HR and employment tips for your office move
Top tips for taking care of your workforce when moving office
An office move is not just an upheaval for your business, it is also a turbulent time for your staff. The workforce is the lifeblood of any business and it is vital that you take care of your staff during the office move process.
There are a number of legal obligations which are important to discuss with a qualified property solicitor. The key matter to address is the “mobility clause” which may be included in staff contracts. This will tell you precisely the situation regarding any obligations you may have to your staff concerning your decision to move office as a company.
Consideration needs to be taken when thinking about how a new office location will affect staff as some may need to make significant changes to their commuting habits. Redundancies may be involved in certain circumstances, in which case you will need to know the correct legal procedures regarding consulting staff and ensure that staff are fairly treated if an office move leads to this arrangement.
Things to think about when considering your office move in terms of HR and employment needs include:
- Who will be affected by the office move?
- Do individual staff concerns, such as caring for children or elderly relatives, conflict with any office moving plans?
- How long until the move needs to take place?
- Is there a mobility clause in the contract?
- Do you need to arrange relocation packages for staff?
- What notice is required for staff prior to your move?
If you would like help with HR and employment during your move then download our free Moving Office HR & Employment Law Checklist or use our search facility to find property solicitors in your area.