How employers can accommodate employees abroad

Options for employee relocation

Every year, more and more companies and employees choose to relocate abroad. It is an excellent opportunity for both the worker and the company to broaden horizons and better understand different cultures and approaches to business.

But relocating also comes with its challenges. If your employee is set to work abroad, they will need staff accommodation. In this article, we cover everything you need to know about accommodating your employees abroad.

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Find the perfect housing option

The first thing you will have to do is choose between different housing options. Each has its benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to assess what is most important to you and your company.

Short term holiday rentals

When staying abroad only for a short time, short-term holiday rentals can seem like an attractive option. Within the price, your employee will have access to an entire property, whether that is an apartment or a house. Unlike hotels, short-term holiday rentals usually include a kitchen, which is more convenient.

However, this kind of accommodation often lacks amenities. Housekeeping is usually not available, and the host won’t be quick to answer your employees’ questions or solve issues. Since short-term holiday rentals are aimed at people on vacation, the accommodations aren’t always equipped with things that are necessary on a day-to-day basis, like an iron, dryer, etc.

With working abroad, it is always important to have a level of flexibility. Contracts can change. Sometimes employees must stay longer than was anticipated at first. By using short-term holiday rentals, it may not be possible to prolong the stay because usually they are booked well in advance.

Hotel stays

accommodate employees abroadWho doesn’t love room service? Living in a hotel does have its benefits. For companies, it is convenient because everything is included in the price – water, power, phone, internet, garbage, cable, and so on.

The moving-in process is also fairly simple. There is no need to fill out applications, pay security deposits, or a cleaning fee. A debit card and your signature usually are all that you need. Of course, getting housekeeping every day doesn’t hurt either. However, hotel stays for employees have their drawbacks too.

At the end of the day, they are hotels. Unless you book an expensive suit, you most likely won’t have a kitchen or a separate living room. Usually, hotel rooms also lack space and character. Furthermore, options for re-decoration are quite limited. You can’t change up anything that you don’t like. Hotel stays typically are also more expensive.

Monthly rentals (corporate housing)

One of the best options, when looking for workers’ accommodation, is monthly rentals. The idea behind corporate housing is simple – it is a full-service solution that includes full-service amenities. Unlike hotel stays or vacation rentals, with monthly rentals, you typically get a fully furnished apartment or house, which may also have access to different building amenities, like an on-site gym, pool, etc.

What makes corporate housing such an attractive option is that it offers plenty of flexibility. That, of course, is important in any business. Thanks to its temporary contract, it is much easier to lengthen your employees’ stay. Furthermore, it is always possible to negotiate terms that work best for you. Agreement on a weekly or a month-to-month basis – choose your preferred option. Prices also come all-inclusive.

What are the advantages of corporate housing?

employees abroadFor staff accommodation, corporate housing is an excellent option. Since it is aimed at employees and companies, usually, the rentals are set in business centers, right amid all action. In the long term, corporate housing is a more budget-friendly option. Another big advantage is that the apartments or houses come fully furnished. From kitchen supplies and appliances to bed linens and towels – your workers will be able to move in immediately.

By choosing corporate housing, you can expect to receive exceptional customer service. Renting an apartment can be a stressful experience. With homestay networks, getting help can take days or even weeks. Corporate housing, on the other hand, includes high-quality customer service every day of the week. The list of advantages could go on and on.

What standards to expect?

The best companies should aim to provide the same lifestyle to their employees living abroad. However, keep in mind that it may not always be a realistic promise. For example, if your employee had a big house and two cars while living in the United States, the same things wouldn’t make sense when relocating to central Tokyo.

Still, at Globexs, we always try to find the best possible solutions for all of our clients. By choosing our corporate housing, you can choose between apartments in all price ranges and many different locations.

What are the rules and regulations for corporate housing?

One of the reasons corporate housing has become so popular in recent years is that it offers flexible conditions. There are not many rules and regulations to follow. At Globexs, you get full flexible rental contracts that can be easily extended.

Your company will get just 1 bill, where all the expenses are included. We know that finding accommodation can be stressful. That is why we handle the entire process, so you and your employees don’t have to worry about any hassles. Our company provides legal and administrative assistance, plus you can make use of our 24h contact person. All you have to do is choose an employee’s accommodation, sign the contract and pay the bills. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Moving abroad is sometimes nerve-wracking, but it doesn’t have to be! If your company manages to find comfortable workers accommodation for your employee, they will have the time of their life, discovering a new country. So let us find the right accommodation for your company!

Globexs offers furnished temporary rental properties for expats and companies in Spain, France, Belgium, and Holland. Whether you are looking for exclusive apartments or budget accommodation, we will happily assist! Reach out to our team to begin the exciting process of relocating abroad!

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