Propelling Talent: A Relocation Podcast

Weichert Workforce Mobility

Created for HR and corporate relocation professionals, Propelling Talent presents timely and topical discussions on the subjects of employee relocation, talent mobility and talent management. All with a bit of humor. And some pretty cool intro music.

All Episodes

In the latest Weichert podcast, our subject matter expert offers critical strategies for pricing employee homes "right" to ensure a quick sale in today's challenging market.

May 2009

10 min 12 sec

In the latest Weichert podcast, Jennifer Connell, Director of Consulting Services, discusses pre-decision programs and how they are becoming increasingly important to corporate relocation and HR managers trying to keep employees mobile in a challenging market.

Feb 2010

5 min 44 sec

Jennifer Connell, Weichert's Director of Consulting, discusses the latest trends in lump sums for corporate relocation programs. It's almost everything you ever needed to know about lumps sums in a convenient, six-minute format!

Nov 2010

9 min 53 sec

More and more companies are sending employees on short term domestic assignments. But are they adhering to industry best practices? This podcast addresses the pros and cons of domestic STAs, drawing from Weichert's recent survey of 100 companies. Your hosts is Jennifer Connell, Director of Consulting Services.

Jul 2011

15 min 32 sec

Getting employees to relocate when they're faced with a loss on the sale of their homes can be a challenge. In this podcast, Weichert's manager of Consulting Services offers insight to best practices for using loss-on-sale assistance to overcome this resistance.

Oct 2011

6 min 49 sec

Lost equity and tighter financing restrictions can be significant hurdles to employees your company wants to relocate. In this quick, informative podcast, Vince Carida, SVP of Weichert Financial Services, discusses trends and best practices for helping your mobile employees overcome these challenges.

Jan 2012

8 min 21 sec

Vince Carida, SVP of Weichert Financial Services, joins us to discuss the latest mortgage trends and how they impact relocating employees and the companies that move them.

Feb 2012

7 min 30 sec

Most companies love sending employees abroad to fill critical roles and expand their skills. But few get excited about the accompanying tax and compensation challenges that accompany international assignments. In this quick but detailed podcast, Stewart McCardle, WRRI's VP of Global Financial Services, explains some of the ways companies can actually improve their international financial picture and key drivers that influence total international assignment spend. Nine minutes of critical insight for anyone managing a global workforce!

Mar 2012

9 min 53 sec

Companies that relocate employees hear a lot about pre-purchase appraisals, but there are many questions as to what they are, when they should be used, and how they can best serve both the employee and employer. Weichert's Director of Appraisals and Valuation, Joe Palumbo, joins us to give us his perspectives and share some best practices.

Apr 2012

7 min 35 sec

Senior-level executives represent a company's most valued talent. But what sort of relocation benefits make sense for this demographic and can "over-delivering" to this group cause strife among lower level mobile employees? In this podcast, Weichert's Consulting Manager, Jennifer Connell, joins us to discuss best practices for executive relocation benefits and current trends around this issue.

Apr 2012

4 min 42 sec

In this episode, our Director of Global Transportation offers his insight on what companies should be looking for when it comes to selecting a provider for shipment and storage of relocating employees' household goods. An informative seven minutes that could help you save money on the most critical part of any relocation.

Sep 2012

7 min 43 sec

With the demographics of the mobile workforce changing and business objectives evolving faster, companies are seeking alternatives to traditional corporate relocations. One such type is the core-flex policy. In our latest podcast, Laura Levenson, Director of the global practice in our consulting group, examines core-flex, discussing pros and cons, best practices, and the reasons behind their increased use among today's companies.

Jul 2013

7 min 53 sec

Anyone who manages a corporate workforce mobility program will have to deal with exceptions at some point. How can they be best controlled and tracked? And are they always a bad thing? And what are the most common exceptions and how do companies typically deal with them? This podcast delivers the answers and more, with informative perspectives from both the domestic side and global side. In just 10 minutes, let Jennifer Connell, Director of our North America Consulting practice, and Laura Levenson, Director of our Global Consulting practice, give you the tools you need to better handle exceptions.

Aug 2013

11 min 51 sec

The results of Towers Watson's 2014 Talent Management and Rewards Study are in, and this year's results reveal a lot about how companies are struggling to attract and retain critical-skill and high-potential employees. In this podcast, Keith Caver, North America Practice Leader of Talent Management with Towers Watson, joins Ellie Sullivan, VP of our Global Consulting Practice, to discuss these results in relation to workforce mobility, and how companies should be leveraging mobility to acquire the talent they need and achieve their business objectives.

Jan 2014

8 min 18 sec

In this podcast, subject matter experts from our consulting and global tax and compensation teams discuss some of the top challenges facing companies looking to deploy and manage talent in Latin America.

Mar 2014

12 min

How are today's companies dealing with new challenges to talent deployment? You'll find out in this brief but informative podcast summarizing the results of our annual Workforce Mobility Survey. Jennifer Connell, Director of our Americas Consulting practice, discusses the survey's key findings, the importance of flexibility and agility to successful workforce mobility and the lesson we can all learn from high-growth companies when it comes to employee relocation. It's ten minutes packed with mobility news and statistics you can use.

