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Company Relocation: Relocating People and Employees

August 17th, 2015

When a large corporation relocates to a new city or state due to needing larger business premises, a change in ownership or acquisition by another company, one of the most important aspects of the move will be planning the relocation of people and employees.

For the sake of fluidity and flexibility, relocation of employees should be planned well in advance of the actual relocation date. This is particularly important if the type of business is one that has an ongoing hourly process or production schedule.

As an example, an accounting business that processes client data on an hourly basis would need a relocation plan of action that insures the fastest move to the new location. In this type of production, a computer network expert should be a member of the relocation team to insure no serious disruption or breaches of data processing occurs. There is also a measure of expedient security of data to protect that should also be considered.

When moving to a new office or site, the move needs to be expedient, efficient and without data processing disruption. Relocation will need to be accomplished on a department by department basis, with planning down to the smallest detail of floor plans for computer networked equipment, as well as systems experts to disable and restart the systems. Computers were removed and reinstalled in a finely designed, almost military, regimental style.

Legalities and Best Practices for Relocating People and Employees

For large office relocation, there may be certain legalities with regard to relocating employees. These may be related to providing adequate information for housing and educational facilities for employees with spouses and children.

It’s up to the business owners to follow state guidelines on responsibility to employees regarding notification of relocation and advice on changes to employee tax status for out of state relocation.

Best practices for relocating people and employees is to consider engaging a professional relocation specialist with experience in business relocation. This may include a general personnel or high level management recruiter to assist employees who will not be relocating to the new site to find employment. Read the rest of this entry »

The Top 10 U.S. Cities for High Paying Tech Jobs

May 4th, 2012

As tech companies offer higher pay for developers, ten cities stand out in the U.S. as the highest paying for IT jobs. San Jose, San Francisco and New York offer the highest salaries. Those who are searching for the highest paying IT jobs obviously need to head west. Statistics from the recruiting company CyberCoders points out that the average salaries in San Jose and San Francisco average $14,000 more than in third ranked New York City.

The top 10 list does contain cities scattered throughout the U.S. where lucrative jobs can be found. Major cities like Boston, Washington D.C., Dallas and Chicago are included on the list. The greatest increase in salaries has come in mobile development positions. However, IT salaries have gone up across the board in the last year. Individuals who acquire multiplatform skills and are able to design and code within the constantly changing world of mobile applications become the highest paid workers.

The cities that rank highest in pay for IT jobs in high-range, mid-range and low-range salaries are:
1. San Jose, CA
2. San Francisco, CA
3. New York, NY
4. Washington, D.C.
5. Boston, MA
6. Los Angeles, CA
7. Brooklyn, NY
8. Philadelphia, PA
9. Chicago, IL
10. Dallas, TX

The Roche Group is pushing back the frontiers of healthcare in 150 countries, employing about 80,000 workers. It has become one of the largest research-based healthcare groups. Genentech, a subsidiary, has led the biotech industry for over 30 years. They use human genetic information to develop specialized medicines for life-threatening diseases. The headquarters for Roche pharmaceutical operations are located in the U.S. Their philosophy is that the employees are their most important asset and they are dedicated to maintaining a great work place along with providing the best salaries for IT workers. Their CRM Techs provide expert technical information for Genentech’s Commercial Operations. They are responsible for maintaining project work, enhancements, and problem solutions. They work with onsite contractors and a Poland-based development team. These workers must be familiar with a variety of databases, with a strong technical foundation that includes advanced structured programming. Salary compensation for these positions is among the highest in the field.

CompuTech, located in Clarkstown, NY offers Desktop Support Tech positions with a world renowned computer manufacturing company. These are contract positions requiring backgrounds 5 years’ experience in both HP hardware and software, Windows XP and Windows 7 maintenance. Salaries are commensurate with experience and skill levels.

Similar positions may be found in any of the cities listed above. Depending on the applicant’s skills and training, and where he wants to work, high-paying IT jobs are available throughout the country.

The Ten Largest Companies in Los Angeles, California

April 16th, 2012

Mattel

Mattel is the world-renowned manufacturer of toys that has virtually cornered the market on toys in all major countries. Through it or its subsidiaries, most children throughout the world have at least one toy made by Mattel or its subsidiaries. They employ around 31,000 people, making them one of the largest businesses in the country. Their compensation package is decent enough to retain a good majority of those employees for years.

Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation has put on some of the biggest, most popular concerts in the world, and is becoming a major behemoth in the live entertainment industry. The company has recently been cleared to buy out Ticketmaster, giving it an even larger stake in the live entertainment industry. Live Nation Entertainment has almost 16,000 part time employees, and 4,700 full time employees.

Walt Disney Company

More familiar to western audiences as simply “Disney,” this company has been providing entertainment products for years via its different brands. Between the theme parks, the studios, and the many other businesses that it is involved with, Disney maintains a workforce of more than 156,000 people worldwide. The turnover here is fairly low in the United States, however the Walt Disney Company sees quite a bit of turnover in its international divisions.

Hilton Hotels and Resorts

Founded in 1919, the Hilton family of hotels has always been seen as one of the highest standards in hospitality. Not only was Hiltonthe first hotel chain to have locations coast to coast in the United States, but it is currently one of the largest hotel chains in the world. The company employs people around the world, as it operates in 78 countries throughout six continents.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a defense contractor for governments around the world. It is listed as the fourth largest defense contractor in the world, and is one of the 100 largest companies in the United States. Currently, Northrop Grumman has a workforce of 120,000 people worldwide. The company is widely considered to be one of the most “military-friendly” businesses in the United States, meaning it’s easier for former military members to get jobs here.

Occidental Petroleum

Occidental Petroleum is one of the largest petroleum companies operating worldwide. The petroleum side of the business is actually only one part of the many things that Occidental Petroleum does, and it branches out into chemical manufacture and other types of production. At last count, Occidental Petroleum has 11,000 employees working in its worldwide operations.

KB Home

KB Home is a house manufacturer that was once based out of Detroit, Michigan. Now, its operations are based in Los Angeles, and it is the largest manufacturer of homes in the country. It was also the first publicly traded company in the New York Stock Exchange to be classified as a “home builder.” It is a Fortune 500 company, and has been consistently named the “Most Admired Homebuilder” by Fortune for years.

Reliance Steel and Aluminum

Reliance is a Fortune 500 company that has been around since 1939. The company primarily deals in the production and sale of a number of specialized metal components for construction, but they aren’t limited to this. They currently employ 9,640 people in both a part time and full time capacity.

Mercury Insurance Group

Mercury is one of the largest insurance companies in the country, and has a workforce of roughly 5,000 people. They made waves recently as one of the only national carriers of insurance to work its way into some of the tighter state markets. Some states with tougher restrictions on insurance are often avoided by national carriers, meaning that Mercury Insurance Group is one of only a few engaged in this practice.

Univision Communications

Univision is one of the largest Spanish-language communications companies in both the United States and Mexico. The company was founded in 1992, and it employs people from Mexico to the United States in a wide variety of programming. Univision carries everything from news to variety shows on its networks, many of which are produced in-house. The production operations of Univision Communications are mostly conducted out of Miami, Florida.