Cartus’ Bring Your Children to Work Day on April 22 was celebrated in style. The weeks of planning and organization by our Human Resources staff and volunteers was well worth it when the smiling faces of nearly 100 children of employees trooped into the company’s conference center to register and be welcomed by Cartus CFO Eric Barnes. The theme of this year’s event was “Cartus Culture: We are the World” so we spent some time speaking about Cartus’ culture as a company, and what culture means to our families, not only limited to ethnicity, but the traditions that we have in our families. (more…)
Monthly Archives: April 2010
Early this morning, our parent company, Realogy, issued its First Quarter 2010 financial and operating results. I am pleased to inform you that Realogy began the year with a continuation of the positive directional trends that it experienced in the third and fourth quarters of 2009. A link to the full release is provided here; as well as a link to the full recording of the earnings webcast Investor Information.
In addition, Richard Smith, Realogy’s President and CEO, will appear as the guest host on “Squawk Box,” CNBC’s signature morning business news program tomorrow, Friday, April 30, from 7:00-9:00 a.m. Eastern.
I would like to wish a happy anniversary to the green cause! The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. I currently serve on the Employee Relocation Council’s Green Initiatives Committee. The committee’s goal is to educate members on green issues and help them integrate environmentally friendly practices into their business plans. As the leader of Cartus’ real estate services group, I find this to be of particular benefit as I look to the future and contemplate how the evolution of green homes will impact real estate and relocation.
The National Relocation Conference hosted by ERC in Orlando, Florida next month will feature sessions on a range of relocation topics. A list of sessions can be found by clicking here. On May 21, the conference will hold a session called “Sustain your Business & the Planet with Sustainable Eco Practices.” I invite ERC members attending the conference to participate. Topics to be discussed during this session include:
1) How relocation service partners are acquiring new skill sets to respond to the growing consumer demand for environmentally clean and energy-efficient homes and service delivery
2) How ERC members are focusing on three areas identified as important to them: environmental preservation, being good corporate citizens, and ethical considerations
3) How risk management policies can be shaped by identifying issues such as unique home features and environmental contaminations that impact home-purchase programs
4) The economic and social benefits corporations are realizing by reducing their carbon footprints to optimize their business operations
ERC members are also invited to participate in ERC’s Green Forum blog by clicking here.
Cartus’ 4 May 2010 eLearning will focus on the UK Property Market and the potential impact of the forthcoming UK election on domestic relocation in Britain. The first part of the one-hour session will feature a review of house prices, the impact of supply and demand, and regional property market differences. Following this, there will be a review of the main parties’ election manifestos as they relate to housing and a discussion of the potential impacts of a change of Government on domestic UK relocation.
Taking place during what will be Election Week, the session will help inform and prepare UK Relocation Managers for any anticipated legislative changes that may result from a change of Government.
If you are interested in attending the eLearning, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
The ash cloud from the eruption of the volcano in southern Iceland has drifted into large portions of northern European airspace, worsening already severe flight disruptions throughout Europe. Depending on weather patterns, additional countries could unexpectedly restrict airspace use. Flight suspensions could continue after officials lift airspace restrictions. For Cartus customers, cancelled and delayed air shipments will cause the extension of transit times for international freight. Cartus’ international freight forwarders are actively reaching out to communicate any transit delays to assignees on shipments already in process. Cartus clients and customers are also encouraged to call their account executives or consultants with any questions.