How Technology is Changing the Relocation Industry
Posted by: Alison Sedney, Director of Marketing
Technology is changing all of our lives and impacting organizations in all industries. The relocation industry is no exception. So, what’s driving the evolution of technology in employee mobility? And which new technologies are just around the corner?
Recently, Ellen McMahon, Cartus senior vice president of information technology, shared her thoughts on the future of innovative technology within relocation in Perspectives Fall 2017 article, A Brave New World. According to Ellen, the self-serve models we’re seeing today have been driven primarily by the new devices that we not only work with, but use constantly in our daily lives. Siri and Alexa are a common part of everyday life now, helping us answer questions, monitor our homes, and shop. A virtual relocation assistant to help you answer relocation questions and submit paperwork can’t be far off. Data analytics will be telling companies how to spend their relocation dollars wisely. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, driverless trucks—the stuff of science fiction stories 20 years ago—all have the potential to change the face of the relocation industry.
While the pace of change in today’s technology is at times overwhelming, all industries are facing this together and innovation will continue to be the order of the day going forward. The relocation industry is one that is used to adapting and changing with the times and employee trends. Please read the Perspectives article to see how technology has the potential to change the way we look at relocation.
For more information on relocation trends
For more information on industry trends, be sure to visit Cartus’ Resource Hub for the latest research, country information, and relocation policy and program guidance. Read our blog posts below, listen to our recent Worldwide ERC® webinar, and download our white paper on the evolution of relocation trends:
- What You Need to Know About U.S. Relocation Trends: Cartus Releases Survey Report
- Relocation: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
- Worldwide ERC® webinar, Trends in Relocation - What's Hot, What's Not, and What's Just Not Going Away, listen to a recording or view the presentation slides to see how evolving trends are affecting relocation programs.