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Employer of Record (EOR) in Sweden

9 Global Employment Challenges to Consider

If you’re thinking about expanding your operations to a global level, you’ll want to consider all the details that go into that decision. That includes everything from choosing the most cost-effective country and the right entity type to preparing for the challenges of doing business across borders. Choosing a location that works with your overall strategy and offers lower taxes could be one way to help improve profitability.

As you prepare to expand internationally, it’s crucial to understand how each factor impacts the overall success of your business. Here are some global expansion challenges.:

  1. Every country in the world has its own set of unique business laws.
  2. The legislative and regulatory landscape is ever-evolving. Keeping track of changes is cumbersome
  3. Global HR Compliance challenges
  4. Need to understand and keep track of ever-evolving local labor laws and tax regulations across multiple jurisdictions
  5. Need to understand the local labor market
  6. Need to understand local business practices pertinent to employment
  7. Need to adhere to the company’s global employment policies
  8. Need to understand local competition and benchmark against common business practices
  9. Working with different languages, time zones, customs, and cultures

No matter which countries you expand to or what type of operation you open, there are some significant issues you will always have to deal with. 

Global expansion decisions come with a lot of moving parts. The decision to expand internationally can significantly impact your business, so it’s essential to make sure you handle it correctly.

3 Options for Multi-location International Employment

Businesses establishing a global presence face the challenge of managing and scaling an employee base with no common borders or language. To successfully expand abroad, companies have several options for enabling hiring in international markets. 

There are six key things to consider when choosing an employment method for your company’s global expansion:

  1. Budget and time frame
  2. Tax implications
  3. Compliance
  4. Employment liability
  5. IP protection
  6. Asset acquisition.

The most commonly used ways are by doing the following: 

  1. Overseas Permanent Establishment (a representative office, a branch, a subsidiary, and other foreign legal entity types )
  2. Selecting independent contractors to handle tasks remotely.
  3. Work with a global EOR (Employer of Record) and GEO (Global Professional Employer Organisation) Partner. 

Global Employment Services: Employer of Record in Sweden

Global Employer of Record is an integrated solution in Sweden that usually provides strategic guidance and a wide array of high-quality, cost-effective services tailored to your specific requirements that can help your company grow and scale up safely. Here are some of them:

  1. Human resources administration, including payroll, taxes, and benefits administration; employee training and development; recruitment; employee relations; compliance training; background or education checks; timekeeping services in Sweden.
  2. Regulatory compliance assistance, including payroll tax law and reporting requirements;
  3. IP protection and offboarding;
  4. Hiring and HR compliance services, helping you navigate local regulations and avoid prohibited HR practices, including discriminatory job listings, Illegal criminal background checks, misclassified workforce, inaccurate payroll, and tax payments;
  5. Human resource support;
  6. End-to-end talent management, including recruiting, onboarding, engagement, performance management, and termination (upon employer approval);
  7. Liaison with legal counsel on employment issues such as discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, whistleblower protection, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, and other employment law matters.
  8. You need a business visa and work permit to employ expatriate personnel in Sweden.

A Global Employer of Record solution means Acumen International can employ the selected candidate or candidates on your behalf in Sweden in a record time. We become your trusted partner in Sweden and guide you through local labor laws, thus eliminating any employment risks for you and freeing you from the necessity to go into all legislative specificities or set everything up by yourselves. Also, we will resolve all local labor issues for you, allowing you to focus on your primary business objectives.

Part of the benefits of using our international Employer of Record and payroll outsourcing solution in Sweden is that we can organize work permits and business visas in Sweden required for foreign talent immigration.

Acumen International offers a global PEO and payroll solution to take care of all payroll details while ensuring full compliance with in-country labor and taxation laws. Contact us to get more information about Acumen’s Global PEO and payroll service in Sweden.

9 Benefits of Using Global Employer of Record Services in Sweden

  1. Global employment management centralization. Maximized control. Minimized risk. Ongoing compliance support.
  2. A Global Employer of Record facilitates quick talent deployment and provides access to various employee benefits solutions to attract and retain your global talent
  3. Eliminating and mitigating certain employment-related risks, including non-compliance and employee misclassification, through the shared responsibility and co-employment arrangement
  4. Scalable technology and infrastructure provided via the global PEO relationship
  5. Reduced and stable global employment management-related cost
  6. A global EOR can facilitate risk-free, quick, and easy market entry into Sweden by acting as your local legal entity, helping you to avoid the cost and time associated with incorporating in 190 countries.
  7. A global Employer of Record allows you to make your global expansion 100% compliant and secure by keeping track of and adhering to all local laws and regulations.
  8. A global Employer of Record helps you remain agile and scales up or down in your selected foreign markets according to your business needs.
  9. A global Employer of Record facilitates global employment consistency and HR compliance

