Weichert Relocation Resources Offers Industry-Specific "Virtual Benchmarking" Seminars

August 20, 2008 // Franchising.com // Morris Plains, N.J. - Through its landmark research report, Mobility and the Current Real Estate Market, Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. (WRRI), one of the world's leading relocation and assignment management companies, identified how over 200 North American corporations are fortifying their workforce mobility programs against real estate and economic challenges. To help HR and corporate relocation professionals translate this data into practical strategies for their own organizations and industries, WRRI has launched a series of industry-specific "virtual benchmarking" web seminars.

"The goal of these seminars is to empower corporate relocation professionals to more effectively communicate current trends and market realities to senior leadership, as well as the employees who make up their global workforce," said Jim Schneider, WRRI's Senior Vice President. "Most importantly, we want participants to learn new and innovative ways to enrich their programs and control their relocation costs."

Each session offers a detailed analysis of the results of WRRI's Mobility and the Current Real Estate Market survey, filtered to the targeted industry sector so that participants understand how peer companies are responding. There is also an interactive forum component, allowing participants to seek answers to specific program concerns, discuss mutual challenges and forecast trends.

"Today's economic pressures have forced most companies to cut back on their travel budgets, limiting opportunities for corporate relocation professionals to get out of the office and interact with their peers," said Ellie Sullivan, WRRI's Director of Consulting. "Our virtual benchmarking sessions enable this valuable interaction at no cost, making it incredibly easy to engage industry peers and discover how they're tackling similar workforce mobility challenges, without having to leave the office."

Upcoming industry-specific benchmarking sessions include:

  • Chemical, to be held on August 20, 2008, at 12:00pm EDT.
  • Pharmaceutical (Biotechnology/Health), September 10, 2008, at 12:00pm EDT.
  • Retail, September 24, 2008, at 12:00pm EDT.
  • Manufacturing (Aero/Transportation/Engineering), October 8, 2008, at 12:00pm EDT.
  • Financial Services (Banking/Accounting/Insurance), October 22, 2008, at 12:00pm EDT.

To register for any of these benchmarking sessions, e-mail wrriresearch@wrri.com.

About Weichert Relocation Resources:

Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. (WRRI) is The Next PracticesSM Company, delivering the next generation of relocation and assignment management services that help some of the world's leading companies avoid inventory, increase employee home sales, enhance mobile workforce management and reduce program costs. WRRI is recognized as the growth-oriented industry leader, providing a unique combination of stability, financial expertise and seasoned leadership that has made the company a trusted, proactive partner to clients throughout the world. A progressive, independent company, WRRI is committed to delivering Raving Fan® service; investing in new capabilities, technologies and talent; and bringing unmatched innovations to market, such as the industry's only complete, end-to-end global workforce mobility solution. For more information, visit wrri.com.

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