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Most large companies usually pay for the following moving expenses when they transfer employees:
Packing and moving all household furnishings and equipment , with insurance to cover any damage.
Meals, lodging, and first class transportation by land or air for the entire family and for family pets.
Broker’s commissions and legal fees for buying or selling homes.
Entire expense of housing the employee and family in a hotel for several weeks after arrival. Thereafter the company pays the difference between charges for hotel rooms and normals rental costs if other living space has not been found.
Installation of appliances in the new home and allowances toward reffiting draperies, carpeting, and blinds.
A reasonable number of personal trips between the new and old location when the employee is separated from the family for a long time.
A trip for the spouse to visit the new location to look for a new house and expenses whilehouse hunting.
How much time will be allowed for acceptance and what concessions will be made if the recruit wants to negotiate some of the terms of the deal. 81% of relocation candidates turn down the opportunity because of family-related problems. A formal letter follows only if the telephone offer is accepted. Agressive managers often prefer to make job offers in person.
Extending the Offer First, review the job . Go over the job opportunity with the recruit Ask for Questions . Let the recruit talk. This is the time to clear away any misunderstandings about the job Determine Interest . In selling it is called Trial close. “ Are you interested in working for us? Do you want the job?” “ If we made you an offer, would you accept it?” “ Can you give me an answer by Friday?” Accept the decision with grace.
Review the Job Ask for Questions Determine Interest (Trial Close) Close the deal or accept recruits ’ s rejection gracefully If yes, close the deal – Hire the Recruit If no, probe for recruit ’ s objections
“ The manager is by himself. He can't mingle with his players. I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room. Those four walls kind of close in on you.” - Al Lopez
Socialization is the progress trough which the new recruits take on the values and attitudes of the people who are already working for the firm.
Preemployment Socialization Before accepting the offer and during the pre employment period the recruits will start thinking about the experiences they are about to encounter and they will begin to prepare themselves mentally
Assimilation The second stage in the socialization process begins when the recruits accept the position
Orientation Information Firms prepare detailed booklets Immediately on reporting for work, there are several issues which should be covered as part of the employee’s orientation.
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The Paycheck A trainee should be told when and how payment will be made. All deductions should be itemized so that the rep knows exactly what to expect.
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The Expense Account The new rep must be told precisely what can and cannot be put on the expense sheet and in what manner the money will be paid.
Office Practices Office facilities and supplies should be checked to see that the new rep has everything needed and knows how to replenish supplies.
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Dining Facilities New sales reps need to know if they can use the executive dining room to entertain customers.
What Is Going to Happen Next Greatly appreciate when their training are schedule. New person’s status in the firm must be made clear. Entire organization should be explained. Plans of company to them.
Orientation Experience The new person has little opportunity to become integrated with the work group. He or she also learns how the company operates.
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Need for Effective Communication For some years now, the importance of effective communication has been stressed in management theory. It is specially relevant when new reps join a sales force.
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Vertical Channels of Communication The manager must do extra work to get the recruit started. Co-workers may have to make allowances for the new employee’s lack of experience. The trainee should be encouraged to ask questions about the job and the company
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Horizontal Channels of Communication Sales managers should not force trainees to rely on the grapevine to find out what is going on in the organization and what is expected of find out what is going on in the organization and what is expected of them. Trainees have no alternative if they are not given proper communication channels. They seek information from other people on their own level.
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Meeting Social and Psychological Needs He or she should be socially integrated into the new environment. Newly hired salespeople may be under a lot of stress the first few months. The manager should take positive steps to see that recruits and their families get into activities in which they are interested. The job itself also plays an important social role.
Socialization and Cultural Diversity Companies should develop programs to facilitate the smooth entry and socialization of these individuals into the work group.
Mentoring New Employees A mentor is someone with knowledge, experience, position, or power who provides personal counseling and career guidance for younger employees.
Manager advices, teaches, and helps the rep learn the corporate culture. Senior salespeople are assigned to the new sales reps and are expected to “teach them the ropes”. Mentor knows the cast of characters and can provide valuable advice. Three types of mentoring programs