How to Relocate Assignees to the EU
It’s getting more popular these days for companies to set up branches in EU countries. There are multiple reasons behind this, but most companies did so due to the better infrastructure and relatively low cost in some EU countries, not to mention its comprehensive regulations. However, there are things to take note of while relocating your assignees to EU countries. Here are some things to keep in mind while doing so.
Obtaining a Work Permit
If the assignee comes from a non-EU country, he/she will need to obtain a work permit in order to work legally within the EU. However, for EU nationals, the freedom of movement within the economic bloc means that they will not need to obtain work permits in order to do so. This is something that should be taken into account while relocating your assignees. For more information, you can refer to the official EU website here.
Building a Relocation Package
EU member states often have their own regulations when it comes to conducting business. Therefore, it’d be a good idea to build a relocation package for each country. How do you build a relocation package, you may ask? We have an article on this exact topic.
As for relocating to the EU, we suggest that you focus on compliance and immigration as the core component of your policy. Moreover, through the use of Clearmove’s streamlined relocation solution, you will be able to build individual policies based on the assignment and destination.
Preparing the Assignee for the Move
Cultural differences and language barriers can be an issue while relocating, and there can be significant differences between different EU countries. Therefore, preparing your assignees before the move is an important aspect that should not be overlooked.
Providing language lessons to assignees can facilitate the relocation process and help them adjust to the new environment. Through the use of our Voyager app, an application we have developed for assignees, it is also possible to find out more about the destination before the move. From the cost of living to basic phrases in the local language, our country tools offer a comprehensive guide to help your assignees adapt to the new environment.
If you decide to expand your business in Europe, relocating your assignees to EU countries can be a rewarding business opportunity. Here at Clearmove, we aim to streamline and facilitate the relocation process through tech-enabled solutions. We have developed three complementary software—Voyager for assignees, Atlas for HR and mobility managers, and Paradigm for our service partners, to facilitate communications and streamline the process.
Our integrated solution means that every document, such as passport copies and flight reservations, is stored securely on the platform and can be shared with various parties involved; the platforms also guide you and your assignees through the relocation step-by-step, where you can keep track of the cost and progress of the assignment.
Interested in Clearmove’s streamlined relocation solution? Contact us for a demo today!