Should You Hire an Independent Contractor to Work for Your Company Overseas?

If your company is expanding abroad or you are recruiting skilled talent in other countries, one of your options is to hire independent contractors rather than employees. This can be an attractive alternative for many reasons and is a viable way for a company to access the global marketplace.

Jan 14, 2019
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If your company is expanding abroad or you are recruiting skilled talent in other countries, one of your options is to hire independent contractors rather than employees. This can be an attractive alternative for many reasons and is a viable way for a company to access the global marketplace.

There is a difference when hiring in a foreign country, so before you take the step of hiring a contractor instead of an employee, take the time to consider the following questions:

Are you filling a long term position or just need a project completed?

Will the work be ‘hands-on’ in the country, or performed remotely?

Have you hired contractors before and understand how to structure the work to avoid misclassification risks?

Does the worker want to be a contractor, or is this being driven by your company’s preference?

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Tim Burgess

Director, Shield GEO Services Ltd

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