A company incurs heavy cost when it relocates an employee, however one must realize that a company’s duty does not end after the employee has been relocated. There are many ways in which a company can attempt to help its relocated employees to settle down in the new job role, and also ensure that the family of the employee is equally comfortable. Now many of you must be wondering why is it important for a company to ensure the familial satisfaction? It is because one of the prime factors of a failed relocation is familial dissatisfaction. The employee maybe enjoying his new work profile, his new colleagues but at the same time the family must be experiencing something completely different. Let us read about the 5 ways in which a company can help its relocated employee.
Provide Assistance for a new residence: After relocation, house hunting is the most stressful task for the relocated employees; the companies can aid the employees by getting them in touch with some professional real estate agents, reimbursing the cost of house hunting and also provide a house hunting trip for both the employee and the spouse.
Arrange a get together by inviting the families of all the employees: When one has shifted into a new place, the employee enjoys a new work environment, a new set of colleagues whereas the family is still trying to familiarize themselves in the new environment. At such a time an office get together or an off site with the family of all the employees enables the relocated employee and his family to get to know the people and also is a good way to break the ice with the relocated employee.
Distribute pocket guidebook: Distribute pocket guide books among the relocated employees so that they get a fair idea of how to get around in the city, the best places to shop, nearby schools and hospitals, and also has list of weekend getaways where they can go for a short trip with their family.
Arrange a city tour: A city tour enables the employees to familiarize themselves with the city, and also visit the attractions. The cherry on the cake will be if the same can be arranged by including the family as well.
Organize a career counselling session for the supporting spouse: The supporting spouse who often quit their jobs to accompany their better half with the relocation, and do not know how to start their career in the new place, a career counselling session is on many occasions a breath of fresh air and instils a pleasant feeling in their heart.
These little deeds leave a lasting impression in the heart of the employees, enhance their loyalty towards the company, and also magnify their productivity and ensure retention.