Gil Saunders Joins Signature Relocation

We are excited to announce the recent hiring of Gil Saunders to the position of Manager of Administration & Affinity Programs. Gil is a relocation industry professional and attorney with over three decades of experience providing guidance and advice to clients and their transferring employees on all aspects of their employee relocation and talent mobility programs. He is a prior recipient of Worldwide ERC’s Meritorious Service Award and a previous member of Worldwide ERC’s tax and legal committee.

In his new role, Gil is responsible for business performance in the areas of compliance and risk management, quality assurance, and contract management. In addition, he is responsible for the strategic growth and development of Signature Relocation’s Affinity Programs.

In his spare time, Gil enjoys playing golf, camping and spending time with family and friends.

A message from our Executive Director & VP, Dale Fisher:

“Gil brings to our team one of the final pieces of the puzzle for our quest of providing the highest level of quality service to our clients and creating new business opportunities.”

5 Key Elements for Group Move Site Selection in the New Normal

COVID-19 has impacted all industries. See below for the 5 key elements to consider when selecting a new office location for your group move.

  1. Head to the states with no individual income tax due to the ability to lower your overall salary costs.
  2. Look for the economic development agencies that are offering aggressive cash incentives to increase their tax base.
  3. Concentrate on employee health more than ever, including finding an outdoor friendly environment for both your office and personal living.
  4. Determine how many of your work-from-home employees will not be returning to an office setting.
  5. Develop a stronger employee-first culture, especially for your team members who are deemed essential and cannot work from home.

Visit our website to learn more and contact us today!

We Are Working!

We are working!

We want to let our clients, preferred partners and industry friends know we are at our home-computers and fully operational. We are focused more than ever on our goal of providing the highest service level in the industry for small and mid-cap companies that need domestic relocation and international mobility services.

It has been 4 weeks since we went 100% WFH! I never knew the “Work from Home” acronym existed before the week of March 16th when our team made the transition. Now that it has become common place, I bet I have used it 100 times in texts and emails.
During this time of crisis, we wanted to thank the thousands of community heroes that are keeping our country going and our families safe. From the truck drivers and the grocery store staff, to all the health-care workers, including fire, police & the military, you are the true-heroes during this pandemic!

To further our commitment of helping in any way we can, we are eliminating all administrative or service fees associated with any short-term business travel and relocation assignments that are directly associated with the management of the Coronavirus worldwide. Please contact us directly at info@signaturerelo.com if you have any service needs.

We wish you all the best and be safe & healthy!

Signature Relocation Newsletter

Signature Relocation Newsletter | Vol. 1, Issue 1 | February 2020

Now a Standalone Corporation!

Still owned by the Corrigan family, but no longer known as Corrigan Relocation dba Signature Relocation, we are excited to announce this change of becoming a standalone corporation. We will have new funding requirements for new clients and will determine yearly funding needs with current clients. There will be no changes that you will notice. Please let us know if you need a new W-9 from our team.

Business Mileage Update – Effective 1/1/2020

The business mileage rate has gone from $0.58 down to $0.575 cents (a half a penny) and the moving expense rate for military moves has gone down from $0.20 per mile to $0.17 per mile (a three penny decrease). Click here to read the full article. Read more

Could Relocation be a Reward?

Younger professionals CRAVE experience. Could relocation be a reward? We think so. Employees who are doing amazing work and want to travel may see relocation as an award. Read this story about a relocation dream come true: Mobility as a reward or incentive.

 

Educational Breakfast Hosted by Detroit Regional Relocation Council

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Detroit Regional Relocation Council will be hosting an educational breakfast on June 27th and we are lucky to have two of our Signature Relocation team members on the board of the DRRC. https://bit.ly/2JKiNyC

Design Thinking- People Affected by Change

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“Design thinking is approaching problems and innovating solutions by considering and involving the people affected by the change. Signature Relocation encourages you to consider your transferees during the relocation process. Read why: https://bit.ly/2Mhisp7

 

Strong Economy Drives Big Relocation Benefits

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As the U.S. economy maintains strength, companies must go to greater lengths to recruit and retain top talent, including offering greater relocation perks and benefits. According to the Wall Street Journal, Americans are less willing to move for new jobs. Community, family ties, and opportunities close to home are some of the factors that impact decisions to move for career opportunities and advancement. To address these concerns, more companies are offering relocation benefits, and these benefits have increased over the past few years.

The article, “Some Companies Spend Plenty to Lure Executives Willing to Relocate,” by Joann S. Lublin, goes on to report that the average relocation package for the biggest 3,000 publicly traded companies in the U.S. totaled $144,633.

Click here to read the original article from the Wall Street Journal.

 

Hurricane Florence Update – September 2018

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As we have been following weather updates, Hurricane Florence has been reported to have gained strength; it is predicted to make landfall on the East Coast over the next few days. As Florence makes its way towards the coast, there appear to be other storm systems following behind in the Atlantic. With predictions unknown of exactly what might happen, previous storms remind us that they have the potential to bring heavy rains and severe winds leading to power outages, heavy damage and flooding. We will work with customers and carriers to ensure that all parties are safe and remain safe. ETA’s may change due to weather, road conditions, etc., however we will keep all updated on the status.

Listen closely to instructions from local officials on TV, Radio, Cell Phones, or other Computers for instructions from local officials. Evacuate if told to do so.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Hurricane Resources:

National Hurricane Center

The Weather Channel – How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Preparing Kids for a Relocation

Mom and child with map.

Relocating can be an emotional journey – even more so when you are relocating with kids!

Saying goodbye to friends and family and getting ready for the challenges of a new city, new home, new room, new school, new friends, and maybe even a new language is understandably difficult. Preparing for the emotional impact of moving can help ease the transition and help kids adapt, hopefully prepping them for a life of exciting new places and experiences.

Click here to a personal account of preparing kids for a relocation, written by Martin Giles, a Global Mobility Specialist.