A Guide to Benefits in the UK: Taxation

Update: Since publication, we have put all three articles on UK benefits in a downloadable ebook and have added the full stories of four companies we spoke to about how they approach their benefits program. Grab it here. As we pointed out in the first part of this guide to benefits in the UK, the […]

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A guide to employee rights in Germany

Compliantly employing someone comes with a lot of obligations and topics you have to be on top of. When you are doing that in a country foreign to you, everything will be brand new and you will have a lot of learning to do. One comprehensive and important topic is the set of local employee […]

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A guide to benefits in the UK

Update: Since publication, we have put all three articles on UK benefits in a downloadable ebook and have added the full stories of four companies we spoke to about how they approach their benefits program. Grab it here. A constant question on every employer’s mind is “What benefits should I be offering to attract and […]

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How to choose your Employer of Record with 11 questions

Internationally remote employment is hard. It takes enormous effort to employ a remote worker in a legal and compliant way. In order to be compliant, you should avoid misclassifying workers as independent contractors and you must abide by all local employment laws, run local payroll, and fulfil a host of employer obligations. In other words, […]

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A guide to working from home in New Zealand

The ability to work from home, wherever in the world this may be, is here to stay. In some small way, it's the silver lining to a difficult pandemic, which forced people and companies around the world to experiment with a form of work that may have felt uncomfortable, or not feasible previously. And now […]

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A guide to employee rights in Portugal

When you need to legally and compliantly employ an internationally remote worker, one of the first things you have to come to terms with are the local employee rights. Below is a guide to the employee rights in Portugal.

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How to successfully onboard remote employees

Last month, we ran the second Boundless online meetup, part of a series of community events to help People Ops professionals. Our guest was Kat Myers, Head of People at Respondent, who talked about successful remote employee onboarding. In this post, we would like to share all of the valuable advice she offered during her […]

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A People Ops Field Guide to Disconnecting

I am writing this from my native home in Italy. I came here from my adopted home in Portugal for two months to visit family and friends and regain a bit of sanity after months of lockdown. In a normal year, at this point of summer, very few people in this part of the world […]

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A new community for #PeopleOps

Today we are very excited to announce that we are creating a dedicated space for this community to continue to grow, share and learn from each other.

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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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How to continue employing people who want to move to another country

When the Covid19 pandemic hit us, most knowledge workers became suddenly remote. Whether they liked it or not, they had to stay home and set up some sort of a functioning space where they could do as much uninterrupted work as humanly possible, given the circumstances.  I was no different. I swapped my 15-minute cycle […]

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A guide to employee rights in the UK

A guide to employee rights in the UK, which gives an overview of all the rights employees have, including general rights, protections, benefits and job security. It's an employer's responsibility to adhere to them, in order to be compliant.

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Five things that helped me become a good remote People Ops Partner

Five years on since I transitioned to People Ops, here is what I have learned about navigating People Ops in remote companies and making sure people are their best at work.

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Is the Right to Disconnect in France the Antidote to Burnout?

The first time I heard about the Right to Disconnect in France was three months ago when friends were forced to work fully remotely due to Covid19. I had been working this way for years and loved it, but they were finding it hard to disconnect when work and life happened in the same place. […]

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A Guide to Employee Rights in Ireland

When an employer decides to legally and compliantly employ an internationally remote employee, one of the first things they need to come to terms with are the employee rights of their country. Below is a guide to employee rights in Ireland. (We have developed similar guides for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, France, the UK, Portugal, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Lithuania, and […]

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Rethinking Employment In A Distributed World

If leaders do not make their companies fit for a world where a remote and distributed way of work is far more prevalent, they risk becoming less competitive employers. A change in how we operate is needed, which goes beyond opening up the recruitment pool and advertising remote-friendly jobs. Let's explore what the solution is.

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A Guide to Benefit in Kind Tax Around the World

An extensive guide on how benefits in kind tax works around the world, when employees are exempted from it, how companies can offset it, and how to file benefit in kind taxes accurately for your employees.

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The Art of Remote Team Alignment

When Tammy Bjelland, Founder and CEO of Workplaceless, and I first exchange emails in late February about the topic that we should concentrate on for this article, we agree on the theme of alignment in hybrid teams. Workplaceless, which she founded in 2017, has been focusing on this topic of late given that they know […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Benefits in Kind

When I first moved from running Italian payroll to being responsible for international payroll in multiple countries, I remember being surprised by how complex being compliant with many different regulations was. It was challenging to ensure employees’ net salaries were impacted consistently across different countries. This was particularly the case with benefits in kind (vs general benefits) as they are treated differently across the board.

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Succeeding as a Remote Company: Lessons from Shopify

In this exclusive interview for the Boundless blog, John Riordan, Director of Support, Ireland at Shopify shares what he has learned about succeeding as a remote company, what keeps a remote workforce happy and engaged, and how to scale it.

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A People Ops guide to providing emotional support to employees

I have dealt with a fair share of uncomfortable moments throughout my career. I once had to lay off quite a few people due to circumstances outside of my control. It felt awful. But once I closed my computer and looked through the window, I could still see an ordinary world outside. My children were with friends; my parents weren't locked in their house for days on end; I could meet a friend for a drink or have dinner in a restaurant with my partner. Even though I had done what's arguably one of the toughest things a People Ops leader individual has to do, I could heal through the sense of normalcy around me. We have lost all that now so how do we cope?

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