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Moving to New Zealand from The States

The land next door to the Land Down Under, New Zealand, is a wealth of natural beauty, and a slower pace of life. This could be why many Americans have opted to move to the green pastures of New Zealand. You could want to move to New Zealand for work opportunities, education, family, or just to have a slow pace of life with fewer people around. And, getting to NZ is not a small task. But, with this article, and the help of Shyft, it can be.

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Moving to Australia from The USA

Thinking of moving to Australia? Living among the koalas, kangaroos and playing the didgeridoo? Well, stereotyping and joking aside, the Land Down Under is a remarkable place to live in. With its warm climate, wonderful collection of wildlife, tasty beer; and super friendly people it is no wonder that millions of Americans decided to make Australia their home.

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How to Work From Anywhere and Stay Productive

Remote work and working from anywhere can be great for those that want more of a sense of control over their time. You can work where you want and when you want. This can open you up to other activities and take on more projects since you would not have someone standing over you, and watching your every move. While this is a freeing idea it can also lead to a lack of motivation often lowing productivity. While you are not working from an office you still have to act like you are to get your tasks done on time without the stress building up.

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What to Expect with Office and Talent Relocation?

Talent relocation is often done as a way to expand the business to new places. Instead of hiring new employees to fulfill the roles in the new office, businesses would rather relocate the talent to the new location. This is done to ease the onboarding process for the new hires as well as for the new location to hit the ground running with employees that know how the business works. While the location is different the company is still the same, but maybe with a bit newer hires to fill in the gaps.

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Keeping the Moving Costs Down- 5 Ways to Save While You Move

Everyone wants to save a penny here and there. But, even more, people want to save a few $100s certainly when it comes to moving to a new home. And, you can by following these 5 ways of keeping your moving costs down.

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Create a Seamless Move with This Ultimate Packing Guide

Everyone wants to have a non-problematic and seamless moving experience. However, the former may not always be possible depending on situations, weather, etc. But, the latter is more likely to happen due to flexible moving plan and starting ASAP on the moving process. One of the first things anybody in the process of moving should do is pack. And, pack well. With this ultimate packing guide, your packing will be seamless which can extend into your whole moving process.

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How to Pack and Relocate Wine Bottles Safely

Wine. Now that we have gotten your attention we presume that you are a lover of wine, whether it be a person who is a wine collector or even someone who has their favorite bottles that they do not wish to leave behind while moving to their new home. But, how do you relocate your wine bottles safely when they will be in the back of a moving truck? Read more to find out how to safely transport wine bottles.

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How The Moving Industry Has Changed With Moving Apps

The moving industry has certainly changed with the times, thanks to the advantages that technology brings particularly when it comes to mobile apps and softwares. The moving process has been streamlined for customers' experience and satisfaction by moving apps and moving softwares. Let’s see how much the moving world has changed, and how moving help apps are beneficial to help you with your moving process.

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Furniture Must-Haves When Moving in 2022

2022 is the year of design, certainly so when it comes to interior furniture design. The way to decorate your space can have a positive, as well as considerable impact on the rest of the year ahead. And, it is never too late to hop on the latest furniture design trends of 2022 before the year is out. It can even bleed into the next year as well if fashion is any indication.

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Relocation Bonus Taxes: Are Relocation Expenses Taxable?

Relocation expenses are when a company covers some of, if not all of the costs of moving an employee to their new working location on behalf of the company. But, the question arises: are these relocation expenses taxable income for the employee?

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What You Can’t Relocate With The Moving Company

There are certain rules when it comes to packing certain items for a moving company to relocate from your current home to your new home. The thing is that moving companies cannot relocate everything that you want to bring with you. Here is the ultimate moving guide to what you have to dispose of, leave behind, and how and what to pack for professional movers.

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Employee Relocation Guide: Making Friends as an Adult in a Foreign Country

Everyone knows that “adulting” is difficult, and one of the aspects that make it so is making friends in a foreign country. However, there are ways that you can meet new people in a new country, some that are even like-minded, all while figuring out your way around a new home.

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Employee Relocation Made Easy- The Ultimate Guide

The world is a huge place, and the idea of employee relocation is not a new one. However, it is a trend that has been growing throughout the years. The idea is that companies send their employees to work in different locations in certain parts of the world. But, preferably, they have to be the ones to organize the relocation process. As well as help the employees get settled into their new job location and working home. This is where RMCs (relocation management companies) step up to the plate.

