Whether you’re preparing for international expansion or you’re already a seasoned pro, you need to have plans in place for international human resource management. Managing compliance traps, employee benefits, payroll, and international hiring are just a few of the tasks that a solid HR team helps you with, so let’s help you prepare for the complexities of global operations before diving into a new country.
If you don’t want to manage HR in-house, it’s becoming increasingly common for businesses to outsource international human resource management because of the requirements mentioned above. Nearly 38% of businesses, especially small to midsize firms, outsource HR responsibilities, and this may be the best option for you to efficiently and effectively manage global employment.
As you expand, a global HR consultant may be increasingly appealing because with growth, comes more risks. Prepare your team for the common hurdles associated operating internationally before expanding into a new country and determine how you plan to handle these risks, whether internally or externally through a global consultant.
Following the tips we describe below solidifies your international human resource management plan and simplifies the process for your in-house or outsourced team to start or continue running a smooth global operation.
Finalize a Global Code of Conduct – Right Now
If you’re thinking about expanding overseas, make sure that you include a global code of conduct in your completed international strategy. This GCC goes beyond the typical handbook items like dress code, and is a broader explanation of expectations for the company, especially in regards to its global presence.