5 Mistakes To Avoid When Relocating Your Employees

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If your company regularly relocates employees, you already know what a challenging process it can be. What you might not be readily aware of, however, are the most common mistakes that companies make during the relocation process.

Educating yourself on these missteps will better prepare you and your employees for relocation, and our SlideShare will help you do just that.

To learn more, check out our eBook diving into each mistake in detail: http://resources.urbanbound.com/employee-relocation-mistakes

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Relocating Your Employees

  1. 1. 5Mistakesto AvoidWhen Relocating YourEmployees
  2. 2. Relocating employees is COMPLEX
  3. 3. Relocating employees is COMPLEX STRESSFUL
  4. 4. Relocating employees is COMPLEX STRESSFUL difficult
  5. 5. Relocating employees is COMPLEX STRESSFUL difficult expensive
  6. 6. AND...
  7. 7. There is little room for error
  8. 8. The good news?
  9. 9. The good news? wehaveoutlined 5ofthemostcommon mistakescompaniesmake withtheirrelocations
  10. 10. The good news? wehaveoutlined 5ofthemostcommon mistakescompaniesmake withtheirrelocations (so you don’t have to!)
  11. 11. 1 Not educating your employee about his or her new city
  12. 12. 1 Not educating your employee about his or her new city Peopleappreciatealeg-uponthebasic day-to-dayinformationthatmakesa cityfunctionalforthem.
  13. 13. Askotheremployeeswhat theywishtheyhadknown beforerelocating
  14. 14. Askotheremployeeswhat theywishtheyhadknown beforerelocating Compileresultsintoa guidebooktogiveyour transferees
  15. 15. givetheminformationon ● PARKING ● RESTAURANTS ● GOVERNMENT ● SPORTS
  16. 16. givetheminformationon ● PARKING ● RESTAURANTS ● GOVERNMENT ● SPORTS REMEMBER: Your transferees are leaving behind a place where they’re already settled. Make sure you do your part to get them feeling right at home as soon as possible!
  17. 17. 2 Poor communication
  18. 18. 2 Poor communication Youremployee’srelocationmightnot bethemostimportantthinggoingon inyourlife,butitisforthem!
  19. 19. Send an email. Check In. Monitor their progress.
  20. 20. Millennialswant you tobeintouchwiththem
  21. 21. in fact...
  22. 22. in fact... 51%ofmillennialssaidfeedbackshould begivenveryfrequentlyorcontinually onthejob
  23. 23. in fact... 51%ofmillennialssaidfeedbackshould begivenveryfrequentlyorcontinually onthejob andonly1%saidfeedbackwasnot importanttothem
  24. 24. So it’s in your best interest to maintain good communication with employees.
  25. 25. Iftheyknowyou’repayingattention,theywill likelyfeelsatisfied,valued,andconfidentin theirdecisiontorelocate. So it’s in your best interest to maintain good communication with employees.
  26. 26. 3 Not guiding your employee through his or her relocation
  27. 27. 3 Not guiding your employee through his or her relocation Explain,explain,explain! (andthenexplainsomemore.)
  28. 28. WHATEXPENSESWILLYOUREIMBURSE?
  29. 29. WHATEXPENSESWILLYOUREIMBURSE? WHATDOESLUMPSUMMEAN?
  30. 30. WHATEXPENSESWILLYOUREIMBURSE? WHATDOESLUMPSUMMEAN? whichexpensesareeligiblefortaxbreaks?
  31. 31. WHATEXPENSESWILLYOUREIMBURSE? WHATDOESLUMPSUMMEAN? whichexpensesareeligiblefortaxbreaks? The more money you can help them save, the better!
  32. 32. Be sure to educate them on the entire process so you can be certain they are up to speed on how their relocation will go.
  33. 33. Be sure to educate them on the entire process so you can be certain they are up to speed on how their relocation will go. themoretheyknow,thesmoothertheirprocesswillbe.Agreat relocationexperiencewilllandyouwithonehappyemployee!
