Each country has its own protections related to workplace discrimination, and laws vary by jurisdiction. The US, for example, protects against age discrimination for workers 40 and over, while the UK protects both old and young workers against age discrimination. Despite variations, most developed countries have broadly similar laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. Virtually all multinationals recognize the importance of keeping on the right side of these laws to avoid costly fines and reputational damage. Developing strong internal policies that ensure workplace equality and promote diversity is also critical to attracting and retaining skilled workers, no matter what your countries of operation.
The global economy is evolving quickly, and tech and other startups are looking beyond traditional expansion targets like the UK and China. Popular targets now include relatively low cost, talent-rich countries like Israel, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Poland, which recently joined the ranks of FTSE Russell advanced economies, the first country to do so in nearly ten years. Throughout this evolution, many of the basic concepts of international expansion continue to hold true. As enforcement by tax and immigration authorities everywhere tightens, it’s more important than ever for companies considering expansion to understand these concepts so they know the right questions to ask, regardless of target country.
As emerging technology continues to radically change the global workforce, HR professionals are increasingly relied upon to manage the ever-changing needs of their organizations and employees. While automation and artificial intelligence have the potential to eliminate or ease certain job functions, superior human capital remains at the core of competitive and innovative companies. How can HR leaders leverage new technology to help their businesses run more efficiently while also fostering the soft skills employees need to perform successfully in high-touch environments? This webinar will offer insights into how leading companies are balancing investments in technology with investments in their workforce to thrive in a rapidly changing world.