Oman - Case Study
Oman - Supporting an expatriate workforce with visa requirements
Our local team orchestrated visas for expatriate workers on a solar plant in Oman.
Our client, the leading solar energy supplier for the oil and gas industry in Oman, had visa challenges related to the ministry that they could not overcome alone.
All three of their sites across Oman were struggling to obtain visas for expatriate workers due to the lack of Omanisation prevalent in their workforce.
The problem was two-fold: the client had reached the maximum number of expatriate workers allowed on site, and the organisation’s HR team were relatively new and subsequently inexperienced, having never recruited for a project of this scale before.
We have placed hundreds of contractors into Oman and thousands across the wider Middle East region; our extensive experience garnered through a decade of in-region operation enabled us to act in a consultative capacity and provide comprehensive advice in resolving this issue.
- We appointed a dedicated account manager within talent acquisition to act as the key client contact
The account manager visited various sites twice a week to ensure that the operations unfolded smoothly.
- The account manager is backed by a specialist assignment support team
Onboarded assignees have access to a dedicated assignment support team to assist with any practical issues that may arise throughout their placement in relation to their paperwork and logistics.
The results of our support
Our support has helped to eliminate a number of complex ministry issues that our client previously faced, allowing our client to focus their time on the project itself whilst we handle the administration.
To date, NES have supported in the hiring of 27 contractors and this is expected to double in the next 12 months. The client has been so pleased with our services and embedded resource that we have agreed to work on a second project with them this coming year