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How to negotiate your corporate relocation benefits

  • February 11, 2013

How to negotiate your corporate relocation benefits

Many enterprises hire corporate relocation companies to help their employees move. In most cases, assistance is not limited to the services of state to state movers - businesses usually offer significant benefits to workers who travel for employment opportunities. Unfortunately, not every company offers sufficient compensation to cover moving expenses. 

With careful negotiations, you can earn a generous relocation package. Do not ask for the world - you should only ask for enough benefits to ensure that the transition runs smoothly. 

Follow these tips to successfully negotiate a new relocation package. 

Ask for a real estate agent
Most of the financial incentives employers offer are based on homebuying expenses. Companies typically offer allowances to help their workers cover the costs of finding a new residence. 

If you're moving out of state to accept a new job, you should ask your business to pay for a real estate agent. It is difficult to find a suitable home in an familiar area, and the issue is only exacerbated when you travel a great distance. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) writes that it is valuable to understand the cost of living in a new state

Visit multiple properties once you have an agent. Explore different settings like big cities and small suburbs. Additionally, you should consider different types of residences like condos, apartments and and co-ops. After you receive a few price estimates, share them with your employer so that you will receive adequate funding for your relocation expenses. 

Explain how assistance benefits the company
While companies are willing to help you with your move, they must also see some benefits. Businesses cannot afford to acquiesce to every demand simply to recruit a new worker - the practice would adversely affect the bottom line. 

Monster.com recommends finding ways to explain how your comfort will benefit your employer. When you highlight how it would be advantageous for a business to help you move, it is more likely to meet your terms during negotiations. 

The news source indicates that the best strategy is to say how much your productivity will be improved if you can quickly settle in your new home without worrying about minor headaches. Tell your employer that you would be able to work longer hours because you know that your affairs are in order. 

 

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