RISMEDIA, January 5, 2010—Weichert Relocation Resources Inc. (WRRI), one of the leaders in relocation, cross-border and assignment management solutions, has unveiled Next Neighborhood, a proprietary suite of Web-based community and housing research tools that enable relocating employees to quickly and easily pinpoint the locations best suited to their unique lifestyles and needs.
Using Next Neighborhood, relocating employees can seamlessly research and analyze over 30,000 destination and departure locations and compare them against their current communities in such critical areas as population demographics, amenities, schools, cost of living, crime and home values. This powerful but easy-to-use system puts everything employees need to research their new communities at their fingertips, through one convenient portal, so they won’t waste valuable time combing a number of different sites to find similar information.
According to the company, Next Neighborhood also leverages social media to incorporate comments from local residents on everything from schools to restaurants, offering a fuller perspective of each community and ensuring that employees get the most accurate snapshot of their target locations.
“When a relocating employee has all the information that he or she needs to make an informed decision about a new community, it increases the chances of a successful relocation, boosts productivity, and ensures a better return on investment for the employee’s company,” said Dave Bencivengo, WRRI’s Executive Vice President of Client Services.
“Particularly in today’s economic environment, in which employees can be more hesitant to accept a move, Next Neighborhood offers a useful recruitment tool, helping companies overcome employee resistance by alleviating any concerns about their destination locations. It’s another example of how WRRI is using Next Practice technology to give our clients greater flexibility and control in managing their mobile workforces.”
For more information, visit www.wrri.com.