Technology eases relocation process

Online portals, tracking, regular reports, expat blogs can streamline support
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/16/2010

Relocating a person, his family, worldly possessions and all the accompanying responsibilities, expectations, habits and emotions can add up to a major upheaval for employees and employers. But as technology continues to evolve, the relocation process has become easier — and potentially more successful — from start to finish.

Searching for accommodation

During the pre-assignment phase, the search for appropriate accommodation has been helped tremendously by the online word. Transferees can conduct comprehensive searches of houses or apartments in other provinces or countries, with street views offered by Google maps providing highly detailed views.