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Form 1099 for Foreign Contractors: The Need to Knows

In the United States, Form 1099 for foreign contractors is vital for reporting income paid to self-employed international contractors during the tax year and for avoiding severe financial penalties. Discover more.

Understanding the Foreign Worker Levy

The foreign worker levy is a fee imposed on employers by certain governments for hiring foreign employees from abroad or another country. Its primary aim is to promote the advancement of local workers over foreign talent. Read on.

A Guide to PILON and When to Use It

In the UK, PILON allows an employee’s contract to be terminated immediately without them working their notice period. But what is PILON and how does it work in the modern business world? Read on.

Embrace Managing a Global Workforce with Minimal Risk, Maximum Reward

In today’s interconnected world, traditional workforce management concepts are rapidly changing. Some might even argue they have all but evaporated. As technology advances and communication barriers diminish, companies increasingly are tapping into the global talent pool to fuel growth, expand reach, and cut costs. This paradigm shift, which began a decade ago but accelerated with […]

Exploring Employee Benefits: How Much Does It Cost?

When part of an employee compensation package, employee benefits and perks foster a positive work culture, promote staff wellbeing, and help to attract top talent. But how much do employee benefits cost an employer? Find out.

The EU Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive (2019/1152): What Do You Need to Know?

The European Union Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive updates the employment rights of over 182 million workers in the EU. Find out what it means for you.

A Guide to Hiring Global Independent Contractors

A global independent contractor offers a cost-effective solution to businesses expanding abroad and into new markets. Find out more with this in-depth guide.

Twitter: A Look at Global Layoffs

Since Elon Musk took over Twitter in October 2022, there’s been a steady stream of company changes. Discover how these global layoffs occurred.

Why Employee Incentive Plans Fail (& How to Make them Work)

Is your employee invective plan failing? This might mean that your benefits are irrelevant, underwhelming, or uncompetitive. Find out how to plan incentives here.

The international approach to employee handbooks

To help you move forward with confidence, we’ve outlined a few key considerations you need to make regarding employee handbooks.

How To Hire Overseas Employees + Checklist

Hiring employees overseas and hatching international expansion plans is no small feat. Use our international hiring checklist when recruiting overseas employees.

8 Best Countries to be Self-Employed

Self-employment has been steadily growing in popularity all over the world in recent years, and it’s predicted only to become more prevalent. In 2019, financial services company Payoneer carried out research to produce the Global Gig Economy Index, in which they asked more than 300,000 freelancers about their success. They found that year-on-year, freelancers in […]

Which Country Has The Best Paternity Leave?

Legislative parental leave across the globe ranges from a generous 156 weeks (three years) – to none at all. Paternity leave can cause particular concern, because so many countries still treat fathers considerably different to mothers in this respect. Scandinavian countries are known to lead the way when it comes to paternity leave, offering parents […]

Un voyage de plus de 320 kilomètres! (A journey of over 200 miles!)

Eighteen volunteers are taking on a challenge to cycle over 200 miles between Paris and Chichester,UK to raise money for Huntington’s Disease Association. The ride is part of year-long activities at Gatwick-based international payroll specialist IRIS FMP. The group has chosen HDA as their ‘Charity of the year’. The 18 colleagues will be travelling from […]