Our Top Five Must-Read Blog Posts from 2015
By Mark Adamiak, Senior Marketing Associate
2015 has been the biggest year for the Radius blog in its brief existence. We produced 93 posts, more than we ever have, and reached our highest numbers for blog subscriptions and annual blog views.
We’ve covered a wide array of international topics from out of office e-mails, to South by Southwest, to Belgian cats, but we wanted to compile our top five most popular blogs from 2015. Enjoy this list of practical and interesting posts for your present and future international business efforts.
By Stuart Buglass October 7, 2015
Following the European Court of Justice’s ruling that deemed Safe Harbor invalid, Stuart Buglass produced this this useful piece for US businesses that store and transfer personal data of EU residents. Stuart also authored a post recently covering the European Union’s new data protection agreement.
By Priscilla Carmona Maya June 24, 2015
Most people think, “Opening a bank account — how hard can it be?” In fact, it’s one of our clients’ biggest pain points when expanding abroad. With anti-money-laundering and other regulations put in place to combat drug trafficking and terrorism, opening a bank account in Brazil is a particularly challenging task. This is another example of managing expectations when it comes to the costs and time it takes to set up operations when expanding into any new country.
By Lee Sheehan November 14, 2015
A topic that has cost multinationals billions in back taxes and fines this past year, transfer pricing made headlines in 2015 after the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development endorsed an “arms length” principle when it comes to transfer pricing. Chevron, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Amazon are a few of the big names being investigated. Lee’s post explains why the Chevron case in particular is attracting international attention.
By Gareth Jarman September 23, 2015
A piece that kicked off an excellent series by Gareth, this blog from September does a great job of analyzing workplace flexibility and how it will impact international human resources teams. As the demand for a work/life balance extends globally, multinationals are going to need to weigh their own workplace flexibility policies to compete for top talent. Gareth has also published posts on immigration laws, global recruiting and the growth of the sharing economy as part of this series.
By Mike Butler July 15, 2015
The United Kingdom is by far our clients’ most popular destination country, especially those clients expanding for the first time. That said, it is important to know that there are major employment law differences between the US and the UK. In this blog post, Mike does a fantastic job of covering topics such as employment contract terms, employment discrimination, employee protections following M&As and more. The first part of this post is perennially one of our most popular blogs.
Thanks to all of you who have subscribed to our blog and read our posts regularly. From our Radius family to yours, we hope you have a Happy New Year!