Containing cost of relocation a balancing act

Employers keen to reduce policies while maintaining employee support
By Yaseen Hemeda
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/20/2010

More employers are cutting back on relocation costs this year than last, according to the 2010 Global Relocation Trends Survey by Brookfield Global Relocation Services.

Seventy-two per cent of employers are slashing relocation costs in response to economic conditions, up almost 10 per cent from 2009, found the survey of 120 senior HR professionals.

“When under pressure to reduce costs in the global mobility sector, companies focused on reducing the policy offerings and benefits that they provide to their mobile workforce,” says Scott Sullivan, executive vice-president of global sales and marketing at Brookfield in Chicago.