Compliance Wrap: Scotland, Ireland, and Switzerland

New Scottish Benefit: Adult Disability Payment (ADP) A new adult disability program will open in pilot areas of the country on March 21, 2022. Social Security Scotland will issue the payments to replace the current Personal Independence (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) that’s delivered by the UK Government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). […]

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Best Practices, Newsroom |  Risk & Compliance

Compliance Updates: New Zealand, Saudi Arabia

New Zealand: Minimum Wage for Workers During Lockdown A court in New Zealand says workers who didn’t work during the country’s Level 4 lockdown should be paid minimum wage. The ruling specifies the country’s Minimum Wage Act 1983. Saudi Arabia: Direct Flights for Expats Resume Dec. 1 Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, Saudi Arabia will lift […]

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Perspectives |  Business Expansion

Promoting Wellness with Elaine Welteroth: Tips for Yourself and Your Entire Workforce

Elaine Welteroth recently addressed attendees at the Virtual HR Summit, presented by BambooHR and Kazoo. Welteroth is the author of a new book titled “More than Enough” and she is also known for being a former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. Here are some main take-away points from Welteroth’s live Q&A. “Remember your why! Your work—serving […]

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Perspectives |  Payroll & Finance

Q4 2021 Trends: Factors Leading Toward Compensation Overhauls

Changes to the workplace due to the COVID-19 pandemic are still evolving, including a more recent trend this year—compensation. “March of 2020 was a pretty scary time. Sequoia issued a Black Swan memo and it seemed like the world was going to end. But—following a strong dip in April 2020, the markets later came back booming in […]

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Best Practices, Newsroom |  Risk & Compliance

Compliance Updates: Ireland, Cambodia, Spain, and Portugal

Ireland: According to the Irish Examiner, the majority of Irish taxpayers would support getting rid of the self-assessed tax system for the self-employed. Instead, they would rather have an easier PAYE process. In Ireland, the self-assessed pay and file deadline is this week, on Nov. 17.The proposed pay-as-you-go model would make it easier for the […]

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Perspectives |  Business Expansion

HR Leaders: Build Next Level Employer Branding & Recruitment through Executive Presence

Trending in HR this year are new methods to boost a company’s reputation by elevating the presence of its leadership. J.T. O’Donnell, the CEO of Work it Daily, says to grow—and recruit top talent–HR leaders must now take a “conscious approach to help build leadership teams.” “HR created employer branding—now people are looking for it. […]

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Best Practices |  HR

Great Resignation: Three Opportunities for Company & HR Growth

“We’re not sure where all the workers in every industry went.” That’s a question plaguing hiring managers around the globe—along with Brad Rencher, who spoke at this year’s Virtual HR Summit, hosted by BambooHR and Kazoo. Rencher, the CEO of BambooHR, says working through the so-called “Great Resignation” of 2021 is all about creating environments […]

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Perspectives |  HR

Putting the “Human” Back into HR with Jason Averbook

A 2021 Top 100 HR Tech Influencer, Jason Averbook recently spoke at the HR Technology Conference in a keynote session titled, “After 18 Months of Disruption: Reinventing Organizational Purpose for the Future.” Have you ever wondered about what the one constant in human resources is? Globally recognized speaker and HR expert, Jason Averbook says the […]

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Best Practices |  Business Expansion

Building the Most Effective RFPs for HR

Mathew Kaiser, SVP/National Director, Employer Tech Solutions recently offered some tips at the HR Tech Conference about how to successfully implement an RFP for your HR department. Getting Started Efficiency and productivity can lead to major cost and time savings. In many cases, half the battle as an HR professional is getting your RFP approved. […]

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Best Practices |  Benefits & Rewards

HR Tech: The Power within Your Company’s Benefit’s Data

From controlling costs and offering competitive benefits packages—to managing uncertainty due to the pandemic—benefits are changing. Driving better business value from your company’s benefits program is a topic John Thomas, CEO of Benefitfocus, addressed at the 2021 HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas. According to Thomas, an estimated 36% of people switch jobs to gain […]

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Perspectives |  Covid-19

HR Tech: Spotlight on Women in the Workplace

With reasons ranging from increased family obligations to mass layoffs, nearly three million women left the workplace at some point during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, in April 2020, nearly 60% of all initial 700,000 job eliminations in the U.S. were positions held by women. Because of these numbers, bringing women back into the workplace […]

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Interviews |  Technology

Announcing People & Payroll Member Perks Program + Technology Trends with Eynat Guez

In celebration of the launch of our new member perks program–where we partner with organizations to offer members exclusive deals on new HR technologies–we also spoke with our founder, Eynat Guez, about her thoughts on some pressing issues within HR Tech.  What is your perspective on the rising use of cryptocurrency? Especially, as earlier this […]

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Best Practices |  Technology

