Changing Dynamics of U.S. Workforce Tops Discussion at Beacham-Attended International Relocation Conference

Posted by Beacham & Company, REALTORS® — June 14, 2018

The Gaylord Hotel in Dallas, site of this year’s Worldwide ERC conference

Beacham & Company, REALTORS® logoATLANTA, GA - Beacham & Company, REALTORS® relocation coordinator, Sharon Leone, recently attended the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (ERC) Americas Mobility conference in Dallas, TX. Pictured left to right: Beacham relocation coordinator Sharon Leone with Tara Chandler of Extended Stay AmericaBeacham is a 10-year member of Worldwide ERC which is a relocation services industry trade group with a membership of 7,500 relocation professionals. Worldwide ERC’s chief mission is best practices management for the movement of employees by their employers within the United States and between all other countries.

Worldwide ERC President and CEO Peggy Smith addressed labor force participation in her keynote address. The rate of labor force participation in the United States continues to decline despite unemployment rates at 40-year lows. With Millennials now making up much of the workforce, and nearly 48% of all non-refinance loan originations, contract-based work is becoming more common she said. This “contingent workforce” gives companies the ability to hire the best available talent, which in turn enables quick adaptation into a job. Recruiting outsourced talent also saves companies money, she said.

“We are entering a workforce environment where on-demand contingent workers are rising as a talent option and are racing toward becoming a majority, in contrast to traditional workers,” Smith said. “This scenario is made even more complex with geopolitical churn, automation and technology shaking up the way companies operate, and the urgent need to continually up-skill current and future employees.”

Another hot discussion topic was the location of Amazon’s second headquarters (Amazon HQ2) and the impact on that area if chosen. Atlanta is among the finalists and considered one of several front-runners along with the Washington, D.C. area and Austin, TX. Other topics focused on the Millennial impact on housing and the use of portals in the home search process. Of the top four real estate portals or websites, nearly 120 billion home buyers were sourced from Google and Facebook in 2017 compared to just 604 million from Zillow according to report published by T3 Sixty, a real estate consulting and research firm based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

If your growing company needs to outsource its employee relocation coordination, Beacham & Company is well-equipped to take over. Our relocation department can save companies money on employee transfers and offers excellent service from an agent team that is the top-producing in the city.

For more information, contact Sharon Leone at 404.261.6300 or relocation@beacham.com.

Pictured left to right: Beacham relocation coordinator Sharon Leone with Tara Chandler of Extended Stay America

About Beacham & Company, REALTORS®

Beacham & Company, REALTORS® is Atlanta’s top-selling luxury real estate office. The firm was founded by Glennis Beacham, one of Atlanta’s most celebrated real estate agents and the only agent in Georgia to sell nearly $2 billion in real estate. The firm has 100 agents who average $7 million in sales per agent, more than any other Atlanta real estate firm. In 2017, the firm achieved record sales for the 11th consecutive year and remained the top-selling office in the city for single family listings sold for more than $1 million. The firm also donated nearly $1,000 per agent to local charities over the course of the year.

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