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4 in 10 organisations expecting more employee relocations in 2024

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“Cost reduction remains a key focus for 68% of relocation programmes, with strategies like requiring cost estimates for each relocation and monitoring budget-to-actual spend being commonly employed,” said Heather Hess, director of global operations, in the report.

Immigration support, challenges

Immigration support emerged as the most-extended benefit when it comes to international permanent transfers (100%) and international assignment (100%) packages, the report also found.

Jenny Elsby, client services manager, EMEA, said it was “not surprising” that immigration support is most offered for international relocation programmes.

“Immigration support, together with tax counselling, would be the minimum level of support that we would recommend when supporting an international transfer or assignment, as we, and many of clients, consider these two compliance-related items to be core benefits, even for moves that are budget driven,” Elsby said in the report.

By location, Africa emerged as the most difficult location to relocate employees, according to the report.

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