional relocation services up to speed with current development in their field, it is essential reading for HR managers, global mobility managers, and anyone else who needs to source relocation-related products and services and tap into a wealth of professional expertise.

For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that can provide support for global mobility and relocation, see our Directory. Read less


Latest Mobility Industry Features

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Relocate Awards 2017: why enter, and how to win!

There are compelling business reasons for entering relocation’s leading international awards in their tenth anniversary year. Tips from our judges will help you get on the fast track to success.

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Relocate Awards Winners Announced!

Relocate Awards Winners 2015/16

The Relocate Awards 2015/16 winners were announced at a glittering Gala Awards Dinner at The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London, on Thursday 19 May.

General Relocation Trends

Relocate to launch new online mobility toolkit

Relocate's soon-to-be-released online global mobility toolkit will provide CEOs, CFOs, HR, global mobility managers & relocation professionals with cutting-edge strategic insights and operational knowhow.
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ASAP achieves membership milestone of 150 members, as overseas membership increases

The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) is delighted to announce it has now reached 150 members, a key milestone for the Association.
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Talent management and people analytics

Simply put, the nature of talent management has changed dramatically since its inception. More intricately said, a variety of factors has led to this dramatic shift – a younger generation of employees has become a huge part of the workforce, bringing with it a revised set of attitudes and work preferences.


Altair NOVA EMEA Merger

Altair Global extends its presence in EMEA

Global mobility merger news from Altair Global and NOVA Relocation Group
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Paragon Relocation announces partnership with UrbanBound

Paragon Relocation and UrbanBound have announced a strategic partnership to provide self-managed capabilities to corporate clients and their employees.
Young businesspeople

CERC conference preview: Moving Millennials

This year's Canadian Employee Relocation Council conference in Montreal will include a session on the myths and realities that surround the key relocation demographic of Millennials, hosted by Weichert Workforce Mobility's Katherine Bouchard and Jennifer Connell.

Reports and Surveys

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New survey reveals relocation costs in 75 world cities

An online provider of moving services has created a ready reckoner for average move costs in the wake of Brexit and data on Millennials’ hunger to relocate.
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Moving millennials: intern accommodation trends report

Effective internship accommodation programmes can save companies thousands of pounds in recruitment costs, according to Oakwood Worldwide’s study on internship programme preferences.
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Cartus survey offers insight into 2017’s mobility landscape

After 2016, brave is the person who dares to predict what’s in store for 2017. Yet, Cartus’ detailed new survey suggests marginal trends we have been talking about have now gone mainstream. Is the future of mobility here today?

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'Conscious Capitalism' – Lessons for mobility?

There was a mood of change at the 2016 EuRA conference, with signs that destination services providers were preparing themselves for the new world ahead, says Fiona Murchie.
surveying talent

Survey of surveys reveals the future of talent mobility

Talent mobility will play a key part in enabling business leaders to meet the challenges of a global business world that is more technologically advanced, demographically complex and geographically diverse than ever before, says a new study.
Dave Coplin of Microsoft and Tad Zurlingen of ARP

How to deal with the ‘Digital Deluge’ – Microsoft’s Dave Coplin

At the ARP Conference in London this year, the theme: “Vision Meets Reality” was explored in some style by Dave Coplin, of Microsoft, the keynote speaker.


Shaun Rein Shanghai WERC Summit

WERC Shanghai Summit 2016: Innovating to meet local needs

Shanghai was the venue for high-level, world-leading insight when international mobility membership organisation the Worldwide ERC held its Talent Mobility in Asia-Pacific summit.
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WERC EMEA 2016: Sir Malcolm Rifkind on Brexit

The EU would lose its strongest advocate of free markets if the UK voted to leave and it would be a very different union without it, said former foreign secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, in his address to the WERC EMEA conference's closing session.
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Mary Beth Nitz earns accolades from Worldwide ERC

Altair Global is pleased to announce that the Director of Global Consulting Services, Mary Beth Nitz, has earned a 2016 Distinguished Service Award for her many contributions to Worldwide ERC® (WERC).


surveying talent

Survey of surveys reveals the future of talent mobility

Talent mobility will play a key part in enabling business leaders to meet the challenges of a global business world that is more technologically advanced, demographically complex and geographically diverse than ever before, says a new study.
business people and Canadian flag

Out Now: Spring 2016 Canada digital magazine

The Spring 2016 issue of Re:locate’s new Canada-focused digital magazine highlights the latest developments in mobility across this vast and diverse country, with insights from the Canadian Employee Relocation Council’s 2015 annual conference.
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Canada’s technology sector: An industry on the rise

While the oil-price collapse has left the energy sector in the doldrums, there’s one success story that’s lighting up the gloom of Canada’s struggling economy and jobs market.
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