Congratulations, you have been offered a new job in a different location and you’re excited about the prospects of a brand new start. Change is always good, however, if you want to have a stress free transition you may want to consider some of these tips for a successful employee relocation. Congratulations, you have been offered a new job in a different location and you’re excited about the prospects of a brand new start. Change is always good, however, if you want to have a stress free transition you may want to consider some of these tips for a successful employee relocation.
Organize your move.
Moving related stress comes from trying to manage all of the logistics of it in a very short period of time. You are leaving your current home, trying to find a new one and there are a number of arrangements to be made such as forwarding your mail, banking and activating utilities. Keep a list of tasks for both moving and arriving so that you can stay on top of everything that needs to be done. Seek help and give away tasks that you know you cannot take care of yourself, the sooner you do this, the faster items will be scratched off the list and it will not seem so cumbersome. For example, you may want to hire a moving company like Kenwood moving and storage to store your belongings until you are ready to move.
Learn what services are available to you.
Many companies will pay for things like assistance in buying or selling your house, moving and/or providing you with a realtor or event organizer to help you settle you into your new location. Make sure you know what services are available to you and use them. If your employer doesn’t normally offer relocation assistance, don’t be afraid to negotiate for it in your new contract. At the very least they should be willing to pay for moving costs and expenses occurred as a result of the move. To negotiate successfully, it will help to already have an estimated cost to provide to them. Get a free estimate and contact Kenwood today! Researching moving and forwarding expenses beforehand is smart and shows that you are motivated. There are always unforeseen costs so be sure to add a little extra just in case. Reimbursement from your company may be done in part or all and sometimes is contingent upon the usage of designated professionals that your employer already has working relationships. If you’re not entitled to any financial assistance for employee relocation, you may be eligible for partial reimbursement when filing your tax return. Research any and all tax exemptions for employee relocation and add them to your return.
Take time to get to know your new environment before you move.
Take time to explore and research your new area before arriving if possible. Discover things like the cost of living, nearby shops, buses, amenities and avoid making any long term commitments until you get to know your way around. Renting in a new city can be a terrible experience if you find the neighbourhood does not suit your lifestyle and you have signed a two year lease. Finally, give yourself ample time for relocating whenever possible as this will give you time to relax before starting work at your new job and provide you with time to get to know the new area and build a support system.