Global employer services - overview

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Global employer services – South Africa

Moving together. Making tomorrow.

Today’s digital revolution is rapidly rewriting the global workforce environment for employers and employees as organisations seek to harness the benefits of a geographically and culturally diverse workforce. 

The need for mobility is greater than ever, more so in a post-pandemic landscape where remote work challenges and the future of mobility are shaking up the landscape for the globally mobile workforce.

As organisations become more global, employment issues become more complex as businesses seek to navigate their compliance with multifaceted tax laws and labour regulations in different jurisdictions.

This increased complexity in the global mobility landscape has also shown the spotlight on the critical role that global mobility leaders play in addressing the myriad of challenges presented by global mobility programmes.

Deloitte helps global mobility leaders and their organisations to achieve control, gain insights and lead with confidence in global mobility. We work in a collaborative partnership with our clients to formulate solutions on all aspects of their global mobility programmes in a tax- and cost-efficient manner using our extensive global mobility knowledge and experience, our specialized compliance and consulting skills and our leading technology, across jurisdictions.

Mobility, Payroll and Immigration

Immigration

Deloitte’s global immigration practice is a market leader in providing technical immigration advice and compliance worldwide. With more than 400 immigration experts working together across 80 countries, we are well-equipped to manage the global needs of a client’s mobility population. Our global immigration teams have extensive experience in managing immigration for multinational assignee programmes. We understand the challenges faced, from the necessity to meet strict timelines through to the individual family needs of each assignee. Our services include:

  • Work permit applications
  • Visa and entry clearance advice for principal applicant and family members (if appropriate)
  • Visa and permit extension applications
  • Registration advice (with police or local community registrars if appropriate)
     
Global Mobility Tax (International Assignment Services)

An important risk that global employers face is ensuring they and their employees are aware of, and comply with, local tax filing requirements.

A successful global mobility population requires careful management, not only of the different jurisdictions’ tax, immigration, and payroll regulatory rules, but also of each assignee’s mobility experience. It also requires organisations to strike a balance between competitive compensation and cost control, always taking care to have effective policies and procedures for regulatory compliance.

Our Deloitte professionals help organisations to address worldwide compliance with employees' individual and payroll reporting and filing requirements. We have also invested heavily in the assignee experience and we put the user at the heart of the experience both in terms of the technology and communication.
 

HR and Payroll Process Outsourcing

Global employers are required to pay employees, remit taxes and complete tax reporting timely and correctly both locally and internationally. Failing to do so can trigger multimillion rand fines and penalties from taxing authorities. In this environment, Deloitte can help global employers to ensure that their payroll service delivery model is nimble enough to ensure accuracy of payroll processing, tax compliance and contains costs efficiently.

Workforce, Technology and Analytics

Workforce

Today there are many complex factors disrupting both the structure and ways of working. The workforce of the future will be very different to that of today.

Deloitte helps organisations to plan ahead and ensure that its global mobility programme is aligned to its talent and business strategies. Whether creating a company's first global mobility programme, re-examining the operational effectiveness or policy design of an existing programme, or transitioning the administration of a programme to address regulatory concerns, Deloitte's professionals can help.

Technology and Analytics

Technology provides the efficiencies, controls, and business intelligence that allow our clients to raise service levels to their assignees, vendors, and management. Tax analytics has also quickly emerged as a mindset change from "what I need to do" to "what I need to know," using more granular enterprise data as the foundation for tax decisions.

As a recognised leader in the design, development, and implementation of innovative global mobility technologies, Deloitte’s mobility technology services can significantly streamline global mobility program administration and leverage international employee data to provide insights to business.

Deloitte has helped many global organisations integrate technology into their global mobility programmes and to become e-enabled. Our web-based tools, such as our next generation GlobalAdvantage Portal, can enhance customer service, speed up transactions, and monitor quality and accountability.

Reward, Employment Tax and Share Plans

Executive Compensation Advisory

Organisations seek to design and operate compensation and benefit programmes in a cost-effective, tax efficient and compliant manner – for the employer as well as employees. Deloitte advises on executive and director compensation and benefits, pay performance alignment and the related corporate tax governance aspects. We help to align compensation and benefits programmes to an organisation’s overall talent and corporate strategies, and the marketplace needs.

We can assist in planning compensation benefits programmes such that it attracts and retains top talent and yields win-win situation for both employer and employees.


Equity and Incentives

Our integrated team of equity and incentive specialists provide share plan design, share incentive scheme documentation and implementation support to organisations. They also help clients to navigate the tax implications and processes which arise for both employers and employees in relation to the operation of share incentive schemes.


Employment Taxes Services

Deloitte provides insight and advice on all employment tax matters, including the related employment tax governance aspects, relating to the entire company lifecycle.

We partner with our clients to ensure that they understand and manage the myriad of complexities relating to the taxation of their workforce.
 

Payroll Advisory

Global employers are required to pay employees, remit taxes and complete tax reporting timely and correctly both locally and internationally. Failing to do so can trigger multimillion rand fines and penalties from taxing authorities. In this environment, Deloitte can help global employers to ensure that their payroll service delivery model is nimble enough to ensure accuracy of payroll processing, tax compliance and contains costs efficiently.

Key Contact

Anthea Scholtz

Anthea Scholtz

Global Employer Services Leader

Anthea is a chartered accountant and specialises in global mobility taxes and personal taxes of high net worth individuals. She has over 23 years’ tax consulting experience and provides tax advisory s... More