Corporate Membership of the Federation of International Employers (FedEE®) will give you, plus 14 of your colleagues, immediate access to a wealth of information, support and guidance specifically designed to reduce the risks and costs of operating on an international basis.
Our members are principally supported from our UK Office in central London and Administrative Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus. We also have a presence in Australia (in progress), Hong Kong and Boston, USA. Our primary language is English, but an increasing amount of data is being made available in Mandarin and we plan to cover more languages such as German and Arabic over time.
Membership is open to multinational enterprises — or those planning to go multinational — that have 150+ employees and have traded for at least two years (see ‘qualifying companies’ below). An application must originate from a named senior executive of the organization concerned, using a bone fide corporate internet domain. Requests for membership from recently launched, smaller and purely national employers will be considered on a case by case basis.
As a FedEE® Global member access will be given to your team located in all parts of your enterprise, including majority-owned subsidiary enterprises. Each user will be nominated by a principal HR or corporate counsel contact in the member company and have their own passwords to access FedEE® Global services. Once an established member a senior Executive in your organization will be able to apply for individual FedEE® Fellowship (F.FedEE) without any additional charge and, if they wish, attend our regular Fellowship meetings — where a wide range of HR matters are discussed ‘off the record’ and with no notes taken. Individual Fellowship is valid for as long as the company remains in corporate membership.
Your organization will also be able to display our prestigious membership logo on your company documentation, our membership plaque in your reception area and FedEE® flag (available on request) on company flagpoles – thus signifying your company’s standing as an established multinational operating to high HR professional standards.
FedEE® data is for internal use as an HR resource and not for providing services to third parties on either a commercial or noncommercial basis. If it is required for such purposes then potential users should contact us to discuss a special licencing arrangement.
In June 2018 FedEE is launching a 12-month legal training course for HR practitioners in multinational enterprises leading to the award of a new qualification – Qualified Professional HR Counsel (HR Counsel). Please contact the FedEE Office for a course brochure.
Annual Membership – offer until 01/07/2018
To gain Annual Corporate Membership simply complete our online application form. The normal cost of annual corporate membership is 3,750 euros. However, we are currently discounting this to a rate of 2,845.00 euros (£2,539.00 pounds Sterling). If you wish for rapid access you may also indicate you wish to pay by credit or debit card. A receipted invoice will be issued for all online payments on the same or next working day. You may then either settle the invoice over the telephone, through a link we send you or by bank transfer. No details are retained of payment cards, so there is no problem about ongoing deductions if you do not wish to renew at the end of your membership period.
Following the Brexit vote billing is now being handled through our International Payment Centre operated by FedEE® Corporate Services Limited in Cyprus. This means that VAT is only chargeable to companies based in Cyprus. Thus the majority of applicants will not be charged VAT. If you are based in the EEA please inform us about your VAT/TVA registration number.
Qualifying enterprises include private sector companies, professional firms and public sector bodies (such as trade commissions, diplomatic missions and armed services) or voluntary sector bodies which operate internationally. However, membership is not normally open to trade unions, NGOs, political organisations, recruitment or HR consultants, HR outsourcing companies and other employer or business representative bodies. Such employers should contact the FedEE® office (via firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain initial approval before applying for membership.
Membership is subject to approval by our membership review group – which meets each weekday. Please note that the membership services and admin departments will not operate on public holidays in Cyprus. The membership fee includes complete access to all FedEE® Global services – except for our meetings/events, certain electronic books and use of our legal helpline above the limit set out below.
Corporate members may make their first six enquiries on our legal helpline during their subscription period at no extra charge. Thereafter use of this service will be at a discounted flat-rate fee per enquiry or via our less expensive enquiry bundle service. The rates for our global legal enquiry service are set at a level which makes them highly competitive with the fees applicable to those working as an Associate in a typical city centre law firm in Europe. No charge will be made for simple points of clarification concerning data on the FedEE® Global website, or enquiries to our customer service team. For current terms and conditions of corporate membership please click here.