In many countries, it is often difficult to hire local employees because there is no local entity to register the employment and to ensure compliance with local employment and tax laws. Significant in-country infrastructure is generally required to appropriately support payroll servicing. In addition, foreign jurisdictions may apply their own laws with respect to the employment relationship, as well as additional taxation and reporting requirements. In many cases, it may be preferable to work though a local institution, or with an entity authorized to hire employees and fulfill required local employment regulations.
To facilitate this process for faculty / investigators, the University has established a relationship with Manpower Global to arrange for local hires in many foreign countries. Such resources would be Manpower employees, but can be hired to Stanford's specifications. Additional information can be found at the Manpower Global web site. Plans to hire a new employee overseas should be submitted as a help request to Global Business Services. Follow-up will be provided by Human Resources.