Healthy employee relations are the cornerstone of international expansion. However diligently you plan your global expansion, failing to maintain positive, working global relationships and by not complying with local employment law or misunderstanding local customs and practice can jeopardize your business’s entry into new locations and markets.
IRIS HR Consulting’s global employee relations service is designed to ensure this doesn’t happen. Our global employee relations specialists can support you across the world and will work to counter the two greatest risks to your business when expanding overseas: the strategic and the legal.
Your employees are your organization’s most important asset. It is vital that you protect these relationships.
Our global employee relations experts will work to help improve employee commitment and productivity, boosting engagement within the overseas team and helping you to get the right balance when seeking employee involvement in your decision-making.
Unless expertly managed, the legality of your overseas operations can post a serious threat to global employee relations within your business.
As an employer relocating employees internationally, you must comply with immigration laws in your new territory, sourcing the correct visa and work permit documentation. New employees must be on-boarded using legally compliant offer letters and contracts of employment, which will vary country-to-country.
International employment contracts encompass crucial legal policies, such as GDPR and non-compete, confidentiality and non-solicitation (PIIA), and failure to fully understand these obligations will leave your business open to expensive and reputation-damaging legal challenges. In a worst case scenario, your business could be expelled from a country and blacklisted from returning there as an employer.
Back in 2017 when I joined ChargePoint and was introduced to IRIS HR Consulting (formerly MCN), little did I know how instrumental the team would be in helping me to create success. As a start-up in Europe we had to scale up quickly in several countries. IRIS HR Consulting’s, Global Head of HR Consulting, Raj Inda and his team helped me to scale up to over 85 people in Europe, helping me to project manage the transition from contracted labour to direct employment, and ensuring we could do go-live simultaneously in The Netherlands, Germany, the UK and later France. Even with several legal topics, the HRC team under the leadership of Raj were more than supportive to steer us in the right direction. Anil Kishoendajal Sr. Director People Operations EMEA & ASIA ChargePoint
Louise is very helpful. We have no experience of Benefits plans in the US so it’s really good to have someone helping us navigate what is quite a slow and painful process of getting benefits in place for our new US Office in NYC.
We have the most amazing client support through Sue Sigrist. Sue is the most knowledgeable and efficient Benefits Adviser I have ever had the opportunity to work with and we are very lucky to be able to partner with her.
Nickie Torbet is amazing! She consistently goes above and beyond to ensure our employees are taken care of, plans are in place, and all of the moving parts are aligned.
I feel that everyone I interact with is amazing, very professional, always willing to do what is ever needed.
Nickie Torbet is by far one of the best benefits consultants I worked with.
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