Relocation

Employers may relocate to new premises, perhaps because the old premises have become too small or because the business has been bought, leading to a TUPE transfer. Relocation of individual employees is also common.

The employer may include a mobility clause entitling it to move the employee to a different workplace. Employers may run a relocation assistance scheme to help employees with the move.

The relocation of employees can be a particular challenge where the move is abroad. Employers that commonly send employees abroad should have an international assignments policy in place.


Relocating families: advice for HR

6 Jul 2009

Henry Brookman warns that the stress of relocating for work can lead to family breakdown, and suggests how HR can...

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BBC will pay up to £46,000 per employee for move to Manchester

9 Mar 2009

BBC staff will be offered up to £46,000 each to relocate to a new media hub in Manchester by 2011.A...

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Relocation: moving with the times

4 Mar 2009

As the recession deepens, many organisations are relocating their premises to cut overheads. But moving offices can be a positive experience if well handled. Phil Boucher reports.

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Flexible working grows up

12 Feb 2009

Plans to extend the right to request flexible working look set to go ahead. Peter Rabbitts, knowledge adviser at  Acas...

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International assignments could cost the earth – but firms are in the dark

9 Oct 2008

Employers are failing to comprehensively measure the costs and return on investment (ROI) for staff sent on international assignments, a...

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Relocation: expert advice on office moves – trade secrets

24 Jun 2008

Office relocations are never taken lightly, but when they are necessary there are several key steps experts recommend. Tara Craig reportsPlanning...

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International HR strategy: How I made a difference Paul Herrick, head of HR for Europe, Burson Marsteller

19 Jun 2008

When PR company Burson-Marsteller’s new chief executive came on board last July, he wanted to create a single business strategy...

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European cities take seven slots in top 10 worldwide rankings for quality of living standards

10 Jun 2008

European cities dominate the top 10 worldwide rankings for locations with the best quality of living, according to Mercer’s 2008...

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Office rationalisation and relocation: how I made a difference Jo Brown, HR manager, strategy and policy, Hertfordshire County Council

27 May 2008

I played a big part in a property rationalisation programme called ‘The Way We Work’, where we moved people from...

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UK workers prepared to relocate to find work

18 Mar 2008

More than three out of four UK workers are willing to relocate to find work, according to a survey by...

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HP top talent encouraged to work abroad

13 Mar 2008

Rising stars at technology firm HP are being told to work abroad to avoid getting stuck in a rut by...

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Relocation: how far can trade unions go to prevent businesses going elsewhere for cheap labour?

4 Feb 2008

The opportunities for European businesses to take advantage of the cheaper labour available in the EU accession states was challenged...

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European Court of Justice backs companies’ rights to relocate within EU

12 Dec 2007

A landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has reaffirmed employers’ rights to relocate to another EU country....

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South West Trains dismisses reports of anger over centralisation plan for human resources team

11 Dec 2007

South West Trains has defended its decision to merge its human resources team from four offices between London and the...

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Staff at medical supply firm Huntleigh Health Care to lobby Parliament over relocation to Poland and 300 job cuts

17 Oct 2007

Unite members at medical supply firm Huntleigh Health Care will today lobby Parliament over the relocation of its site to...

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