Jul 2014

10 min 7 sec

Lots of companies are using Extended Business Travelers for specific project work, expanding their brand globally and just getting things done. Unfortunately, a lot of these companies neglect the very real risks that accompany these moves in regard to visa and tax laws. In this episode, Jennifer Connell, Practice leader in Weichert's Advisory Services group, discusses results of a recent survey to explain how companies are managing these moves, best practices and recognized threats.

Jun 2018

17 min 26 sec

Offering your relocating employees lump sums can help improve your budgeting while empowering your talent. But cutting a check and leaving them to their own devices can have its drawbacks. In this episode, our expert discusses the good and bad of lump sums, the many options available, and the steps companies need to take to ensure their success.

May 2019

21 min 7 sec

The Coronavirus is challenging HR and corporate relocation managers in unprecedented ways. In this webinar, Weichert's subject matter experts discuss the virus' impact on mobility, offer timely advice for keeping employees out of harm's way, and provide insight to how other companies worldwide are tackling this problem.

Mar 2020

17 min 24 sec

In our latest episode, our VP of Real Estate Services discusses how the Coronavirus has affected the appraisal process, reflects on how the practice may change in the future and what relocating employees can do to get their homes sold in these challenging times.

Apr 2020

12 min 38 sec

This episode is all about the people who are arguably impacted the most by global response to the Coronavirus -- your global assignees. In this episode, Laura Levenson of our Advisory Services group and Mercedes D'Angelo of Cultural Awareness International discuss the corporate duty of care to these employees, how crises can cause "reverse culture shock" and how we can all find calm in the most challenging times.

Apr 2020

28 min 8 sec

Corporate relocation managers continue to respond to the pandemic crisis, seeking ways to guide their mobile talent and businesses through this uncertain time. In our latest podcast focused on COVID-19 and its impact on workforce mobility, we'll discuss how corporate policies are being affected (and what companies should and shouldn't be changing) with insight from our VP of Advisory Services.

May 2020

11 min 22 sec

Even as the pandemic impacts every corner of the world, corporate relocation and global mobility managers have continued to tackle the challenge of supporting critical and essential workers on the move. Along the way, they're developing new strategies and processes that are likely to remain in place post-COVID. In this episode, we chat with experts from our partner destination service providers Dwellworks and IOR Global to examine the current state of corporate relocation, some of the innovative methods that companies are using to provide home finding and other settling-in services to mobile employees and their families, and top concerns as we slowly work toward re-opening major cities around the world.

May 2020

27 min 32 sec

With virtual assignments becoming the hottest topic in workforce mobility in the pandemic era, we spend this episode putting the concept under the microscope: what is a virtual assignment, what do companies *think* they might achieve with them and is there a place for them in the future of mobile talent management? Our VP of Advisory Services, Jennifer Connell, provides insight gleaned from months of research, client meetings and roundtables. It's 12 minutes of valuable content for mobile workforce managers.

Nov 2020

12 min 40 sec

When you consider the impact that workforce mobility can have on sustainability -- from the movement of household goods and people to the management of global supply chains -- you can see why the topic will only increase in importance to our industry. In this podcast, Laura Levenson of our Advisory Services group shares her thoughts on sustainability and how it touches talent mobility from the economic, environmental and social perspectives. She also offers sustainability best practices, greener policy options, and ways companies can demonstrate a real-world commitment to minimizing their total environmental footprint.

Nov 2020

14 min 28 sec

One of the most important components of any relocation is the appraising and valuation of employee-owned real estate. In this episode, we check back in with Joe Palumbo, Weichert's VP of Real Estate Services, to discuss the ways COVID has changed the valuation game, which trends predicted when the virus first took hold will remain in play for 2021, and new wrinkles that corporate mobility managers will need to watch out for.

Jan 6

11 min 21 sec

While the world slowly inches back toward some sense of post-pandemic normalcy, the US Real Estate market has been incredibly robust, seemingly breaking new records each month. In this episode, we examine the US housing market from the perspective of relocating employees and the companies that move them. You'll learn the red flags to watch for, benefits (and policy adjustments) that make sense, how relocating employees can compete with other sellers, considerations for employees going on international assignment and general risk avoidance tips.It's a half hour of valuable content presented by Laura Levenson, Practice Leader in Weichert Workforce Mobility's Advisory Services group, and Betsy Roche, Vice President of the Weichert Broker Network.

May 13

31 min 38 sec

While developing a more diverse workforce and inclusive mobility program is key to fostering an environment that sparks innovation, companies need to be mindful of the challenges facing their LGBTQ+ assignees and how to respond to them. In this episode, Laura Levenson of our Advisory Services group offers best practices and insight for companies that want to build a safe and more inclusive mobility program and policy -- not just because it's the right thing to do, but because the best ideas come from collaboration between so many different people.

Jun 30

12 min 17 sec