Tips for moving a new employee

Business News | 4 Mar |

Congratulations! You’ve found the ideal employee after searching through thousands of applications. There’s only one problem. He lives across the state from your organization. Big plus: he’s willing to relocate. But how do you get him and his family to your company’s city? Looks like you’re in need of a moving company. You have a few choices to make. Let’s go over them.

Hiring a Moving Company in Your Area

The first thing you’ll want to do is to find out about moving companies in the new employee’s area. Unless you are hiring a national moving company, you’re going to need to work with a third-party mover. If you are hiring a national moving company, simply book the move. If a national moving company does not service their area, research the moving companies that do. You’ll find fantastic reviews online and through local publications, like newspapers. We strongly recommend narrowing down your search to five or six companies, then giving them a call for quotes. Listen to how they treat you on the phone and how easily they field your questions. If they are rude or reluctant to answer simple queries, move on. Your new employee deserves the best for making this sacrifice for your company.

Moving Partners in Your Area

Once you’ve booked your move from your new employee’s end, it’s time to book it from yours. That means it’s time to do the same research, but in your own city. Research the moving companies, develop a plan, and find the best way to get your new employee settled in. If they’ve already found a home or are considering a few options, you can skip the next section. However, if they are absolutely lost when it comes to real estate, you may need to step in and help them find a new home.

Housing Assistance

Whether you are paying for your new employees’ hotel as they search for a home or offering to place them in a company-owned domicile, refer to your company policies. If you own the company, it is likely that this decision is up to you. Prior to the move, speak to the new employee and outline what they can expect assistance with during their move. Though it is best that you get this in writing and notarized so that all parties may be satisfied, outstanding documentation that they have already signed in regard to their job may be used if the requirements are noted.

If your job offer comes with a stipend for housing assistance, some employees may require the money prior to moving in. After all, there are several costs associated with moving into a new home, and if the employee does not have a chance to save prior to the move, they may require assistance to cover them.

Refer to signed documents if further bankroll is required for the new employee. We also recommend a business dinner or something of that nature to introduce the new employee to the workforce and the local area. It’s always nice to feel welcomed.

Cost

Moving an employee will depend on the total distance and weight of the shipment. However, this will likely be a significant cost. The right employee is difficult to find in today’s world and, if your business budget allows it, bringing one in from a distance may be your best bet. If an employee is willing to make a long-distance move, we recommend investigating the whys and hows of that move prior to speaking with them. That way, you’ll have all moving information for the potential employee at your fingertips during the interview process.

Have questions about a move? Visit lawrencemoves.com if you have questions about moving someone to your place of business. 

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