Esta semana partilhamos um excelente artigo publicado ontem pela Relocate Magazine dedicado ao último relatório da Expacare, e que revela conclusões interessantes sobre a tendência de expansão internacional crescente das empresas britânicas, as principais preocupações e barreiras com que se defrontam.
“British companies are increasingly basing staff overseas according to the new Anatomy of an international business 2014-15 report by specialist international healthcare provider, Expacare.
Nearly two fifths (37%) of business owners in the UK now have staff permanently based overseas, compared with less than a third (29%) in 2013. Although, a fifth (22%) of businesses who export overseas have no staff based their permanently.
Despite this rise in international activity since the first publication of the research in 2012, businesses would like more support to help expand overseas, Over two fifths (44%) of business owners questioned think that development grants for international expansion from the government would help facilitate greater overseas business expansion. Over a third (33%) also said they would benefit from local overseas advisers.
Businesses are confident that operating overseas offers them the chance to grow and prosper. Two fifths (42%) stated that as we are living in a global marketplace they want to be a part of this, while quarter (26%) of respondents admit that they have moved overseas as they believe international markets are now more buoyant. A further two fifths (42%) stated that a client of theirs already has an international presence and they wanted to support them which is why they moved overseas.
Despite the appetite from businesses to move overseas most are still realistic when it comes to the challenges this can pose. The biggest barriers to making the move are expensive set up costs (31%), a lack of knowledge about overseas markets (29%) and the fear that motivating and recruiting staff would be difficult (26%).” (Read full article)