This basic attitude, which is bottom line for all of our services, has allowed IRC Berlin to successfully assist international employees coming to Berlin and other major cities in Germany. Based on our own experience of moving and adjusting in “foreign” cultures, we are familiar with the strains that accompany international employees, and ex- and inpatriates, when settling into a new environment or returning home after years of a foreign assignment. Our empathy and well-rounded understanding of the specific situation of your employees can guarantee a high degree of satisfaction.
All members of the consultant team were Expats themselves. They all have experience with integrating in new environments abroad and adjusting to new cultures. Therefore we are aware of the organizational and especially the emotional challenges a change to a new living environment means. We can emphatically support all areas of adjustment. It is our top priority that each member of the family feels comfortable in his/her new surroundings. Our aim is that each member of the family, each in their own right, invests their time and energy into exploring and adjusting their new immediate responsibilities, be it the company, the new schools, and new home and culture. We successfully achieve this “angelic” assistance by truly caring and understanding – we listen carefully.
Customer satisfaction continually motivates us to bring our full commitment and knowledge as well as our personal experiences in each new assignment.
Sincerely, Ariane Almerood
I would like to thank my consultant Anja Kunzke for the continual care and assistance she offers. The positive impact means that I cannot recommend IRC enough.
Mein Umzug nach Berlin stand 2012 an aber ein Neustart in einer völlig fremden Stadt ist mit vielem Unbekannten verbunden. Für mich als „Rheinländerin“ würde ein unpassendes Wohnungsumfeld den Start erheblich erschweren. In intensiven Vorgesprächen haben wir daher alle relevanten Aspekte und meine individuellen Bedürfnisse abgeklärt und diese fanden sich dann auch in der Vorauswahl der Besichtigungstermine wieder.
Bereits nach einem Besichtigungstag habe ich eine passende Wohnung gefunden! Durch die gute und intensive Betretung bin ich emotional entspannt und stressfrei in Berlin „angekommen“.
Ein herzliches Dankeschön die tolle Betreuung und die vielen hilfreichen Tipps/Empfehlungen zum Neustart in Berlin :-).
Just to add on a Sunday evening when all shops were closed, with a drizzle around! At the immigration counter, nothing was understandable and everything felt too new. This was me and then I meet Ariane from IRC who came to receive me.
IRC, chosen by Deutsche Telekom, was helping us out settle. Yes, it was no less than a real pampering from ones mother. She literally took care of everything from food, accommodation and even that social and cultural comfort in a new place. What is unique with IRC is that they are not just helping you with new location, but understand your previous place well enough, to provide an excellent transition.
They are there on any day, any time until you need them. IRC experience helped me to be more ready in moving around globally. In one sentence, thanks to IRC, Germany is second home today, and I am a global citizen.
Anja’s international and professional experience and her profound knowledge of Berlin have been essential during the entire process, since she has supported and helped us with the search for a new home, with the selection of a school for our daughters, including interviews with school staff, with the opening of a bank account, with a countless number of administrative formalities to receive a German drivers license, etc. In several cases she went beyond her normal responsibilities to support us.
Thank you Anja, thank you IRC.