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Relocating to Singapore from Hong Kong

Postby Left Wing » Mon, 22 May 2006 2:57 pm

Relocating to SIN from HK

What kind of relocation package can I ask for; I am taking up a Sales Manager position with a large intl' co.
HR dept has asked me to suggest what do I need in this package...any help
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 22 May 2006 3:19 pm

I think I would be inclined to tell HR to get off their fat butts, do their job and provide you with that information... Are you currently working as an expatriate in HK?

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Re: Relocating to SIN from HK

Postby Quasimodo » Mon, 22 May 2006 3:58 pm

Left Wing wrote:Relocating to SIN from HK

What kind of relocation package can I ask for; I am taking up a Sales Manager position with a large intl' co.
HR dept has asked me to suggest what do I need in this package...any help
cheers


There's a first for everything. HR asking an employee to name their package? :? Denmark.
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 22 May 2006 4:00 pm

I have heard of this, but not with a large international company. Isn't this exactly the kind of thing human resources should handle?

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Postby Quasimodo » Mon, 22 May 2006 4:06 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:I have heard of this, but not with a large international company. Isn't this exactly the kind of thing human resources should handle?


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Postby Left Wing » Mon, 22 May 2006 5:29 pm

any help ! since the HR will not help. cheers

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Postby bushbride » Mon, 22 May 2006 6:47 pm

It is difficult as every company is different.

Look at these three areas as a guide:
Cost of moving your stuff, Cost of putting you up in a hotel until you find an apartment, plus in some cases an incentive (% of salary incentive on arrival, a months salary or whatever)...as I say, depends on the company and what they are willing to pay...
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 22 May 2006 7:38 pm

Left Wing wrote:any help ! since the HR will not help. cheers


Left Wing, are you currently an expat in HK?

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Postby Left Wing » Mon, 22 May 2006 10:27 pm

yes an expat...and moving to SIN as an expat.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 23 May 2006 7:11 am

OK, so what is currenly included in your package?

Apt?
Car?
Schooling?
Tax adjustments?

It should all be carried over except if there is an equalization -- which may need to be adjusted. Everyone I speak to these days whose rent is due is complaining that its is going up 20 - 40 %.

Is your concern whether you should get more or less than HK?

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Postby Left Wing » Tue, 23 May 2006 10:28 am

salary is fine and happy with it..includes apt and travel to home.

its the relocation package...im wondering ? air tickets are included.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 23 May 2006 10:54 am

Well air fares should be easy enough to find from where you are. I would contact KC Dat, Crown, Santa Fe -- all big moving companies here and ask them. Don't forget to include a separate air shipment which would arrive in 3 days or so. Usually ranges from 50 - 250 kg.

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Postby micknlea » Tue, 23 May 2006 2:47 pm

As the others have said. I would suggest full cost of moving all your furniture etc (including insurance), serviced accomodation whilst your stuff is in transit (containers can take up to four weeks from HK), or until you can find somewhere more permanent to live, and flights here as the minimum.

For our move we also arranged for the company to pay for hotel accomodation in HK for the night after all our stuff was packed as by the time the Movers finished etc we still had things to finalise (eg finalising things with landlord/agent re keys etc) so we needed to still be there another day. We also arranged for an allowance for incidentals incurred during the move.

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