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Check list for relocating staff to Sweden

May 24, 2016 anne_pihl
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Successfully relocating staff is a complicated and time consuming process. As time is money, it also requires an investment. But the investment required is nothing like the amount it will cost your company if the relocation is unsuccessful. If your transferee fails to perform well in the job they were brought here to do, or worse still, suddenly decides to move back home, a huge investment is lost. Anyone working in HR knows the true cost of hiring an employee as well as the enormous cost of a failed hire.

There’s nothing quite like a divorce or an international custody battle to keep your employees’ minds off their work. But this can be the result of a relocation that doesn’t work for the accompanying family. Even if your international employee doesn’t have a family, failure to get off to a good start leads to enormous stress and lower productivity.

You should therefore carefully consider the following checklist points and how you are going to deal with them when recruiting internationally or relocating staff. Whether you decide to handle them internally or just to leave them to your relocating employee to sort out, it’s going to require a lot of time. Alternatively you can outsource this work.

  • Visas and immigration processes
  • Finding a new home
  • Schools and day care
  • Shipping belongings
  • Local orientation
  • Registering with the Swedish authorities
  • Insurance
  • Registering for health care
  • Opening bank accounts
  • Getting utility contracts (electricity, internet, phones etc.)
  • Language tuition
  • Cross-cultural training
  • Trouble shooting
  • International tax consultation
  • Establishing a new network

Getting off to a good start in a new country is usually crucial for a successful relocation. Make sure that your company invests the time it requires.

If you would like help, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Relocate to Sweden provides expert advice and hands-on help for companies recruiting internationally or transferring staff to Sweden. We make relocation easier. Email us at info@relocatetosweden.com or call us on +46 8 361011 if you would like help. You can also read more about our services at www.relocatetosweden.com.

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