When relocating employees, your business will be moving your people from one location to another. Whether your organisation is expanding globally, moving to a bigger site, or for financial reasons, relocation can be invariably complex and carries a number of challenges for human resource teams. When relocating employees, the focus should always be on retaining key personnel and maintaining a positive workforce throughout the process. When opting for an employee relocation service from an external company, you can rest assured in the knowledge that all of the details will be covered.
Here, we’re covering everything you need to know about employee relocation and whether your business may require additional support.
What is employee relocation?
Employee relocation can be referred to as Global Mobility. It allows businesses to transition employees into a new country for work purposes. The process of employee relocation can often be complex, especially without the help of an immigration expert.
There are many reasons why a company may decide to relocate employees:
- Added company value
- International awareness
- Employee retention
- Transfer of knowledge
- Increased candidate pool
Employee relocation can also offer a wide range of benefits for the employees that are moving, including:
- A new cultural experience
- Increased confidence
- New opportunities
- Higher quality of life
What are the employee relocation rights?
Employee relocation rights ultimately boil down to whether or not employees have a mobility clause in their contract of employment. If they do, your employee must move unless the request is unreasonable.
What can make a move ‘unreasonable’ is undefined, however, a good indication is whether the move will result in a decline in the employees quality of life. For example, a single employee living in a rented property will have a much simpler relocation than a parent with young children and a mortgage. To avoid such claims, you should inform employees about their relocation potential in writing.
What employee relocation support is available?
If your business is looking to relocate individual employees, or full teams, overseas, it is always advised to seek the help of an expert relocation company. As mentioned, employee relocation brings a unique set of challenges for every move and can be a complex process for HR teams to manage.
An employee relocation company can provide you with the necessary support to ensure that your employee’s moving experience is smooth running.
At Gerson Relocation, we’re experts in Employee Relocation Services. Here are just some of the many ways we can support your employees throughout the moving journey:
Immigration coordination – Through close coordination with immigration providers, we ensure that your employees obtain the necessary documentation needed for their new location. We can extend these services to your employees’ families, too.
Destination services – Arriving in a new country can be daunting. Our teams can help your employee establish a plan for life in their new location. This spans from finding accommodation, understanding the new culture and adapting to a new lifestyle.
Move management – Our expert international relocation team can manage all facets of an international move. We can deal with and execute the process using clear coordination, all whilst providing a great service.
Is your business looking for employee relocation support? Get in touch with one of our specialists to discuss our services today.