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Find the Relocation Package that is Right for You

Relocation for work purposes may be a hard sell for employees. However, there are relocation packages that can help employers and employees in moving not only themselves but also their families to a new home. Therefore, let us go into what you can expect in a relocation package, what types there are, and how employees can negotiate the terms with their employers.

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Attention Remote Workers- Find out How to Reduce Your Moving Costs

Remote working is all about being able to work from anywhere you want. However, the cost of moving to your dream place can be a bit on the pricey side. Certainly so without proper planning. This can be an issue for remote freelance workers who work gig to gig. But, there are several easy ways that you can save money while making cheap moves. And, here is how.

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Is Now a Good Time to Move Back to NYC?

People are making their way back home since the pandemic restrictions have lessened in some parts of the US. And people are moving back to New York City. Here is why you should make the move back to the Big Apple now, not just because it is a moving trend of 2022. New York City has a lot to offer, and here are just some of the things that are waiting for you after moving to NYC.

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Moving from USA to Japan- Start a New Life with A Great Move

Culture is a big draw for many people in the West. And, Japan is known for having a different culture, lifestyle, even types of food from what the Western world is used to. Therefore, it is not out of the ordinary for people to want to move from the USA to Japan. But, how do you move to Japan? Well, let’s get into it.

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Storage Services, Yes or No? That is the Question

Storage as a service can be a great way to aid you in your moving process. As you know you do not have to keep all your belongings in your new home. Therefore, you can opt to use long-term storage or even short-term storage options. But, should you? Well, we are going to take a look at the benefits of using storage services as well as what to look for when checking out your future extra space storage unit.

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Moving to Dubai from USA

Dubai is currently drawing a huge expat crowd from around the world. About 80% of the population of Dubai are foreigners. It is known as “The City of Gold” due to its growing economic structure, culture, and lifestyle. Therefore, it is no wonder that many Americans are moving to the United Arab Emirates to live in an ever-growing city of Dubai. But, what do you need to move to Dubai from the US?

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Lit in Interior Design in 2022- Ultimate Guide

Interior design is fashion, and fashion comes and goes. However, you can stay on top of the design trends with this easy to follow guide on what interior designers are playing with in 2022.

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How to Move When Heading Off to College

One aspect of college that can be great is moving into a college dorm to live among other students. However, you may be a bit nervous if this is your first time moving away from home. This is natural, and we are here to help you prepare for the move when heading to college to start your college journey.

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What Are Moving Quote Estimates? How are the Prices Determined?

Finding a moving company isn’t easy - think about it, how many movers do you know off the top of your head? How do you know if they’re licensed and accredited properly? How do you know that they’re reliable?

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How to Move to The US from Canada

Canada and the US are neighbors although they offer completely different aspects of life. There are some overlaps such as the language, but like moving to any new country, even one on the same continent, it will take some time to get used to it. However, moving is more than just a drive away, so here is all you need to know about moving to the USA from Canada.

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Moving? Here is How to Ask for Moving Help

Friendship is all about give and take. It is a relationship after all. They give you their time, while you give them your company, and visa-versa. But, what happens when you need a favor from them?

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Help The Environment While You Move- Eco-Friendly Moving Tips

Eco-friendly moving is one of the best ways that you can help the environment while you are transitioning from one home to another. Regardless if it is a local or international move. That’s right, there are ways that you can pack for your move, and make it, without hurting the world.

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Moving Electronics and Appliances? Here is How You Keep Them Protected

Moving into a new home can be tough if you do not pack your electronics the right way, since they can break in transit. With that, here are the ways to find out how to protect the appliances.

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How to Move to US from UK

When moving to a new country, there is a lot to consider. One of the main concerns is the language barrier. Here is how you can prepare for your move from the UK to the US, with less stress.

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New House Blues (Pets Edition)

Having a new home can offer a lot of excitement, and even new opportunities. However, there is also such a thing as “New House Blues” which almost contradicts the feeling of adventure. Luckily there are some ways that you can tackle these new house blues to make the transition into your new home that much easier.

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10 (+1) False Facts About Moving

The internet is filled to the brim with information. This means there is a huge mixture of true facts, and false ones in all areas, and topics, with facts about moving not being an exception.

