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Mobility Feature: Secret to Profitable, Human-Centered Employee Relocation

Mobility Feature: Secret to Profitable, Human-Centered Employee Relocation

Relo EQ is the Future of Employee Relocation Success

Before the global pandemic put many moves on a temporary hold, employee relocation was evolving faster than ever. That transformative trajectory will likely continue – even if things look a bit different – when global businesses begin to re-open again. The war for talent has created a demanding workforce that expects more from their employers, with job seekers choosing organizations that value their growth and development both personally and professionally. Because of this, the old concept of employee relocation, in which businesses are focused on moving people and their belongings as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, is bad for business. With “old-school” relocation, the employee has a harder time adjusting to the new environment, new talent finds little motivation for moving, and worse, the organizations productivity and retention rates are negatively affected.

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Why was the old-school approach so ineffective before, and even more so now? Because of the emphasis on people’s “stuff” rather than their feelings. Most employee relocation services are great at getting an employee’s belongings where they need to go. What’s lacking is attention to their emotions. Employees and their families are often left to deal with very difficult situations that evoke negative feelings toward the company. These situations and emotions, if left unaddressed, affect the success of an employee relocation more than any other aspect of the move. Add in the significant personal concerns about safely connecting with all those involved in a move – and about individual well-being and safety in the workplace – and that emphasis on feelings becomes even more important. Relo EQ is the future of talent mobility success.

Continue reading on pg. 42 of Mobility Magazine.


Contribution by Lauren Herring

Lauren Herring is a speaker, author and CEO of IMPACT Group, a business she grew into a global leader in career and leadership development. Lauren’s latest book, Take Control of Your Job Search!, is the new “bible” for job seekers in 2020. A graduate of The University of Notre Dame and Washington University (aka the “Harvard of the Midwest”), her passions include job creation, women in leadership and supporting people reaching for more in their careers through personal development, international relocation assignments and hard work. You can find Lauren’s job search tips at laurenherring.net.

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