Covid has created many challenges to international business.
One of the issues that we faced within the GCC states was the increased difficulty in securing new employment visas for candidates starting work in the region. Many of our clients are now adapting to this situation. We have seen a significant number of clients opt to allow their new hires to initially begin their employment from their country of residence outside of the Gulf and to work remotely. Employers support their remote workers with additional technology such as app4legal and in the meantime continue to tackle the visa process with the expectation that the new hires will join them in person at the earliest opportunity.
Hopefully travel will become easier in 2021.