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Being in relocation in the midst of the #MeToo movement and the #Timesup movement.

I was thinking about how it feels to work in the relocation industry in the midst of the #MeToo and #Timesup movements.  I have been in relocation for over 20 years, and the thing that is a truism about the relocation industry is that, by the numbers, it is dominated by women. Certainly, from my…

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Don’t take your lumps!

All Points Relocation Canada This domestic relocation information is brought to you by All Points Relocation. Canada can seem like an easy place to relocate employees, but it may be tougher than you think if you are using lump sums. It can help to obtain the services of a company like All Points Relocation. Canada…

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nighttime for small accounts in Canada

What happened to small volume relocation clients at Brookfield Relocation?

In an unprecedented move in the relocation industry, Brookfield Global Relocation Services has sold its small and medium size corporate accounts.  Brookfield is reportedly doing this so it can fo­cus on serving larger clients and government business, according to several sources.   All Points has always benefited from the business of small to medium volume…

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How do we hear the word bipolar?

April 1, 2015 Do we hear it with less stigma than we did 5 years ago? What is less stigma? Is it zero stigma? Or is there some stigma-residue left over from the past? Maybe this stigma-residue doesn’t matter. We have come a long way haven’t we? Let’s do a test. Do you hear, “He…

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Why one of my favourite appraisers no longer does Relocation Work and why it poses a risk to your Guarantee Home Sale program

March 9, 2015 It has been a long time since most appraisers in Canadian large cities have seen declining real estate markets. In that time, there have been some significant changes in the relocation and appraisal industries. At All Points, we believe that the last decade has seen the build-up of systemic weaknesses in the…

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Stephen Harper’s Immigration Policy is Wrong. Our industry’s response is wronger-er

January 15, 2015 The Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) recently wrote a letter to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, which called out a number of concerns with the government’s most recent Ministerial Instructions regarding the administration of the Express Entry program, which went into effect on January 1, 2015. The letter rightly pointed to…

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Where Ho Domestic Relo Part 3: Moving Industry Change: Disruption to a Complex System.

June 3, 2014 In the last two blogs I looked at the history and structure of the relocation industry and the role of information in order to understand how we have arrived at a recent, significant change to the North American moving industry. What is this important change? One of the largest global relocation companies…

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Where Ho Domestic Relo: First as Tragedy, Second as Farce, Third as?

May 6, 2014 This is the second of a three part blog series, which attempts to highlight the last 2-3 decades of the relocation industry’s history by focusing on: a) the industry’s structure and; b) the industry’s flow of information. The blog series’ goal is to help companies understand a recent significant change in the…

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Where Ho Relo? A History and Current Assessment in 3 Parts.

Part 1: THE INFORMATION: The Dumbing Down of the Industry. April 3, 2014 There have been significant developments in the relationship between the moving and relocation components of our industry recently, about which anyone involved in relocation should understand. This is a three part blog series, and the third part will discuss this moving industry…

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Economic Externalities, the spreadsheet and Relocation Support

November 7, 2013 I recently came back from the Worldwide ERC Conference in Dallas, and there were a number of companies with whom I spoke who were concerned with an increasing number of relocations that are getting lump sums instead of relocation support. It is far from universal, and there are still many companies that…

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