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Top Reasons for Employee's Reluctance
A recruiter presents an offer to a candidate and, at the last minute, the candidate turns down the
position for reasons the recruiter thought were addressed. The candidate may blame their kids in school, their house,
their spouse’s job, or even the family dog. Do you recognize this scenario?
Outside of being a good fit for the company, there
are many reasons why a candidate may be reluctant to relocate. According to the Employee Relocation Council’s
2005 Transfer Volume Survey, high housing cost areas was the #1 reason (77%) why candidates are reluctant to relocate.
Following in a tie for second is high cost of living areas and family/spousal reluctance to relocate (65%). Spousal
resistance to leave their current employer come in fourth on the list (31%) and undesirable locations rounded out the top
five (20%). These are issues that need to be addressed early and often throughout the hiring process, to help ensure there
are no last minute surprises.
This is one of the reasons
why it is imperative that your candidate speaks with an RR Coach early in the process to help identify and overcome some
of these obstacles. Our coaches speak with candidates before the on site interview to help identify any of these red
flags, and share that valuable feedback with the recruiter. Many times, the candidate and spouse will share information
with the Relocation Coach that they just won’t share with the recruiter. Use “Recruiter Relocation” as
leverage to gain additional insight into the family needs and concerns about making a move! Allow RR to partner
with you, the candidate, and the client to ensure the smoothest transition possible.
The newest survey is out from
the Employee Relocation Council about relocation transfer volume. One of the top issues among recruiters and clients
is addressing issues concerning employees and their reluctance to accept a relocation position. The newest survey reflects
a change in the mindset of employees and reconfirms what many of us are hearing from candidates.
The top issue for 2007 was the slowed real estate appreciation
with an overwhelming 71%. Thus far in 2008, real estate depreciation is a factor! A candidate may not get top
dollar when selling their house, but they will benefit at the new location with a “real bargain” on a reduced
price! In other words it equals out and this is important to know and realize.
Last year's survey sited the top three reasons as:
/ family resistance to move – 67%
· High housing costs – 59%
High cost-of-living areas – 55%
Results compliments of: The
Employee Relocation Council
Relocation specializes in supporting Recruiters through the placement and relocation
process. RR helps recruiters, their clients and candidates prior to the face to face interview all the way through the completion
of a relocation.
Visit: Recruiter Relocation or
Contact: Mickey Matteson
Account Manager toll free at Ph: 866-787-4949.
Distributed by: Recruiter Relocation
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