HR Tech Keynote: 10 New Truths for 2022 with Josh Bersin       

Global Industry Analyst, Josh Bersin, delivered the Wednesday Keynote address at the 2021 HR Tech Conference on September 29 in Las Vegas discussing “10 New Truths for HR Tech in 2022.” Here are some of Bersin’s top ten trends, as stated in his presentation. 1 – The Employee Experience Takes Over Workforce leaders will continue […]

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Best Practices |  Business Expansion

Current Challenges for Remote Teams

Nineteen months into the pivot to remote work and teams around the world are still adapting and strengthening remote work policies—many of which were put in place what seemed like overnight. Testing different methods along the way has become a cultural priority, along with learning and adapting through ongoing strategic planning. Here are some of […]

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Interviews |  Benefits & Rewards

The Importance of Aligning Both Company and Employee Goals

Based out of Israel, Dor Nachshoni is the CEO of Juno Journey. He has years of experience leading teams and conducting in-depth research about the ethical and social challenges of new and emerging technologies. You co-founded Juno Journey to help connect employees’ professional ambitions with the needs of a company. Why is this such an […]

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Perspectives |  Benefits & Rewards

COVID Benefits: Navigating the Best Solutions for Your Company’s Wellness Plan

As the delta COVID-19 variant sweeps the globe, and other variants of interest are being monitored, companies are quickly pivoting and changing policies, including benefits policies. Chavel Augustine, a Global Benefits Specialist with Papaya Global, discusses these difficult decisions being made by companies. Some corporations, including Delta Airlines, are beginning to implement increased health premiums […]

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Best Practices |  Payroll & Finance

Top 4 Benefits/Cost-Saving Measures for Unifying your Payroll

Unifying your global payroll each month will save your company several hidden costs. On top of saving costs from hiring less payroll vendors, you will also likely avoid several additional hidden costs. Compliance Risk The support of in-country local partners to make sure compliance issues are 100% taken care of is invaluable. The IRS estimates […]

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Interviews |  Payroll & Finance

Interview with Christine Stolpe: The Importance of Payroll Education and Networking

Christine is a seasoned payroll professional with broad experience in both domestic and global payroll teams. She is passionate about mentoring other payroll professionals to gain top-of-the-line education and certifications, fostering a teamwork approach through patience and cohesiveness, while supporting the goals of a culture and company. You mentioned that you are passionate about educating […]

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Best Practices |  Risk & Compliance

Candidates & Criminal Records: A Case-by-Case Basis Per Country

A criminal record can be detrimental within the hiring process. The implication of the offense varies by each country and based on each offense. U.S. Based on federal employment discrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Center (EEOC), this is how criminal records should be handled for job applications within the U.S: Consistency: A […]

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Interviews |  HR

Future HR Tech Trends: Leveraging Psychometrics

Juan Betancourt is a recognized thought-leader, speaker, and business executive in the human capital management, HR, software, recruiting, and culture space. He was recently recognized in HR Executive’s 2021 list of Top 100 HR Tech Influencers. He is also the founder and CEO of Humantelligence. “Imagine if you could understand everyone better in your day-to-day […]

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Best Practices |  Payroll & Finance

The Importance of Accurate Tax Information for New Hires: Common Problems Globally

Throughout the world, onboarding employees with proper country-specific tax forms is crucial to prevent problems down the line. For example, if you fail to file proper forms, employees may end up paying too much on taxes throughout the year or not enough. Errors to Avoid U.S. In America, failing to fill and file a W-4 […]

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Best Practices |  Covid-19

Preventing Burnout: Promoting a Thriving Company Culture

17 months, 487 days, 12,410 hours—and still counting. Restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic are loosening up around certain parts of the world, while some countries still feel the pressure. Regardless of where your geographic location stands, chances are you—or at least some of your team members—are feeling—or have felt some sort of burnout, due to […]

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Perspectives |  Technology

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Humanize Your HR Department

When you think about artificial intelligence (AI), it’s not likely that you think of humanization. However, despite initial associations, more computerized technologies have a strong potential to help organizations across the globe feel more ‘human’. A recent study by PWC found 63% of consumers believe AI will help solve complex problems that plague modern societies. […]

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Best Practices |  Payroll & Finance

Creating a Standardized, Non-Biased Compensation Policy with Caitlin Revie

Caitlin Revie, SHRM-CP, is the People Operations Specialist at crowdfunding marketing agency, LaunchBoom,a company that empowers the world to build successful brands and has been fully remote since 2018. Revie is an HR Generalist who is most passionate about being able to craft intricate and innovative solutions by understanding both the complexities of business and […]

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Perspectives |  Benefits & Rewards

Perspectives: Unmatched Value from Meeting In Person

Human connections, hybrid work, and remote work—three of the most hotly debated topic regarding the workforce today, especially as some companies continue to debate if—and/or when—employees should be required to return to an office. Also, will business travel to regional and global offices need to commence? Or will a Zoom meeting suffice? A Wall Street […]

