all you could wish for when you
Want to Work Abroad
Do these hurdles sound familiar to you?
Obtaining work permits and visas, local language and cultural barriers, absence of professional networking opportunities, job qualification and licences that are not recognised in your host country, reluctance of employers to hire an expat spouse who might be on the move again, soon.
But don’t worry anymore!
1. You want a job
Career feasibility analysis
Pre-relocation is the ultimate due-diligent process for the best chances of succeeding professionally abroad. Your first meeting with our Expat Career Expert is an alignment process between your expectations pre-relocating and settling in abroad, to mapping your professional background, success, barriers, personal aspirations and opportunities on location.
We conduct an extensive research in the host location on the job and career opportunities available for you as an accompanying partner. The research provides crucial insights on the career opportunities in your new destination and also involves looking into the prospects of re-structuring your existing employment or doing a business, so that you can continue working remotely and on the move, always!
We also provide a realistic picture of your chances of finding a suitable job. Often it turns out that there are more opportunities than barriers depending on your professional niche and how flexible you are.
preparing you for working abroad
The aim of the Career Transition Services is to assist you in finding suitable employment, either in the host location or remotely as quickly as possible. The program consists of two phases and in most cases has a maximum duration of 6 months.
Phase 1 starts with a one-on-one meeting with our Expat Career Expert to discuss your career background, preferences and aspirations. Based on the outcome of this meeting, we prepare and conduct a research report detailing relevant jobs and potential employers and the job search action plan.
During phase 2, you will be prepared for your job search, whether it is local or remote employment you are targeting. We start with editing your CV/ resume in the proper format and we support you on how to and where to find a suitable job. We even help you with understanding local business etiquette and work culture.
We assist you in taking control of your professional and personal brand, developing the right contacts in building up a professional network, and provide training on interview skills, as well as writing cover letters. Last but not the least, we also advise you on salary levels and employment contracts.
2. You've got a job offer
You got the job. Consequently you have to sign the terms of the appointment. You cannot decide to pick and choose your terms. So, it is always better to be cautious lest you or your employer ever turn up in a situation where there is any possible of breach of contract. The best you can do is define the pain points, negotiate and have them restate them. We can help you with a thorough screening of your appointment letter and lay out the barriers (if any) for further negotiation. This also includes salary negotiation.
Most countries have work permit restrictions or require you to prove that you have a large sum of money stashed away before giving you a working visa. Depending on the country you found the job, it might be almost impossible to get the right visa and maybe the hiring company can’t afford to invest in working visa for you as a foreign talent. We can introduce you and your employer to different solutions that makes it possible to hire you. Read more about our Employment Solutions below.
3. Employment Solutions
For Contractors & Freelancers
The remote employment solution
- The umbrella acts as the Employer of Record for employees you later seek to engage.
- The umbrella enters into a business-to-business (B2B) relationship with the recruitment agency.
- The professional signs a contract of employment directly with the umbrella company.
- The professional works for the foreign business.
- A manager who is authorised to do so monitors daily activity on the job site and signs the professional’s timesheet. The manager signs the timesheet to confirm the days and hours worked. The timesheet may also include expenses the professional incurred.
- The professional submits the timesheet to the recruitment agency and the umbrella.
- The umbrella firm prepares an invoice for the professional’s payment to the recruitment agency for the hours worked and any reimbursable expenses.
- The recruitment agency bills the end-client and the end-client pays the recruitment agency.
- The recruitment agency remits payment to the umbrella firm.
- The umbrella company processes payroll and makes the proper allocations for the professional’s salary and reimbursable expenses, deductions for taxes, agreed upon deductions and the agreed-upon umbrella fee.
- The process continues for the next pay period.
For foreign talents in local employment
Employer of Record
The Employer of Record (EOR) makes foreign employment simple for a company of any size. It is equally effective for both local residents and expats, since it is in full compliance with the host country laws.
The simplest definition is a third party local entity, placed as an intermediary in an existing employee-employer relationship. The EOR is charged with carrying out the legal and regulatory requirements of immigration, employment and payroll, but does not participate in day to day work activities.
In essence, the EOR is the registered employer for the worker, but does not have any supervisory or management role vis a vis the employee’s position. The original employer maintains the substantive work relationship, making all decisions on compensation, position duties, projects and termination.
- Arranges all visas and work permits for the employee, avoiding delays or refusals.
- Provides a registered entity for running a local, compliant payroll inside the country.
- Meets all host country labour laws pertaining to local contracts and worker protections.
- Advises the client of required notice periods, termination rules and severance pay.
- Is the host country interface between the employee and government authorities.