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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.”

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