More than a year has passed since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic. Hundreds of millions of people have made the abrupt shift to working from home, have changed office locations and have strategically analyzed the importance of the physical office.Read More
Many are relishing the prospect of a return to normality and the associated benefits for physical and mental well-being: the opportunity to be reunited with friends and family, a trip to the theatre or cinema. There is a lot to look forward to. But as we edge closer to the long-awaited “new normal,” it is important to realize that the concept of work as it has been traditionally understood has undergone a transformation. We examine what this might mean for the long-anticipated return to the office.Read More
Businesses that are entering new markets need the right talent to reach their goals, but there are many laws and regulations HR leaders must follow as they hire and onboard employees in other countries.
Having the correct systems in place to maintain compliance is key to recruiting the right talent, maintaining effective employee relations, and succeeding in new markets. It’s vital that you fully understand HR compliance to assess whether your company has enough safeguards in place, or if there’s room for improvement.Read More
As the final days for filing income tax returns dawn in the US and other countries, we wanted to reflect on some of the most unique global tax laws we’ve come across worldwide. From corporate tax breaks to confectionary tax legislations, the world of tax has undergone many facelifts throughout history to adapt to (or bypass) economic or political realities. Here are some laws from around the world that have directly or indirectly affected the way businesses and people operate.Read More
Many office workers have eaten a “sad desk salad” at one point or another. Fork in one hand and computer mouse in the other, employees have often forgone a true break in favor of working through their lunch hour, dusting off the crumbs from their desks afterward.Read More
On the evening of Friday, March 13, 2020, most companies in the US and worldwide told their employees to work from home for two weeks as a health emergency rapidly engulfed the world. By the end of the month, nearly every country had instated a full lockdown, restricting movement and assembly in a way that many had never seen before. For the first time ever, the world was united by being apart.
Compensation is what binds employees and employers together and underpins our understanding of work as a means to prosper. But would you accept Bitcoin as payment for work or are you feeling more confident to ask for a raise now that 2020 is behind us?
The world has been living with COVID-19 for around a year and employees have adapted to new working practices. While some are coming to terms with the realization that long-term job security might be a thing of the past, others enjoy the freedom and flexibility that comes with breaking from the norm.