Ask the Professors: How Important is Relocation to Attracting Talent

by Ryan Cox | Mar 25, 2015 Developing a solid and loyal team for your company is arguably one of…

Georgia (Apr 15, 2015)

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by Ryan Cox | Mar 25, 2015

Developing a solid and loyal team for your company is arguably one of the most important aspects of running a successful business, so it makes sense to spend a great deal of time interviewing potential employees and finding that perfect fit. On the flip side, candidates also need to be able to find a company that suites their needs and passions in order to really tap into what you need to be a strong team player. This then brings up the question of relocation.

When it comes to relocation, this is usually the most stressful for those candidates coming right out of college, so we talked with several professors from around the US and asked them to answer the following question:

How important do you think offering relocation is to attracting talent?

We talked with a variety of Professors and got several different angles on this question, including everything from their own personal experiences with relocation, the experiences they see students go through, and well as their own knowledge as a Professor of Business or their work with other companies in the past. Below are some of the excellent answers we received:


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