Premier Corporate Relocation looks at what happens when you have to relocate your staff and their families to work in your new offices.
Moving house is rated as the second most stressful undertaking in life behind divorce. With this in mind, you are likely to be met with some reservations and objections by your staff to the idea of a move. It inevitably means upheaval for their family, a new home, new schools and possibly a new job for the spouse, as well as an enormous amount of time and heartache in organising the entire process.
There is, however, an alternative. Relocation Consultants specialise in helping relocate employees and their families into new regions. Premier Corporate Relocation is just such an organisation.
We assist people to rent or buy their ideal home and to settle anywhere in the UK. Our Relocation Consultants take the headache out of a move for our clients and employers, ensuring that the member of staff does not spend weeks at work distracted by the ins and outs of organising their move.
Director, Barbara Sellers explains;
“We take a full brief of the family’s requirements and then organise an orientation to introduce the family to the area or areas. We organise the viewing appointments and arrange an itinerary for properties that we have already screened to ensure that they match their requirements.”
‘’We can advise on education, doctors, leisure facilities and commuting times. If the new employee comes from abroad, we also advise on the many practical and cultural issues facing a foreign visitor. All of this can be coordinated from a distance, removing the need for the family to travel to an area repeatedly. We do all of the ground work and use our intimate knowledge of the area to make the programme efficient and effective, both in terms of time and money.”
Letting your employees stay focused on work
Once the family has made their decision, our Relocation Consultant will act on their behalf to make the offer, secure the property and negotiate the terms of the tenancy and follow through to exchange and completion. On moving-in day, if renting, we can check the inventory, organise the utilities and provide further information on local facilities and services.
You can imagine the impact that all of this has on the family’s attitude towards a move. It no longer looms as an interminable headache but becomes a new adventure. This in turn means fewer objections from staff to the company’s move and an all-round smoother transfer.
We helped Anders Olin, a senior company executive at Ericsson, move from America to the South of England. Following the move Anders said;
“My Company move staff around the world fairly frequently. My wife and young children had spent no time in the UK, so the prospect of organising the move from abroad was daunting.
However, the additional assistance we received from Premier Corporate Relocation was beyond the mere finding and securing the rental property, and was invaluable.”