Published on July 22, 2011

If you've ever moved, you understand the stress involved. In fact, many studies cite moving as one of the top five most stressful event in someone's life, behind death of a loved one, divorce, and illness. When people move due to job relocation, the stress can be compounded by pressure to return to work in a timely manner and, even more importantly, be productive on the job immediately.

What are some of the factors that can make job relocation stressful?

  • Concerns about household goods arriving on time and in tact
  • Getting children established in a new school
  • Meeting members of the community, finding networking organizations, a church, and charity groups to participate in
  • Finding afterschool activities for the children
  • Acclimating spouse to the new community
  • Spouse finding a new job and/or temporarily living apart from spouse
  • Filing change of address paperwork, changing license, etc.
  • Utility hook-ups
  • Feeling displaced in temporary housing
  • Selling a home
  • Purchasing a new home/mortgage approval process

It's a lot to think about, isn't it?

Job Relocation from the Employers' Perspective
From the perspective of the Human Resources staff that is trying to manage all these details for not just one, but several (or dozens, or even hundreds of employees), the process becomes even more stressful. How can you keep so many employees with diverse needs and desires happy?

When you hire CapRelo as your full-service relocation management company, it's our job to provide top-level, personalized service to every employee during their job relocation. We provide the tools, technology, experience, and industry connections so that employees will get fast answers to their pressing questions. We foresee—and fix—issues before they become problems.

Human resource professionals have many duties, but at CapRelo, we have just one focus. And that's to make every job relocation low-stress for employers and employees alike.