If you operate a growing business in the process, infrastructure, or energy fields, you likely know about the need for global mobility. Simply seeking out work within a reasonable commute to your headquarters could prove devastating to your business’ growth and profit margin. Many of the best and most lucrative projects and contracts require a willingness to relocate to a new area for the duration of the project. Thus, you need global employee mobility. Relocating staff from one city to another can be complicated. Moving to another country or continent is even more complex.
International relocations create unique complications for businesses. Workers will likely need visas and work permits. Beyond that, there is international income tax to consider. Your staff may need to pay taxes in their home country as well as in the country where the work is performed. There are also issues about understanding the language, culture, and laws in a new country. Without proper information, your staff or contractors could inadvertently break local laws or cause a rift with the local community, endangering your current contract and the potential for future work in the region.
Hiring and retaining the best possible staff, executives, and contractors is key to your company’s ongoing success and growth. After all, your company is only as good as the work it performs. Whether you are processing natural resources, installing or updating infrastructure systems, or helping produce or transport energy, you need to be able to rely on the competence of your workers.
This often requires a willingness to hire people from abroad, especially engineers and similarly skilled positions for each contract. However, if you do not already have a presence in a specific location, it can be quite challenging to identify workers from other countries. Getting your contractors and employees from one location to another legally and without complication is not a simple process. There are many considerations to employee mobility that your internal team may not have the knowledge or experience to adequately address.
While you may fill some positions with local staff, even connecting with and hiring professionals to work in a remote area can prove difficult. Many companies choose to outsource both local hiring and employee mobility solutions in order to focus their internal staff and resources on the development and operations of the company. An outside company can connect you with local resources and critical knowledge about compliance with local laws and regulations. Failing to understand the importance of local laws can leave your company in a precarious position legally and financially.
If you’re in need of employee mobility services, choose Airswift. Airswift is a global workforce solutions provider with over 30 years of experience utilizing our global talent pool to help identify skilled workers wiling to relocate and leveraging our expertise in local laws and compliance to ensure a smooth relocation for workforces. Airswift can offer competitive and reliable solutions, no matter how remote the job site. With more than 60 offices around the world, Airswift has the global reach you need to compete on an international scale. No matter where you need to move your staff or relocate your contractors, Airswift can manage all the logistics and compliance concerns on your behalf, ensuring a faster and more efficient process for everyone involved.