  34. 34. While you’ve probably gone through this experience a hundred times with your employees, for your newest transferee this is totally new (and scary!). They’ll be eager to get started but probably won’t know where— that’s why providing a timeline and a list of what to expect and when is so important.
  35. 35. Thereisnothingworsethananemployee4weeksout ofarelocationrealizingtheyarefarbehind….so givethemtheresourcestoplanahead!
  36. 36. 4 Providing a limited number of resources
  37. 37. 4 Providing a limited number of resources findinghousingisjustthe beginning.THEREISSOMUCHMORE!
  38. 38. They’ll need: ● CABLE ● WATER ● INTERNET ● FURNITURE ● DOCTORS ● AGYM
  39. 39. They’ll need:and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! ● CABLE ● WATER ● INTERNET ● FURNITURE ● DOCTORS ● AGYM
  40. 40. Ask them about their plans so you can provide resources outside of the basics!
  41. 41. Dotheyhavekidswhoneedtobeenrolledinschool? Ask them about their plans so you can provide resources outside of the basics!
  42. 42. Dotheyhavekidswhoneedtobeenrolledinschool? Dotheyhavepetsthatneedtobecaredfor? Ask them about their plans so you can provide resources outside of the basics!
  43. 43. Dotheyhavekidswhoneedtobeenrolledinschool? Dotheyhavepetsthatneedtobecaredfor? Willtheircellphoneworkintheirnewcity? Ask them about their plans so you can provide resources outside of the basics!
  44. 44. Dotheywanttojoinasportsleague? Dotheyhavekidswhoneedtobeenrolledinschool? Dotheyhavepetsthatneedtobecaredfor? Willtheircellphoneworkintheirnewcity? Ask them about their plans so you can provide resources outside of the basics!
  45. 45. Giving transferees access to this information will allow them to settle in faster and ensure the success of their relocation process.
  46. 46. Giving transferees access to this information will allow them to settle in faster and ensure the success of their relocation process. Failed relocations can cost your company lots of time and money. Save yourself the hassle by investing in the process from the beginning.
  47. 47. 5 Not giving robust options for renters
  48. 48. 5 Not giving robust options for renters Manycompaniesmakethemistakeof forgettingabouttheirrenter population.
  49. 49. Doyouknowhow manyyearsitcan takebeforebuying isaviableoption?
  50. 50. Doyouknowhow manyyearsitcan takebeforebuying isaviableoption? 5
  51. 51. Doyouknowhow manyyearsitcan takebeforebuying isaviableoption? 5 Canyouguessthetrue homeownershiprate for18-34yearolds?
  52. 52. Doyouknowhow manyyearsitcan takebeforebuying isaviableoption? 5 Canyouguessthetrue homeownershiprate for18-34yearolds? 13.2%
  53. 53. Doyouknowhow manyyearsitcan takebeforebuying isaviableoption? Whatpercentof millennialsplanon rentingagainin theirnextmove? 5 Canyouguessthetrue homeownershiprate for18-34yearolds? 13.2%
  54. 54. Doyouknowhow manyyearsitcan takebeforebuying isaviableoption? Whatpercentof millennialsplanon rentingagainin theirnextmove? 5 78% Canyouguessthetrue homeownershiprate for18-34yearolds? 13.2%
  55. 55. Rentingislikelythepopularchoice amongyourtransferees
  56. 56. Rentingislikelythepopularchoice amongyourtransferees So be sure to address it in your relocation package
  57. 57. Avoidingthese5 commonmistakes candowonders whenitcomesto relocating employees.
  58. 58. Avoidingthese5 commonmistakes candowonders whenitcomesto relocating employees. They’llhavewhat ittakestospark success!
  59. 59. Want to know more? CheckoutoureBookinthedescriptionto ensureyounevermakethesemistakesagain!

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