Employees Declining Relocation


Impact of Housing/Mortgage Concerns Drops Dramatically, Overall Reluctance Remains Slightly Elevated

An unprecedented housing crisis exerted much of the pressure on relocation policies during the Great Recession. As a factor in declined relocations, housing/mortgage concerns fell dramatically for the first time in five years. However, it remains somewhat above pre-recession levels.

Family issues/ties retook the top spot among firms of all sizes, with spouse/partner employment in second place.

  • Around half of firms saw employees decline relocation, but few saw an increase in reluctance over 2012. Employee reluctance (13%) remains far below the peaks of 2008 (28%) and 2009 (29%), and slightly above pre-recession levels (7% to 9%, 2002 to 2006).
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Companies that had employees decline the opportunity to relocate in 2013
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Companies indicating declining relocation usually hinders an employee's career
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Did the number of employees declining relocation in 2013...
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Reasons employees gave for declining relocation
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Reasons employees gave for declining relocation
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