Group moves present significant challenges

When it comes to packing up and moving an office to another city, HR’s job is to get employees on board
By Tim Verbic
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/21/2006

There are many considerations that have to be taken into account when a group of staff moves from one city to another. There are logistical and financial concerns, such as budgets to keep, deadlines to meet and infrastructure and technology to put in place.

But the most difficult part of the move — the human factor — doesn’t appear on a budget line. How employees are dealt with can have a significant impact on the company’s bottom line and its future performance.

This means the success of the group move ultimately rests with the senior HR leader, who is responsible for ensuring the human factor is managed well.