What is a relocation service?
A relocation service is somewhat of a new concept in South Africa, yet very much in demand when working with high profile Companies or Management. It involves the arranging and managing of the entire relocation of an employee and their family to another Country or Province.
What is the benefit of using a Relocation Online’s service?
Most times, the added load of attention given to any one relocation assignment to be managed by the H.R. department places unnecessary pressure and time to a project that may require research and sourcing. The relocation process is not an exercise that can be hurried, it involves emotional needs that have to be satisfied in order for the client to feel that he/she has made the right career and personal decision, it involves time being spent with the family and the assignee. Time that H.R Managers often do not have. It is therefore our business to take on this responsibility in its entirety, fulfilling all the needs and requirements of the assignment.
What is a successful relocation?
A successful relocation entails educating and settling a family, or Assignee, into a new environment in such a way that each member adapts comfortably and reaches optimum performance in the shortest possible time. Every detail of the assignment is seen as a priority to satisfy, meeting every possible requirement to that which the family or Assignee, have been accustomed to in their Country of Origin.
A relocation process includes:
The orientation process includes the tour of the best suited areas often a look at shops in surrounding areas, preferred visited restaurants, and hot spots. The orientation is the initial step of the relocation apart from the Needs Analysis provided before meeting the assignee; it is an important step as it is initial meeting point for the relocator and the assignee. The Relocator is generally an up beat person who can handle any situation; they are clued up with the surrounding areas, its history, property values and prospective growth potential of the area
The accommodation search is only done once the client has decided on the area of preference. The Relocator will have to assess whether this area is suitable once this is done the accommodation search is entered into, the relocator working close together with reputable Agents will then source the suitable property according to, budget, size, area and growth potential of the area. An accommodation search can be anything from a rental property, to purchasing of residential or commercial property. Once the perfect property is sourced, the relocator acts as a buffer in the negotiations, taking the negotiations into their own hands to avoid the exploitation of the assignee.
This is the most crucial part of the relocation. It is not only the assignee that takes on the stress but it is the children that can make or break the move, it is highly imperative that the child or children don’t feel that the decision was made without them. Because they are leaving all that is familiar it is important that the Relocator find a school that brings out the paramount in that child. We go beyond measure to ensure a placement in the school that best suites your child or children.
Bringing your vehicle to South Africa from overseas can cost you more than a new version of that car will. Think again and research thoroughly before you decide to do this. The best option for you would be to purchase a car in South Africa. Although we have one of the highest markets for new and used cars around the world you will be sure of less frustration should you decide to purchase a vehicle in SA.
You are entitled to purchase a vehicle with your foreign license provided the licence is Valid. The first step to owning a vehicle in SA is to shop around, establishing a keen idea of the market will make you confident enough to negotiate. Remember that you will not be able to finance a vehicle older than 5 years and Vehicle will also be out of Warrantee with the dealership so try your best to stick within the five year margin.
The number one selling cars in SA with the least depreciation annually are the Toyota originated from japan, The Volkswagen originated from Germany and the Mercedes Benz also originated from Germany. Performance wise you will never go wrong with an Audi or a BMW but resale and warranties can end up causing you headaches
We also assist with the following:
Accomodation – short and long term
Insurance – short and long term
IT (internet, WIFI and other)