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Spin-Offs vs IPOs_ Whats the Difference

Spin-Offs vs IPOs: What’s the Difference?

The subtle differences between a spin-off and IPO defines the outcomes after a company goes public. This touches on areas like employment, too. Read here...

Labour laws in India

India Labour Codes Reform – Being Compliant and Ready

With four new labour codes announced, the Government of India has been setting the stage for a remarkable reform in the Indian Labour Law, some of which dates to 1926. These four new labour acts, include: • Code on Social Security 2020,• Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSHW) Code 2020,• Industrial Relations (IR) Code […]

Global Dealmaking with MAs_ The Favourable Asian Marketplace (1)

Global Dealmaking with M&A’s: The Favourable Asian Marketplace

The emerging Asia marketplace may have been the first region affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but it's very resilient, too. Find out about mergers in Asia.

What is a Divestiture and What Are Your People Priorities_ (1)

What is a Divestiture and What Are Your “People Priorities”?

People matter in driving divested assets to reach full potential. Here, we breakdown the divestiture process (in steps) and how this impacts your employees...

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Global Merger and Acquisitions Deals in Southeast Asia

Merger and Acquisition (M&A) deal-making has competed with globally disruptive events. M&A deals in Southeast Asia have seen exponential growth. Find out more.

Managing culture in mergers and acquisitions

The Importance of Managing Culture in Mergers and Acquisitions

In M&A transactions, people priorities are often overlooked, despite employees being a key business resource. So, how do you manage culture integration in M&A processes? Read on to find out.

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Navigating the Complexities of Restructuring and Redundancies in M&As

During merger and acquisition (M&A) processes, restructuring and redundancy exercises are a common outcome. To navigate a changing and adapting workforce, we explore the processes and some of the key considerations for employers in these processes.

What is Global HR Management

What is Global Human Resource Management?

Global human resource management is a key part of maintaining the success of your company abroad. Learn more about its core functions from IRIS HR Consulting.

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The Disruption of Brexit on M&A Activity: What It Means for the UK Workforce

Brexit has been one of the biggest economic disruptors in recent years. But how have Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) changed as a result?

Continuity of Employee Benefits When Changes Are Afoot

M&A’s, or mergers and acquisition, are an exciting time for a company, as they can provide new opportunities for growth and expansion, as well as new areas for development, introduction to exciting markets, or even access to foreign cities and cultures across the globe. For executives, the merger or acquisition process needs to be carefully […]

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How HR can shape to the new normal

Throughout the continued disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Resources (HR) has been at the heart of it all. With recovery on the horizon, HR has never been more crucial as businesses need to adapt and redefine how they operate. But what changing behaviours and demands do you need to accommodate? In this […]

Expat Compensation Packages

The Challenge with Expatriate Compensation – Assessing Your Reward Strategy

For almost every operation, compensation, benefits, and rewards are critical in attracting, retaining, and motivating your talent. When optimized, reward strategies can become effective tools for thoughtful workplace engagement, both immediately and long into the future. As more multinational businesses are investing in new and promising markets beyond their own, the role of an international […]

Merger and acquisition rationale for seller

Anatomy of an M&A Transaction: A Sellers Guide

As the seller of a business in an M&A (mergers and acquisitions) transaction, it is important to ensure that all stages of the process are taken care of, including early preparations to deal completion and beyond. In order to successfully navigate the sale of your business, it is essential to understand what is required during […]

Attracting top talent in the COVID age

The international approach to employee handbooks

The global HR policies you outline play a fundamental role in the way your business operates. Ultimately, key documentation such as your employee handbook will, to some extent, dictate your employee relationships, working environment and culture. But when you have a workforce that’s dispersed across the globe, creating a standardised employee handbook becomes far more […]

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Unlimited vacation time policy: how to maximise your benefit

Unlimited vacation was an initiative that landed with a boom when it was first mooted several years ago.  Employers that were bold embraced it, expecting to see a surge in satisfaction ratings from employees, in regard to their employee benefits; the actual results made interesting reading. As the title suggests, in essence, the concept is […]