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What Are the Moving Blues?

The idea of a new home is an exciting one that opens up a lot of possibilities. But, the downside is that you can get sick after you move to a new place. Why is that? And, how can you avoid getting the Moving Blues?

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Earn Money While in the Process of Moving

There are a few ways that you can make money from your move outside of selling your current home. Plus, a bit more in the pocket never hurt anyone.

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How to Move to France from the USA

Paris in the US is a fantastic city, but Paris in France is a whole different story. Here is all you need to know about moving to France from the USA.

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Moving is a Journey, Not a Destination 

Good reasons to move to another state and make your moving to another country a fun journey you will enjoy rather than a stressful experience you might regret.

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Moving in Together? We Have Tips for You Both

We got tips for couples moving in together. Here are reasons why you should and shouldn't move in together with your partner with kids or pets in the game.

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Your Moving Guide to Cheap Moves

We got you covered with a moving guide for cheap moves, how to save money, how to do DIY moving or self moves, find cheap professional movers and avoid scams.

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Craziest Laws in the US of A

All countries in the world have some unusual laws, here are the craziest laws in the US. Find out the crazy things that you mustn't do in each state in the US.

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The Ultimate Moving Guide to DIY Moving

Moving guide for using a dolly, packing materials for moving, professional packers, self-storage, driving a moving truck on your own and more on self-move.

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Planning on Moving or Downsizing in 2022? All You Need to Know

If you're planning a move in 2022 or downsizing we have detailed moving tips for you: how to declutter, how to start planning a move, packing tips and more.

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Shyft Miami Moving Survey Statistics 2021 - This is How Miami Moves

Shyft's 2021 Moving Statistics are based on real moving surveys. These survey statistics show the amount of people moving to Miami and reasons why they move.

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Understanding Different Moving Services

Best moving guide through moving services. When do you need local movers, long distance movers, self move or even international or corporate relocation.

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Worst Days to Move - The Shyft Theory About Moving Day

Tips on how to choose a right date for your moving day based on the opportunity to save money, avoid the item damages and avoid the rush of moving season.

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Best Moving Guide for Relocating Pets

Moving guide for pet relocation, all the laws of pet transfers you need to know, certificates you need for pet transportation from state to state and more.

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How International Moves and Shipping Are Being Impacted by the Current Supply Chain Crisis

How international relocations are impacted by supply chain crisis during covid-19 pandemic. How the low supply chain and high demand cause low quality service.

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The Allure of Nashville - And Why You Want to Move There

Nashville became a popular place to live. Here are all the reasons to move to Nashville, besides the lower cost of living, educational system and country music.

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8 Things That Travelers Should Know Before Visiting Portugal

Things you should know before visiting Portugal, from visa application, best time to travel to Portugal, what to do in Portugal, about people, safety and more.

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Tulsa- Your New Remote Working Home, and Why

Moving to Tulsa to work remotely has one particular benefit, a 10 000 grant for those willing to move and work there. Here are more benefits of living in Tulsa.

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10 Best Moving Apps You Should Consider Using

We made a list of best moving apps you should consider using as well as Shyft's apps like Shyft Moving, Shyft Next and Shyft Card for instant moving help.

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Onwards to Denver

Rise of the job opportunities in Denver, decent cost of living, beer industry, biking, art scene, unique neighborhoods, and other reasons to move to Denver.

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Moving out? Here’s how to leave your apartment in good condition

Deep clean the house, fix what's broken or hire a handyman and house cleaning service? Check here for what to do to leave your apartment in good condition.

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Moving after retirement? This is our list of pros and cons.

All you need to know about moving after retirement: where to move, best places to retire in the US, what are moving expenses for retirees and more.

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Shyft City Guide: All About Moving to Austin

The number of companies moving to Austin has increased, even Tesla Company moved to Austin. This trend has many people relocating to Austin for job opportunities.

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Your Guide to The Ultimate Moving Hacks

Here is our moving guide with ultimate moving tips for people relocating out of state or interstate, from house ranting and packing to logistics and payments.

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10 Expert Organizing Tips to Make Your Move Easier

Move organizing tips to ease your relocation

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What You Need to Know When You're Moving Out Of State

We prepared a relocation list for people moving out of state: what you need to do before your move, from finding a new home, to packing and logistics.

