With customized needs assessment tools, IKAN ensures hassle free smooth transition, allowing prompt employee productivity, relocation cost savings and a well settled family.
The various offered services are :
The area orientation conducted during a “preview trip” or a “look-see visit” serves as a valuable tool with multiple applications for use in a relocation program. It can help sell the new location to a prospective candidate, or be used as part of a group move induction program.
An important goal of the orientation program is to enable families a focused overview of everyday life at the new destination. The program serves as an aid in decision making in relation to the place of residence or the residential area, so that the family can "feel at home" in the new environment quickly.
Exemplary accompanied, “tailor made” house and apartment tours, based on a customized Needs Assessment Form, give a first impression of the living conditions in the host city. IKAN works as the extension of the HR arm, ensuring that the transferee gets a good view of what to expect at the new destination and our consultants supplement the local HR efforts to ensure that the transferee accepts the assignment.
An independent area orientation compliments the total relocation package providing a comprehensive overview of the new location.
Whether an employee is relocating for a short-term or a long-term assignment, temporary housing is frequently used to accommodate the relocating employee and the accompanying family until a permanent home has been identified.
IKAN’s range of temporary housing options will suit any short-term living requirement, including serviced apartments and short-term rentals.
Our relocation professionals will advise on the most suitable option for your relocating employees based on their individual preferences and requirements.
Our aim is to provide the highest standard of cost-effective and flexible temporary accommodations.
The most difficult and stressful aspects of an international relocation, is most probably moving into a “New Home”. Indeed, conducting a thorough home search and addressing all related legal necessities and paperwork is a daunting task. As the input of a professional who understands both the local real estate market and the specific needs of the client, we at IKAN, are exactly what the client requires to ensure and assist in the smooth transition.
At IKAN Relocations, we represent you and not the landlord. We screen all potential homes and arrange all visits and appointments. The dedicated Destination Consultant has culture-specific local knowledge, knows the market conditions, the residential areas and their infrastructure. They represent the interests of the Assignee to ensure that their needs and desires are met. The consultant negotiates in the interest of the Assignee favorable conditions in terms of rent levels and conditions, deposits, furniture, household appliances, etc.
Our aim is to ensure the long-term success of the employee’s relocation.
One of the main concerns of an expatriate family is the optimal adaptation of the education of their children in the new "homeland". The choice of school is critical to all family decisions and will influence the whole family’s perception of their new location. Finding the appropriate schooling will speed up the relocation process and have a positive impact on your relocating employee’s performance in the new position.
In this module, the consultant advises the family in the selection of kindergartens, (international) schools and universities possibly explains the different options, arrange appointments at the schools and tracks the registration process.
IKAN also caters to specialized educational requirements such as special needs schooling.
Moving to and settling into a new location should be a positive experience, not a distraction at work. This is the time when the process of adjusting to the new city begins in earnest for families in the new host city. The settling in services are designed to help a family through the crucial first few days post arrival at a new location.
Every family has different needs, and IKAN Relocations’ tailor-made services reflect that. We provide personalized settling-in service packages that address the specific needs and interests of a specific family.
For the relocating employee, dealing with workers, suppliers, landlords and leases is an unwelcome and time-consuming distraction.
IKAN tenancy management service reduces the impact on the corporate and the relocating employee.
IKAN provides full support throughout the tenancy period, assisting with lease negotiations and extensions, dilapidations and other issues as they arise.
The accurate management of relocation expenses and tax reports is a critical part of any relocation program. IKAN offers a range of management services which deliver a compliant auditable solution for both corporations and relocating employees. IKAN works with you on a consultative basis to develop an expense management system which complies with your organization and relocation program’s needs.
The service’s objective is to make an otherwise complicated and time-consuming task simple and easily manageable for our clients.
At the end of an assignment, there is much to be done to ensure that all loose ends are attended to before departure.
An important part of this service package is to assist in the completion and seclusion of the lease including tracking of deposit recovery and hand back of the property to the landlord post a detailed walk through.
The aim of this module is to assist the Assignee effectively and efficiently return to his f country or to a new host country.