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Hints and Tips for hiring expatriates working in Hong Kong
Beside contracts, social insurance, taxes, relocation, there are many things to be considered before assigning your talent working in Hong Kong:

Housing and Accommodation?
Accommodation in Hong Kong is generally very expensive. You should carefully plan what type of property and the packages you offer to your employee. There are a few residential areas that expatriates tend to favor and it depends on the life style of the expat. The leasing agreement is usually 2 years with a bond of one months’ rent. For short hiring period or occasionally stays in Hong Kong, serviced apartments is a good choice with excellent facilities.

Healthcare?
Hong Kong has highly developed healthcare system. There are 164 public hospitals and clinics and about 12 private hospitals, and over thousands of private clinics. Hong Kong has many doctors who earned their medical degrees from western countries. So finding a foreign-trained doctor locally is not difficult. Employer can purchase either local or international insurance plan for employees. Local medical insurance is only valid locally, so if employees are frequent travelers, either purchasing additional travel insurance or considering an Expatriate International Medical insurance. Of course, it is more expensive but with better coverage, and is valid even when one travels outside Hong Kong, To gain a better price, plans comparisons can help.

Schooling and Education?
Many international schools have long waiting lists or even nearly impossible to be placed in. Guaranteeing a student onto the enrollment list can be as important as having the company pay. The best solution is to try to reserve spots in the international schools for the children of your employees.

You can rely on Teal Belt Consultants as your partner in Hong Kong to sort things out for you and provide a better living for your expatriate.

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