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Getting What You Want Out of a Corporate Relocation

You Want Out of a Corporate Relocation

  1. When Do You Need to Get Help For Your Corporate Relocation?
  2. How To Get Relocation Assistance
  3. Asking for Relocation Advice
  4. Knowing What to Ask 
  5. How Companies Think About Giving Relocation Benefits
  6. Making A Standard Relocation Package
  7. Where Moving Authority Can Help
  8. Work Relocation

1. When Do You Need to Get Help For Your Corporate Relocation?

You finally got the promotion that you always wanted. It pays well, has perfect hours, and puts you in a position of power. The only problem is that it is not in your current location. Yep, if you want the position then you have to move. Corporate relocation is a difficult thing to deal with, especially if you are not used to changing. It is important that you consider the positives and negatives to corporate relocation. Company relocation often comes with benefits. Sometimes, your employer can be reluctant to give you all the benefits. Providing employees with benefits often makes it more enticing for them to move. Relocation costs thousands of dollars, especially if it is long distance, so it makes sense from a CEO perspective to not offer it to everyone. From an employee perspective, you will have to negotiate to get what you want from the corporate relocation. Moving Authority is here to help make sure that your bases are covered when it comes to corporate relocation. Times are tough in the job market, which means it is important that you do not let any opportunities slip by. 

2. How To Get Relocation Assistance

At the end of this past year, Moving Authority reached out to a census collection company that focuses on corporations. This company shared that businesses spend about ten billion dollars in corporate relocation per year. As the American economy recovers, more corporations are offering relocation. The process of moving a person cross country is very expensive. If the discussion of relocation does not come up when you get a promotion, then you have to bring it up. A near seventy percent hike in relocation offerings came to public attention in recent years. In this article, we will cover the ways in which you can talk to your employer about average relocation package 2016. 

3. Asking for Relocation Advice

Considering that companies are offering more corporate relocation now, shouldn't you assume that you will get it? The answer to this is no. You should never assume that jobs that pay you to relocate will give you what you want. You will have to ask for what you want, or you will be left with little or no help at all. The cost of relocating for work is always changing. To be safe, you should always overestimate how much your move will cost. You should not be nervous about talking to your boss about corporate relocation. Getting paid to move and work is one of those things that requires you to ask questions. You have to ask to get anything and everything. Your boss or employer does not know what you need. Don't go too crazy with this. Your employer will be happy to fill any request that is not too hard or costly. 

When you are asking, you should remember that your boss probably wants the same thing that you do. Both of you want to be happy with the outcome of the new position that you are being offered. You can only excel in your new position if both you and your family are happy. The key to getting paid to move is to make your wants both clear and feasible

4. Knowing What to Ask

You have to take a look at the situation collectively before you make any kind of decisions. A person with two children, a spouse, and two cars will need different things than someone with just a few boxes. There is no way for your employer to know the exact services that you need, so it is up to you to communicate to them. Take some time to look over what you need, then formulate and propose the plan to your boss. You may be surprised when you get what you want. You should also expect to not get everything you want either. Again, it is important to make sure that your requests are reasonable. In preparing to ask for corporate relocation expenses coverage, you should get some estimates and have an exact dollar amount. People tend to ask for less than they actually need out of modesty and confusion. 

**Many people also ask Moving Authority “what is a relo”? This is a great question. This is the way that companies or corporations refer to relocation.**


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5. How Companies Think About Giving Relocation Benefits

Corporations with experience in relocation will try to pay as little as they possibly can while making sure that the employee is happy. After all, they want you to be successful in the new position. The rules for corporate relocation must also be established in a way that makes the company look good. This is not discussed at as great a length. But, it is still true. Companies make bank off of recruiting employees on the promise that job growth will be there for them. 

Most companies are open to negotiations in typical relocation cost coverage. If the pay for the position that you are relocating is lower than you would like, think about it. You will be making up any money that you are losing through the relocation package that your company provides. In thinking about this, keep in mind that a lot of companies care too much about their reputations to risk them over a simple relocation package

6. Making A Standard Relocation Package

As we have already covered, a lot of companies are more willing to move you if they know that their investment will pay off. If you want to get the typical relocation package that has everything you want or needs, keep this in mind. You should present your idea to the boss in a way that makes your relocation seem like a valuable asset. 

You need to make sure that the company sees how valuable you are to them, and how relocation on your terms will be beneficial to them in the long run. 

If the company wants you at the new location in 21 days, but you know that is not enough time for you, then you have to say something. Approach your boss in a way that makes the situation seem too difficult to be fruitful. Remind them that you have to sell your home, move, and get settled all before you can start your new position. You can say something like "you can expect me to be ready for the new position in 21 days, as long as I am provided with temporary housing and home sale assistance. You will probably be lucky in that the company has been short staff and needs you to fill the position. However, since this is the case, it is likely that the company will want you to be at the new location in under a month. 

7. Where Moving Authority Can Help

A month doesn't exactly give you enough time to find a good moving company, pack up, and get settled in the new location. Luckily, you have Moving Authority to help you. With a comprehensive list of movers in nearly every city in America, it should not be hard to find one that is right for your situation. However, you should not depend solely on online resources when engaging in a corporate relocation. Getting what you want and need will require focus, luck, and organization on your part. Many corporations, especially larger ones, have a lot of people to deal with. Since this is the case, they won't spend a lot of time dealing with you. You have to make sure that you are presenting your wants clearly, and in a way that makes your course of action seem like the most sensible. For all you know, it might just be. However, your boss likely doesn't know this. 

If you are moving domestically, then you will not have to worry about all of the hassles that come with long distance relocation. Lucky for you, most companies will not relocate you to another country. Instead, they will provide you with the best opportunities locally.


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8. Work Relocation

Jobs that pay to relocate will likely have you start just a few days after your job relocation. Getting to know people inside the office is a great way to make connections. When you do this, you will be showing the company that the help with moving expenses was worthwhile. With relocation expenses paid by an employer, they will expect you to do well in the new position you are placed in. Companies that relocate often want to see you be successful in your new position. 

In the end, corporate relocation is all about the way in which you handle asking for what you want. Jobs that require you to relocate will often times make it easy for you to do so. However, if it is not easy, then you should make your concerns or wants clear from the start. This is the only way you will be able to be successful in the new location. 

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