Human Resources: Help Employees Cope When Moving From the Cape
As a moving company, we talk a lot about commercial moving logistics for our professional business clients. However, when a company is making interstate or international moves from the Cape, chances are they are bringing some employees along with them. We are also experienced Massachusetts residential movers and, as a result, can help your employees with local and long distance moves for business. It can be overwhelming for employees who are moving to a new branch of an expanding business, especially if they are going overseas.
Our commercial moving logistics team can help you provide your employees with a stress-free moving process by taking care of all the details and working with them to inform them about what to expect when they move out of the country. Even interstate moves outside of the New England area can be worrisome for someone who has never left the area or that is bringing a family in tow. That’s why we feel it is important to share some of these tips with our clients on how to help employees to better cope with everything that is going on when moving from the Cape Cod or Southeastern Massachusetts area.
Tip #1 – Take Time to Learn
It is important to learn all you can about the new area that you are moving to with your business. If it is a new country, chances are there will be some cultural and language differences. Companies that work with their team to provide them with languages classes and cultural awareness courses will find that the transition is much easier for everyone involved. If there is time, consider taking employees to the new business location ahead of the final move so they can get a feel for what to expect.
Tip #2 – Provide Moving Services
One way that employers can make local and long distance moves for employees go much easier is to hire professional movers to take care of all the details for them. At Plymouth Rock Moving & Storage, we are an agent of Mayflower, one of the largest moving companies in the country. We can help facilitate interstate and international moves from the Cape for both your commercial business and for your team. Arrange a meeting between your employees and our Massachusetts residential movers agents so they can go over the do’s and don’ts of moving overseas.
Tip #3 – Work Permits and Visas
Make sure to assist your team in obtaining all of the necessary work permits, visas and passports that they will need in order to make international moves from the Cape. Even moves to Canada and Mexico require a lot of paperwork even though they aren’t overseas. Provide employees with an overview of what needs to be done and a timeline in which it needs to happen. This is good for you and your human resources team as well, so you will know how long it will take to process all of the applications and paperwork.
Tip #4 – Create a Contract
Whenever you relocate employees, either with local or long distance moves, it is important to give them some assurances of what to expect and to also ensure that you aren’t wasting your time or money in facilitating and paying for commercial moving logistics with professional Massachusetts residential movers. The contract should also communicate all of the policies, benefits and requirements of the move, including any agreements for the length of terms on the relocation or with the company as a whole.
Tip #5 – Offer Destination Services
If you aren’t familiar with commercial moving logistics, you might not know about destination services. These services are often offered by the moving company as part of their professional international relocation solutions. Helping you and your employees to become more familiar with the new country and culture will help, but also helping families to get settled with schools, shopping, bank accounts, utility companies and housing, will really go a long way toward making a stress-free move for everyone involved.
Contact Plymouth Rock Moving & Storage
If your company is contemplating relocating employees to a new location or making international moves from the Cape, contact Plymouth Rock Moving & Storage. We can provide with a wide variety of commercial moving logistics for local and long distance moves. Our team can assist in helping your employees to cope and learn all they can about moving to a new location to help make the experience as painless and stress-free as possible. Give us a call at 1-800-340-0995 for a FREE written estimate on any of our professional moving and packing services.