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How to help expats celebrate for the holidays

Posted by Staff on Dec 22, 2014 8:41:00 AM

With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to keep in mind that this time of year can be especially daunting for new transferees, some of whom will be away from their family and friends for the first time. Homesickness, nostalgia and loneliness are some of the most common feelings a transferee might experience while on assignment, but there are ways the company can help them cope.

1.   Host a holiday company party

A well-planned company/department party can give expats who are spending the holidays alone an opportunity to socialize and bond with their coworkers.

Holiday parties are also a great way to express appreciation for employees and can ultimately boost the sense of camaraderie among team members. Consider including the new employees in the planning of the event and publicly introduce them.

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Topics: Expat, Holiday

Happy Holidays from Relocation Coordinates

Posted by Staff on Dec 15, 2014 7:00:00 AM

From all of us here at Relocation Coordinates, we would like to wish you nothing but joy and good cheer this holiday season and for the new year ahead. 

At this time of year, more than ever, we focus our attention wholeheartedly on those who are undergoing what may very well be one of the biggest transitions of their lifetime: relocating from one place to another. Now is the time to engage more closely, more sensitively, and strive to make a difference in these employee's lives.

Our team at RCI, together with our many trusted service partners and corporate clients, relocated more than 2,500 families in 2014. This exceptional volume was met with the addition of seven new team members. From our newest employee of two months to our most senior employee of 21 years, everyone here at RCI has displayed an outstanding commitment to fulfilling our core values by delivering high-caliber service with the utmost integrity.

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Topics: Holiday, Relocation Coordinates Updates

Tips for moving during the holidays

Posted by Staff on Dec 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM

It’s official: the holidays have arrived. Attempting to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the season can be overwhelming enough, let alone trying to plan an entire move on top of it. Coordinating a smooth relocation among holiday parties, gift buying and family traditions is no easy task, but a little preparation can go a long way. Here are our top moving tips to help keep you sane and alleviate stress that can come along with a holiday move.

1.   Find a holiday moving company

When planning a move over the holidays, one of the first things to do is to find and reserve a reputable moving company.

The demand for moving services at this time of year is typically lower than average, meaning moving companies also tend to be less active. Some companies may be closed for keys dates of your move and the move itself may take longer than normal since employees will likely take time off to see their families.

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Topics: Holiday, Moving, Transferee Resources