HR professionals already know the importance of having a good plan in place. As an HR professional, you’re expected to know more about what’s going on at your company than almost everyone else.
When it comes to something as momentous as a corporate relocation, having a solid plan in place is imperative before, during or after the move. Whatever reason your company may have for relocating, it’s most likely looking to you to come up with the plan that will ensure a smooth and relatively painless process.
However, that’s easier said than done. A corporate relocation is more complicated than a residential move, which means there are increased opportunities for things to go wrong. Plus, the consequences can be much more significant.
A poorly executed corporate move can create serious delays and cost overruns that can severely impact a business’s ability to serve its customers. This is why it’s so important for HR professionals and anyone else involved in the planning of a corporate relocation to know how to avoid some of the most common mistakes made during the planning process.
For example, a frequent and serious misstep businesses make when planning for a relocation is failing to do their due diligence when it comes to choosing a moving company. Although you might be tempted to opt for the lowest bidder, you could be putting the company at risk by selecting an inferior mover. Failing to do your research ahead of time also means you may be taken by surprise with unexpected
fees and costs. Make sure you receive at least three estimates from reputable moving companies before choosing the one that will coordinate your move.
The following guide by Rainbow Movers details some of the typical blunders companies make when moving and how to avoid them. Your employer expects you to be on the ball all the time, and a corporate relocation requires it. Remember, creating and executing an effective plan when moving means your business receives the full benefit of your relocation.