An Area Orientation (sometimes referred to as a Preview Trip) is an important element of any relocation.
Moving to an unfamiliar country or area can be overwhelming and stressful, both for the employee and their family. We will initially conduct a briefing call to introduce the Area Orientation service to your employee and discuss their requirements with them. If additional services are to be provided these will be discussed during the briefing call too.
One of our team of knowledgeable and experienced Consultants will then meet with your employee face-to-face, and spend time with them to introduce them to the new location and help them to decide which area will suit them best. Our aim is to ensure that your employee finds an area where they will feel most at home, allowing them to quickly integrate into their new role.
The Area Orientation helps your employee to develop a deeper understanding of the property market by discovering different types of property available in different locations and at different budgets. Not only does this help your employee to understand the different locations in relation to the office and local facilities, but it means that the home search can be focussed on the specific areas your employee would like to live in.
During the course of the Area Orientation, we are also able to pass on valuable local knowledge and, if required, details of schools, local facilities, places of worship, gyms, supermarkets etc.
The Area Orientation can be provided to help your employee with their decision to relocate, or as part of the familiarisation process once they have arrived.
How it works, at a glance…
A Relocation Support Services Account Manager conducts a briefing call with the employee (and HR if required)
We will provide our ‘Introduction to the UK Guide'
Introduce the employee to our Area Specialist
The itinerary for the Area Orientation is provided the day before the tour
RSS Area Specialist to collect the employee (and family, if they are joining) from their hotel or office
Full day accompanied Area Orientation
Drop back off to hotel or office at the end of the day
RSS Account Manager to follow up with the employee on the next steps for the relocation.