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HR Role for Office Relocations

Moving office is an exciting time. It presents a whole new world of fresh opportunities and your company will want to use the office move as a trigger to invigorate your business, increase productivity and drive business performance. But whilst your decision to move office may be driven by commercial and operational factors the issues for employees are far more personal.

How your company chooses to interact with your staff during your office relocation will have a huge impact on employee morale. Whilst there will be many positive benefits underlying your office move there will, inevitably, be a change in working environment. And for some, this change may be unsettling. The best way to address this is by getting HR involved in the planning & communication of the office move from a human capital perspective.

If you handle your office move for your employees correctly, it can do wonders for their morale and the new office can improve staff efficiency and increase business performance. The HR Guide to Moving Office outlines practical steps on how HR can play a key role in achieving a successful office move. It includes:

Planning & preparing your office move

Change management issues when moving officeHow to communicate the office move to staffIdentifying and promoting the positives of the office moveHow to involve your staff throughout the office relocationAddressing training needs before/after the office moveGetting staff feedback once the office move has been completed

When it comes to people, communication is the key and the HR Guide to Moving Office offers real solutions on how best to interact with staff before, during and after the office move. Find out how you can involve your employees throughout the office relocation process and make them feel that they are at the heart of this important company decision.

Additional Consideration
There may also be legal issues involved in moving office in relation to your role as an employer. To find out the implications that your office move may pose to you as an employer, to understand employee rights and to ensure you adopt best practice regarding Employee Relocation you should consult with a Commercial Real Estate Attorney about your specific circumstances.

 

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