The trend for engaging foreign independent contractors around the world is catching on.  More companies in the USA and Canada are looking offshore to engage remote workers to fill their talent requirements.  There are some things to be aware of when engaging global workers.

We’ve listed below Key factors companies should ensure before engaging foreign independent contractors

  • Ensure your company’s policies allow independent contractors (IC’s)
  • Ensure the country where work is being performed allows independent contractors as a compliant solution
  • Identify in what currency a foreign independent contractor should be paid
  • Place independent contractor through thorough assessment to validate compliance with government standards
  • Ensure adherence to all company and government data security and privacy protection policies
  • Engage a trusted and experienced global partner to mitigate risk and administrate your global IC’s.
There are certain protocol every company should adhere to when engaging foreign independent contractors. In this article we've listed the top 6.

Kathryn Hopkins

Originally from New Zealand, Kathryn joined CXC in 2012, where she worked with the New Zealand and Australia offices, before moving to the United States in 2014, where she now resides in Los Angeles. Having a background in sales and marketing in a range of industries, including the recruitment and tech sectors and working for top brands including Microsoft, Sony, Qantas and Deutche Bank gives her a well-rounded approach to business and understanding of the successes and intricacies at all levels. Kathryn now heads up marketing for CXC in North America and has been key in developing CXC’s online presence and brand awareness, focusing on contingent workforce, gig economy, workforce trends, future of work and global compliance.