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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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 … Continue reading The Art of Remote Team Alignment
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.
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.
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?
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.