UK Budget Update – Further Extension of CJRS

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has just revealed the 2021 Budget, and with it comes a vast amount of change and support for businesses. As more than 700,000 people have lost their jobs and with the UK economy shrinking by 10%, Sunak stated that he will do ‘whatever it takes’ during the pandemic to aid the UK […]

What m&a deals will happen in 2020

How Covid-19 Boosted M&A During a Troubled Global Economy

During the pandemic crisis, as the global economy felt troubled, it may have seemed like the risks and uncertainty would dispel dealmakers from openly pursuing acquisitions. Navigating the strong headwinds of this year’s crisis has, for some, created opportunity to expand, develop and grow, where others have become cautionary tales of 2020. There have been […]

Attracting top talent in the COVID age

Attracting top talent in a post-COVID world

“We all know that work will never be the same, even if we don’t yet know all the ways in which it will be different.” – Stewart Butterfield, CEO and co-founder, Slack COVID-19 has had an enormous toll on the global workforce, and ultimately, it’s changed the business landscape forever. The candidate experience is now […]

Benchmarking Services

Benchmarking Services: Is your reward strategy aligned with the market?

Everyone wants to work in an environment where they feel valued, appreciated and like they’re making a difference. One fundamental way for businesses to achieve this is through their reward strategy, which covers the key benefits employees receive in their day-to-day. But how can businesses ensure what they’re providing is not only motivating their workforce […]

Expat vs Immigrant vs Migrant: What Are The Differences?

What, exactly, is an expat? And what are the differences between expats, immigrants and migrants?  The international community is hard to capture in a fixed term. It’s often just seen as semantics, or words that can be used interchangeably. But this language, especially in HR, is often loaded with purposeful definitions that helps distinguish the workforce from both misconception and […]

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Employment-based immigration for the UK: What you need to know post-Brexit

Free travel between the UK and Europe ended on 31st December 2020, introducing a range of new systems and requirements for employment-based immigration. Employers now looking to hire from outside the UK (excluding Irish citizens) are required to obtain permission beforehand via various routes. As Brexit has been and will continue to be a significant […]

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Evolving employee benefits: Financial wellness, what is it and why should you care?

In the past, when employers considered financial wellness, they were examining the overall financial health of their business. But this terminology is quickly changing, as in most cases, it’s now being used to reference the sense of security employees have regarding the amount of money they have to meet their needs. Over the last few […]

Covid-19 – Italy Legislative Update – January 2021

Covid-19 – Italy Legislative Update – January 2021  Law no. 178 of 30 December 2020. State budget for the financial year 2021 and multi-annual budget for the three-year period 2021-2023.  The 2021 Budget Law (Law no. 178/2020), which came into force on 1 January 2021, has extended the current ban on dismissals until 31 March 20212.  The […]

Global team communications

Global Team Communication – Challenges & Solutions

Transcending boundaries of all kinds, the modern and global workforce is nothing if accustomed to unfamiliar, foreign markets. As firms invest in foreign markets, global expansion tends to encourage team diversity and a greater depth of skill and expertise. Yet, for all its perks, managing an international team is not without its challenges. As companies […]

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Optimising employee benefits in a global business

When fostering an engaging work environment, paying employees well is important but not always enough. Many workers have begun to expect enrichment within their personal lives in the form of comprehensive benefits schemes.  In particular, for global employers or those looking to embark on an international expansion, ensuring an attractive benefits package in line with […]

Global Employment

Global Employment: Your Passport to Working Compliantly Overseas

When undertaking a global expansion, you need to consider a wide array of logistical factors – but few are as important as ensuring compliance with the varying workplace regulations. As each country poses different challenges, we’ve compiled a checklist that will cover the fundamentals, aiding you when navigating your expansion. 1. Employment Legislation Those looking […]

THE NATIONAL COVID HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOL

The National Covid Health & Safety Protocol – October 2020 – France

The “National Protocol to ensure the health and safety of employees in respect of the Covid-19 epidemic”, has been updated on October 29, 2020, to reflect the latest Governmental decisions and to prepare for another lockdown. In summary, this project includes the following measures: Teleworking: all companies are encouraged to adopt a 100% teleworking protocol, […]