8 Scenarios When You Might Need a Global Employer of Record (EOR) Partner

  1. You have hired an employee but are unhappy with your current employment service provider.
  2. You’ve decided to hire an independent contractor instead of a full-time employee, but you’re unsure if you comply with local laws and regulations.
  3. You are currently looking to improve the quality of your employment services.
  4. You can no longer afford to maintain a whole legal operation via your entity in the target country.
  5. You have a temporary project or one that doesn’t require you to open a legal entity in the target country.
  6. You need to hire a foreign workforce for your new project.
  7. You will need a mix of local and foreign employees to expand your business. Those familiar with the local market will be able to help reduce the learning curve.
  8. International employers’ most significant challenge is supporting their organization’s employees when their business restructures or reorganizes. A global Employer of Record can support your business upon mergers, acquisitions or close-downs. When you manage the employee relations aspects during any business transitions (M&As or close-downs), you want to ensure that the process is seamless and 100% compliant.

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Spotlight on Sweden:

Sweden is situated on the Scandinavian Peninsula in the north of Europe near the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream. In spite of its position in northernmost Europe (Stockholm, the capital, is on the same latitude as the southern tip of Greenland), the climate is comparatively mild. Sweden is characterized by its long coastlines, large forests, and numerous lakes.

Aided by peace and neutrality for the whole of the 20th century, Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits. It has a modern distribution system, excellent internal and external communications, and a skilled labour force. Timber, hydropower, and iron ore constitute the resource base of an economy heavily oriented toward foreign trade.

  • Capital: Stockholm.
  • Population: 10,040,995 .
  • Industries: The main agricultural products are grains (particularly oats, wheat, barley, and rye), potatoes and other root crops, vegetables, and fruits, as well as dairy products, meat and wood. While production exceeds domestic consumption, a significant amount of food needs to be imported due to lack of crop variety. The country has a wealth of natural resources: forests, iron, lead, copper, zinc and hydroelectric energy.
  • Local currency: Swedish krona.
  • Public Holidays: New Year’s Day, Epiphany, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, May Day, Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, National Day, Midsummer Day, All Saints’ Day, Christmas Day, 2nd Day of Christmas .

Employ your Selected Workforce in Sweden via Acumen’s Employer of Record / EOR Solution

Acumen’s Global Employer of Record / EOR solution was designed to help international companies like yours expand your global reach and engage the brightest global talent for your projects.

Acumen’s Employer of Record / EOR service in Sweden offers an efficient and inexpensive alternative to direct hiring.

As an Employer of Record services provider, Acumen International helps businesses to legally engage and pay their selected highly skilled professionals in Sweden. Businesses desiring to hire local employees should be prepared to pay competitive salaries, to attract and retain the most qualified candidates.

Acumen International offers a global PEO and payroll solution to take care of all the details of payroll while ensuring full compliance with in-country labor and taxation laws. To get more information about Acumen’s Global PEO and payroll service in Sweden click here.

Legally Onboard and Payroll your Employees in Sweden with Acumen’s Global Employment Solution

Acumen’s Global employment services are designed to provide our clients with professional assistance to meet their global HR needs, such as:

  • Global talent acquisition and retention
  • Global expansion, to help you quickly enter new global markets without legal and HR compliance risks
  • Local support for international clients and their expat employees

You can trust Acumen to handle the global employment and HR details of your workforce management in Sweden, to ensure full compliance with in-country employment laws. Reduce your risks while expanding your business, without establishing your own legal entity in Sweden.

In the process of our EOR service delivery in Sweden, we prepare all necessary contracts for the employment relationship. After signing the contracts, the employee can be registered for social security. The registration for social security must be done before the employee starts working. Once the employee has registered for social insurance, the onboarding process is complete and the employee can start work.

Leave it to Acumen to hire and compensate your employees on your behalf, so you can focus on growing your business.

In addition to legally onboarding local citizens, we can organize work permits and business visa sponsorship for your expatriate team via our Employer of Record and employ them on your behalf once legal permissions have been attained.

With Acumen, you can rest assured that all legal requirements are met for compliant hiring and compensating of your local and expatriate employees in Sweden and in 190 countries worldwide where we serve our international clients.

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