Telemigration should be viewed primarily as an opportunity for development through the prism of increasing exports of (intellectual) services and should be ordered to the mutual satisfaction of the host country and the provider of those digital services
Telemigration is a by-product of globalisation, the pandemic and the calculation of operational costs among business owners.
It represents nothing more than the sale of services and is in direct correlation with the possibility of securing employment in one’s country of residence and average salary level. Telemigration should be viewed primarily as an opportunity for development through the prism of increasing exports of (intellectual) services and should be ordered to the mutual satisfaction of the host country and the provider of those digital services.
A service provider, i.e., a potential telemigrant, pays tax (VAT) to the host country (Serbia) every time they grab their wallet to pay for something, whether that’s water, electricity, fuel, food, an apartment, or any product they buy or service they want or need to use. If filling that same wallet becomes difficult or impossible, for various reasons, then the service provider will easily “teleport” themselves to the first neighbouring country and do the same thing that has been made impossible in their own country, because all they need for that is a computer, a chair, time and goodwill.
With a little understanding and work, a win-win solution would be reached that would satisfy and realise the interests of all participants and interested parties: the state, potential telemigrants and foreign employers
In order to have the right attitude towards these people, and to assume the proper stance, they shouldn’t be viewed as people who make good money and should be “plucked” in every possible way. Consideration should be given to the direction of the labour market in the period of ten years and more, to the way technology developments will move in that period, which impacts on human life at an unimaginable speed, and first and foremost artificial intelligence. We then need to observe birth rate trends, the age structure of the population, how education will move and in which direction, but also healthcare protection and all those aspects that comprise and influence a person’s life through work, working conditions and private life.
It’s easy to lose such people and difficult and expensive to acquire them. A completely new approach needs to be enabled and created, one that would be understandable and acceptable for them (digital) and that would yield good results. For example, create a platform through which everything would unfold and through which the state could have control over employers, employees and mutual money flows. It is also necessary to start “imposing” the obligation that employers first access the platform through “informative” marketing and the providing of various benefits, starting from access to information about the labour market, and then extend it to job seekers, i.e., service providers.
With a little understanding and work, a win-win solution would be reached that would satisfy and realise the interests of all participants and interested parties: the state, potential telemigrants and foreign employers.
It is important to know that they are an inevitable part of the present and the future when it comes to the organisation of work, because costs for the employer are thereby reduced, and reduced costs is an imperative of every business owner, and bringing order to digital business should be approached as soon as possible, in order to shift from being exporters of telemigrants to recipients.