Living in a globalised world means that geographical borders are becoming an ever smaller constraint on the activities of individuals and companies. Some professionals find better opportunities in a different country or city, and some companies either move their facilities to another geographical location or start new projects somewhere else, so they need to relocate some of their staff; this is known as job relocation. Whatever your case may be, if you have a professional posting in sight, we will try to help you with this article.
What is relocation?
In a professional context, it is used to refer to the increasingly common phenomenon of companies moving employees to another country or another city within their home country.
There are many reasons for relocating workers, ranging from projects that will take a few months to complete, to a permanent move to fill a position in a new office, or even the relocation of the entire company. Depending on the circumstances, the law stipulates when the employer can require employees to relocate, but it is usually a mutually beneficial and consensual move.
How long does a job relocation period last?
Current law differentiates between a transfer, which involves relocating someone for more than 12 months within a three-year period, and a temporary posting, which involves a maximum of 12 months within the same three-year period.
In other words, if you are faced with the challenge of moving to a new city for a specific project that lasts less than a year, it may be better to take it easy and look for flexible accommodation such as Be Casa, where you choose how long you want to stay. At Be Casa, we have studios or 1-bedroom apartments with all the comforts of a hotel but without the obligations of renting an apartment from 723 euros per month with everything included.
If you are moving for a longer period or prefer to move with your partner or family, we also have fully equipped 2-bedroom apartments. A real home where you have a cleaning service, a car park, reception, security… in short, even if you are relocated, you will have all the good things of being at home without the worries.
What should a company consider before looking for accommodation for a relocated employee?
You might be reading this and you are not the person who has to relocate, but a manager in the company, and you might be looking for accommodation before starting the relocation process. In that case, there are three options:
- The first is to choose a hotel and pay per night, which is likely to be a more expensive option. In addition, your employee will be living in a room where it will be very difficult for him/her to work, organise meetings or receive visitors.
- You can also rent an apartment for the worker, but then, you will have to sign a contract with the owner, pay a deposit, etc. This solution will give your workers more independence, but they will have to take care of the cleaning and maintenance of the apartment, adding to their workload. Another drawback is that many landlords require a minimum rental period that sometimes exceeds two years, which is completely unfeasible if your employee is moving for a one-off project.
- The third option is to choose Be Casa. Your company’s employees will have a fully furnished and equipped independent apartment, with all the amenities of a hotel and something very important: a co-working space with individual or teamwork desks, meeting rooms and a high-speed WiFi connection. And the best thing is that you can hire accommodation for as long as you need, whether it’s for days, weeks or months, with corporate accommodation rates for companies of all types and sizes. If you wish, we can design together a tailor-made programme for your employees, specifying the duration and additional services you would like us to provide. They will have the comfort of living in contact with people who are in the same situation and enjoy communal areas such as a pool, cafeteria, gym, terraces…
At Be Casa, we are aware that today’s business world is increasingly flexible, and that is why we have created a model that adapts to the needs of people and companies. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home, even if you need to relocate for work.