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The challenges of relocating an organisation and how outsourcing may provide the answers

The challenges of relocating an organisation and how outsourcing may provide the answers

Relocating a business is one of the most complex and challenging enterprises any organisation will undertake. Whatever the reason for relocating, be it rapid growth, an effort to capitalise on a burgeoning market or in response to challenging market conditions, it is a multifaceted undertaking. The retention and recruitment of the right group of professionals is central to any relocation effort and is among the more heightened of a myriad of challenges. Keeping employees, new and existing, motivated while the organisation moves in a new direction and to a new location can be challenging in the most favourable of circumstances.

How Project Outsourcing from PageGroup can help

At its core Page Outsourcing is designed to deliver a specific project or minimum required volume of hires. We assume responsibility for the recruitment lifecycle needs of certain key areas of your company. It’s our most agile offering, yet still fully tailored to you and your key business objectives. Short-term and project specific, these projects highlight the depth of talent we can call on to meet your project indicators. 
The end to end service, which utilises the resources of the three key PageGroup brands is completely scalable based on requirements, identifies the best available shortlist of talent quickly and to an agreed budget. The benefits are numerous but where you are expanding your operation a few stand out: 

Scale and scope of resources

Invariably you will not be able to retain all of your existing staff and in many scenarios will be forced to lose talented members of your team. The reality is that not everyone is ready, willing or able to commute or relocate. What the outsourcing method affords you is access to talent in a new area. When looking for specific skill sets, to replace those individuals who were not able to move, search via local agencies or in-house teams can be limiting. 
These barriers are easily mitigated by the scale and scope of the resources available under the Page Outsourcing method. We utilise the wide scale resources of PageGroup’s three key brands, Page Executive, Michael Page and Page Personnel. You’ll benefit from the knowledge, systems and expertise gained from over four decades in recruitment and 6,000 recruitment consultants globally; whilst only having to communicate with one dedicated resourcing partner. Your Page Outsourcing project leader will ensure you get the best out of our resources, in the most efficient time.
Whether you are relocating, expanding or moving into new markets, local marketing intelligence is key to your business growth.  In partnership with leading market-analysts Innovantage our market mapping service will allow you to analyse local recruitment markets. Through innovative data analytics we can review the volume of jobs being advertised by city, town or region, ranked by discipline, the average salary being offered by job family and which local organisations are recruiting in which functions. 

Access to candidates at all levels

Another challenge which often comes up during a relocation is that changes are likely across all levels. You are likely to need to make hires at entry level, potentially at manager and in some cases in senior positions, and all at the same time. This can put a heavy burden onto typical recruitment methodologies and risks stretching capacity beyond to breaking point. The result of this is less resource and time spent on each hire, less scrutiny of applications, less engagement with candidates and ultimately less chance of hiring the best people.

Building and utilising your EVP

The employee value proposition remains one of the strongest tools available to any organisation looking to build their team. A good outsourcing provider can help to both define your EVP and more importantly sell it to potential hires. This involves developing a keen understanding of your organisation, your values and priorities, your message and what makes it a great place to work. With a relocation this can be an opportunity to sell the vision you have for the future of the business. This can then be translated to candidates - often the key factor in their decision to take on a new role.
If you would be interested in learning more about a bespoke Page Outsourcing solution please get in touch for a completely non-obligatory talk with one of our team.
Dale Hampshire
Business Development Director, Page Outsourcing
T: 0114 270 3752