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Contractor Versus Employee: Important Considerations

Contractor or employee? It’s an important decision for business, especially when looking to expand internationally.   Generally, hiring contractors costs less since your company does not need to pay benefits. Independent contractors are also a good choice for organizations wanting to expand, but unwilling to invest in employees until they test the new overseas market and […]

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What Are the Main Costs of Hiring in Europe

Hiring in Europe involves finding the right talent at the right price. This involves many factors, including costs and complexities that are not often considered.  While Europe is an attractive business area with affluent markets, stable economies, and accessibility, it is also vast and varied. Here are just a few of the main costs your business should consider when hiring in Europe and ways to overcome these challenges.  European Payroll  Payroll […]

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What Are the Main Costs of Hiring in Africa

Costs of hiring in Africa vary greatly. The continent of Africa presently includes 55 countries, all with varying economic, cultural, and political conditions.  When you recruit for Africa you can’t rely on the same methods you use in your host country. Accounting, payroll, tax, and other requirements often differ greatly. Additionally, some African countries are better-suited for foreign business than others.  Fortunately, Blueback Global can help your business overcome these challenges. Here […]

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Jul 19, 2019

Localization to Globalization and Back Again

A look at how and why Living Goods moved their headquarters from San Francisco to Kenya as presented at #OpExDC2019 In this age where we hear so much about globalization and how remote talent can help organizations all over the world from anywhere in the world, Living Goods recently moved their headquarters, and all leadership […]

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Jul 18, 2019

Reforming a Negative Workplace Culture

Debbie Pollock-Berry shares Save the Children U.S.’s strategies for a cultural shift at Humentum’s #OpExDC2019 Conference Debbie Pollock-Berry has been the CHRO at Save the Children U.S. for roughly 745 days. It was around day 200 when she realized her organization’s culture needed a major overhaul. “Save the Children was founded on the belief that […]

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Think Big, Start Small, and Seek Impact

Highlights from Ann Mei Chang’s Keynote at Humentum’s #OpExDC2019 Conference The global development community is at something of a crossroads, says Ann Mei Chang, author of “Lean Impact.” There are several trends happening that have led to a pivotal moment in the nongovernmental organization (NGO) industry, she says. And the direction that NGOs should pivot […]

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Factors to Consider When Deciding on an International Expansion Location

International expansion can help your business generate more revenue and gain market exposure. However, your success depends on choosing the ideal international expansion location. With so many countries available for international business expansion, how do you know which offer the best opportunities? Companies should consider the following factors when developing their business expansion strategy.  Business […]

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What Are the Main Costs of Hiring in Latin America

Hiring in Latin America is a sensible solution for any business looking to expand globally, especially for North American companies.  Choosing a “nearshore” Latin American location often ensures a similar infrastructure, time zone, and cost-effective pricing structures. Many nations have a North American work ethic and value business partnerships.  Latin America is also an attractive option since many regions boast rich natural resources and geographic accessibility. When […]

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What Are the Main Costs of Hiring in Asia

Hiring in Asia is an attractive option for foreign companies wanting to expand into the region. Areas such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan can present huge opportunities across various sectors, especially for foreign manufacturing and production.  However, tapping into these new territories involves expenses, some of which aren’t typically listed as a line item on an expense sheet. Consider the following factors to ensure you find the right people for your […]

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Benefits of HR Outsourcing in International Locations

HR outsourcing is often an ideal solution for companies wanting to tap into the markets in an international location.   Proper human resource management always plays a critical role in company success, but especially when a business operates abroad. The complexity and scope of HR functions such as payroll, recruiting, and compliance magnify when a business operates beyond borders.  The following benefits of human resources outsourcing services positively impact your bottom line and improve operational efficiency.  Cost […]

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International Operations – Things to Consider

Expanding internationally is a wise choice for any company seeking new revenue streams and competitive advantages. Lucrative foreign markets can increase profits and solidify your brand as an international leader.  Nonetheless, companies need to consider many factors before expanding abroad. Here are some of the things your business should consider while planning an operational expansion into uncharted territories.  International Business Registration & Entity Setup  Before conducting business […]

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Hiring in a Foreign Location: Key Considerations

One of the biggest challenges any business can face when expanding into a foreign location is hiring in a foreign location. Fortunately, it isn’t an insurmountable task with the right partner. Companies need to address the following key considerations when hiring in a foreign location if they want to achieve international expansion success. Blueback Global can help business overcome all these challenges.  Cultural Differences  […]

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