If you are asking your employees to relocate for a job, it’s important to make the process easier for them.
Your employee will be counting on you, their employer, to take charge of the situation.
Employee Relocation Tips
What do you need to keep in mind when relocating employees? Here are some important tips for employee relocation.
Consider offering employees a bonus for relocation, so that it is worth their while to change locations for the new job.
Plan for a site visit, so that the employee can see their new office, tour the community where they will be living and learn about the schools and other local amenities.
Don’t forget to also offer support to the family of the employee. Their partner might need help finding a job and you might need to give them time off so that they have a chance to find a school for their children.
Employers can also offer help with marketing a home that the employee needs to sell before they can move. Or, some companies even arrange to purchase the employee’s house if it doesn’t sell by a specified time.
Also, as an employer you can help your employee pre-qualify for a mortgage.
You can also offer reimbursement for moving expenses such as transportation of belongings. Plus, if the employee needs to stay in a short term furnished apartment when they first arrive in the city, the employer can cover this cost as well.
Many employers lose out when they help an employee relocate and the employee leaves the company shortly after the move. This is why many companies create “payback clauses”. This requires the employee to pay back all or part of the expenses if they leave the organization within a specified period.
However, these are often only common in situations where turnover is frequent. Many employers do not have this clause as they fear it would discourage employees from relocating.
Most of all, one of the most important aspects of relocating your employees is communication. Once you have an employee relocation policy in place, it is vital that you express it clearly. There should be no confusion over what services and support they are entitled to.
Consider sending out a formal letter of agreement. Then you can further detail the information about the move in an employee handbook.
Delsuites: Convenient Apartments for Employee Relocation
One of the main roles of an HR professional is to take care of the company’s employee, ensuring that they have everything they need to achieve success in their new role. When you send out key players into a new location, one of the best ways to support them and relocate employees is to set them up with a great place to stay.
Where Do Employees Stay When They Relocate?
Let’s say that you are relocating an employee to Toronto on a short term assignment or project. You can either doom them to a stay in a cramped hotel room where they will have to get work done on a tiny table in the corner and eat dinner in bed, or you can set them up with a full apartment so they can live comfortably. This is especially important when these employees are relocating for work with family and partners, as they will require more space and amenities.
When you offer high quality, comfortable and convenient accommodation for your employees, this will have a positive effect on your bottom line in the way of improved employee satisfaction and better retention. Plus, when employees have a comfortable place to live they will arrive at work happy, healthy, well-rested and ready to perform their best.
Advantages for HR to Relocate Employees into DelSuites Furnished Apartments
When you are relocating employees into furnished apartments in Toronto, they will be more comfortable than in a hotel room. Here are some of the features that a DelSuites apartments offers:
24 hour customer service, secured parking and housekeeping.
A fully equipped kitchen with state of the art appliances, allowing for convenient self-catering.
A spacious living area with a separate dining and sleeping area.
Convenient locations close to the most important neighborhoods and transit in Toronto, so that employees don’t have to spend a lot of time commuting.
High speed internet and free local and long distance phone calls.
Underground, assigned parking with 24 hour building security.
En-Suite Laundry facilities.
Many of our properties are pet friendly, so that employees can bring their beloved animal companions when they relocate.
A friendly team of experienced staff who will welcome all guests in a professional, helpful way.
These apartments allow for employees to have a residential experience, while still remaining close to the office. Also, they will be able to have a social life, as this style of accommodation enables them to invite family or friends over to visit. Plus, long term corporate apartment rentals are much more cost effective than daily hotel rates. When factoring the benefits of amenities, there are significant savings.
These apartments are the ideal way to bridge the gap between onboarding and a permanent relocation. With comfortable surroundings such as these, employees can ease into their new environment when arriving for a position.
To find out more about our corporate furnished apartments for human resources to relocate employees, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Canadian Employee Relocation Conference (2015 CERC Conference) beginning Sept 27th to Sept 29th, delegates will from the relocation industry will come together to build connections, share insights and join fellow professionals for an in-depth look into exploring key trends in global mobility and examining the value of mobility as a driver of business success.
Sessions feature an accomplished faculty of speakers including Dr. Janet Lapp, a world renowned expert on organizational change and will share insights about skill sets needed to drive change in organizations and how to lead with courage and perseverance.
In addition, more specialized sessions will include topics such as Managing the Complexities of Canada’s Immigration System led by Julie Lessard, BCF; David Manicom, Citizenship and Immigration Canada; Colin Spencer James, Employment and Social Development Canada.
Beyond the learning sessions, there are plenty of resources and business solutions to explore at this year’s conference. No matter where your business takes you, DelSuites recognizes that our global economy makes finding the right corporate housing provider a top priority. As a leader in Toronto’s corporate housing market, our team understands the unique needs that face new Torontonians.
In an effort to help you make the right decisions for your staff, DelSuites will be available throughout the 2015 CERC conference to answer any questions that you may have about our properties and our neighbourhoods.
As a proud member of the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA), DelSuites is not only committed to offering quality furnished rentals in Toronto, but we’re also interested in hearing what our clients think about our properties and services. Whether you’re a current client or exploring your housing options, drop by our booth (Booth #17) and connect with our team members to find out more about how we can best serve your business. And while our friendly staff with their expert housing advice are reason enough to come by, we’ll have a few prizes on hand to give away too!
Temporary housing for employee relocation in Toronto is just one aspect of the relocation process DelSuites offers.
DelSuites will make the transition as easy and comfortable for your employee and assist in locating the perfect furnished rental in Toronto, a place to call home. In addition, DelSuites provides complimentary airport pick up service, information on the building and area they will be staying at, flexible departure dates and so much more.
Watch this video to see how Adam Paxton-Reservations Manager is able to suggest the best options and location for your employee relocation in Toronto.
In every organization, the Human Resource department is responsible for arranging the relocation of their staff worldwide.
Whether you’re relocating employees who require long-term accommodation for their whole family or individuals who need more frequent short-term accommodations, DelSuites has been a trusted corporate housing provider in the Greater Toronto Area.
Together, our experienced corporate housing specialists will work with you to ensure your employees obtain the best furnished housing solution suited to their lifestyle.
Talk to our team members on how DelSuites can enhance your teams’ business travel experience by dropping by booth 513 at the HRPA 2014 Annual Conference and Trade Show taking place from Jan 22-24th, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre; and you’ll also have a chance to score incredible giveaways.