IT Staff Relocation Services—Everything You Should Know!
Gaining an excellent reputation as an employer doesn’t happen overnight. To access the best talent out there, you have to be willing to introduce new people into your organization from far and wide. In short, you have to build your reputation as a global opportunity employer.
After spotting the right talent, what’s next? Employee relocation, of course.
Why Staff Relocation?
It’s no secret that relocation has become a huge part of employee recruitment in the tech industry. While remote employees have become a norm, some companies out there still need to set up their developers in-house in order to achieve their goals. For such companies, staff relocation isn’t an option; it’s a necessity. The following are some crucial things you need to know before you embrace staff relocation.
Staff Relocation Best Practices
Partner with Staff Relocation Experts
It’s 100% possible for your HR department to identify new talent globally. However, recruiting and relocating new employees to your headquarters is best done with some outside help. The process itself is rarely cost-effective for a tech business’ in-house recruiters, no matter the company size.
Relocating world-class talent through an IT staffing company has a lot of perks for businesses. These companies have what it takes to facilitate cost-effective and top-notch recruitment and relocation.
Choose a Relocation Model That Suits Your Unique Needs
If you are looking to hire and relocate experienced IT and engineering talent, there are several models you can utilize.
- Relocate the New Employees to the Staffing Company’s Offices
Companies specializing in relocation services offer this highly specialized relocation model to help keep your staffing costs low. Your new hires are set up in office space provided by the staffing company. The arrangement is ideal for employing a remote workforce under a controlled environment. For short employee contracts, this works well too as they can work closer to home, thus reducing the costs of flying them halfway across the world.
- Relocating Staff to Your Offices
After completing the recruitment process, the qualified candidates you hire will then be relocated to your offices/headquarters. Your new hires can start working as part of the in-house team.
- Hybrid Relocation Model
Working with top talent from across the globe requires more effort in terms of employee integration. A different approach to your staff relocation is starting new team members off at your staffing company offices before moving them to your offices. This set up is called the hybrid relocation model. New employees join the rest of the team ready to hit the ground running. You can train them and introduce them to your company culture as they work from a remote area under the watchful eye of your staffing partner. From this incubation, you end up with a well-experienced team. Read more about Skelia IT Staff Augmentation.
Who needs Staff Relocation services?
- Fast-Growing Companies
The tech industry is a fast-paced and continually evolving space. Whether your business is a start-up or a well-established entity, you are always on the lookout for new people with skills.
Fast-growing companies should leverage staff relocation to meet their talent needs. Relying on local talent could leave you with a talent gap that could take ages to fill out. Having access to highly qualified cross-border candidates ready to be part of your team will significantly help to support your growth strategy.
- Innovative Tech Businesses
With every new project launched, more and more innovations come to light. Emerging technologies often require developers with unique skills in order to help the technology take off. While finding the right person can be difficult, limiting your access to suitable candidates will hurt your business. For innovators, staff relocation provides access to a bigger pool of qualified professionals. You also get to save on the costs of hiring new, high-quality talent.
- Multi-Site Offices
Several tech businesses have embraced the idea of multi-site operations. Instead of grouping your employees in one location, spreading your wings to areas where the abundance of your required talent is found saves costs. You will no longer need to relocate several team members from one area to your headquarters. Instead, you can put together a suitable office for your acquired talent. This move will pay off in terms of relocation costs which include housing, moving expenses, and taxes.
If you require specific talent in one of your sites, you can engage an optimal distribution of your team members. Relocate your new talent directly on-site rather than moving them somewhere where they will still have to work remotely.
How to get started
Establishing international offices and adding to your head office’s repertoire is quite easy, however, only if you employ the right relocation strategies. Partnering with a staffing company like Skelia will take most of the time-consuming process off of your HR department’s plate. Not only will you save yourself time, but the costs of hiring and relocation as well. You can rest assured, a staffing company holds an advantage over in-house recruiting. The process of relocating your tech talent goes as follows.
