There is no doubt about it; families that are relocating, especially due to employment requirements, have needs. The transition to a new office and new place of residence can be stressful and exciting all at the same time. However, it is important the business is aware of what relocating employees need in order to make the transition as seamless as possible. So, before an employee moves the relocation department should have a handle on what these needs are.
As an employee that might be moving or the manager of the relocation department, you need to know that during a transition, things will come up. The Internet is a great resource, but often it is not as effective as having the knowledge ahead of time. All too often employees will find that they don’t know what they need until they actually need it and may not have the time to conduct research on their own.
In an effort to make the relocation transition even easier on the whole family, we’ve done a little research on what most families will require during a move. Relocation managers should compile informational packets for their employees before they even call the moving company.
Common Moving Needs Include:
- Crime Reports and Other Demographical Information
- Employers in the Region (for spouses)
- Doctors and Dentists in the Area
- School Listings and Rankings
- Vehicle Registration Offices and Drivers License Facilities
- Fitness Centers
- Pet Care Facilities
- Pre-School and Day-Care Centers
– Jon Huser