Posts Tagged ‘Carlsbad Relocation Services’

Global Relocation Logisitics

Monday, June 27th, 2011

The logistics of relocation are rarely easy for the employees being relocated, or for the HR managers organizing the relocation process. Your choice in a relocation management company—along with the service providers that company selects to assist with the relocation makes a tremendous difference.

When shopping for relocation service providers, you want a company whose relocation services make the move as stress-free as possible. A successful relocation process should:

* Aid in your company’s recruiting and retention initiatives.
* Make the relocation process low-stress for your company and the transferees
* Get transferees fully engaged, and focused on their new job, sooner.
* Help maintain productivity of the HR employees and other staff involved in the relocation process.
* Keep relocation costs down.
* Be consistent across your company, while offering flexibility to keep transferees satisfied.

Three Questions to Ask When You Shop For Company Relocation Services

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

When you select a company to manage your relocation process, consider these important questions:

1. Will the relocation process be fully integrated and aligned with your company’s strategic approach?

2. Will that process also be customizable to meet transferees’ unique needs and situations and therefore ensure satisfaction at every level?

3. Is your company relocation services firm keeping your best interests—not just profit motives—in mind?

Don’t Make These Relocating Mistakes!

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Perhaps you have a new job opportunity or you are ready to retire. As you consider making an international move at this exciting time in your life, you also realize that you are about to face some major changes. Realistically making note of the best way to get things done and learning from the experience of others can help make your move less stressful.

Regardless of your reason for moving, you will never regret doing things the right way. It may only take you a day or two to get to your new country, but it will truly take weeks or months of ocean shipping for your belongings to get there. Can a person make mistakes when moving internationally, wishing they had done things differently? Absolutely. There are so many things to consider, that regardless of how well you do, you are going to have a regret or two. Avoiding extra time, money and stress are the most important factors to consider.

1) One major mistake that people make when moving overseas is to think of it as an escape. Making an international move is much different than taking a vacation overseas. Regardless of where one lives, there are going to be stresses, disappointments and problems. As a matter of fact, moving in itself can be quite stressful, perhaps causing you to periodically wonder if you should move at all.

2) Don’t be unrealistic about what you are doing. You are going to have to continue working, paying bills and dealing with relationships, no matter where you live. It’s important to have a positive mindset and yet know that the move will be stressful at times and also know that day-to-day living will commence. All of your problems are not going to miraculously disappear by making an international move. In fact, it’s best to resolve as many issues as possible before moving and therefore, feel like you can move on with your life rather than escaping from current problems.

3) Don’t expect things to be the same in your new country, but plan on lots of change. Don’t ever forget that you are now the foreigner, the visitor, the stranger in this new country. Just assume that you are going to be misunderstood and make some mistakes. For example, if you are moving to England, you will find that they live by an entirely different set of rules and regulations. Rather than argue or complain about this, just accept the fact that you are no longer in your home country. Also, if you complain or argue too much, people in your new country will begin to dislike you because you will appear arrogant and surly.

A Relocating Check-list! Make One!

Friday, April 15th, 2011

After you have decided to relocate to a new country for whatever reason the first thing you need to do is get a checklist ready of the things to do starting with the most important thing first. This will make your moving out a lit bit smooth and less stressful. As it is not less than a challenge to start your life in a hitherto unfamiliar surroundings amongst unknown people you cannot afford to be reckless.

The foremost thing to add to the list of what you will have to do for moving overseas is that write the things you will need daily in your new location like your clothes and personal belongings without which you cannot carry out your daily chores. Of course in the future you will have to buy them in the new country you have decided to make your home presently.

The list should include the things to pack from the furniture and other things in your house which you may be attached emotionally. And you can proceed with their packing or take the services of an expert to do it for you so that they do not get damaged on their way to the new destination. The list of things done you can proceed to add the things you need to do.

Primarily you have to inform your near and dear ones who will not be accompanying you about your relocation. They might be helpful in many ways like lending a hand with your packing or looking after your precious belongings which you cannot take but would want to have once you return. You may own some property then in your absence it would need taking care. Who other than these would do this better for you and have a trust on.

Another point under consideration is to know about the country and the place you are relocating to. A lot of research done on it will enable you to know about it to some extent and this is going to be pretty much useful in the starting days when you may not be familiar with the local language, habits, etc.

The last and the most important task is to get all your documents updated and do not forget to carry them with you. The documents may include your tickets, passport, etc. and other personal ones like the certificates, and so on.  Thus when this checklist is ready you can proceed with the practical task and make your moving overseas less complicated.