What is

Mobile Workforce


This term refers to a group of freelancers or employees that are location-independent. They have the ability to operate and work from different places using remote communication tools.

A mobile employee is an employee that is location-independent. They work with their team through different types of mobile technologies.

Hiring mobile employees — sometimes referred to as remote employees — comes with many benefits. Employers are able to tap into a global talent pool, increase customer experiences, and have higher employee retention.

Access to a wide talent pool
Employing mobile employees means organizations are not restricted to hiring employees from a specific state, province, or country. Rather, they have access to a global talent pool and can seek out employees with a specialized skill set.

New and improved perspectives
Since mobile employees are so, well, mobile, they can relocate to any specific market. They can add a new perspective and provide unique insights to help boost business. 

Better customer experiences

Mobile employees can be deployed to a new location easily, so businesses have the ability to respond to ever-changing customer demands and needs.

Cost-efficient hiring

By hiring mobile employees, organizations can save money in numerous ways. For one, doing so reduces overhead costs that are associated with maintaining offices and workspaces. Hiring a mobile employee also reduces recruitment costs; companies can hire or relocate employees in affordable economies.

Increased employee retention
Mobile employees appreciate the flexibility they have. Overall, allowing employee mobility boosts the employee experience and increases retention rates.

While there are many benefits that come with mobile employees, employers also need to be aware of some of the challenges they may face. 

For one, having mobile employees may increase compliance risks, especially when it comes to adhering to labor laws and tax obligations. Another challenge may be dealing with time zones; working with a widely distributed team that spans across different time zones may be challenging for some employees and employers.

For a seamless experience, employers should know how to manage mobile employees. This includes the following:

  • Providing visa and immigration support as necessary
  • Managing global payroll
  • Providing equipment and the necessary tech support
  • Making sure employment contracts are compliant with local labor laws

Managing mobile employees can be a challenge for employers. But, by working with an EOR like Borderless, it doesn’t have to be. Book a demo today to make sure managing mobile employees is a seamless and compliant experience.