I recently had the honor of speaking to a wonderful group of HR professionals in Dallas, Texas about maximizing the onboarding experience when relocating an employee. The employee relocation is often the first experience for a new employee and family with the new company which makes it critical to get off to a great start.
One of the points I always stress is the importance of developing a great partnership with your vendors. The right partnership can make a difference for the person managing the program and put them at ease which will also put the employee relocating at ease too. Investing in a great partnership basically says “we care” from the moment you made the decision to join our company.
When the meeting was completed, I was asked to share some of the traits that make up a great partnership and wanted to share with you too. When engaging a vendor, it’s like a new date. It starts with being a good listener and learning what’s most important to each other to make the partnership effective. A partnership is a two way street and both parties need to be open minded, transparent, and committed to develop a great long term partnership
Some of the partnership traits that can make a difference include:
- Trust… is the foundation!
- Integrity… always do the right thing.
- Open communication… allows access when needed.
- Collaboration… working together when issues arise.
- Relationships… shows you care.
- Values… creates alignment for things that matter.
- Serve… each other in everything you do.
- Patience… when mistakes happen.
- Transparent… gives you the best chance to achieve goals.
- Purpose… its why we are here doing what we do!
Which one do you think is most important? Who you add to this list?
Call to action: Reach out to your partners to discuss the importance of these traits and what should be focused on to elevate the experience for everyone. or share how much you appreciate your current partnership! If you don’t have a partner, then use these traits to find a partner that best aligns to support your organizational goals.
This has been a “A Relocation Minute” on “Great Partnership Traits” with Bruce Waller, For more information, call 972-389-5673, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our my social media facebook and twitter page.
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