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How to Protect Your Relocating Employees
Employers that partner with relocation companies are best positioned to protect their employees from choosing unsavory movers. That’s because most leading relocation companies rigorously vet the suppliers in their provider networks, and they know what to look for.
Furthermore, movers that contract with relocation providers are highly motivated to provide outstanding service in order to keep earning repeat business, providing effective checks and balances.
But what if your company only offers a straightforward lump sum relocation allowance—no vendor network or support services? At the least, you’ll want to arm your employees with information, so they can make safe choices.
To that end, the FMCSC recently launched a consumer education website, Protect Your Move, which offers detailed guidance for selecting a quality mover.
And as an employer, you have access to more fool-proof solutions. For starters, with UB Marketplace—UrbanBound’s first-of-its-kind program—your employees can access our meticulously curated supplier network, even with lump sum plans. Not only can you steer your employees to top-performing movers, you’ll stretch their relocation allowance because we negotiate substantial supplier discounts.
Better yet, if you take advantage of UrbanBound’s complete relocation solution, your employees also gain access to our relocation specialists. These pros help employees choose the best supplier for each situation, ensuring smooth moves and positive relocation experiences.
It’s undeniable: the household goods moving industry is tricky. And until regulations change, it’s likely to stay that way. But there are steps employers can take to protect their relocating employees—and we’re here to help every step of the way.