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November 1, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Over the last few years, the number of companies making the decision to hire internationally has grown exponentially. For many, the reason comes down to money. Companies can often save on payroll while still hiring qualified talent at a fair wage when sourcing overseas. Others go this route as a means of expanding their talent pools. Without…

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October 20, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Hiring is complicated enough when you’re only dealing with one country; start crossing borders, and you open your business up to a host of challenges and considerations. Employment laws vary from country to country and state to state, bringing a number of differences that affect types of contracts, rules on paid leave, termination notices, and…

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October 11, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Over the last few years, businesses have adopted more strategic sourcing funnels to seek talent. Contingent workers, or contract workers, are one component that’s become increasingly critical for engaging labor with the skills and expertise needed to meet operating requirements. Many companies actively source these workers overseas to further expand their talent pools. Due to its…

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October 2, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

The war for talent has recently reached a fever pitch, starting with the Great Resignation back in 2021 and then really heating up with the Great Reshuffle, when roughly half of the workers who quit their jobs made an entire change in occupation. Now, the talent war is moving into its next phase with what can…

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September 28, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

An increasing number of businesses have been relying on contingent workers to fill their open positions. For businesses struggling to find qualified candidates, it’s a matter of necessity. For others, it’s often a strategic move, seen as an opportunity to access specialized skills and services on an as-needed basis — and often at a fraction of the…

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September 1, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

History shows that the business landscape is always evolving, sometimes at breakneck speed. These shifts often lead to drastic changes in business strategies, long-term goals, and the strategic function of operations, which generally result in new HR trends. One such trend is the increasing reliance on employer of record (or EOR) service providers. These third-party organizations…

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August 23, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

The rise of remote work has triggered a shift from conventional recruitment strategies toward new, cutting-edge hiring methods. In addition to other strategies, companies now attract top talent by offering remote or hybrid options, contracting with freelancers, and onboarding contingent workers. Additionally, to align themselves with an increasingly globalized business landscape, companies are expanding into new markets…

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August 9, 2023 Read time: 2 minutes

A recent study from Sage titled “The changing face of HR” found that HR professionals are increasingly burned out at work despite still being passionate about their jobs. In fact, 62% of HR leaders are considering leaving the field entirely, even though 57% say they love their jobs. How is this possible? Well, it’s interesting that…

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August 2, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Navigating the various rules surrounding the engagement of independent contractors can be a daunting task for companies in general. If you then add to that the complexity of operating in multiple jurisdictions, that will be enough to leave even the more seasoned professionals feeling quite overwhelmed by the numerous restrictions and requirements they must observe.…

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July 18, 2023 Read time: 4 minutes

Fears of an economic downturn have a way of prompting companies to hit pause on a handful of strategic initiatives — talent acquisition included. Combine such uncertainty with rising interest rates, high inflation, and an unexpected banking crisis, and it can surely bring about a complete reevaluation of staffing needs. That’s at least what the…

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