Relocation Resources

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Get the facts on relocation

Businesses lose when key people leave, particularly when it is because of an unsuccessful relocation. At risk is the considerable financial investment involved in recruiting key personnel, as well as the incalculable industry and community impact when unhappy executives and their families depart because of a failed transition.

There are three building blocks of identity that are challenged during a move:
  • self-concept
  • social identity
  • paper identity

Paper identity, which includes the actual physical logistics of a move, is most easily addressed through traditional resources. However, moving also forces a person to negotiate a new identity with total strangers as well as requiring that an individual re-evaluate how s/he sees her/himself. It is the goal of Strategic Relocation Solutions to help positively frame this new self-concept and social identity.

Researchers have defined five phases of the relocation experience:
  • separation (from former home)
  • transformation (in-between)
  • initial integration (a time for both grieving and self-discovery)
  • extended integration (slowly settling into new roles)
  • maintenance (deepening a sustained community connection)

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That's where SRS comes in

Strategic Relocation Solutions (SRS) provides customized support for all of these phases to each affected member of the relocating family. There are four elements to the SRS relocation support process:
  • Assessment, which includes one-on-one Q&A and self-directed exercises designed to clarify individual needs and priorities.
  • Design, which includes identifying individuals and community resources that will support the transition process.
  • Implementation, which includes facilitated introductions, jointly-attended gatherings, and follow-up assignments.
  • Follow-through, which includes periodic assessments and feedback regarding the effectiveness of the process. Any necessary adjustments will be made at this time.

SRS collaborates closely with existing resources -- the recruiter, human resource professionals, and realtors -- to ensure that a good 'match' is made during the recruitment phase and that the company's financial investment AND the employee's emotional investment are protected.

As with all relationship-based enterprises, it is impossible to guarantee a specific outcome. There is a shared responsibility in fulfilling the program, and it is this mutual engagement that improves the likelihood of a personalized and meaningful integration into the community.

We look forward to embarking on this exciting journey with you!