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Shyft Launches the First Financial Technology for Moving Companies

Learn more about Shyft's financial services for movers: lead sourcing, booked moves, AR financing, invoice factoring, healthy cash flow and instant payments.

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On The Move? Check Your Must-Do Moving Checklist

To avoid the stressful and chaotic moves, check our moving guide. Make sure you're fully prepared for your move whether you're moving alone or moving with kids.

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20 Best Cities For Digital Nomads: In the USA And Other Countries- Expansion Of Global Mobility

Explore the list of best places to work remotely inside and outside the US and the benefits of best cities for digital nomads in the US and internationally.

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Miami Is the Next Great Tech Hub

Miami is a fast growing tech hub merging tech companies all over the world. Learn more why companies move to Miami and how it empowers their business.

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Domestic VS International Relocation - What You Need To Know

Things to take care of before moving for both international and domestic relocation; such as documents, pet transportation, housing options and work relocation.

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The Three Advantages of Shyft Instant Payments for Movers

Shyft Instant Payments offers moving companies a unique possibility of instant payments for relocation, easier lead generation and more booked moves with their new FinTech platform.

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Corporate Relocation Made Easy with Shyft Card

Virtual instant payments can make the process of corporate relocation a lot easier. This is the FinTech product that changes the moving industry.

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Our Top Hacks For Moving With Kids

Moving in with kids can get stressful for both kids and parents. So we prepared some moving hacks and tips for those relocating with their children.

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Miami Is The Tech Capital of The US - Prove Us Wrong

Miami is so much more than fun in the sun, it has become a stomping ground for tech entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, who are relocating from traditional tech hubs to emerging ones.

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10 (Or More) Items to Sell Before Your Move

Before moving out, one should leave behind what they no longer need. A move is a fresh start where certain objects do not come with or they can be placed in storage.

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7 (+8 Hidden) Top Tips to Save Money When You Move

We explored the best money saving tips for you, while you are moving. Read more here on how to make your relocation stress free with Shyft's apps.

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Remote Work Benefits For Employers, and What Models To Use

Shyft has few home office solutions, from moving software to fintech, ShyftCard app to provide any company's employees with their well deserved benefits.

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Military Families Moving Made Easier with Shyft

Military moves can be complex, but Shyft is here to provide you with military relocation assistance and professionals, and even military support groups to follow.

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Don't Fall for It! Protect Yourself from Moving Scams

We have moving advice to help you avoid moving scams online and find reliable moving companies with licenses and insurances with the help of the Shyft app.

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How To Choose A Moving Company Vs Doing It Yourself

When you want to move you should make sure that you have the right information. And, to make sure that the best moving companies are in your price range. It can take a lot of time to find all the information you need to make the right choice.

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Shyft Modernizes Payments for Moving Companies, Reducing Net Days to Instant

We sat down with our partners Ekomovers, who are amongst the first to experience Shyft Instant Payments.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Book Your Move Before Peak Season Starts

Are you planning to move between late March and August? So is most of America! And if you’re not in America - your peak season is likely spring/summer - it’s the same in both hemispheres.

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Shyft Partners with Move For Hunger to Curb Food Waste in Moving

Shyft Moving, the #1 moving marketplace, is excited to announce a new philanthropic partnership Move For Hunger, a hunger relief non-profit.

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The Complete Guide to Employee Relocation Assistance

Employee relocation from A to Z. We cover everything you need to know to secure happy employees so your organization can thrive.

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Five Growing Pains You Will Have To Navigate As You Expand

As a growing startup, you’ll face mountains of challenges. In this blog, we talk about five we faced and how we hurdled them.

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19 Common Mistakes: What Movers Wish You Knew Before Moving Day

It’s no surprise that moving is one the most stressful life events. Moving to a new place requires careful planning, organization, and stamina. No matter how many times you do it, it never seems to get any easier.

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Six Invaluable Insights from our Employee Engagement Survey

Our first Employee Engagement Survey was full of invaluable insights, in this blog, we explore the lessons we learned and how they challenged our assumptions.

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The Future of Work: 7 Virtually Future-Proofed Professions

The WEF predicts that by 2030 more than one billion jobs will be transformed by tech. We asked the question - which jobs are future-proof?

