Relocation packages are a common part of the hiring process and can help persuade a candidate to sign on with a firm or transfer to another office. Some companies have a standard policy regarding relocation expenses, while others make their decisions on a case-by-case basis. Here are some expenses that a firm might consider paying for or subsidizing.
Information on a new area including crime statistics, school districts, housing costs and the community's background can be helpful to candidates. The more comfortable prospects feel about a new location, the more likely they are to accept an offer. Ensuring a smooth transition may also instill loyalty and aid in employer retention efforts.