Deploying and maintaining talent around the world is a critical priority for companies in today’s global economy. But the stakes are high. Employing an expat typically costs two or even three times more than the simple cost of the individual’s home-country salary.

Expanding into a new country and grappling with the nuances of local labor laws, payroll obligations and cultural expectations can be daunting, even for an experienced HR professional. All your hard-earned knowledge about employing workers in your home country must be reevaluated when setting up shop in a new market.