Effect of Sept. 11 on relocation negligible

By John Hobel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/30/2001

The world became a scarier place for North Americans after Sept. 11. Will this mean employers will find themselves providing larger incentives to get people to relocate internationally? Not likely, say experts — particularly in light of a slowed economy.

“It appears the impact of Sept. 11 on the relocation industry is relatively moderate,” said Phyllis Simon, executive vice-president of the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC).

Gail Reinhart, a consultant in Runzheimer Canada’s Calgary office, agreed that neither the task of finding employees interested in relocating nor the incentives and compensation they require are likely to change dramatically.