Hiring International Employees: Tips for Expansion or Start-ups for Employing Staff Overseas

When your company is starting up or expanding overseas, one of the first challenges is hiring and managing quality employees. Regardless of which type of worker your company hires, there is one key point to remember when hiring international employees; you must run a local payroll and either incorporate a corporate entity or use a GEO service to be compliant.

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Apr 04, 2019
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When your company is starting up or expanding overseas, one of the first challenges is hiring and managing quality employees. There are very real differences when you hire staff abroad, and this article will cover the topics to look out for as you recruit and onboard your employees.

International employees fall into three categories:

  • Expats that are sent on assignment from the home country
  • Foreign workers that reside in the new market and are hired to support local operations
  • Remote employees hired for their skills and ability to work independently

Regardless of which type of worker your company hires, there is one key point to remember for hiring international employees; you must run a local payroll and either incorporate a corporate entity or use a GEO service to be compliant.

Consider Local Employment, Immigration and Payroll Laws  

Every country has its own laws for employment, immigration, taxation, pensions and benefits, and in some cases the rules are different for locals than for expats.  Even if the laws in your home country are more lenient, the host country rules will take precedence because you are running payroll there and your employees are entitled to all local worker protections and benefits...read more

Shield GEO makes international employment simple. Our customers use Shield GEO to employ and payroll hundreds of workers in over fifty countries. Find out more. 

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Tim Burgess

Director, Shield GEO Services Ltd

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