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Compliance

Webinar recap: How to solve the most common challenges of global employment

In today’s world, where remote and distributed work is already a reality, more and more CEOs, COOs, HR Managers and People Ops leaders find themselves dealing with a whole new set of tasks and challenges that come with an international workforce.  Learning the ropes of managing an international workforce is worth it because of global […]

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Sometimes You Have to Say No: Why Boundless Is Not Offering Employment in Spain

A couple of months ago Boundless turned three. During my ten-year tenure as a COO, finding a compliant way to employ my distributed team members was something that quite literally kept me awake at night. So in 2018, I decided to take the plunge into tackling this international employment challenge and started work on figuring […]

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How can businesses make "equal pay for equal work" work

When it comes to pay strategies, the fundamental ambition for most organisations, regardless of industry, is to be fair, leaving employees feeling properly represented and renumerated. However, fair pay is becoming an ever-more nuanced debate – and more difficult to define – as companies grapple with employing people in multiple territories, with different salary expectations […]

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Employment

Understanding Employer of Record Services

In today’s world of officeless organisations and remote-working, there’s never been a better opportunity for businesses to expand globally – to reach new markets or access the best, brightest, and most diverse talent.  There’s just one problem.  People need to be employed where they live and local employment laws are complex. Every country has different […]

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What you need to know about employing remote workers in 5 remote work hotbeds

In the past two years, employing remote workers turned from something seen as an exception, into something much more akin to the norm. Organisations in many sectors experienced the potential of remote working – discovering that jobs that were once thought of as purely office-based have been successfully carried out virtually. But while there are […]

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What is an Employer of Record?

In this post, we explain in detail what an Employer of Record is and what to expect from such a service provider. Firstly, however, it’s important to understand what employment itself means.

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Payroll

Making Payroll Painless: A Boundless Guide to Global Payroll Management

Local or global payroll do not get spoken about much. It happens in the background, with most employees blind to the amount of work that goes into the process of getting their salary on time and in the right amount each month. But payroll really matters. Everyone deserves to get paid on time and in […]

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My employee wants to relocate abroad. How can I make that happen?

In the face of an incredibly challenging period for businesses in the past two years, one silver lining has been the successful shift to remote working. Pre-Covid, while some jobs offered an element of flexibility, the broad consensus was that teams had to be physically together to succeed. The last two years have proved this […]

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When and how to outsource payroll

There are many reasons why a company may consider outsourcing payroll operations. Deciding whether it makes sense in the first place and what type of setup and partner are right for the situation requires the evaluation of a lot of pros and cons. Throughout my career, I have had to make these payroll outsourcing decisions […]

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Benefits

Five steps to make your benefits package market-leading in every location

The mass cultural shift towards remote work, as well as the proliferation of affordable cross-border employment solutions such as Boundless, means that employers can now tap into a global talent pool beyond the bounds of a city or a country with very little hassle.  However, beyond the ability to employ across borders and the connectivity […]

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The state of workplace employee benefits in 2022

The best employers know that focusing on salary alone will only get you so far. You need to provide salary and support to engender loyalty amongst your people.  This is why employee benefits matter. They provide the support that impacts all aspects of people’s lives – our health, our happiness, our family, and even our […]

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A Boundless Guide to Global Employee Benefits

All permanent employees expect – and oftentimes are entitled to – benefits from their employer. Employers are obliged to provide certain benefits by law. Others are optional, designed to boost organisations’ recruitment and retention efforts by positioning them as progressive, people-centric employers.  Employee benefits straddle many aspects of employees’ lives – rewarding loyalty and impressive […]

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Remote Work

A guide to remote working outside your home country

The pandemic proved that countless jobs could be done effectively away from an office, and now employees across many different industries can enjoy the flexibility and freedom of working from the location of their choice.  For some people, remote working has even created the opportunity to move abroad – perhaps to capitalise on a lower […]

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Your 10 step guide to remote compliance in 2022

Running a global, remote-based organisation carries a raft of HR compliance challenges and you are probably wondering how to be remote compliant in 2022. Everywhere you employ people, you have an obligation to protect these team members, uphold their legal rights, and create safe and supportive working environments in which they can thrive. But fear […]

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Updated Guide: How to Be Remote Compliant in 2021

What a difference 12 months can make! Last year, we set off to write a ten-point guide on being a remote compliant company and couldn’t even imagine just how key distributed work compliance was about to become. Many workers were sent home in March 2020, and the workplace as we know it has changed forever. […]

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Country Specifics

Sometimes You Have to Say No: Why Boundless Is Not Offering Employment in Spain

A couple of months ago Boundless turned three. During my ten-year tenure as a COO, finding a compliant way to employ my distributed team members was something that quite literally kept me awake at night. So in 2018, I decided to take the plunge into tackling this international employment challenge and started work on figuring […]

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A Guide to Employee Rights in the Philippines

Considering employing someone in the Philippines? To do that compliantly, an employer has a lot of obligations they have to fulfil. One comprehensive and important topic is the set of local employee rights a worker residing in the Philippines is entitled to. Below is a guide to employee rights in Philippines to help you understand […]

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What UK Employment Law Has to Say About COVID-19 and the Workplace

As the world slowly tries to find its footing in this latest chapter of the COVID-19 story, making sense of how all that impacts the world of work feels almost impossible. In times like these, law can be a guiding light.

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