When expanding into new territories, you may not wish to commit the level of resources required immediately. In such instances, hiring an independent contractor abroad can be a cost-effective solution. It allows you to set up operations to test the viability of your business without deploying large-scale assets.

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Starting a business in a foreign country comes with its own set of challenges. As a continent with 44 small countries and 26 countries falling under the Schengen area, Europe is a dream for many business owners. Therefore, setting up a business here certainly opens up doors to many opportunities.

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When expanding your business to another country, there are a plethora of different factors you have to consider, starting with why you are moving there in the first place. Do you want to capture the local market, harness local talent or some natural resource, take advantage of the local infrastructure or geographic location, or you might simply be looking for affordable labor? These questions and the underlying factors can have significant sway over your expansion decision.

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Whether you own a small-scale startup or a multi-million dollar firm, compliance with human resource policies is essential. The HR department establishes the procedures, codes of conduct, and other rules and regulations that the employees have to adhere to.

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Payroll teams are usually overwhelmed by global payroll due to keeping up with local regulations, lack of reporting, and no control over the monthly process. In order to manage payroll effectively in any country, access to information is the key to success. If you don’t have the tools and reporting to view payroll in real-time, things can quickly get out of control.

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Singapore payroll guidelines and regulations are relatively transparent when compared with that of neighboring countries. However, managing and understanding Singapore payroll can still be difficult, especially for small to mid-sized Singapore companies trying to process payroll in-house when there is limited manpower.

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The phrase “you don’t know what you don’t know” is usually not used in global payroll conversations – but what if “what you don’t know” is hurting your business and bottom line?

Payroll reporting in the US is pretty straightforward – you can easily view what you’ve paid employees and it’s all in US dollars. But what happens when you are managing employees in multiple countries and currencies?

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As the end of the year approaches, companies need to prepare for payroll and tax reporting requirements in each country. If you are managing payroll in multiple countries, this is no easy task – there are varying tax years, different reporting requirements in each country, and payroll and compliance regulations to factor into your plans. So how can you prepare your teams across the world for year-end global payroll reporting?

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You’ve had success in the US market, but now it’s time to reach new clients, increase growth and profits, and diversify. What are some key factors to consider before you make a move to another country? Many companies want to expand, but they don’t understand the complexity of moving operations into a new country and things can quickly get out of control if you’re not prepared. Here are some global expansion considerations for global business expansion.

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Companies that manage global employees and payroll sometimes believe that the status quo is better than making any changes. But when you’re talking about global operations and payroll, what you don’t change could be hurting your organization. Evolving regulations and in-country requirements not only put your company at risk for fines and penalties but mismanaging global operations could also make your employees leave due to inaccurate payroll or benefits.

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