Global HR

In an economy that has become increasingly global, the need to practice international HR is a given for many organizations. Global HR operations are involved in international human resource management. But, just as in the U.S., international HR issues may vary widely from one geographic area to another—what’s global is also local; HR leaders needs to understand how to best localize global HR issues.

International human resource management requires the knowledge of geographical variations, an understanding of global HR issues and the ability to stay on top of often changing international human resource management changes.

XpertHR’s blog offers insights, information and materials to help HR professionals readily address international HR issues to leverage their ability to deliver effective international human resource management.

Featured ‘Global HR’ Posts

5 Key Recruiting and Hiring Differences Between the US and Japan

Global employers need to ensure compliance with recruiting and hiring laws in the countries in which they operate. When it comes to the US and Japan they actually share little in common when it comes to employment law, and some of the most striking differences present themselves during the recruiting and hiring stage. Here are five key recruiting and hiring differences between the US and Japan.

Puerto Rico Employment Law: Six Key Differences US Employers Need to Know

A US employer considering expanding its operations to Puerto Rico may think that it will be relatively easy to manage a workforce in that location since Puerto Rico is subject to US employment laws, including Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Here are six highlights of Puerto Rico employment law that an employer operating there needs to know.

iStock_000017118138_Small-300x199Global Parental Leave Laws: US Is Behind The Curve

Melissa Silver takes a look at how the US stack up against the rest of the world when it comes to paid parental leave legislation. Paid parental leave has been a hot topic in the US since, unlike other developed nations around the globe, it does not have a uniform paid parental leave law. If an employer adopts one global leave policy, it will need to default to the country’s laws with the most generous leave laws and provide that to employees in all countries in which it operates.

Flag_of_Canada_svg-300x150Canadian Employment Law: 10 Things You May Not Know

Do employment contracts in Canada need to be in writing? Are Canadian employees entitled to sick pay? Has Canada produced more comedians per capita than any other country?  OK the last one does not make the list, but there are plenty of unique facts that employers with a workforce in Canada need to be aware. Check out this great list and see how many you were aware of.

Global is the New Local for HR Pros

Linda Pophal explains how as the world becomes increasingly global and interconnected, and as companies continue to expand into new geographies, nationally and abroad, HR professionals have both opportunities and challenges as they attempt to ensure consistency amid what may often feel like chaos. The bottom line is that it pays to be proactive. Understanding the issues and having a strategy in place for balancing the local/global balance can ensure both compliance and employee engagement.

Employment Law Differences Between The US and England Affecting Global Businesses

Melissa Silver breaks down some of the key differences between employment law in both the UK and US. Some of the differences include drug testing, post-termination covenants and employee entitlements. Despite the US and England enjoying a close relationship, you’ll be surprised at just how many differences there are.

California-Specific Webinar Highlights Pressing Handbook Issues 

California employers face a h0st of unique employment law issues at both the state and local levels that must be taken into account when developing, implementing and enforcing employee handbooks. Littler Mendelson employment attorneys Chris Cobey and Ben Emmert, of the firm’s San Jose office, explore those challenges…

California Remains Ahead Of The Curve With Workplace Trends 

California continues to lead the way in expanding the rights of employees and obligations of employers in the workplace in many areas. This should come as no surprise to employers and HR since the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) extends to protections to almost 20 protected classes and California provides employees with more than one dozen…

Increased Employee Leave Protection Podcast 

While there have been few development in paid sick leave laws in congress there has been a growing trend of leave laws to protect US workers at both a state and municipal level. In this great podcast, Oregon employment attorney Kyle Abraham of the Barran Liebman Law firm breaks down the latest developments and what they mean for you and your employees.

Challenging Employee Handbook Issues Showcased in XpertHR Webinar 

A recent XpertHR webinar features employee handbook issues and reveals some rather interesting findings. Presented by Littler Mendelson employment attorney Chris Cobey, the webinar explores a multitude of legal trends, including paid sick leave, minimum wage changes and more…

5 Key Ways New Leave Laws Will Impact Your Employee Handbooks 

XpertHR’s Beth Zoller has broken down the 5 key facts about the new paid sick leave laws and how they are going to make your existing employee handbooks out of date. This article includes an insight into the interaction between the different types of level and the fact that smaller employers aren’t excused. Even employers with just one employee could be affected.

New Labor and Employment Laws Ring in 2015 

As the Times Square ball dropped in New York City to ring in the new year, a host of new employment laws across the US took effect. Some of the key developments include a multitude of state minimum wage increases, a criminal history law affecting private employers, plus paid sick leave requirements…