Making Your Global Mobility Program Millennial Proof with Galleon International

The word ‘Millennial’ is typically thrown around to complain about young people’s lack of ambition and laziness. It is also used in the media to discuss trends amongst people of a certain age group. But what does it really mean?

The term officially describes those born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s. The reason this generation differ so much from their parents; the ‘Baby Boomers’, and previous generations is because they are the most familiar with communication; media and digital technology. Growing up in a time where the internet was created and everything became accessible online; this generation value convenience above all else.

According to new research by GFK, on behalf of hospitality giant Airbnb; millennials see travel as a higher priority than saving up for a home or a car – or even than paying off a debt. In fact, a millennial travel company called Contiki, have noticed an upward trend in younger people spending money on travel; with a 10 per cent rise on the average spend of clients from 18 to 35.

As this generation emerge into the workplace, it’s important that businesses adapt for the new wave of employees as well as their beliefs and values. Millennials are often cited as having a strong sense of civic responsibility; a healthy work-life balance and socially liberal views. As well as this, with travel being an important factor for this new generation of workers, how can you adapt your corporate global mobility program to suit them?

Personalised Policies – Does your current global mobility policy have multiple static levels which are based on individual’s job titles? Why not try to introduce a customisable policy for all of your employees i.e. when catering for spouses and their children, you should consider whether a house or flat is better for their needs. Some of the important values for Millennials are flexibility; work-life balance; equality and openness. By adding flexible and tailored options for the individual; they are more likely to stick with your company for longer.

Give Them Options – Instead of awarding set budgets to different areas of your policy. You should offer millennials a lump sum to mastermind their own move, which could then benefit you and your employee. After all, millennials like to know their options and so by adapting the policy for their own needs it is a great way to allow them to do this.

Stay Tech Savvy – Generation Y is renowned for being the generation who were raised on and with technology. Therefore, they appreciate the convenience provided by digital and mobile means as well as apps which are designed to aid the global mobility and international relocation process.

Is your global mobility program in need of a refresh? Why not get in touch with Galleon International and our team of global relocation experts! Since 1980, we have supported companies and their employees with the moving overseas process and their corporate moving needs.

For more information on how Galleon International can help your business with corporate relocation and developing a millennial-proof process. Get in touch today on 01708 868 068.

The Ancillary Services which prove to be invaluable when moving overseas.

Galleon International persistently respond to new challenges which present themselves within an ever-evolving world. Subsequently, we pride ourselves on being equipped to deliver a personal and bespoke approach to relocation. Our uniquely tailored services are adjusted and enhanced as required. Allowing us to support clients with ease through an overseas move. As the demands and processes involved in international moving characteristically continue to change. This can enhance already prominent apprehension about relocation.

Our promised efficiency and personal service aims to eliminate some of these concerns, namely, through the use of the ancillary services offered at Galleon International. We are able to smooth the transition of an individual having to leave their existing home hence lessening any concerns which surround the issue of global mobility.

Furthermore, outlined below are several of the invaluable ancillary services we provide which act to assure a seamless relocation. Protecting a client’s belongings and enforcing faultless organisation of what, for many, is an otherwise stressful process.

1. Customer case making:

Firstly, in order to safeguard those precious, sentimental and delicate items in transportation and forwarding. Each piece is precisely measured before a purpose made case is fashioned to fit comfortably around export wrapping.

2. Parking suspension:

With local councils in cities and towns applying their own enforcements and regulations. Galleon International will liaise on a client’s behalf.  In addition, we can book then appropriate space for our assigned vehicles over the necessary number of days. Thus, helping to ensure the move is conducted efficiently and without inconvenience.

3. External elevators:

Moving large furniture items out of a property can undoubtedly carry complications. Positioning an elevator at kerbside allows for loading from levels above ground floor. At Galleon International. We are able to utilise industry vetted and approved partners specialising in the placement and operation of this service to ensure total professionalism and quality of care.

4. “Maid-Service”

Moreover, Galleon International provides a personalised packing/unpacking service. Which can be provided as an aside from the management of the main move.

5. HandyMan Service

As part of the bespoke service provided by us, a tailored approach may be delivered through the provision of a HandyMan with extensive trade expertise and experience. To assist our team with the dismantling and re-assembly of furniture. Should anything require carpentry, plumbing or electrical work.

6. Moving Pets:

Finally, pets are an essential part to any family. For many, holding a degree of importance which extends far beyond any other belongings. The sensitive and careful handling of pets is consequently crucial and thus entrusted to industry renowned specialists who are familiar with breed, dietary requirements, and customs formalities for global relocation.

Therefore, get in touch with the team at Galleon International to find out how we can help your international move go without a hitch.