How to Avoid Problems When Hiring Overseas Staff

In a time where labour shortages are the norm, you’ve finally managed to find overseas workers to fill positions. But there’s just one problem, they’re having trouble applying for a visa.

In order for overseas workers to fill positions in Australia they need a visa and possibly a business sponsor. Seems straightforward, yet it can be quite complex.

Visa applications are easy if you know what you’re doing. Chances are the average person could fill out the basic details but may stumble when it comes to the more intricate information.

Take for example the healthcare industry and the shortage of nurses. Tasmanian Health staff went on a three-week recruitment drive to the UK to employ overseas healthcare workers and it ended up being a big fail. There was plenty of interest from said workers and it looked like the Tasmanian health system was set to see an influx of nurses, but they ended up with nothing! Similar situations have occurred in Western Australia and New South Wales and no doubt in other Australian states.

Why? The visa application process can be complicated and obtaining a visa to work in Australia was left up to the overseas healthcare workers. Add to that the slow and arduous task of registering as a nurse in Australia and it all became too hard and a deterrent.

Visas take time and some expertise so while there is a great deal of interest when it comes to working in Australia, the visa processing system tends to put a spanner in the works.

How could these problems have been avoided? Using a migration agent is a good start but not just any migration agent. It’s important to use a migration agent that is experienced in overseas recruitment and will give you the best possible outcome, like Visa Solutions Australia.

What makes Visa Solutions different?

Visa Solutions has been working with employers to bring in foreign workers for over 20 years. Usually when an employer needs foreign workers, there’s some urgency to the matter so the first question we’ll ask is, ‘When do you need the workers here in Australia?’

Using your timeline, we’ll complete the application ensuring that any supporting documentation or required registrations are all in order.

The other thing to consider is that there are many visas available with varying conditions. It’s all good to say you need a working visa but exactly which one do you need? Sometimes a lot of the problems applicants face stem from applying for the wrong visa. Visa Solutions will work with you making sure your overseas employees apply for the correct visa, this eliminates delays in the application process and avoids any potential problems down the track.

If you are looking to employ foreign workers, speak with the team at Visa Solutions, their vast experience in this field of migration will be an invaluable asset to you and your business. We’ll make the process of getting your overseas workers to Australia smooth and stress-free. Call us on 1800 828 008.

Looking to migrate to Australia? Get in touch today to see how we can help with the application process.


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