Policy Review, Design, and Creation

Kinetix knows that the foundation of an effective program is a current, clear, compliant, and precise mobility policy. To ensure the best approach, it’s imperative that we understand your organization’s culture, objectives, strategic perspectives, and the markets you operate within. This targeted approach helps you to define a program that remains compliant based upon the most up-to-date regulatory demands.  

Kinetix reviews our client’s programs to assess effectiveness of policy, delivery structure, vendor choices, cost components, fit to objectives, culture, and demographics both during implementation and regularly during ongoing delivery of services.  As any of these pieces shift, or if exception requests or best practices warrant a review and adjustment, Kinetix will automatically provide feedback on the best action to take. If your organization does not yet work with Kinetix but needs a policy update, or to create a policy from scratch, Kinetix can help you move forward.

Pre-departure Counseling

Kinetix provides the attention and education your employees and their families need to ensure that they completely understand the resources and support available to them, the timing of each phase of delivery, their interaction with the vendors and agents involved, the expense process, and the tax and timing implications of the move. We provide expert pre-departure counseling and ongoing support throughout the assignment and after all benefits have been utilized to ensure that questions are addressed in real time at any time.

Visa and Immigration Support

Kinetix provides flexible options in immigration support to match your program needs. We partner with the top immigration firms in the world to ensure that each employee and family receive the best possible guidance throughout the immigration process. The Kinetix Client Services manager will assist in compilation of documents, scheduling, and providing timely information in conjunction with the specifics of each case. From simple submission of social insurance documents and local filing to the most complex of cases, Kinetix covers them all.

Global Banking Programs

Kinetix global banking programs offer options for transferring employees to access funds regardless of location and to establish credit history that crosses borders without exposure to excessive fees and limitations. Kinetix partners with banking experts who can work with incoming transferees in advance of their arrival to ensure a smooth financial transition. Expatriates will have access to credit, including traditional charge cards and home mortgages where appropriate, and be able to deposit and access funds for bill pay and personal expenses as if operating in their home location.

Tax Support

Kinetix partners with global tax experts including the largest tax firms and dedicated local and regional relocation tax providers to ensure that the solution fits the need. From estimation of expense gross up to hypothetical tax calculation and production of associated reporting, Kinetix provides comprehensive coverage seamlessly integrated into the talent mobility process.

Temporary Housing Support

Housing options can vary greatly in the U.S. and around the world. Kinetix’s expert Client Services Managers have years of experience navigating global temporary housing markets and options, and partnering with local resources in every location to ensure that the best properties within each budget are offered. Kinetix offers property search, entry and exit inspection, lease negotiation, and financial support to make short-term housing procurement easy and stress-free.

Cost of Living Reporting and Analysis

Kinetix provides Cost of Living Allowance review and reporting, Compensation Balance Sheet support, and associated analysis to ensure that your program appropriately mitigates cost impact to your employees, while staying up to date with shifts in local costs, tax impacts and currency conversion. Data can be sourced through a number of options including your preferred provider (where appropriate).

Automobile Lease and Purchase Assistance

Leasing or purchasing an automobile for a foreign national entering the US without credit history has been a constant dilemma. Kinetix partners with specialists who can design both structured lease and purchase programs, or open ended packages which offer flexibility in costs, terms, and auto manufacturers.

Destination Services

Kinetix understands that navigating host location regulations, social, cultural and language differences, new surroundings, and local resources can be difficult and frustrating. Kinetix has partnered with on-the-ground experts throughout the world to provide critical support services including area orientation, home finding assistance, and settling-in as well as a comprehensive menu of family and spousal support programs. Program length can be tailored to the specific needs of the employee and family.

Host Departure Services

Working closely with the host country service providers within our preferred global network, we arrange all activities required to terminate a lease in the host location, from apartment walk through/inspection and utility shut-offs to security deposit collection and mail re-routing.  As a matter of best practice, Kinetix highly recommends an initial documented walk-through upon lease signing in order to increase the opportunity to collect the security deposit upon departure from the host location. 

Family Support Services

Kinetix understand the importance of family in the overall success of the assignment. To best achieve a successful transition, the family needs to easily navigate the host location, with a comfortable understanding of languages, area amenities, the local culture, educational and career opportunities for the trailing spouse/partner, and a host of other things that we take for granted in our home location. Kinetix offers area orientation and settling in services, language and intercultural training, spouse/partner support services, school search, and ongoing local support to ensure the ease of transition and ongoing success of the assignment. In addition, support is available to help accompanying spouses/partners achieve career, volunteering, and educational objectives at the host location.

Expense Management

Kinetix provides timely expense processing and payment, comprehensive reporting, and program budgeting and reporting support. Supported by the broadest system capabilities in the industry, available through mobile technology, and allowing for secure engagement that is compliant with global data security requirements, Kinetix expense management provides a centralized solution for the financial needs of your program, and individual care for your employees. With payment turnaround of less than 4 days, web-based submission tools, expert audit against policy, and a flexible reporting and dashboard tool Kinetix removes the delay, guesswork, and emotion from the payment process.

Household Goods Move Management Services

Kinetix household goods move management division coordinates thousands of moves annually to all parts of the world. We oversee an independent network of pre-qualified agents and global transportation resources to ensure your employee’s goods are transported in the most appropriate time- and cost-effective manner available. Our team is committed to providing policy and budget control, effective survey results, quality pack, load, transport and delivery of household goods, risk management/claims resolution, and permanent storage control.