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payroll compliance

Compliance… it’s kind of a big deal

To tell anyone in HR or payroll that compliance is important is stating the obvious—you know it, we know it.Compliance is so significant that payroll and HR departments spend approximately 36 hours a week—enough work for a dedicated full-time employee—on compliance-related activities, including navigating regulatory changes to ensure that company…
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Employ workers in France

Why employ in France?

Sure, France is known for its bon vivant lifestyle. But that’s just part of its appeal.Among France’s diverse epicurean population is a highly educated labor force—one that includes the largest number of science graduates per thousand workers in Europe—making the country an attractive option for companies looking to grow their…
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In-house Global Payroll

Still relying on in-house global payroll?

Payroll fraud is the number one source of accounting fraud and employee theft, which happens in 27% of all businesses. In fact, occupational fraud—or fraud committed by an employee on an employer—causes more financial loss to organizations than those committed by third parties. Oftentimes, schemes committed by dishonest employees last…
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How to hire international employees

How to hire international employees

Figuring out how to hire international employees remotely is challenging, especially when you’re recruiting and interviewing with people who live in unfamiliar, international markets. With many cultural differences in resume style and work style to account for, extra care must be taken when assessing international candidates at a distance.In order…
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Bjorn Reynolds

Our most ambitious move yet

In my previous blog post, I shared my point of view on the Celergo acquisition by ADP. In short, I feel the acquisition was good for Safeguard Global but not so good for multinational companies in the market. They deserve faster, more creative innovation, and I just don’t see how that acquisition contributes.
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How to pay international employees

How to pay international employees

Whether expanding to new global markets, seeking to improve workforce efficiencies or casting a wider net in the talent pool, companies today are increasingly faced with the question of how to pay international employees. It’s a good problem to have, but the solution isn’t as simple as submitting a money…
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What is international PEO

What is international PEO?

If global expansion is on your radar, then you’ve likely come across something called international PEO as a potential avenue for adding employees in new locations around the world. Let’s get right to the point: Much of the information circulating about international PEO is mistaken.
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3 strategic considerations when planning multinational payroll

When a company’s growth strategy includes expanding into new countries, one of the most essential business functions to take into account is payroll. Because no matter where in the world an organization grows, employees must be paid—accurately, promptly and compliantly.Even if payroll is a well-oiled machine in U.S. operations, it’s…
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4 tips for sustaining GDPR compliance

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) went into effect in May 2018, and 10 months later, it’s a good time to revisit these sweeping changes.You may remember the buildup, and how most of the fanfare focused on the customer and vendor implications. But the legislation doesn’t just affect…
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