6CATS International case study: NES Fircroft

NES Fircroft

6th August 2021

At 6CATS International we’re proud of the unique service we have built to exclusively support the international needs of recruitment businesses. The fact that we made the decision to only work with recruitment businesses has enabled us to focus on delivering solutions that we know will be valuable for our clients and that will enable recruitment businesses to move into the international market.  Equally as important, our clients know we will not try to move up the chain and work directly with their client.  Everything we do is focused on supporting the recruitment industry and helping to make it an amazing success – that is why we have so many long-lasting relationships.

But don’t just take our word for it. Hear from Stephen Rookes, Group Commercial & Legal Director at NES Fircroft,  a great global business that has relied on our specialist teams for several years now.

About NES Fircroft

NES Fircroft is the world’s leading engineering staffing provider, spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide. The firm provides tailored staffing solutions, sourced from a global talent pool by a dedicated, discipline specific team of consultants.

We offer our clients a full range of staffing solutions, whether that’s contract, permanent / direct hiring, managed solutions or a fully outsourced service. In order to deliver this, we need partners with international expertise in tax compliance and employment law – and 6CATS International certainly ticks those boxes.

Our partnership with the experts at 6CATS International goes back eight years or so now and over that time the relationship has evolved. What has always been the biggest appeal from the business is the level of its global expertise.

It’s important for a recruitment company like ours to know that we have a compliant and safe solution on an international scale for our contractors when it comes to abiding by the nuances in international tax and employment law requirements. Even when we are pressed to use an alternative solution, we always insist on 6CATS as we know it is fully compliant and minimises our exposure to legal risks.

That’s one of the significant benefits of having 6CATS International so embedded in our business. We don’t have to go into the finite detail with them – we have the trust in their knowledge and on the ground connections to know that a solution is going to be compliant.

They take responsibility for issues that arise around payments, they don’t put anything above compliance and that reduces the risks for our business.

A flexible partnership

While NES Fircroft is operational in over 45 jurisdictions and we have solutions in place for payrolling individuals in these areas, there’s often an ad hoc need for solutions in a new location that our in-house teams haven’t operated before, that’s when we really see huge value from our partnership with 6CATS International as they have the expertise and connections to help us in these instances.

The team are hugely knowledgeable when it comes to tax and employment law internationally and I know that if I need to understand something, I can just pick up the phone and they’ll have an answer. We also now have a retainer with 6CATSPRO, which means we have a dedicated resource to pull on for any needs or general guidance for our heads of department internationally. We know that if we don’t have the information in our internal knowledge database, we can get onto the team and they’ll give us what we need.

This has been a real game changer for us as it’s enabled us to expand on our existing knowledge as and when the market dictates, which in the current economy is crucial; 6CATSPRO’s expertise and focus on compliance is the reason I would recommend them.

What really stands out as well is the team’s willingness to share their expertise and knowledge with the recruitment sector far and wide. They sponsor and run events for the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and support/operate their international and German helpdesks where their experts will give advice to those looking for an international contractor management solution, without obligation.

Want to find out more about how 6CATS International and 6CATSPRO can help your recruitment agency? Contact the team today

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