Best Practices |  Risk & Compliance

Your Guide to Termination Laws by Country

Rules and regulations for terminating an employee vary by country. We’ve compiled a list of termination laws to help companies execute layoffs and firings with sensitivity and care. In general, each of the following countries has a list of recognized and accepted reasons for terminating an employee, and if the reason does not fall under […]

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Perspectives |  Business Expansion

Perspectives: Joining a Unicorn Company During a Global Pandemic

In a survey of 30,000 people covering 30 countries  by Microsoft’s Work Trend Index, a whopping 40% say they plan to leave their current employer by the end of 2021.  Another survey, Prudential Financial’s Pulse of the American Worker’s Survey, conducted in March, found that one in four Americans want to leave their jobs as soon […]

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Best Practices |  Risk & Compliance

Your Guide to Basic Background Checks and Employee Screening Services   

Selecting an employee screening provider can vary based on your location. For example, in the United States some states allow the use of marijuana as a recreational drug; while it is illegal in others. Factor in all the different local laws you might have when dealing with multiple locations globally, and it can further complicate […]

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Best Practices |  Payroll & Finance

Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Bi-Monthly, and Monthly: Your Guide to Choosing the Right Payroll Program

As a payroll professional, you will likely encounter different companies with different payment policies. Bi-monthly is very common among salaried workers, usually with payouts happening on the first of the month and the 15th day of the month. Sometimes companies prefer to pay hourly employees bi-weekly and in some cases, employees are paid weekly. In […]

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Best Practices |  Payroll & Finance

Help Junior-Level Employees on Your Teams with these Common Payroll Mistakes

What are your top payroll lessons learned? We compiled a list of top mistakes, but we would also love to add your personal experiences to this list! Incorrectly Classifying Workers One of the most common errors in payroll is misclassifying employees as independent contractors. In fact, it is estimated that 3.4 million employees are classified […]

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Best Practices |  HR

Avoiding Imposter Unemployment Claims

Unemployment fraud is rising within the U.S. with $63 billion known dollars in improper unemployment claims made in 2020. A watchdog organization for the U.S. Department of Labor believes much of the fraud is coming from perpetrators, sometimes in other countries, who steal personal identity information on the dark web, and then flood state unemployment […]

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Best Practices |  HR

Benchmarks: Severance Pay

Nearly all businesses offer some form of severance pay to workers. Recently, 44% of 1,500 HR professionals polled by RiseSmart said their organization offers several benefits to all laid off workers – not just executives and senior managers. Importance for your Company Why offer severance pay? Leadership is likely to site the importance of promoting […]

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Best Practices |  Payroll & Finance

Navigating New IR35 Rules

In the UK, currently, one of the most controversial topics in payroll is the IR35 contract. As of this month (April 2021), private sector employees now have to the follow the same rules as the public sector regarding the IR35. Agencies like the Federation of Small Business have warned both companies and contractors will see […]

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Newsroom |  Covid-19

Changes to Public Holidays in Sao Paulo

New public holidays are in place for Sao Paulo. The measures are part of the country’s COVID-19 response. In an effort to reduce travel and encourage people to stay home, the country is moving the following holidays to be held in March and April. Corpus Christi (usually celebrated in June) Conciencia Negra (usually celebrated in […]

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Newsroom |  Benefits & Rewards

Japan Health Insurance Premiums to Decrease

Beginning April 2021, health insurance premiums in Japan will decrease from 9.87% to 9.84%. The country’s nursing insurance premium will also increase from 1.79% to 1.80%. These contributions are split between the employer and employee. The contributions are split between the employer and the employee. Japanese employees will see the changes reflected in their salaries […]

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Best Practices |  Covid-19

Managing a Hybrid Workforce: Tips for Teams with In-Person and Remote Employees

Across the globe, as thousands of people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 each day, an emerging topic in the workforce is how to best manage hybrid teams across an organization. This – as some workers are eager to return to offices and others prefer to continue working-from-home (WFH). Benefits of Work from Home Several studies […]

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Interviews |  Business Expansion

Current Business Travel Trends and Forecasts for a Post-COVID World

Vered Raviv Schwarz is President & COO of Guesty, a property management software platform for short-term rentals. Based out of Israel, she has decades of experience in corporate law and workforce leadership. Prior to joining Guesty, she served as COO of Fiverr for six years. What are your predictions for short-term rentals/hospital industry as the […]

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Best Practices |  Benefits & Rewards

How to Implement and Manage Unlimited PTO Policies on a Global Scale

In today’s competitive world of recruiting, a growing trend is the unlimited PTO policy. Gaining the approval of millennials and employers alike, the policy grants an employee responsibility to manage how they will take time off while getting all their work done for a month, quarter, or a year. Unlimited paid time off sounds great, […]

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Perspectives |  Covid-19

The Future of Business Travel post COVID-19

The future of international air travel is literally up in the air, with different industry experts releasing a variety of predictions for post-pandemic rebounds. Delta Airlines currently forecasts that it will be 2023 before international travel resumes to 70 percent of pre-pandemic levels. The numbers are from customer surveys forecasts. For domestic travel, experts predict a quicker, […]

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Interviews |  Business Expansion

Building Culture at one of the World’s Fastest Growing Startups

Yessica González is Head of People & Culture at Hopin, a growing ‘unicorn’ startup for virtual and hybrid events. Based out of Barcelona, Spain, she has strong expertise in creating HR function and team strategy for fast-paced tech companies, including recruitment, career development, planning and strategy, organizational culture, training, communication, event management, and HR operations. […]

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Best Practices |  Benefits & Rewards

Why a Global Benefits Policy Builds Strong Engagement

Creating a benefits package for prospective employees is not just about competing for top talent. It’s also about building corporate values and showing employees that the company truly cares about their well-being, in and out of work. In the past, global companies provided different benefits packages for every country in order to meet the local […]

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Newsroom |  Risk & Compliance

A Simple Guide to Brexit: What Do I Need to Know as an Employer?

After more negotiations, Brexit is now in effect. But what does this meanfor global employers who manage a diverse and distributed workforce? Here’s what you need to know. UK Nationals Working in the EU Dec, 31, 2020 was the final date for eligibility for the Withdrawal Agreement, allowing UK nationals to continue to live and work […]

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Interviews |  HR

Interview: Shannon Hunter, Senior Regional Leader for Radio/TV at Cox Media Group

Shannon Hunter is the Senior Regional Leader for Radio/TV at Cox Media Group. Based out of Houston, Texas, and with almost 30 years of experience in human resources, she is experienced in multiple industries including Big Six Accounting Firms, along with consulting, banking, maritime, petrochemical manufacturing, education, education assessments, and broadcast media. A true HR […]

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Interviews |  Diversity & Inclusion

Interview: Chinyere Okoroji, Founder/Owner of The ElevatHer

Chinyere Okoroji is the founder and owner of The ElevatHer, a consulting company dedicated to helping women achieve success through career goals. She is also a Senior Diversity Inclusion Equity Program Manager at Amazon Web Services. Based out of Dallas, Texas, Chinyere holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Talent Management from St. Edward’s […]

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