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Interviews |  Payroll & Finance

International Tax and Global Mobility Trends with Angel Ali

An accounting professional for 12+ years, Angel Ali has experience in tax, consulting, compliance, and managerial accounting and currently works as an International Tax and Payroll Manager. She joined our #peopleandpayroll community this year, after learning about the community as a client of Papaya Global. Ali is based out of Falls Church, Virginia. “Being a […]

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Interviews |  Technology

Interview with Centrical’s Founder: How to Combine Artificial and Human Intelligence to Boost Employee Engagement and Real Time Feedback

Centrical is an employee-centric success platform that uses advanced gamification, personalized microlearning, and real-time employee performance management holistically. The Centrical product is currently being used by global companies including Coca Cola, Office Depot, Verizon, Sprint, and British Telecom. We spoke with Gal Rimon, who founded the company in 2013. Rimon has decades of experience and […]

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Newsroom |  Covid-19

A year after becoming the first European country to impose a national lockdown for COVID-19, Italy is under lockdown again. The whole country became categorized as “red category” over Easter weekend, due to a high number of cases. Because of the new lockdown, a ban on dismissal for Italian employees is extended, including the following: […]

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Benchmarks: Paternity & Maternity Leave

An estimated 140 million babies are born every year in the world, which makes room for lots of working mothers and fathers. Maternity/paternity leave varies in countries across the world. Recently, this year, the EU announced several changes to both its maternity/paternity leave policies. The Work-Life Balance for Parents and Caregivers aims to promote gender […]

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Newsroom |  payroll

UK: New National Insurance Thresholds

The UK Government have announced that effective from April 2021-2022 National Insurance (NI) thresholds limits will be: Lower earnings limit – £520 per month or £6,240 per year (no change) Primary threshold – £797 per month or £9,568 per year (increased from £792) Secondary threshold – £737per month or £8,840 per year (increased from £732) […]

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Perspectives |  Business Expansion

Your Employer Brand: 8 Best Marketing Practices to Maximize Recruitment

Your company’s branding and positioning on job boards, social media, and your organization’s website could greatly impact the quality of talent your recruiting team attracts. A survey by LinkedIn Talent Solutions shows 72% of recruiting leaders worldwide agree the employer brand has a significant impact on hiring. Employee experiences – everything from hiring, onboarding, day-to-day […]

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Best Practices |  Benefits & Rewards

Implementing and Modifying your Company’s “Home Office Stipend”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the global workforce, every day is a new day and a new chance for corporate leaders to re-evaluate and improve changes made to help workers adapt to remote work. A large part of that includes implanting and/or modifying a “home office stipend.” Before the pandemic, […]

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Interviews |  HR

Interview: Lisa Zaythik, Chief People Officer at AppsFlyer

Lisa Zaythik is the Chief People Officer at AppsFlyer. Prior to leading the People Operations department, she served as VP of Global Operations and Director of Marketing and Operations at AppsFlyer. Zaythik also has more than 15 years of experience in digital marketing.   AppsFlyer is known for being “people-based” and “customer obsessed.” When we started […]

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Best Practices |  Covid-19

Importance of Employee Recognition During Tough Times

195 countries, an estimated 4,416 cities, and worldwide population of almost eight billion people, we are collectively closing in on 12 months (and counting) of unprecedented times and uncertainty. Corporations have demonstrated they are not immune to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the effects stretching across different industries, providing challenges for employees and […]

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Perspectives |  HR

What’s in a Number? Finding Your Most Effective HR-to-Employee Ratio 

The headcount of traditional employees versus members of the HR team varies by company, with success rates varying based on factors involving everything from industry to culture.  Bloomberg’s latest BNA’s HR and Analysis Report suggests having 1.4 full-time HR staff for every 100 employees. However, a ratio of one HR person per 500 employees isn’t […]

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Best Practices |  HR

New Year’s Resolutions: Making Health & Wellness a Priority in your Workplace in 2021

The fresh start of a new year is upon us. As most work environments are drastically different than one year ago, now is a great time to rethink workforce strategies and make adaptations based on current, still evolving circumstances. Here are some cost-effective trends and ideas to prepare your global workforce for the next 12 […]

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Best Practices |  Payroll & Finance

State Tax Implications of WFH

Before You Make any Permanent Decisions Regarding Your Company’s WFH Policy, Better Consider These State Tax Compliance Costs There is a lot of ambiguity around the tax implications of the work-from-home (WFH) model that was forced upon an overwhelming number of businesses in the US since last March. Even congress still does not have all […]

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Perspectives |  Business Expansion

4 Ways to Make Remote Recruiting More Personable

As we enter 2021, remote interviews will likely remain high in importance, as countries struggle to handle effects from the pandemic. With millions of companies navigating our rapidly changing global climate, here are some tips to achieve strongest results within virtual recruiting. Creative and Interactive Job Postings When preparing for the remote interview process, it […]

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