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The Keys to Effectively Managing a Global Workforce

Posted on April 8th, 2024 Read time: 1 minutes

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Not long ago, finding the right talent was about proximity. The common practice was to source from a pool within a certain mile radius of the office. It was seen as necessary for teams to do their work at a desk no more than a stone’s throw from their managers.

The recent push for remote work and subsequent advancements in technology changed all that. With videoconferencing and instant messaging now the norm, it’s not unusual to find a leader managing a team spread across many time zones — if not managing a fully global workforce.

This is no small undertaking. A one-size-fits-all approach won’t work and can lead to serious issues with communication, coordination, collaboration and more. But challenges present opportunities for growth, resilience and innovation. To be successful in managing a global workforce and leveraging the future of remote working, it’s a matter of changing your perspective around certain aspects of your operations.


Read the full guest-contributed article in the Staffing Industry Analysts The Staffing Stream for the keys to effectively managing a global workforce.


Guest-contributed article written by: Helga Venturini-Townend, Sr. Director of Global Operations at IES

Helga Venturini Townend is the Senior Director of Global Operations of Innovative Employee Solutions (IES), a leading provider of remote and contingent workforce solutions specializing in global Employer of Record, Agent of Record, and Independent Contractor compliance services in 150+ countries. Founded in 1974, IES is a woman-owned business, certified by the WBENC, and partners with companies to provide compliant employment solutions that empower people’s lives. From her base in the U.K., she has used her expertise in workforce management compliance and risk assessment to set up global contingent workforce management solutions in more than 100 countries.

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