March 1, 2012

Cover Story

CEO of the Year

Utah’s business landscape is rich with professionals who have le...Read More

Featured Articles

Did you go Skiing this winter?

Around Utah

Sections

Spotlight
Martin Plaehn

Spotlight
Karen Sendelback

Legal Briefs
Social Media and Employers: Friends or Enemies?

Money Talk
The Case for HSAs

Economic Insight
Time to Show Up

Lessons Learned
Make a Move

TechKnowledge
In the Lab

EntrepreneurEdge
Rent to Own

Business Trends
Back from the Dead

Living Well
Artful Inspiration

Features
A Breath of Fresh Air

Features
Worst-Case Scenario

Regional Report
Northern Utah

Focus
Measure Up

Industry Outlook
Travel & Tourism

Players
Players

Article

Make a Move

How to Keep Employees Onboard in a Major Relocation

Heather Stewart

March 1, 2012

“Our revenues have grown by 66 percent since we moved down here. For a 30-year-old company, that’s huge. So it was definitely well worth the investment,” says Clark.

There have been some unexpected benefits for employees and executives alike, says Smith. Many enjoy the access to everything there is to do along the Wasatch Front: the cultural, recreational, shopping and dining opportunities that surpass what is available in Logan.

“Besides, it’s about 15 degrees warmer!” he adds.

Spillman was not able to take away all the pain of the relocation for employees. Some family members had difficulty adjusting to new schools or making new friends, and many don’t like the big-city atmosphere. “It was a little bit different getting used to I-15. Most of us only had one or two stoplights [on our commute],” says Smith.

But from the beginning of the process to the end, Spillman made employee retention its top priority. For companies considering a similar move, Clark says, “Do everything you can to retain employees, no matter how expensive it is. That’s critical.”

Page 12
Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
Utah PR Spring ConferenceUtah Business Event
May 7, 2015
Join your colleagues from Utah Business along with PRSA & IABC for this important, 1-day event th...
30 Women to WatchUtah Business Event
May 21, 2015
Utah Business Magazine along with Snell & Wilmer are proud to announce the 16th annual 30 Women T...
CXO of the Year 2015Utah Business Event
Jun 25, 2015
Utah Business Magazine along with Stoel Rives - are proud to present the 2015 CXO of the Year Awa...
Community Events View All
Advanced Skills for Workplace Trainers
Apr 28, 2015
Learn to identify, develop, and modify your individual teaching style. We will start with the ste...
JavaScript Level 1
Apr 28, 2015
JavaScript is an easy-to-learn scripting language supported by all popular Web browsers. Students...

info@utahbusiness.com  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
Date(s):
to
* Event Description:
  Cancel