A WDGC core specialty is advising companies on whether to relocate.

The answer lies within a relocation feasibility analysis. The objective is to fully define the risks and rewards of a move in support of a go or no-go decision.

Dialogue With Management

  • Move Rationale
  • Affected Business Units
  • Base Case Comparison
  • Relocation Scenarios
  • Major Concerns
  • Move Timing
  • Tasks/Responsibilities
  • Confidentiality Protocol

Relocation Impact Analysis

  • Human Resources
  • Economics: Projected Savings/Penalties
  • Real Estate
  • Qualitative Advantages
  • Air Service
  • Customer Proximity
  • Talent Recruiting
  • Company Branding/Image

Human Resource Impacts

One of WDGC’s strongest analytical capabilities is gauging the HR impacts associated with relocation (both short distance and long distance moves).

Employee Action Model

WDGC’s proprietary analytic tool – the Employee Action Model is based on the mobility characteristics of the employees eligible for relocation, WDGC quantifies the retention/separation by staff level, department, and critical personnel or function.

Commute Impacts

Research Input

  • Mapping of Current Employee Population
  • Mass Transit and Highway Linkage to Site
  • Assigning Most Efficient Mode of Transportation
  • Projection of Total Travel Time
  • Incremental Travel Time and Cost per Employee

Analytic Result

  • Projected Attrition/Retention Based on Individual Employee Commute Impacts and Mobility Indicators
  • Attrition Exposure Driven by Combination of:
  • Excessive Total Commute Time & Incremental Change
  • Added Commute Expenses
  • Poor Employee Mobility

Economic Impacts

Relocation economics quantify both one-time nonrecurring costs and recurring annual operating expenditures. The new location economics are often compared to a business-as-usual case; and, strictly from the investment return, annual savings of any new location ideally supports payback of the one-time relocation cost within three years of start-up.

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WDGC stands ready to guide you through the alignment process to ensure that the overall site selection process advances your business objectives. Our role is flexible, we can either lead to the study team or provide selected expertise (e.g., labor market metrics) as a dedicated team member.

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