Going abroad for an assignment can be among the most exciting transitions an aspiring leader can undertake. But expats and their companies often focus on the excitement of preparing for their international business relocation, and can easily overlook the more burdensome aspects of going abroad – such as taxes. Unfortunately, this common oversight can lead to expensive consequences.
One would be hard-pressed to find a process more complex, and more vulnerable to geopolitical strife, than immigration. From work visas, to constantly changing laws, to the many types of documentation involved – the minutiae can easily overwhelm even the most focused among us.
Sometimes the countries that seem most similar are the trickiest countries to navigate. When it comes to employment law, benefits and even business setup, Australia is very different from the US in how they approach international expansion and day-to-day business especially regarding employment law. This podcast featuring Ragu Bhargava explores some of the major differences and similarities.
Learn about parental leave around the world – who is eligible for parental leave, what kind of leave is mandated, and what companies need to know to be in compliance with laws in common business expansion destinations.
We continue our Critical Global Expansion Checklist with a discussion on preparing for commercial compliance – including IP protection and trademarking, data privacy, and information law to help you do business securely and compliantly from country to country.
Prepare yourself for expansion with our “Critical Global Expansion Checklist”. This webinar is the first of two installments in which we talk about the key elements to consider and prepare for when venturing into international markets.
Work councils have an immense impact on businesses in the EU. In this podcast, we outline what work councils are, the areas where their impact is strongest, and why they matter much more than most companies are prepared for.
It’s predicted that by 2020, 50% of workers will be remote or virtual employees. That brings a new set of challenges to global companies and in this podcast, we explore what those challenges are and how to thrive in this new world. VP of Human Resources, Mary Lemons partners with Globig to talk about HR’s role in creating an effective and happy global virtual workforce.
According to various studies, the failure rate for mergers and acquisitions to drive additional corporate value can be upwards of 80%. This rings especially true of international merger and acquisitions and often cross-cultural challenges are the culprit. However, the success rate increases when companies pay attention to the human factors, leveraging global HR specialists in this process. In this podcast, Co-Founder and CEO Ragu Bhargava partners with Globig to provide tips on how HR can help make international mergers and acquisitions more successful.
Most of the first-timers start expanding their international business by trying to force fit or cobble together their current HR processes and services to try to meet the needs of their international business and it never works very well. You’ll run into a lot of trouble if you don’t approach hiring and employee management in other countries correctly from the beginning.