RELOCATION: a simple and comfortable transition to a new location
The reasons to why a company decides to relocate an employee to another city are very diverse. It may be an internal promotion, the need of the employee’s qualities and skills in that office or just a simple request of the employee himself/herselff.
In any case, the process of moving to a new destination has to be a pleasant and comfortable experience for the employee and an affordable and efficient process for the company.
For this to happen, companies choose to hire professionals specialized in Relocation, as it’s essential that everything goes well.
One of the main advantages of hiring a Relocation company is that it allows companies to create a customized relocation plan for each employee based on their specific needs and/or the internal budgets allocated to each employee.
In some cases, employees will be able to choose which relocation benefits they receive. When a company offers an a la carte package, it sometimes assigns a certain number of benefits and then offers the employee a number of points to create their personal package based on their specific needs.
Compensating appropriately is important because of the impact on current and potential employees. Cutting back on relocation benefits can have a negative effect on the employees morale, while offering too many, can be expensive to the employer.
In economic terms, the advantages are indisputable as the cost structure is transparent and the margin for contingencies is minimal. Recruitment is done based on needs demanded and the resources of non-specialized company personnel are not used for these tasks.
Finally, in addition to the logistical challenges of moving to the new location, employees will need additional support. They will have to deal with many obstacles, doubts and questions in their day-to-day personal lives as they assume their new job responsibilities. Allocating sufficient resources to fully support your employees during this transition period is key to keeping employee morale high.