Due to their age, many millennial employees may not have heard of corporate relocation or know anyone who has been relocated by their employer. They may therefore need a little education on its benefits!
The millennial generation are tech savvy and very capable of accessing information on line, probably quicker than we can pick up the phone! By the time we speak to them they could very well have researched an area thoroughly , know exactly where they think they want to live, and quite possibly narrowed down a number of properties in the process. Our job is to inject a note of caution into the proceedings and remind them that just because information is available on line, doesnt make it true !
Much of the information available on line can be subjective and even out of date . There will always be a need to embrace the emergence of technology , but it will never replace the human touch completely. I spoke to a client recently who informed me that a millennial employee had recently visited London for 2 days to find a property to rent and had returned completely demoralised and confused.She hadnt appreciated the fast pace of the London Market, the amount of choice in terms of areas, agents and properties, and how little she would get for her money ! Some agents are good and some not so good, but all of them work for the landlord. With companies such as Google and Apple setting up new London Head offices some areas in London have become more popular which has seen an increase in rental prices , whilst in other areas prices have become more negociable. We help manage your employees expectations by knowing the market inside and out and offer them help and advice when choosing their new home.
When discussing relocation support with Millennial employees it may be worth mentioning the following points -
Remind your Millennial employees they don't have to " go it alone" to stay in control - we can help make their relocation a much quicker and much more enjoyable process!
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