#1. Define Your Staff Relocation Needs
Before engaging a relocation partner, define what kind of services you require. This process helps you identify a company that will cater to all your needs. If you are looking to relocate new staff to a particular region, make sure your partner of choice can facilitate a hassle-free relocation.
#2. Choose the right Staff Relocation Company
It’s very critical that you find a relocation program that competes in the global talent market. Skelia’s global relocation services will enable your company with a flawless and cost-effective process.
#3. Consider the Staff Relocation Company’s Flexibility
It is vital for the company catering to your staffing needs to be highly responsive to your needs. It should have the ability to provide services promptly and keep up with your staffing needs.
#4. Evaluate the Customer Service and Support Offered
The foundation of any good partnership is communication. Partner with a company that offers adequate support and customer service. Relocation involves consultations with the authorities in terms of taxes and visas amongst other service providers. It is essential to have a partner who will keep you in the loop. You will also need a clear line of communication with your new hires.
#5. Finding Talent
Once you enlist the help of a staffing agency and provide the requirements for the role, your staffing partner can identify suitable candidates from an endless pool of talent. The job description and localization details enable the proper screening of candidates.
The next step will be choosing from the interviewed and screened candidates. The hard work has already been done for you, thus you can begin integrating them into your team.
With your new team members at hand, you can relocate them immediately or after some time. At Skelia, we offer the option of putting them on probation and engaging them on a remote basis. Once you are satisfied with their performance, you can move them to your offices, and Skelia can facilitate the permanent move.
What’s in it for you?
- Reduced time to hire
With the help of a staffing partner, your company can enjoy reduced time to hire. If you have time-sensitive recruitments, your relocation partner can provide you with suitable replacements and relocate them in a short space of time.
Your staff relocation partner must be able to remain flexible and responsive to change as your company or your employees’ needs evolve.
- Access to More Experienced Candidates
A staffing company can access global talent easily since it is well invested in the area. You can choose from closely vetted, highly qualified IT, and engineering professionals.
- Access to Dedicated Resources
With dedicated resources, your employee relocation program will be more efficient. Leveraging specialized technology reduces the time spent and the margin for errors. You will be able to keep track of the progress of your initiative. The ultimate combination of advanced recruitment and relocation technology and experts will get you the best results with a satisfactory experience.
- Less Paperwork for Your HR Department
As the staff relocation company handles the bulk of the legalities, it leaves your organization free to focus on other issues.
- Cost Savings
Staff relocation services will not only save you time but money as well. The cost of outsourcing your recruitment processes is significantly lower than doing it in-house. Add to that the increased cost savings from leveraging the discounted third-parties and tax benefits of using a relocation company. Your business stands to gain a lot from such an initiative.
When you work with Skelia, not only do you get skilled and smart IT professionals but people who love what they do. We are team-driven and result-oriented individuals, who care for your success just as much as you do. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. Here are some of the top reasons we think you should be working with Skelia:
- World-class Tech Talent
Many Eastern European countries, like Ukraine and Poland, find themselves within the top-rated IT outsourcing countries in the world. Be assured, you are getting highly qualified talent that meets your project requirements.
- High Retention Level
Our goal is to create a long-term partnership with our clients. We never “push” semi-matching resources to a customer. This is why we have an extremely high retention level in the industry. IT talent staffed by Skelia has a 7-10% retention rate.
- Experienced Professionals
We excel at staffing experienced and certified tech experts. 90% of Skelia’s employees hired for clients have at least three years of professional experience. 50% have over seven years of relevant work, and close to 90% have a Master’s degree or Ph.D.
- Dedicated Support Team
Our support team will guide you through the entire process – from the first contact until final selection, and if requested, relocation to a new office.
Your organization stands to benefit a lot from staff relocation, given the cost-saving opportunities that it affords you. For more insights on IT staff relocation, you can reach out to our expert consultants.