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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, […]

Remote Working or Teleworking Regulations in the time of Covid

Remote Working or Teleworking Regulations in the time of Covid

As we head into the latter end of 2020, the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rear its head as various countries are battling increasing infection rates. Many employers and employees have now somewhat adjusted to remote working, or otherwise known as teleworking, as the ‘new normal’. Remote working which is also known as […]

Extension of JobKeeper Payments

Support in the time of Covid 19: Australia – Extension of JobKeeper Payments

In our last blog, we had mentioned the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in the UK to 31 March 2021. We now move onto Australia and the extension of the JobKeeper payments beyond 28September 2020. The Australian Federal government has updated provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 which was recently passed […]

Extension of CJRS – Going full circle?

As we are near the end of 2020, COVID 19 is still making its effects felt with many countries, including the UK which is battling a second wave of the pandemic. Whilst a vaccine may be on the horizon, many governments have extended various schemes to retain jobs and support businesses. In the UK, it […]

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How To Hire Overseas Employees + Checklist

Establishing your business in another country can be a complex affair. Each geography is unique when it comes to laws, regulation and best practice hiring processes, with each country posing completely different risks and challenges. Our checklist will help you navigate through expansion challenges as quickly and easily as possible and help you hire employees […]

EU

Brexit: Are You Really Prepared?

The UK’s departure from historic trade partner, the European Union (EU), will affect not only business arrangements in the UK, but will likely reshape the responsibility of an employer of EU nationals. Yet, as the press has demonstrated, there appears no exact outcome as uncertainty looms over the terms of a European exit for Britain. […]

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Keeping team spirit alive whilst remote working during COVID-19

Let’s face it, every facet of our lives has changed as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Countries and cities across the world are constantly at different stages with strategies and restrictions to keep their populations safe.  International HR management recognise that remote working will be a way of life for the foreseeable future […]

How we’re supporting businesses in an ever-changing world

International HR is complicated at the best of times, with legislation, market practice and employee expectations sometimes varying significantly from country-to-country. The COVID-19 pandemic has only enhanced these complications, with legislation being hastily introduced and a vast amount of new engagement challenges arising from extended remote working. However, our IRIS HR Consulting service has been […]

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How to improve employer-employee relationships during an international expansion

Without a doubt, the way in which managers and HR interact with staff can have an immense impact on your workplace culture. When planning for an international expansion, you need to place added focus on ensuring positive employee relationships as it forms the cornerstone of maintaining a productive and engaged workforce.  But how can you […]

how to recruit globally

How to recruit globally?

The COVID-19 pandemic has, in essence, made the world smaller, as more people than ever are now utilising technology to work and communicate remotely. This newfound reliance on technology, virtual meetings and cloud-based processes is fantastic news for businesses looking to expand internationally. You now have a better opportunity to hire international employees and access […]

role of HR in Mergers and Acquisitions

What is the role of HR in Mergers and Acquisitions?

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are defined as the combination of companies, and while they can be a great way to grow and expand, they’re not always smooth transitions.  Often, an area that is frequently overlooked but can cause a huge amount of friction is the people within the business. Factors such as culture and leadership […]