Don't risk non-compliance: how to secure your workforce with automated Permit Renewals

Don't risk non-compliance: how to secure your workforce with automated Permit Renewals

Andreia Mendes
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Extending employee work permits and visas is an often overlooked challenge.
Renewals ensure the continued legal authorization for international employees to work and live in their host country. Delays or errors in this process can lead to disruptions, compliance issues, fines, and even impact employees’ ability to stay in the country. A smooth and efficient renewal process is crucial for ensuring employee satisfaction, minimizing turnover, and creating steady growth.

Employee mobility has become a strategic advantage for companies seeking top talent in a competitive global market. It allows companies to address talent shortages with skilled professionals from all over the world, widen career opportunities for their existing workforce, and expand their business to new locations. While attracting talent is important, the true test of a future-proof employee mobility program is its ability to effectively manage renewals.

What are the challenges of navigating Renewals and how can you overcome them?

Complex and ever-changing regulations:
Each country has its own unique set of work permit and visa regulations. These can be complex and subject to frequent updates. This demands constant vigilance and can be a significant time drain for internal HR teams, making it difficult for companies to maintain compliance without dedicated expertise.

Documentation and Compliance: Ensuring accurate, complete, and compliant documentation for each country's specific requirements can be a time-consuming and error-prone task. Mistakes or omissions can delay or even deny applications.

Varied Processing Times: Unpredictable processing times, ranging from weeks to months, create uncertainty for both companies and relocating employees. This uncertainty can create challenges for workforce planning and even disrupt your workforce if renewals aren't initiated well in advance.

Tracking Expiring Permits and Visas: With employees spread across different locations, keeping track of expiring work permits and visas can be a logistical ordeal. Keeping up with renewal dates and following up with employees to confirm task completion is often done across multiple pages, tabs, and systems, in a fragmented process.

Missing a deadline can result in fines and even impact the employee's ability to stay in the country legally.

The solution: integration and centralization

Seamlessly integrating the management of permit and visa renewals into your employee management workflows ensures compliance and minimizes disruption for both HR teams and employees. By incorporating this essential process into the daily responsibilities of your HR or administrative teams, it becomes a natural part of employee lifecycle management. This approach not only streamlines administrative tasks but also reinforces the smooth operation and legal compliance of your workforce management. 

Jobbatical's Renewals Dashboard simplifies this effort: by consolidating everything into a centralized platform, your team minimizes errors and streamlines the entire renewal process. 

The dashboard features an always-up-to-date calendar to help establish efficient renewal timelines, track progress throughout the journey with real-time visibility, and ensure accurate and timely completion of all necessary paperwork.

For even greater peace of mind, Jobbatical's expert team provides ongoing support, helping you navigate the complexities of evolving regulations and individual country requirements. 

Our AI-powered platform and expert team empower you to easily navigate the complexity of renewals. Our all-in-one mobility services guarantee predictable, worry-free renewals for both your HR team and your international employees, saving time and cutting costs.

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