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

is the right to disconnect 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. … Continue reading Is the Right to Disconnect in France the Antidote to Burnout?

A Guide to Employee Rights in Ireland

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 the UK and Portugal). If you employ remote … Continue reading A Guide to Employee Rights in Ireland

Everything You Need to Know About Benefits in Kind

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.

A People Ops guide to providing emotional support to employees

People Ops guide to providing emotional support

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?