In the past, companies with relocation needs often handled the jobs themselves. Generally, an employee submitted several moving appraisals, HR selected the vendor, and the employee was later reimbursed. While this process was relatively uncomplicated, it generally only encompassed between 25 and 50 relocations per year.
These days, however, the niche for short-term housing has grown exponentially. Thanks to an increase in technology-enabled mobility and a steady U.S. economy, more and more employees are traveling for work. As of 2011, there was an estimated 25,500 travel nursing jobs in the United States.
Relocating employees is expensive—especially if you’re operating on a per-employee basis. And while cost reduction is a major benefit of outsourcing your housing needs, it’s equally important to take quality and service into consideration.
Below, the true benefits of outsourced housing.
Relocating for a job can be a stressful time for your employees. The last thing you want them to have to deal with are the struggles of securing housing and coordinating lease paperwork. From negotiating preferred lease terms, to vetting and qualifying properties, outsourced housing companies lend support to both internal housing teams and individual travelers.
The best short-term housing providers not only arrange quality assurance support that audits and rates properties—including crime reports, property surveys, and address verification calls—they lend strategic customer support. On-call, 24/7 support provides you and your employees with peace of mind throughout the duration of a lease period. Need a lease extension? They can do that too.
Simply put, outsourced short-term housing solutions provide end-to-end housing management.
Curated & Customized Options
Outsourcing your housing needs to a team of experts helps you and your travelers find the best available housing. In the past, housing departments were constrained to their own inventory, and were only able to provide their employees with limited flexibility.
Working with a dedicated housing provider greatly increases your options. By leveraging their combined purchasing power at hundreds—if not thousands—of properties across the nation, you’ll be able to access endless properties—in both rural and metro areas. Additionally, housing experts often have a network of partners and vendors that enable them to provide customized furniture and utility services.
The best short-term housing companies provide tools and intuitive technology that empower businesses to keep things running smoothly. Not only does this data make booking exponentially easier, it provides your organization with valuable information that can help optimize your housing programs.
Travelers Haven delivers industry-leading software that streamlines and simplifies the entire housing process. Self-serve, centralized dashboards provide you with access to trends, housing requests, current orders, monthly billing, and previous bookings. Simple reporting delivers insight on demand. And integrated accounting processes consolidate invoices and streamline your workload.
Short-term housing shouldn’t be stressful. Outsourced housing not only saves you money, it provides you and your travelers with peace of mind.