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3. The Household Goods Move Doesn't Go Smoothly
Relocation requires employees and their families to pack their belongings and move across the state, country or world—the farther the destination, the higher potential risk for more complications. Belongings can get lost, damaged or arrive late. A company that makes the employee manage their household goods move may encounter more problems, delays and hidden expenses. A competitive company will work with a relocation partner who can connect their employees with a network of quality moving suppliers, and can help escalate issues for when things go wrong.
4. Employees Can’t Find Housing
Housing is one of the most significant issues associated with employee relocation. Finding and securing a place to live is hard enough, let alone trying to find a place in a city you are not familiar with. Your employees will want to know: what neighborhood to live in, the best way to get to work, whether to buy or rent and how much it’s all going to cost. If your employee can’t find (affordable) housing, it will be difficult for them to focus and give it their all on their first few weeks on the new job. This is why many companies cover the cost of temporary housing or hotel stays, so employees can have a place to live while they sort out more permanent housing.
Managing Employee Relocation
It can be challenging to build a relocation program that both protects your company’s bottom line and benefits your relocating employees.
At the end of the day, the happiness of your employee is most important. Moving and starting over in a new location takes a tremendous toll on an employee’s well-being, and this can impact the long-term success of both your employee and your company. For this reason, your company should consider a relocation partner that can help ease this strain. At UrbanBound, our relocation management software was built with your employees in mind. We can help you give your employees the support they need to have a stress-free relocation. Contact us to learn more!