Topia, the leader in Global Talent Mobility, today announced a partnership and integration with CIBT, the leading global provider of visa and immigration services, to automate and streamline cross-border compliance for business travelers and remote workforces. CIBT includes the Newland Chase and CIBTvisas brands. The CIBT-Topia partnership strengthens and expands the integrated partner ecosystem powered by Topia One, Topia’s end-to-end Global Talent Mobility platform.
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This partnership powers a comprehensive solution that automatically identifies upcoming travel that may create compliance risk by launching an assessment powered by leading immigration logic which triggers downstream immigration and regulatory fulfillment. This provides organizations with a comprehensive view of pending, active, and post employee travel as well as remote work and assignments.
The deployment of talent across borders has become increasingly complicated due to events like Brexit and the EU Posted Workers Directive. The complex and shifting regulatory landscape creates compliance gaps for organizations lacking the means to proactively monitor their distributed workforces. Remote workers, international business trips, assignments, and relocations can trigger tax, social security, and other employment-related obligations. Organizations that fail to keep track of these mobile employees face significant financial penalties and reputational risk.
Topia solves these problems by gathering and analyzing travel booking and other location data to proactively identify upcoming travel that may require action by the employee or employer. Topia’s partnership with CIBT brings together two industry leaders, empowering businesses to manage risk and prevent issues before they occur.
“We are excited to partner with the market-leading solution for managing business travel and remote employee risk to solve the challenges associated with employee mobility,” shared Eric Scheinerman, President & CEO at CIBT. “Our shared clients will benefit from knowing that all employee movement is being screened for compliance risk, minimizing the potential for non-compliance” added Steven Diehl, Global Managing Director at Newland Chase.
“By continually growing our integrated partner ecosystem with leading organizations like CIBT, Topia solidifies our position as the go-to solution for managing employees on the move, whether it’s cross-border activity or working remotely,” said Shawn Farshchi, Topia CEO. “I’m excited to bring CIBT’s immigration, visa, and regulatory expertise into the Topia platform for the benefit of our customers,” added Anupam Singhal, SVP Strategic Partnerships at Topia.