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How to manage a global remote workforce

Globalization bridges the gap between nations, allowing aspiring companies to gain access to the international workforce and acquire the best talent from around the world. Not only do geographical borders stop being an obstacle, the rise of a global workforce actually fosters the growth of companies and helps them reach into international markets. Global mobility is the new trend for those who aspire to grow and expand, and this trend is here to stay.

The Rise of a Global Remote Workforce

However, when the pandemic hit in 2020, it hampered certain industries and business developments. More importantly, it also gave rise to remote work where employees are confined to their own homes whilst fulfilling their tasks. While a majority of employees are indeed satisfied with remote work, it also gave rise to some new issues. 

For example, how do you keep track of the tasks? How to communicate effectively with the great geographical distance between you and your team? For those who operate on an international level, time differences can also be a concern. Managing a global workforce has never been so challenging. 

The Downside of Remote Work

Apart from certain logistical issues mentioned above, there are also other problems with remote work. According to a survey conducted by CNBC in mid-2020, remote workers have a Workforce Happiness Index score of 75 out of a possible 100. However, quarantine and isolation, a result of the pandemic, also has an adverse effect on mental health. Based on a report by WHO, factors such as fear and isolation are triggering mental health conditions or exacerbating existing ones.

Global Mobility—the Best of Both Worlds

There is a silver lining, however, since different countries have different regulations regarding lockdown. In fact, given that your staff is prepared adequately before their trip and continue to receive ample support throughout their journey, they will be able to work in a country with more favorable conditions and perform their duty in full capacity. According to a report by Business Wire, more than 80% of workers said they are more willing to relocate for work than they were prior to the pandemic.

Happier employees equate better performance, simple as that. 

That is where Clearmove comes into the picture. Here at Clearmove, we offer a streamlined global mobility solution that accommodates the needs of employees during their relocation process, making them as seamless as possible. 

While the traditional relocation approaches could be time-consuming and cumbersome, our streamlined approach offers a stress-free relocation experience all within the palm of your hand. From flight tickets to visas, from taxes to accommodations, our ecosystem provides an easy-to-use interface for both you and your employees to make the relocation process as smooth as possible. Every single step along the way, from the beginning to the end, can be taken care of at your fingertips. 

Managing a Global Workforce During the Pandemic

Relocation does not necessarily mean that the employees will have to work in the office—they can still work at home if they so prefer. What global mobility entails is simply that they can relocate to a more flexible country that is free of tight restrictive measures, and in general, live in a place with more favorable conditions. 

Relocation during the pandemic is not an easy task, of course—with all the restrictions in place, it also means a more complicated process that involves more documentation and extra procedures. But here at Clearmove, we know your needs and we take care of every step. 

Our interface allows you to gain access to various logistical information, including: 

  • Real-time tracking of boarding times and locations
  • Comprehensive view of flights and other means of transportation involved
  • List of visas and documentation required during the relocation process
  • Centralized expenses reports
  • Instant communication and support

After your employees’ arrival, you can also follow up with their accommodation and resettlement through our interface. Relocating and managing a global workforce has never been easier.

Conclusion 

Times are challenging indeed, but through struggles, we grow. Let’s not allow the current circumstances to hinder our ability to grow and prosper, and instead, let’s adapt and overcome, bringing values to clients and employees despite these tumultuous times.

Want to know more about managing your global workforce, and more importantly, relocating them in such dire times? Do not hesitate to contact us for our global mobility solutions!

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