Today is the start of March Madness in which 64 college basketball teams will be playing in a single elimination basketball tournament bracket for a chance to play foe a national championship. One of the traditions is for people across the globe to fill out a bracket and guess which teams will advance in the tournament each round and end up as one of the final four teams. The challenge is that most people haven’t been watching basketball that closely during the season to pick the teams that have the best chance to advance each round in each bracket, other than their favorite team of course.
Now, what if this happened? What if Jay Bilis or another college basketball analyst came by your office to help you pick your bracket? Do you think this would give you a better chance at success? I think it would because this is what they have been doing every day for the entire season. They know the match ups, strengths, weaknesses of programs, trends to watch, and can benchmark or size of teams to know who will have the best advantage.
This same approach would be similiar for a relocation professional (not Jay Bilis) coming over to help you update, design, or benchmark your relocation program when you need to onboard an employee and mobility is part of the process.
A relocation professional can help you:
- review your policy and suggest recommendations for updates,
- analyze and benchmark tier benefits for each employee level.
- help identify cost savings, quality metrics, or even gaps to consider updating and more…
A good mobility professional serves as a business adviser first (not a salesman) and will help you design a relocation program that best fits your culture for attracting and retaining the best talent. “I often say its more about serving, and less about selling.” Many times you might have a great program in place and on your way to success without any changes. Other times, you might just need to make a small adjustment. Either way, its good to review with relocation professionals to get a different perspective.
So the next time you need to relocate an employee (or even before would be better), think about bringing in a relocation professional to review your program for best chance at success. There is typically no cost to just get their perspective (other than 30-40 minutes), and will often result in cost savings, increasing efficiency, or just validating alignment for your team.
Quote of the Day! “It doesn’t matter. It’s March Madness. You’ve got to bring it every time, every 40 minutes. That’s all we have. – Cappie Pondexter
Call to action: Invest 30 minutes this week to reach out to your relocation provider and request a brief minute meeting to review your program to make sure you are competitive and aligned with market to attract the best talent. You will be glad you invested the time, and so will your employees moving. If you don’t have one, give me a call and Ill be happy to help you get started!
This has been “A Relocation Minute” on “March Madness” with Bruce Waller, for more information on relocation resources call 972-389-5673, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me on Twitter too!