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Future-proofing your career: Five vital soft skills for the future of work

The WEF predicts that by 2030 more than one billion jobs will be transformed by tech, we reveal 5 key soft skills to learn for the new job market.

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Mobility Can Get Us Out of Our Echo Chambers and Bring Us Closer Together

Mobility has a crucial role to play breaking down barriers between us, and creating a diversity of thought to overcome future challenges. Read more here.

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Investigating the Post-COVID-19 Real Estate Landscape

What is the long-term outlook for the post-COVID-19 property market? How has the market recovered so far? Check out our blog for four key conclusions.

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Building a high-performance culture in your post-COVID-19 team

Even if you’re working remotely, building and maintaining a high-performance culture should be a top priority. Check out this blog on how it can be!

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Going Paperless: Finding the right moving technology to complement your business

Relo is moving into a tech-driven, paperless age. Check out our blog with tips on finding the perfect moving tech partner for your business!

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Understanding the CX vs UX Overlap and Five Other Ways to Give Your Customers an Incredible Experience

Giving your customers an immaculate customer experience is a massive factor in your product’s success. Check out our six top ideas to help here!

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The Data Is In: Our Industry Report and Pew Research Data Show People Are On The Move

Our Industry Report and Pew Research Data show that people have been moving in huge numbers through the pandemic. Read our blog for the full story!

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ShyftX: The Moving Software Shortcut for Movers

ShyftX’s moving software can help you attract more business and give your customers an incredible moving experience. Check out our blog on how!

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Will Lump Sum Be the Go-To Post-COVID-19 Relocation Package?

Are Lump Sum relocation packages going to be the go-to choice? Check out our blog on why they might and how they can offer an incredible relocation experience!

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Best practices: Creating, scaling and managing a remote team

Remote working is on the rise and there’s a huge pay-off for building, scaling and managing your remote team intelligently. Check out our best practices!

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New grads: Moving out for the first time? Here’s how to do it

Your move will bring a lot of unknowns. You will have to adjust to working full-time in your first job, living in a new apartment and city, and building a social circle, possibly from scratch. We've got you!

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The Work From Home Revolution is underway and here to stay

We’re changing how we work at Shyft with flexible work from home options and new remote positions. But this is just the start. Check out this blog for more!

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Shyft is Hiring Now! The New Normal is here and we’re ready to hire.

Shyft is hiring now and ready for growth! Check out this blog for the latest on the positions we have open and the types of people we’re looking for.

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Why Compassion Moves?

At the start of May the total unemployment insurance claims in the US hit 33 million. 33 million in just the previous 7 weeks. The unemployment rate quadrupled from 3.5% to 14.7% in April alone. We felt powerless. You probably did too. We were desperate to do more than watch, as thousands lost their lives, and millions lost their livelihoods. Yet we knew that our industry still wanted to give...

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Why We Chose to Shyft

People have been on the move for thousands of years; the curiosity to find new lands created explorers, adventure seekers, and simply ordinary people seeking better opportunities. This behavior has evolved rapidly in the last two decades as humans now live in a digital world centered around technology which has fundamentally changed how we exist.

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Crater launches rebranded company Shyft. The future of moving is here.

Why did we rebrand the company? Over the last three years, the company has changed significantly. We are very proud of the fact that we were the first to market and the market leader with our video survey technology – SurveyBot. While that remains a core part of who we are as a company

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From a candidate to an employee – Open day in candidates’ shoes

Heavy snowfall, fierce cold and a traffic jam – not a Saturday morning you would hope for, let alone the kind that would make you want to leave your bed. And yet, despite awful weather conditions, more than thirty individuals, myself included, have gathered together at the talent scouting event called Open Day in Belgrade, Serbia

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Get a Head Start – Peak Season is Here

It’s no secret that moving during peak season can be rough! Approximately 43 million people move in the US annually and 80% (35 million) will move in “Peak Season”. So if you’re like the majority of us who move between April and September each year, Shyft has some tips up our sleeves for you: 1.

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5 Tips On How To Make The Most Of The Worldwide ERC Conference

For football fans it’s the Superbowl, for baseball fans it’s the World Series and for HR global mobility professionals it’s the Global Workforce Symposium 2019, or ERC! In just three weeks – the conference for all things mobility is taking place in Boston. Over 1,900 industry disruptors, global mobility leaders and corporate HR leaders from...

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