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13th and 14th salary payments are a form of additional compensation, accrued throughout the year, then traditionally paid out in one or two instalments in June and December. The usage of 13th or 14th salary must be considered when considering an employee’s salary, as this will affect the cost to the employer.

Cultural sensitivity, also referred to as cultural awareness, is the knowledge, awareness, and acceptance of cultural differences. A culturally sensitive person can acknowledge the morals, standards, and principles that differ from their own without prejudice or judgment.

Ireland's forward-thinking approach to remote working has positioned the nation as a top destination for digital nomads and remote workers. But what legislation has Ireland introduced and how exactly does it work?​

As a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, a vast number of citizens have been forced to flee their homes. Due to its close proximity and the facilitating of entry for Ukrainians, the majority of those fleeing have chosen to head to Poland to relocate their family and business.​

For many companies, there comes a point when they’re ready to go global and reach a new market. There are many benefits that come from entering new markets. From gaining a competitive advantage to accessing a more diverse range of talent, expanding your business abroad can increase profits whilst cutting costs.​

Portugal isn’t just an Eldorado for tourists looking for great cuisine and endless days of sunshine. It’s also one of the best start-ups & business destinations in Europe and a top tech hub worldwide.​

Both a PEO and automated payroll platforms have seen rapid growth in the last ten years. This isn’t predicted to stop anytime soon. By 2025, it’s predicted HR software will be a $30 billion market. The PEO market is projected to reach equal staggering heights, by 2028 its value is predicted to be $106.21 billion, growing at a CAGR of 10.61% from 2021 to 2028.​

Diversity and inclusion is something we’ve heard a lot about in the past decade. From events in the media, to several studies done highlighting the lack of it in many sectors. 10 years ago, diversity and inclusion was merely a box ticking exercise. Fast forward to 2021, there is now inexplicable evidence that the more diverse a business is, the more successful it is.

In an era where, especially amongst millennials, the changing of jobs is becoming an ever more frequent occurrence, being able to retain employees is getting increasingly more challenging. With the sharp shift to remote working for many, being able to hold on to employees is no longer just about ensuring a good work social culture. Employees expect a smooth and engaging experience with their employer, if not, they don’t hesitate to look elsewhere.

Earlier this year, Microsoft release their own hybrid working policy for their 160,000 + employees globally. To help other organisations plan their working strategy, they released the 2021 Work Trend Index, which outlined findings from a study of over 30,000 people in 31 countries. They analysed productivity and labour signals across Microsoft and LinkedIn.

The global pandemic, for the vast majority, has completely shifted the way we work. Whether it’s been the move from the office to a room at home, or from selling face to face, to virtual. The pandemic has presented many challenges that businesses have had to adapt to, in a very short time.​

Working with a PEO provides businesses with many benefits. Alongside saving cost and time, a PEO helps iron out any challenges, keeps employees compliant and advises businesses on any legal complexities.

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