Navigating Azerbaijani Legislation

Our client is one of the world’s leading international oil and gas companies with operations in approximately 80 countries.

Following labour regulation changes in Azerbaijan in 2014, the client realised that they did not have the relevant expertise to manage an international workforce in-country, so NES Fircroft was appointed as the client’s sole management partner for their directly engaged fixed term contract employees.

The Client's Challenge

The convoluted scope posed many compliance concerns and our client needed the support of a recruitment partner who could navigate and overcome the complexities.

The challenge was two-fold:

  • The client faced a tight timeframe in which to implement the project (including the implementation of an online timesheet management system)
  • The logistics regarding employing an international workforce and the need to transition over 200 contractors - some of whom were located offshore - posed significant and complicated legislation to navigate.

Our Solution

We deliver an integrated and compliant contractor onboarding, management and payroll service to ensure that we facilitate a seamless process with no disruption to our client’s operations. Through utilising NES Fircroft as the single contractor management solution, the client has achieved significant costs savings.

Our dedicated global account management structure encompasses a global account Director and a full support team which to date has -

  • Implemented an online timesheet and expenses portal (Fieldglass)
  • Created tailored contractor briefings and training guides
  • Managed a multi-currency billing process which adheres to local guidelines
  • Facilitated a compliant onboarding process prior to contractor deployments. This has included visa and work permit administration and logistics, travel support, and orchestrating medicals
  • Provided in-country practical support for contractors such as airport “meet and greets” and supporting with personal logistics such as setting up bank accounts, advising on schooling and providing translation services
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The Results of our Recruitment Support

We met the tight timeframe in time for the legislation changes, and transitioned 211 contractors across Azerbaijan to become NES Fircroft contractors

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