Best Practices |  Benefits & Rewards

Two Major Considerations when Implementing Global PTO Policies

A growing number of companies are expanding and branching out globally. With these new business plans, comes new strategies for equitable employee benefits. Due to different regulations and compliance around the world, there are a couple of important factors to consider, specifically when looking at global paid time off (PTO) plans. Country Regulations If you […]

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Best Practices |  Risk & Compliance

Top Immigration Trends to Watch in 2022

As we near the beginning of 2022, there are several EOR and immigration developments to be aware of. Here are my top five things to watch for in the next four weeks—along with three tips for continued success, despite ongoing uncertainties for some expat workers. Backlog of Cases Last week and this week, various immigration […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best Practices |  Payroll & Finance

Global HRIS: How to Develop a Post-Pandemic Payroll Strategy

Simon Bradbury is the founder and a Payroll Implementation Consultant at Global HRIS. He’s worked in payroll and HR for several years, specialising in global programme implementations. He’s supported on the payroll and HR transformation for global outsourcing leaders, including NGA HR, SD Worx, Ceridian and Safeguard Global. Over the last year, the coronavirus pandemic […]

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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 |  HR

Best Practices for Remote Onboarding

Employee onboarding is an essential process for new hire effectiveness and company growth. According to Glassdoor, organizations with a strong onboarding process improve new hire retention by 82% and productivity by over 70%. Top talent has an abundance of job opportunities in today’s job market, especially with the rise of remote work options, so it’s […]

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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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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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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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Best Practices |  Payroll & Finance

How to Identify and Avoid Payroll Leakage

The greatest cost of doing business is often payroll: wages, overtime, bonuses, benefits, and taxes. Payroll can account for as much as 70% of total business costs. Because of this, there is a clear need to assess those costs, particularly when payroll goes wrong. Payroll leakage – when payroll is not in ‘control’ and/or unintended […]

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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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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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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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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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Best Practices |  Payroll & Finance

How to Create a Scalable, Agile, and Sustainable Payroll Delivery Model

The technological disruptions in the payroll industry today, along with recent changes in global circumstances, are all giving way for payroll leaders to identify an emerging crucial angle to this profession – strategizing flexible and sustainable payroll delivery models. Payroll as a transformation strategy rather than a functional one Treating payroll as a mundane functionality […]

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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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Best Practices |  HR

Best Practices for Remote Performance-Based Terminations

Terminating employees remotely is becoming more common as the number of remote workers increases. Firing an employee is never easy and is only further complicated when all parties are remote. However, with proper planning these conversations can have good, or even great, outcomes. As I shared in Remote Performance Management, communication amongst remote employees can […]

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Best Practices |  Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion in Global Companies: A Checklist for Every HR Leader

We already know Diversity & Inclusion are not just nice-to-have buzz words. They help businesses achieve better results. But how do you bring these words to life in global companies, across different locations? The other night I was watching TV and saw a commercial for a health science degree. At first glance, it was diverse, […]

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Best Practices |  HR

Remote Performance Management

Managers can have a dramatic impact on the engagement and retention of their teams. Great managers do the work of inspiring their team, delegating effectively, and holding people accountable. Managers are also responsible for providing the team with feedback that helps them understand where they’re performing well and what they could do to be even […]

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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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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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