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Weichert Workforce Mobility Solves Compliance Management for the Distributed Workforce with SMARTRIP 04.14.2021

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ, April 15, 2021 – Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of global talent deployment solutions, today announced the launch of Weichert SMARTRIPSM, a more effective way for companies to manage and mitigate the risks associated with remote workers, virtual assignees and business travelers.

In the wake of the pandemic, the mobile workforce has expanded to include everyone from “typical” transferees and assignees to business travelers and remote workers who can “work from anywhere.” Accordingly, and with myriad global travel restrictions in place, many of the visa, tax, immigration and duty of care challenges involved in managing mobile talent have intensified.

SMARTRIP solves this problem, providing intuitive technology that effortlessly assesses each trip against the latest travel, tax and immigration regulations worldwide, and alerts a team of dedicated Weichert global mobility specialists who identify, access and address compliance risks before they become issues. In the event of an emergency, SMARTRIP lets HR or Security teams locate and communicate with employees and, if necessary, evacuate them to a place of safety.

“SMARTRIP evolved from work we had done for one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers to help them better manage their human capital across the globe in the post-COVID landscape,” said Janet Markle, Weichert Senior Regional Vice President and one of the program’s architects. “It’s the only solution of its kind to track and synergize immigration, tax and duty of care data into actionable information our clients can use to make the right decisions at the right time when it comes to their mobile talent.”

Among SMARTRIP’s many features:

  • Automated alerts deliver a highly efficient solution for managing an increasingly disbursed workforce with greater transparency and efficiency
  • Pre-trip assessments ensure employees are authorized to travel or work in their new location, then monitors their length of time in that location.
  • Robust algorithms monitor fast-changing COVID-19 travel restrictions, immigration regulations and social security requirements to reduce compliance risks.
  • Seamless integration with existing HRIS systems streamlines travel budget approvals

Beyond payroll, immigration and tax compliance, SMARTRIP addresses another issue of critical importance to companies managing mobile workforces: duty of care. Post-COVID, employees may be reluctant to travel and relocate; SMARTRIP reduces that anxiety and improves employee well-being by ensuring they are prepared for cross border mobility and remain tethered to your company throughout their assignments.

Depending on the size and scale of the population, Weichert also offers a host of service options—from supporting in-house cross functional security, travel and mobility teams, to full outsourcing—that allow the team to expedite compliance coordination associated with V&I, Social Security, A1, Posted Worker and I9 documentation.

“With immigration and tax guidelines evolving more rapidly and enforcing entities pursuing violations with greater vigilance, companies that cannot track the movement of their mobile workforce risk serious compliance issues, as well as the possibility of heavy fines, damage to their brand reputation and business restrictions,” said Mark Bennett, Executive Vice President of Global Client Services. “The best way to avoid compliance failure is to ensure business travelers, remote workers and approvers are aware of the risks and regulations before employees depart or before they approve remote work arrangements.”

For more information or to schedule a demo visit today.

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