Plan ahead for each move by developing a relocation policy
Developing and maintaining
a corporate relocation policy is most important in assuring a consistent
and efficient relocation process for the company and the transferee. A
written policy allows management to clearly define the benefit package
while outlining employee responsibilities and expectations. Additionally,
it streamlines the partnership between company and mover by identifying
consistent procedures, services, and responsibilities.
A centralized policy is most commonly used by smaller organizations and
is usually the easiest to administer. A policy that applies to all branches
and divisions helps to maintain consistency in coordination, channels
of communication, and follow-through, and eliminates procedural differences
that can cause misunderstandings between the company and the employees.
It is recommended that the nucleus of any relocation policy address at
least the following areas:
Services the employee is expected to pay for
Registration and contact procedures
Items not to be shipped
Pre-move employee requirements
and Move coordinator authorization forms.
Work with your mover of choice to develop a relocation policy that will
save time and expense, and that will create efficiency within both your