Elevating “The Personal Side of Mobility” at the Graebel 2019 Relocation Alliance Conference
More than 200 of Graebel’s top service providers from around the globe accepted our invitation to come to Denver from October 8-10 to network, celebrate success, and collaborate on how we can continue to deliver exceptional service to transferees whose care is in our hands.
In a panel discussion led by CEO Bill Graebel, senior Mobility leaders from two of Graebel’s clients – Berna Anderson, Director of Global Mobility with Becton, Dickinson and Kelly Tracy, Manager of Global Mobility with Workday – shared their thoughts on what makes an exceptional transferee experience and described how outsourced relocation services must be consistent with their own value proposition of putting their employees first.
Through interactive polling, attendees indicated that “communication” was the most critical factor in providing exceptional experiences. Participants dug deeper into this topic in workshop sessions, uncovering ways to improve communication related to transferee information, client policies, move status and other matters.
Keynote speaker Dennis Snow reinforced these customer service principles. In 1994, Dennis launched a division of Disney Institute that works with major organizations around the world who want to emulate the “Disney Approach” to customer service. He since has formed Snow & Associates, Inc. to help organizations define and achieve their goals in that area.
At the close of the conference, we introduced the Graebel Partner Alliance program, which clearly defines the relationship between Graebel and its Partner companies. The program lays out mutual expectations and benefits of collaboration.
At the award ceremony and dinner on the 9th, we recognized our top partners for their excellence in service and partnership in the past year.
2019 Graebel Golden Globe Award Winners
Recognizes the partner who exemplifies the principle of working together with the Graebel team, consistently and at multiple levels within the organization.
- Winner – HOME SWEET HOME SERVICES, LLC
Pacesetter Achievement Award
Awarded to the partner who has shown a high degree of collaboration in promoting and securing new business opportunities with Graebel.
- Winner – ACE RELOCATION
Environmental Stewardship Award
Recognizes the partner who demonstrates a unique commitment to sustainability. Effective programs incorporate many different facets of sustainability, from reducing carbon impact and consumption of electricity and natural resources, to encouraging recycling, carpooling and more.
- Winner – AGS GROUPE MOBILITAS
Superior Quality Achievement Award – awarded to the partners achieving the highest scores as reported by Graebel transferees YTD for the current year.
Relocation Transferee Quality Award:
- Winner – RELOCATION AFRICA (Pty) Ltd.
- Honorable Mention – Relocation Service Network
Move Management Transferee Quality Award:
- Winner – ALEXANDER'S MOBILITY SERVICES
- Honorable Mention – AMJ Campbell
International Transferee Quality Award:
- Winner – CLINTUS GROUP
- Honorable Mention – AGS Four Winds
Awarded to the partners achieving the highest quality scores as reported by Graebel consultants and coordinators, based on scores for the current year.
Relocation Consultant’s Choice
- Winner – IMPACT GROUP
- Honorable Mention – Ebby Halliday Realtors, ReloOlogy Inspection Management Services
Move Management Coordinator’s Choice
- Winner – ATLANTIC RELOCATION SYSTEMS
- Honorable Mention – ALEXANDER'S MOBILITY SERVICES
International Coordinator’s Choice
- Winner – WILLIAM B. MEYER
- Honorable Mention – Yokohama System Mover(s) Pte Ltd.
Workplace Services Awards
Account Manager Choice Awards – Awarded to the partner achieving the highest scores from the Graebel Account Management and Project Management teams.
- International Winner – CRONIN MOVERS GROUP
- International Honorable Mention – Yamatane Corporation
- Domestic Winner – BELTMANN RELOCATION GROUP
- Domestic Honorable Mention – Hilldrup
Collaboration Award – Awarded to the partner who has shown a high degree of collaboration in promoting and securing new business opportunities.
- Winner – ATLANTIC RELOCATION SYSTEMS
- Honorable Mention – New World Van Lines
Graebel’s success in delivering award-winning global relocation services has been a result of our strong relationships with quality partners around the world. Learn more about the Graebel Supplier Network.