Global Relocation Services provider, Move One picked up an award at Re:locate Magazine’s (relocatemagazine.com) annual award ceremony last Thursday. The elegant black tie event took place in London, at the magnificent Institute of Directors, on May 6, with the relocations industry elite in attendance.
The welcome reception at the third Re:locate Awards was highlighted with live jazz performance by the Robert Reid Trio and the gala dinner was hosted by legendary British journalist and author, Libby Purves, who entertained her audience of industry veterans with amusing relocation anecdotes from her own youth. As a child of a constantly on-the-move diplomat, Libby had a fair amount of fascinating stories to share. The glamorous get-together was, with no doubt, this year’s must attend social event for anyone involved in relocations. ‘This ceremony is a well-deserved moment of glory for those who are on the frontline in helping employees and their families to carry on with good lives in new circumstances’, commented Purves.
Fiona Murchie, the magazine’s managing editor concluded that ‘the awards are growing year on year, bringing on board more international entries, more inspirational HR teams and policies, and suppliers from new sectors. As the economy struggles out of recession into a fragile recovery, it’s more important than ever to promote, and celebrate, best practice, and to nurture talent.’
Move One Relocations was honored with the ‘Technological Innovation in Relocation’ award for its virtual City Guides (moveoneinc.com/city-guide), developed to provide recently arrived expatriates a full suite of indispensable information about life in their new city. Each guide has, as its centerpiece, a set of mini documentaries, covering subjects such as expatriate health care, transportation, housing and international schools. The videos are accompanied by a set of useful Internet resources, gathering together in one place a whole host of information for relocating expatriates.
‘People usually seek information out on the web, but the type of information we have in our city guides, like how to validate public transport tickets and parking meters, or how to deal with local landlords, isn’t readily available. We have taken great care to document the minutiae of life in these guides, and have included interviews with other expats and profiles of local business people and packaged it in a convenient way for people to use in the run up to their move. We believe that we have created a fantastic resource to help ease expats into their new lives as seamlessly as possible.’ said Move One’s Product Manager for Relocation Services, Jon Harman after accepting the award.
These guides reflect Move One’s organization-wide commitment to incorporating the latest technological innovations in order to ensure excellence when serving the company’s clients and their assignees. The virtual nature of the City Guides also supports Move One’s conscious approach to sustainability, as they significantly reduce the use of printing. Renowned judges, with distinguished figures from business, academia and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on their panel, described the Move One guides as ‘very vibrant and up to date’, and praised the way in which they engaged users through social media and use of videos. According to Re:locate, judges particularly liked the ease of navigation, translation tools and useful links to other websites, and the way Move One Relocations had ‘thought globally and acted locally’ by using people within a local area to produce content, keeping the guides authentic and convincing.
About Move One
Founded in 1992, Move One (moveoneinc.com) is a multiple award winning, integrated assignment and moving management company, providing seamless global relocation, removal and logistics services across 51 locations in 37 countries on four continents. Moreover, to serve its clients worldwide, Move One offers a truly global coverage through its Preferred Partner Network, all through one point of contact.
Move One assists companies and organizations of all sizes with their international assignee management, moving, logistics and relocation needs. With constant focus on innovation and quality, together with its IT partner company, Radix Technologies (radix-technologies.com), Move One has developed an industry leading suite of via™ software applications, which allows unmatched control and visibility during the entire life of an international assignment.
One of the unique aspects of Move One’s operations lies in the fact that the company is present in some of the world’s most challenging locations, such as Central Asia, the Balkans and war-torn countries in the Middle East. Move One is headquartered in Dubai, UAE with two further regional coordination centers located in Budapest, Hungary and Beijing, China.
Re:locate is the UK’s leading magazine for relocation specialists and HR professionals. It covers all aspects of domestic and international relocation, from policy, financial, property and legal matters to international assignments, recruitment and immigration, as well as the full raft of employee support issues, such as property, education and career options for partners.