An unexpected and tragic side-effect of the COVID pandemic has been the demise of many small businesses and the subsequent unemployment of millions of workers around the globe, making global job markets highly competitive. In the Netherlands, a new bill has been proposed, called the Monitoring Equal Opportunities in Recruitment and Selection Act, to ensure..
The year 2020 will undeniably go down in history as the year that upended the world, and its long-term impact has yet to be seen. But short-term, we can look ahead to 2021 and project likely changes in global workforce trends that businesses should be aware of, and offer some practical solutions for weathering the..
The events of 2020 have forced internationally operating businesses to rethink how they hire, compensate and retain talent around the globe, and many are looking to Acumen’s Global PEO and EOR solutions to overcome the challenges caused by an ever-changing global business landscape. Whether your business is already a player on the world stage, or..
There is no question that technology has fueled a global gig economy that enables freelancers and small business contractors to engage with enterprises of all sizes. While some businesses benefit from as-needed services from independent contractors and sales representatives, there are some down sides for both companies and contractors, and many businesses gravitate to traditional..
At the beginning of 2020, the UK officially voted to exit the European Union (EU) in a controversial move coined “Brexit.” While the decision has been made and set in stone, the full repercussions of Brexit have yet to take hold, leaving the future of global commerce, employment and immigration policies adrift in a sea..
Technology has made it easier for domestic companies to engage in global trade and engage talent internationally. However, onboarding, payrolling and managing foreign workers is a complex international employment challenge for many businesses. Navigating the changing in-country laws and regulations, often in a foreign language, may be outside the skillset of your company’s HR department…
Expanding your business globally is an exciting step for growth and brand recognition, but putting down roots in a foreign country can be fraught with challenges, ranging from cultural barriers to legal obstacles. With global business expansion on the rise, the global employment service industry is experiencing a boom in demand. Partnering with an international..
It is universally agreed that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbones of local economies. But being small doesn’t have to limit your market outreach. Thanks to innovations in technology and the support systems that evolved with them, businesses of any size can have a slice of the global pie. If you are ready..
When your company’s operations span the globe, sending representatives abroad is a necessity if you want to remain competitive. Yet now more than ever, the process of preparing expat employees and helping them get established in foreign jurisdictions is riddled with challenges. In addition to the global pandemic that imposes travel restrictions and causes widespread..
Engaging top talent is not easy under any circumstances, but when the heat is on to fill vacancies ASAP, it is easy to go into crisis mode. Operating under duress often leads to costly mistakes that can snowball down the road, putting your business at risk, harming your reputation and creating unnecessary drama. When faced..