Our advisors' expertise and experience helping clients overcome compliance challenges of the moment put them in a great position to predict the global trends multinationals need to be aware of in 2016. Here are three of our top advisors for their informal takes on what to watch for in 2016.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at Apple begging in Brussels; swearing in the US and the UK; and a cleric's declaration that chess is the work of the devil.
Employee engagement. It’s a buzzword that conjures up a multitude of different things for employers all over the world. To some, employee engagement is something fluffy, even intangible — at best an HR “nice to have.” To others, employee engagement is fundamental to their business culture and working environment. But what really is employee engagement, and what are its benefits to global employers?
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at Starbucks’ China expansion and its appealing new perks; how the Ebola outbreak was declared over and resurfaced the next day; and income inequality in China and the US.
Taking the time to research laws and documentation requirements for foreign countries can be challenging and time-consuming. But not doing so poses serious risks for your company’s pocketbook and reputation. Penalties for neglecting to file documents, reporting information incorrectly or failing to pay taxes can be severe enough to spark civil or even criminal legal proceedings against your company’s directors. And pleading ignorance of such obligations is no defense.
In this week's Global Glance we look at how Netflix’s world domination is almost complete, VW’s mounting legal troubles and the latest Big Mac index.
The UK, known for its restrictive immigration laws, badly wants to stimulate growth in its technology industry and recognizes that importing talent will help. With that in mind, it has started a new program to ease the way for foreign coders and technology-oriented business developers to work in the country.
This week look at a Thai hotel chain’s aggressive and intriguing global strategy; 2015 as the year of mergers and acquisitions; and year-in-pictures slideshows worth scrolling through.