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UB: How has UrbanBound enabled you to execute your relocation programs? Do you have a favorite feature?
Katie: I am a huge fan of the entire UrbanBound interface. They make it easy for me to manage our relocation program because I can access all the information I need regarding employee move status, spend, and utilization within a few clicks. More importantly, UrbanBound’s technology is very user-friendly and convenient for our employees. My favorite feature is the timeline, because it helps employees stay on track with upcoming tasks and milestones, and can be customized by their Relocation Consultant.
UB: What advice would you give to other companies trying to build a competitive relocation program?
Katie: Your relocation program, like any employee benefit, should make employees feel valued and supported. At Zillow, flexibility and employee experience are priorities in our relocation program because they’re priorities throughout the company. When designing your program, make sure what you offer aligns with your company’s culture.
Leveraging Relocation Benefits to Build Success
Zillow’s bold move not only made life better for employees during a difficult time, but sets the stage for future company growth.
“It’s a brilliant hiring and retention strategy,” notes UrbanBound Cofounder Jeff Ellman. “Not only do Zillow’s workers get to choose where they live and work, their employer is actively helping to make it happen.
This will set Zillow apart in a competitive market, especially as more traditional employers force workers back into the office.”
So, congratulations to Katie and Zillow for winning this year’s Relocation Program of the Year Award! We look forward to seeing your strategy pay off.