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This groundbreaking software, which is relatively new, simplifies relocation planning for employees, while empowering them to take control of their moves. (At the same time, relocation software gives employers much greater visibility into their programs and related expenses.)
As a result, relocation consultants who work for tech-based RMCs are charged with introducing employees to their software and helping them get the most from it.
“UrbanBound is a unique beast,” says Grace Ashenhurst, UrbanBound’s Relocation Consultant Training Manager—and a relocation consultant herself. “So, we do things differently.”
“We guide employees through the UrbanBound app, so they understand what an amazing tool they have at their disposal.”
That includes managing their move, tracking their spend and utilizing a wide repository of valuable content.
According to Ashenhurst, employees appreciate the empowerment and flexibility the software gives them.
As a result, UrbanBound relocation consultants use—and talk about—technology far more than traditional relocation consultants, while performing fewer of the tasks employees are free to manage, easily and directly.
Career Considerations for Aspiring Relocation Consultants
Corporate relocation is a $14.1 billion industry in the U.S.—and growing. Between the Great Resignation and the fact that more Americans are looking to move, there are ample career opportunities in the relocation management industry.
A successful relocation consultant is a true “people person”—someone who enjoys talking with a variety of people, coaching them and providing assistance as needed.
According to Ashenhurst, successful relocation consultants are also inherently kind, remain calm under pressure, and excel at organization and time management.
Because they are continuously presented with new situations and challenges—say, how to move a tropical fish tank 800 miles—they should have strong research and creative problem-solving skills.
In addition, tech-based relocation consultants, like those at UrbanBound, must be comfortable learning and using evolving technology and coaching others to do so, too.
Not surprisingly, job satisfaction in this sector tends to be high. Beyond the gratification of helping others, every day brings new people and puzzles to solve.
Working for a tech-based relocation management company like UrbanBound—which pioneered relocation technology and continues to forge new ground—is particularly exciting.
“Before UrbanBound, the relocation management industry was set in stone for more than 50 years,” says Ashenhurst.
“There’s really nothing like belonging to a team that’s revolutionizing an industry and creating something totally new.”