What Is Corporate Relocation?

Relocation . . . It is probably an industry that you have never thought about before. But did you know the corporate relocation industry serves the 1,500 largest global employers and reaches into emerging markets? The industry is about 70 years old, starting after World War II during the post-war industrial boom. Initially the industry was quite small, and services were limited as most relocations consisted of assistance with household goods and a lump sum of money to assist with the move.


As time progressed, so did the relocation industry. Relocation Management Companies (RMC's) developed, working with corporate clients and their transferring employees. As the competition for employees increased between employers, the relocation benefits offered by companies to attract the best candidates increased and the industry became more sophisticated to help companies determine the most competitive yet cost effective means to develop a relocation benefit. As the employment market became more national - and even global - relocation benefit policies became comprehensive as companies began to offer home sale benefits, destination services and even temporary assignment benefits in addition to the traditional household goods benefits. Thus the relocation industry was born and continues to flourish.


Today, RMC's such as SIRVA offer a broad scope of services and significant value to companies with the need to attract and retain the best talent. There is even the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council� that serves as the trade group for the employment relocation industry.


Interested in learning more about the current state of the relocation industry? Click on the link below to access SIRVA's global resource blog or visit the Employee Relocation Council website.


Why do Clients Choose SIRVA?

As corporations grow to include more global market business, SIRVA offers what our competitors cannot . . . service in over 150 countries, focusing on customer service and delivering unsurpassed accountability, quality, and value.


With our vast network of Global Certified Partners, a corporation can move a transferee any where in the world, using SIRVA's team of relocation experts.


As a testament to the value SIRVA produces, in 2005, SIRVA was listed in Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Admired Companies. Fortune's rankings are based on a survey of financial analysts, executives and directors at 347 companies with revenue over $7b. The respondents were asked to rate companies in their industry on innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, community/environment, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products/services and global mindedness. Of the 100 companies that made the list, SIRVA ranked #52.


Superior customer service is one of SIRVA's hallmarks. We are known in the industry for staying focused on what our customers need and want. In fact, Customer Centric is one of the core values we live by everyday. Unlike other companies who sell a commodity, we sell our service . . . our ability to facilitate a flawless relocation each and every time.