The cover art for Dwellworks Living's report on our service in the energy sector.

Earning the Confidence of the Energy Industry: The Dwellworks Living Difference

By Jessica Blackmore, Director, Global Account Management

Since 2017, Dwellworks Living has been a temporary living solutions provider to some of the world’s largest diversified energy corporations. With each renewal of our contracts, we have expanded our service engagements and are now coordinating housing across 100+ global locations and responding to over 1,500 energy sector requests for housing annually with more than 5,000 options from our solutions portfolio.

We know energy companies are working hard to meet the world’s needs – with traditional and transformative solutions – and that means sending their employees on short and long-term assignments that require safe, secure, and readily-available housing that also meets the company’s cost management goals. In this blog, we’ll explore what it takes to be a trusted partner managing these programs at the highest level of client expectations. A complete analysis of our performance as a temporary living partner to companies in the global energy sector can be found in our recent white paper that you can download below.



A Program Built on Clear Communication and Expert Execution

Employers in the energy sector generally have well-established policies and protocols for how they manage risk in complex and demanding environments, and our clients are no different.

Our partnership with one key energy sector client has centered around Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs, that we built together based on client requirements and our expertise in temporary living management. Here are the top 5 KPIs we jointly agreed upon to measure a successful corporate housing partnership.

Supply: Global capacity to select, audit, train, onboard, and manage high-performance suppliers.

Safety and Security: Effective Health, Safety, Security, and Environment, or HSSES protocols, and the capability to partner with clients’ security teams on the ground to meet requirements and expectations.

Service and Support: Demonstrated capability to consistently exceed customer experience and service targets.

Savings: Ability to meet cost targets and leverage volume for client value, while always ensuring premier service.

Sustainability: Processes in place for sourcing sustainable suppliers and driving net zero goals.

A company that places 1,000 or more employees in temporary housing could spend $20 million annually on this cost (using global averages for length of stay and average daily rates.) With this level of client investment top of mind, Dwellworks Living works tirelessly to deliver on every KPI and demonstrate a measurable ROI on our partnership and the value of our accommodations solutions.

Performance Earned Us Trust and Expanded Our Opportunity

Dwellworks Living has steadily expanded our client partnerships by consistently delivering on KPIs. For example, our KPI for cost is to secure annual savings between 10-15% compared to suppliers’ standard rates in the marketplace. In 2023, our actual performance delivered over 22% savings, amounting to over three-quarters of a million dollars recouped against the client’s budgeted costs because of our well-defined temporary living partnership and the effectiveness of our epicR technology in securing competitive pricing across our supply chain. Importantly, the savings were realized most significantly in the client’s top reservations markets, where competition can be fierce. Instead of paying a premium for quality in markets such as London, Singapore, and Calgary, Dwellworks Living secured better-than-market pricing.

Also in 2023, per the client’s internally managed survey, our net satisfaction score in their top volume markets was 97%. Relentless customer engagement and a dedicated team who understands the client’s culture and expectations at a detailed, market level were key to earning feedback like this:

"Your service partner has been an excellent agent. He followed the specifications of our move request and found a property that was exactly what we needed in terms of location and company compliance. He has also dealt with any issue we had in a prompt and timely manner. He is very responsive, polite, and has a great attitude. It has been a pleasure working with him."

Regarding safety and security, the highest priority KPI, Dwellworks meets compliance requirements end-to-end, from the accommodations options in our portfolio to the steps we take to ensure they are sustainable, safe, and verified to client specifications by the in-market experts in our supply chain and in alignment with the client’s own global security team.

Completing a 60-point pre-move-in survey, with photo documentation, is a compliance requirement for every reservation – and a KPI which Dwellworks Living meets 100% across all this client’s specified locations. We are implementing our digital Pre-Arrival Property Inspection app across our supply chain in 2024, to reinforce global consistency and compliance.

Adding Value Through Collaboration and Innovation 

An unstated but essential KPI has been demonstrating our alignment with the client’s business strategy and making key investments with their priorities in mind. Dwellworks Living is wholly committed to this approach – knowing that meeting the performance requirements of one of the world’s largest energy companies will drive improvements and excellence across our entire organization.

A sampling of our recent partnership investments include:

  • A million-dollar, multi-year commitment to upgrades and capacity of our core epicR technology  -  the industry’s only purpose-built application for sourcing properties that exactly match client specifications. Continuous development in epicR enables broader and deeper supplier options in our portfolio.
  • Leadership contributions to the client’s global mobility supplier summit. Our assigned deliverable was a deep dive into sustainability in corporate housing, outlining the extent of action, investment, and analysis required to be a meaningful contributor to the client’s net zero goals.
  • Development of a client-unique solution for one of their key headquarters operations, where we can leverage our unique co-competency in destination services and corporate housing to meet multiple relocating employee needs.
  • Roll-out of initial use cases of AI at maximum levels of data security. Read our recent blog from our CIO Jim Smith to see how we’re implementing a global AI strategy.

We Can Accelerate Every’s Client’s Global Growth Plan

Our success in supporting the worldwide temporary living program of a valued client is built on how we meet their unique requirements for depth, breadth, talent, and domain expertise. Delivering to those requirements has defined us as a uniquely qualified partner to manage complex global accommodations programs. If you are a decision maker in global mobility or business travel services in the energy sector, contact us to learn how we can deliver service, savings, and solutions that support your strategic objectives. 


Dwellworks Living: Global Solutions for Corporate Accommodations  

Dwellworks Living is committed to providing our clients and their employees with the best possible corporate housing and serviced accommodations experience. With a global network of property partners, a tri-regional team of customer experience and supply chain professionals, and a wide range of services for global mobility and travel customers, Dwellworks Living can provide the perfect corporate housing solution for any need or budget. 

Dwellworks Living is the global corporate housing solution of Dwellworks, an award-winning, business-to-business provider of global mobility and business travel services. As a global leader in corporate housing and serviced accommodations solutions, Dwellworks Living is uniquely positioned to meet the temporary living needs of businesses and their employees who are relocating or traveling on short-, medium- or extended-stays. With 60,000 high-quality professionally managed properties in over 125 countries worldwide, Dwellworks Living is the preferred housing solutions partner of many Fortune 1000 and leading relocation management companies. 

Dwellworks Living's corporate housing and serviced accommodations solutions are designed to help businesses attract and retain top talent, support employee productivity, and ensure a smooth and successful relocation or business travel experience. In addition to our core global accommodations management services, Dwellworks Living, through our worldwide network of local experts, is uniquely capable of offering our clients expanded and related services, such as area orientations, group move assistance, destination services and intercultural training. 

Whether you have corporate housing needs for an individual employee or a large team, Dwellworks Living can provide the serviced accommodations solutions you need anywhere in the world to ensure a safe and successful stay. Please contact us to learn more or visit our Properties page to begin your search for global corporate housing accommodations.

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