Invited via email, 471 relocation decision-makers completed the Atlas Vanlines relocation survey between January 13 and February 23 of this year. Each respondent invited has responsibility for relocation and is employed by a company that has either relocated employees during the past two years or plans to relocate employees this year. Below are some keys findings from the survey along with a link to the complete survey results.
2017 Corporate Relocation Survey Fast Facts:
- In 2016, half of companies across company size saw
increases in volume, mid-size firms (51%) more so than others.
Roughly half of firms relocating people internationally, regardless of
size, saw volumes increase as well. Few firms saw volume decreases
overall; however, 18% of large firms noted a decline.
- The top three factors affecting relocation last year were: lack of local
talent (44%); expansion efforts (43%); and company growth (41%).
- Housing/mortgage concerns as a reason for declining relocation has
fallen the last four years. It is now within pre-recession levels for the
second time since 2007—and for the first time across company size.
- Nearly two-thirds of firms saw employees decline relocation last
year, which is not unexpected, but at the high end historically. While
increased employee reluctance (20%) remains slightly below the
peaks of 2008 (28%), 2009 (29%), and 2014 (28%), it remains above
typical post-recession levels (11%-18%) of recent years. This suggests
firms trying to motivate employees to relocate are feeling continued
pressure from such factors as family issues/ties and spousal/partner
For a complete copy of all the survey results click here: Atlas 2017 Relocation Survey
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Relocation America International is a full service relocation management company headquartered in Southfield, Michigan dedicated to providing innovative relocation services, value added support, and superior service to clients relocating families domestically and internationally.