What is International Remote Staffing?

Remote staffing refers to the employment of a worker who works outside of a traditional office environment. While international remote staffing shares the same concept, the employee must be based in countries outside the home country of the office.

Remote Staffing has been around for decades but it has never been embraced until the mid-digital phase. The advancement of technology has given rise to the birth of countless innovative products such as virtual communication software, video conferencing tools, and cloud networking. These are just some of the many factors that made remote work arrangements possible.

In Singapore, the widely available access to the internet and high electronic device penetration rate further supports the adoption of remote staffing. Expedited by the high labour cost and shrinking working population, more organisations are looking to embrace this new form of work model internationally and widen their talent pool at a cost-efficient rate.  

In addition, applying for work passes for foreign hires in Singapore has been getting increasingly challenging. International remote staffing serves as a means to work around it, enabling firms to hire foreign talents without the worry of failed applications and the tedious administrative process.

Particularly for firms based in Singapore, hiring managers are introducing international remote staffing as one of their key strategies and a crucial move to ensure business continuity and success.

How can International Remote Staffing value add to your company?

International remote staffing has seen a fast-rising adoption trend across all types of companies, ranging from start-ups to MNCs.

Fight the talent shortage

When the competition for local talent is fierce, and the search for the ideal employee seems bleak. Look beyond geographical boundaries and extend your search by tapping into the global talent pool. The chances of finding the right candidate instantly increase by a couple, if not, hundreds fold with international remote staffing. 

Enjoy cost-savings

With the current state of the global economy and a recession looming on the horizon, it is crucial for businesses to cut down on unnecessary expenses and leverage cost-savings strategies where appropriate. Without incurring the cost and risks of setting up a physical international office, companies are able to enjoy the cost-savings of hiring international talents at an affordable rate.

Increase business resiliency

Today’s world is filled with uncertainties and countries are met with unprecedented occurrences, be it a social protest, natural disaster, virus outbreak, or political upheaval. Building business resiliency is crucial to ensure organisation success. Having a global team helps to ensure continuous operations in the event of any hindrance faced in a particular country.

Access to niche talents & Desired skillsets

Certain skillsets might be absent in Singapore. For instance, companies who are looking to fill roles such as programmers, developers, and AI Specialists, will face similar challenges in finding the right talents locally. By extending the search beyond Singapore, organisations are able to gain access to niche talents and desired skillset that the local talent pool cannot provide.

EPS’ strength in International Remote Staffing

The complex employment regulations and legal implications have caused many organisations to seek professional help from employment agencies that specialised in the provision of international remote staffing services. EPS Consultants provides a one-stop solution that encompasses the full suite of services – Talent Acquisition, Interview Arrangement, Employees Onboarding, Payroll, Employee Benefits, and Compliance & Tax.

Garnering over 2 decades of experience in the recruitment and staffing industry, EPS Consultants have expanded and built a strong regional presence across Southeast Asia. With offices in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, and Vietnam (upcoming), companies can build their global A-Team on our locally compliant payroll.

EPS Consultants has a proven track record of providing international remote staffing.

Below are some of our recent projects: 

  • 1 software developer based in India, and 2 project coordinators based in Malaysia for a large Singapore-based IT company
  • 1 software tester based in India, and 1 software engineer based in Malaysia for a large Singapore-based insurance company
  • 1 system analyst based in Philippines for a Singapore-based multinational IT company

With our experience in hiring international remote staff, we have built an extensive database of candidates across various industries and an array of positions. Establish your competitive edge in the market by finding the most fitting talent with a quick turnaround time. 

EPS Consultants has always prided itself in offering quality services at a cost-efficient rate. We aim to build a long-standing relationship with our clients instead of a one-time transactional exchange. This belief stands firm when we tailor service agreements for our clients, enabling a mutually beneficial and trustable bond to be formed. Our regional presence in Southeast Asia also allows us to select the most suitable talents according to the companies’ hiring requirements at the best rate.

Hiring internationally comes with risks and many unknown factors, especially when companies have no prior knowledge or experience in the country. At EPS Consultants, we provide quality support over a full suite of services for international remote staffing – Talent Acquisition, Interview Arrangement, Employees Onboarding, Payroll, Employee Benefits, and Compliance & Tax.

Companies can leverage our expertise and familiarity with the countries’ employment landscape and minimised any risks involved in the hiring process. 

Hiring in multiple locations means having to comply with each country’s unique employment and labor laws. Companies can avoid spending unnecessary time reading up on employment compliance and tax regulations as we have it all covered. This gives employers the bandwidth and resources to focus on their core competencies, while we handle the tedious and administrative work.  

Working with EPS Consultants ensure that you have full control of the design and composition of how we hire your international remote staff. The entire process is customisable, right from the sourcing of candidates, conducting of interviews, handling of staff onboarding to the managing of payroll, employee benefits, and taxes.

Process of International Remote Staffing

At EPS, our consultants are trained to take a client-centric approach. During the international remote staffing process, our experts ensure that companies’ needs are clearly understood before designing and personalising the process to the requirements of the company.

For a general guide to EPS’ international remote staffing processes: –

Submission of Job Description

Upon submission of JDs, our consultants will provide advice on the salary market range and the selection of qualifications to prioritise.

Internal Discussion

We organize an internal team discussion for every member of the sourcing team to fully understand your hiring needs and position details.

Evaluate handpicked candidates

Every candidate is handpicked and pre-screened to ensure they meet the hiring requirements and qualify for the role.

Interview Arrangement

Once clients have selected the candidate they would like to interview, we will proceed to schedule a face-to-face or virtual interview.

Onboarding Process

The onboarding process is fully customisable. Your offshore staff will be equipped with the right tools and infrastructure to start working.  

Managing of remote employee

Companies can focus on leading, while we handle the administrative procedures like payroll, leave management, compliance, and taxes.

We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line and we’ll discuss how we can help your business.

Feel free to contact us through our contact form.

EPS Singapore

EPS Recruitment Agency Singapore

EPS Singapore is a trusted Recruitment partner for local and global clients. Our wide range of staffing solutions include general recruitment, IT recruitment, candidate contingency and executive search, contract staffing, manpower outsourcing and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO).

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Our OfficesEPS Consultants Pte. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.