Sheltering relocations from housing costs

Relocation is more than just handing the employee the real estate section from the local newspaper
By Brenda Olive-Sullivan
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/03/2003

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or relocating staff and the firms that employ them, housing is often a major source of aggravation, not to mention a costly one in terms of the time and money involved.

Taking care of employees’ housing needs is not as simple as handing the employee the local real estate section. Relocation experts need to consider home sales and purchases, rental options and neighbourhoods best suited for the relocating employee. Poorly managed, costs can soar and relocations can be put in jeopardy.