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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Why Cloudsoft trusts Boundless for headache-free employment in France and beyond

With Boundless, Cloudsoft has managed to retain two key employees who wanted to relocate to France, one of Europe’s toughest countries to employ in, and is now broadening its hiring horizons. Background Cloudsoft is a software company hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland. Until the pandemic, remote work was a sporadic occurrence rather than their default. If […]

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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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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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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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What are the top five benefits of remote working?

One of the few silver linings of the Covid-19 pandemic is that the mass shift to remote working didn’t hit productivity in the way employers had feared. A recent Twitter feed reminded us that, in fact, not a single organisation collapsed as a result of needing to switch to remote work. On the contrary, countless […]

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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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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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How do I deliver a great global benefits package? – frequently asked questions

Savvy businesses know that to attract and keep hold of employees they need to set themselves apart from the competition – easier said than done in today’s increasingly remote-first working world, where people can work for pretty much anyone, anywhere. The good news is that there’s plenty of information out there to help you stand […]

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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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What makes a great employee benefits package and how to deliver it

Against the backdrop of an ultra-competitive jobs market, it’s no surprise employers are looking toward what constitutes a progressive employee benefits package as a way to attract and retain staff. And with the pandemic prompting millions of employees to reconsider where they work and what they do, employers are having to think particularly hard about […]

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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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The best countries for women to work in 2022

March 8th is International Women’s Day, celebrating the achievements of great women from history, and championing a gender-equal world, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. There’s still a long way to go until true gender parity is achieved. But this IWD, there are real reasons to be positive, particularly in the world of work. At […]

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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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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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For global remote working to work, we have to talk about overtime

For while the pandemic has accelerated the shift towards remote working, not allowing for much time to iron out the details and causing some teething pains along the way, the business world had a big problem with excessive, often unpaid out-of-hours remote working well before Covid. It's time to do something about it.

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Disability provisions for remote workers - what do employers need to know?

When Cat Noone, CEO of accessibility software company Stark, approached Boundless founder Dee Coakley to collaborate on a guide to ‘Disability at Work’ in Ireland, it sparked a broader conversation about the state of employment regulations and supports for disabled people in the age of global, remote-based working. In this post, Dee and Cat discuss […]

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Four ways to get your HR house in order for the New Year

As HR and People teams sit down for their end of year meetings and planning sessions, they’ll be reflecting on another confusing and disrupted year. Lockdowns have given way to partial normality, only for further pandemic storm clouds to return in the past few months. Two years on, we are entering 2022 with uncertainty still […]

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Five stories that changed the employment landscape in 2021

The way we work is changing more rapidly than ever. As 2021 draws to an end, we thought we’d take the opportunity to reflect on the moments that have had the greatest bearing on the global employment.

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