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Three Security Risks to Avoid During Peak Moving Season

by Ricardo Ramos on Jun 12, 2023

The start of summer is also the start of peak moving season, when more than half of moves for the whole year occur – including employee relocations. With a higher number of moves during this time period, there is also a higher risk for potential fraud, lag time or unexpected costs. 

When managing multiple employee relocations in a short time period, you want to do everything you can to ensure a smooth and secure process without unexpected surprises. Here are three security risks to look out for during peak moving season, and how working with a reputable corporate moving partner can help you provide safe, secure relocations for your employees. 

Risk #1: Juggling Multiple Vendors

An employee relocation involves a lot of moving parts and multiple vendor relationships. Depending on the type of relocation package you offer, you could be juggling contracts with moving companies, realtors, storage facilities, bankers and more. Someone needs to be the point person to ensure all the vendors are informed about each move and follow through on their contracted portion in a timely manner.

If you have multiple moves happening throughout the summer while juggling these various vendors and logistics, something is likely to get dropped. Potential issues you can face include:

  • Miscommunications
  • Lag time
  • Extra costs
  • More time spent coordinating
  • Frustrated employees

By partnering with an experienced corporate moving provider with the support of a national relocation company, you can drop the juggling act and only deal with one contract and one point of contact. A provider like Allied has preferred vendors and partners throughout the country and works directly with the relocating employee for an easy and secure moving experience.

Risk #2: Dealing with the Unexpected

Not all of your new employees are going to be moving from an area you are familiar with or have moved someone from before. Managing a move in a new location might mean you have to find a new, local moving company. That can come with a lot of uncertainties, like:

It is not worth the risk when one of your employees is involved. When you work with a national moving provider who has vetted agencies across the country, you always know your employees are moving with someone you can trust. 

Risk #3: Hidden Fees

Taking on each employee relocation one at a time rather than having an established relocation program typically means a higher bill, sometimes with unexpected costs.

Some moving organizations will sneak certain fees into the total cost of the move, including:

  • Packing materials and moving supplies
  • Extra time spent on the move
  • Travel fees
  • Fuel costs
  • Stair carry fees
  • Bulky or large item fees
  • Environmental fees

A trusted, reputable vendor will inform you of all the costs of the move upfront, so there are no surprises when the invoice comes in. Even better: you can always keep costs in check by establishing a contract with a partner who handles all your employee relocations. 

Enjoy a Safe and Secure Relocation Experience with Allied

Peak moving season can be chaotic, so it’s important to do what you can to ensure your employee relocations are completed smoothly and securely. Over the last 95 years, Allied has built a reputation founded in providing positive moving experiences and exceptional customer service. We have one of the largest national networks with trusted, vetted agencies available wherever your employees are moving from. With Allied, you have one partner to manage every aspect of every move, so you always have a moving vendor you can trust. Learn more.

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