Relocating Employees In Your Business: How To Make Sure Your Employees Have A Great Experience

Posted on: 23 February 2015


When you have highly-trained, high-performance experts working in your business, you want to hold on to them. A business is made up of not only its vision, but also its employees. The average annual amount that is spent by companies in the U.S. relocating their employees is about $15,710,617. That may seem like a hefty sum; however, keep in mind that asking your employees to relocate for their career is a huge move and also a big decision in their life. You want to make sure that your employees are happy with the relocation services, and have a great experience in order to retain their loyalty and their motivation to help your business grow. Here's how you can go above and beyond expectations.

Handle All Of The Necessary Paperwork Or Hire Professionals To Do So

Convincing your employees to relocate to another city or country can be difficult, since they will be putting everything that they have on hold for your business to grow. You can prevent more headaches and stress for them by making sure that you hire a professional to handle all of the necessary paperwork. This may include helping them get the necessary visas or long-term stay permissions. Your employee should focus on packing, setting up and designing a game plan in their new adventure. Also, make sure that someone who is capable will handle their work at their current location when they leave.

Find A School For The Children

Did you know that 44% of all women in the U.S. have a baby by the time that they are 25? There's a high chance that the employee that you are looking to relocate will already have a family and children. Moving is stressful for everyone. You can help out by finding a school for the children or care giving programs that will make sure that the children are out of the way and taken care of while your employee settles in to his or her new position at the new branch or business location. 

If your business will be covering the care giving expenses for a set amount of time, it is important to discuss the terms and conditions of this with your employee, so that he or she knows exactly what should be expected. 

Locate The Perfect Accommodation

During the beginning of the transition, most businesses will locate the perfect accommodation for employees who are relocating. The accommodation should have the amenities needed, which is why most businesses will often either purchase employee housing and furnish it themselves or rent accommodations that are already furnished. You may want to decide with your employee regarding how long they will be staying at the accommodation that is provided to them.

Keep in mind that what works for some may not work for others. If you want to go above and beyond expectations, consider the accommodation sizing that would be best for their household size, and also whether your employee has any special requests. For example, some employees prefer staying at an accommodation that is within walking distance to work whereas others may prefer someplace quiet rather than the noise of a bustling city.


As you can see, there is a lot of work to do when relocating employees. Instead of trying to accomplish all of these tasks on your own, look for the many agencies that offer relocation services. Not only are these agencies already well acquainted with all of the resources in a specific area, but they will also be able to quote you fair prices that you may otherwise not be able to find. You can get more information by visiting a website like