Lexicon

Lexicon

A few definitions...

...to get better acquainted with our industry

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  • Administrative assistance : Within the scope of Relocation Services, Grospiron provides to its clients with an administrative service including : obtaining a Visa and Work Permit, Resident’s Permit, registration to the French Social Security system, car registration, registering with Social Security (French administrative body responsible for collecting social security payments) and CAF (child benefit office), vehicle registration, URSSAF statement and exchange of driving licence.
  • AFNOR : Association Française de Normalisation, the French national organisation in charge of developing all moving standards (fixing standards, information, etc.). The standards published by AFNOR are symbolised by the initial NF.
  • Expatriation : This concerns an employee whose contract has been suspended although not terminated, for the duration of their assignment abroad outside of their usual country of employment. The mandatory social insurance contributions will be paid in the relocation country, and optional social welfare is normally set up to cover retirement, health and social security provisions.
  • FAIM : The FAIM label is your guarantee of quality in all phases of moving throughout the world : qualified personnel, high-performing equipment, insurance and risk management, customer satisfaction measurement, documentary traceability. Regular audits are conducted by Ernst and Young or Cap Gemini.
  • Fine Art : The removal or transport of art objects or valuable furniture is something that requires special techniques and know-how, from packing to unpacking, this including transport and/or storage.
  • Framed crates : These are specially sized to transport furniture and fragile objects (glass, porcelain, etc.).
  • Grospiron : The origin of the company dates as far back as 1840, when Edouard Grospiron founded his regional horse-drawn carriage delivery service. It was in 1990 that Grospiron was born, with a new team, guided by high ambitions.
  • Helpline : Grospiron International makes available to its clients a telephone and e-mail helpline, 5 days a week, to help families find a solution to any day-to-day problems they may encounter.
  • Immigration : To meet the recruitment needs of certain economic sectors, companies can call on professional immigration services to facilitate the access of foreign nationals to their chosen line of work.
  • Impatriation : For a company this means bringing an employee from a foreign subsidiary. Employee impatriation also allows companies to strengthen their image abroad and create a pluricultural dynamic within their teams. This truly international mobility is gaining in momentum.
  • Inventory : The incoming inventory is carried out and recorded prior to taking possession of the premises for the purpose of assessing their general condition and any eventual equipment therein.
  • Packing : The first step for any removal is packing, a job requiring efficiency and know-how, whether or not valuables are involved. Cartons, manila paper, wooden crates made to measure and wardrobes are the indispensable tools of our professionals’ trade.
  • Professional move : A change in an employee’s assignment. During a professional move, the employee can either change job in the same type of activity, or move to another activity; a professional move can also be geographic, with a regional, national or international relocation.
  • Relocation : Making it so much easier for customers to move in and get themselves settled in their new countries, Grospiron International offers them a whole series of services adapted to their needs (reconnaissance day, housing search, school-finding assistance, furniture rental, administrative formalities, etc.).
  • Removal : The action of moving, strictly speaking, transporting objects or furniture, from one accommodation to another, changing accommodation.
  • School search assistance : Within the scope of Relocation Services, Grospiron offers its clients help in finding schools or, when required, a special needs worker.
  • Storage : The furniture and materials storage premises made available to those clients who choose this option during their move.
  • Transfer : Transfer of contract primarily concerns employees destined for an international career. Unlike secondment (application of the initial employment contract) and expatriation (suspension of initial employment contract and conclusion of a local contract), the employee whose employment contract is transferred is the one whose initial contract was terminated. A new employee contract is entered into with the host company.
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