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The Context for Change / II. Policy and Practice / III. Barriers to the Effectiveness of Current Policies and Strategies for Moving Beyond Policies to Culture Change / IV. Conclusion CONTRIBUTORS: S. Lewis, P. Moss, J. Lewis, L. Harker, J. Gonyea, B. Googins, H. Holt, I. Thaulow, C. L. Cooper, A. Watts, C. Camp, K. Taylor, P. H. Raabe, J. K. Fletcher, R. Rapoport

Corporate Relocation Policies
Corporate relocation policies
CaryL.Cooper

The issue of job relocation is extremely important in discussions of work and personal lives, since it is at the interface between the organization and the family. We have many organizations now considering ‘family-friendly’ policies such as alternative work schedules, childcare and the like, but still maintaining inherently unfriendly policies like ‘pressurized’ or involuntary job relocation.

It is certainly the case that there are many situations in which employers will require employees to be mobile, for example, in the relocation of whole workplaces, in the transferring of specialized skills across the country or cross-nationally or in providing broader experiences for ambitious or highflying staff. On the other hand, relocation of employees has also been used to get the employee to demonstrate ...

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