It is graduation season and that means there is new talent for hire – and companies are seizing the moment. In fact, CareerBuilder released a report yesterday that more than 50 percent of companies are planning to hire new grads, which is up more than 10 percent from 2009. This is great news, but it also means that recruitment competition will be fierce in some industries.
I have been a member of the relocation community for almost two decades and have worked in a business development capacity for nearly three-fourths of the time. Throughout my career, I have been directly, or indirectly, involved in almost every type of sales scenario you can imagine – mostly very pleasant experiences, a few that were not-so-pleasant, some that made me wince and some that made me want to scratch my head.
If you were to ask your transferees today what’s included in their relocation policy, do you think they would be able to answer the question? If the answer is yes, then good for you because you are doing something right! If the answer is no, then you are not alone. For a variety of reasons, many transferees don’t have a good grasp on their policy, let alone the relocation process. Most of the time it boils down to communication.