Let them choose

Creating flexible relocation benefit packages
By Donna Bergles
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

The ability to recruit from the broadest possible pool of experience and expertise, nationally and internationally, provides Canadian firms with an invaluable competitive advantage. At the same time, organizations must be able to move proven employees across Canada and around the world, quickly and efficiently, to improve operations.

Just as domestic and international relocations are becoming more important, they are also becoming more challenging. A major reason for this is that family dynamics have changed dramatically over the past decade — two-career families have become the norm, for instance.

Uprooting a family to move across the country or across the world can create major financial burdens and have a major impact on lifestyle. Consequently, relocating employees are looking for greater benefit and compensation incentives than ever before.