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Dwellworks Continues Commitment to Compliance & HSSE

Dwellworks’ Legal, Compliance, and Human Resources teams recently completed a refresher training for all associates on our Code of Conduct and Associate Handbook.  This included review of our data privacy policy, our personally-owned mobile device privacy policy, and our social media policy.  We talked in detail about HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, and Environment) and corporate social […]…
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Qualities of Good Leaders

At Dwellworks, we’re lucky to have many great leaders among us. Being a leader is both a privilege and a duty and there are some attributes that the best leaders share. Setting the proper example – No matter what role we play in the organization, we are setting an example for our teammates. Setting the […]…
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Diversity as an Advantage

“We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” –Jimmy Carter This great quote, originally addressed to the United States as a whole, also describes at a very basic level the power and potential of a great team.  Oftentimes, team members are all very […]…
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RentalRaters – Online Reviews of UK Rental Properties

For the first time, a national website called RentalRaters has launched that enables tenants to review their rental properties in a way similar to TripAdvisor. The new website is the brainchild of 40-year-old Hannah Williams, who rents a property in London with her two children. Speaking to The Independent, she said, “The main catalyst for […]…
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UK Order for Letting Agents to Publish All Fees

Letting Agents will soon have to publish full details of the fees they charge to ensure a fair deal for both landlords and tenants. The UK Government recently announced the plans which are intended to prevent rogue agents imposing unreasonable, hidden charges and make the lettings industry more transparent for all concerned. The current guidelines […]…
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How do you say, “Hello”?

A recent scientific study suggests that the way we say “hello,” the most common greeting, can have significant ramifications. Phil McAleer, a psychologist at the University of Glasgow, Scotland conducted an experiment recording 300 people saying the word hello. He then held a focus group to rate these voices for things like confidence, dominance and […]…
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Dutch Expatriates Feel Welcome in Cleveland

“At times like these, Holland can seem pretty close, the newcomers say, close enough that Cleveland does not feel so foreign.” Robert L. Smith of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio writes about a local Dutch school, De Nederlandse School Cleveland, focused on preserving the Dutch culture in the United States. This school was organized […]…
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Close Neighbors: Understanding the Experience of Moving Between the US and Canada

Dwellworks conducted a study in collaboration with The Interchange Institute (a non-profit research and training organization) on US-to-Canada and Canada-to-US transfers, in light of the often noted but rarely studied difficulties during moves between similar cultures. Using interviews and an online survey tool, in-depth information was gathered regarding the practical and emotional challenges facing over […]…
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Dwellworks Partners with Educacion para el Desarollo for Mexico Charity Event

With donations from Dwellworks associates and consultants, our Mexico office purchased toys and candies for 88 children (ages 2-12) for a poor community in the State of Mexico on December 7th. This event was coordinated with the local group Educacion para el Desarollo (Education for Development), which works to create schools and educational programs for young […]…
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Future of the U.S. Rental Market

With the U.S. national apartment vacancy rate expected to remain low moving into 2014, much discussion surrounds the need for more policies catering to transferring employees choosing to rent rather than buy. Michelle Sandlin, Relocation Professional and Correspondent for the Houston Chronicle, presents this issue in her article On the Move: Future of U.S. Rental […]…
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