Graebel uses a people-first approach to create humane, yet strategically scalable and customizable employee relocation solutions for their corporate clients.
Graebel offers a highly customizable, yet sophisticated corporate relocation service. Their clients can choose what departure, moving and arrival services they need, as well as the level of access a mobility team and relocating employees may have. The client also gets to customize how much control they want to maintain within their user dashboard, hosted by the Graebel globalCONNECT online system, and how much they want to be managed by a Graebel consultant.
Graebel globalCONNECT offers integrations and APIs with various HRIS and payroll solutions to ensure reasonably seamless data management. It also uses predictive analytics to monitor trends in ongoing relocations.
Relocating employees are allowed equal autonomy when using Graebel’s CitySwithcer service - a lump-sum management and self-move support platform. Each move is overseen by a moving coach, yet fully within the employee’s control via the app which is accessible from any device. The CitySwither app, powered by mobility technology company Shyft, connects users to preferred service providers, various relocation tools, and reminders throughout their move.
CityShifter’s vendor list includes obvious must-haves like packing, moving and auto-transport services. In addition, it covers helpful services surrounding an employee’s relocation, such as temporary accommodation during transit, assistance with their new government’s regulations, and local area tours. They can even help the employee open a new bank account at the destination.
These services are offered by the global network of Graebel partners who offer their services at discounted rates to CityShifter users. Because Graebel only partners with companies that have shown to be reliable and reputable, using their recommendations relieves a lot of the angst surrounding a corporate relocation.
One of the biggest advantages of their partnership with Shyft is the virtual move assessment. This allows the employee to get estimates from various movers without the inconvenience and delay of an agent doing a physical walkthrough of their home.
Since their service structure and dashboard are highly customizable, any size company can make use of Graebels relocation solutions. For a smaller company that only relocates employees on an occasional basis, a plug-and-play solution would probably be more efficient.
Since Graebel’s corporate relocation service is highly customizable, pricing varies according to what you need. For more information, we recommend speaking to an agent.
Graebel is a good fit for larger organizations that relocate employees on an assignment basis. Their services include temporary compliance, visa, and accommodation services. They can also assist with repatriation once the assignment is completed.
Getting started with Graebel requires a consultation on what services you want, how much you want to be handled by your mobility managers, and how much autonomy you want to give to their mobility experts.
Relocating employees can either be completely guided by a moving coach, or they can manage their own move via the CityShifter service, powered by the Shyft online app.
Grabel offers 24/7 global support to relocating employees, including allowance administration for moves that are allocated a lump-sum budget.
Graebel, a subsidiary of Graebel Companies, is family owned and family-run business. It was founded by David Graebel as a household goods hauling service in 1950. Leadership has since transferred to his son Bill Graebel.
The company has been exclusively focused on global talent mobility and workplace relocation services since 2014. Today they are recognized as the largest privately-owned relocation management company in the world. According to their website, 300 of the Fortune 1000 companies, including Amazon, rely on them for employee and office relocations.
Companies can assign a lump-sum budget to the employee. The employee then uses the CitySwifter service (powered by Shyft) to select services and vendors from a vetted list. Alternatively the company can contract for a relocation package that is completely managed by Graebel on a set timeline. This is ideal for executives or large family moves that are best left in the expert hands of a mobility coach.