May 8, 2021
Do Restrictions on H-1B Visas Create American Jobs?
Ben Wright, the chief executive of Velocity Global, comments on how companies had been willing to accommodate foreign workers who could not come to the United States because of pandemic restrictions.
April 6, 2021
Velocity Global Acquires iWorkGlobal, Lands $100 Million Private-Equity Investment
Staffing Industry Analysts, an expert organization on industry trends and HR tech, reports on consolidation and funding.
April 5, 2021
FFL Partners Invests $100 Million in Workforce-Services Firm Velocity Global
Using part of the new investment, Velocity recently acquired iWorkGlobal and estimates the combined company will have $1 billion in pro-forma revenue in 2022.
Why Leaders Should Turn Empathy Into Action
The story isn’t about what we did; it’s about why we did it. This moment showed us what we can do, not because we’re “streamlined” or “optimized” but because we’re prepared and willing to respond with empathy and action.
Talking Talent: COVID-19 and Brexit – A Roadmap for UK Businesses in Accessing EU Talent
Sander Poos, Velocity Global Managing Director of Europe, looks at the challenges UK firms face when looking to recruit EU nationals after Brexit, and how flexibility in searching is vital.
South East Asia: the new hotspot for international expansion
Many SEA countries are investing in STEM education and much of the region’s predominantly young population know how to use and build technology as a result. Investors and businesses from across the world, particularly those in tech, are attracted by the region’s potential.
Not Back To Normal, Forward To Potential
As we move into 2021, we can’t operate in fear. Velocity Global founder and CEO, Ben Wright shares his vision to avoid taking business “back to normal,” and instead take it “forward to our potential.”
Expansion solutions provider Velocity Global picks Singapore for APAC HQ
APAC Managing Director, Nicholas Yap, speaks about Velocity Global’s new APAC headquarters and the future of global expansion in the region.
Velocity Global Asia Pacific: Singapore is The Best Choice for HQ—Accessible and Multi-Cultural
According to Velocity Global’s 2020 Global Expansion Tech Index, Singapore ranks as the top market for growing technology companies. The city-state offers one of the world’s most accessible markets to settle in and start a new business to grow.
TecHRseries Interview with Ben Wright, Founder & CEO at Velocity Global
How will the current pandemic impact the global workforce and HR marketplace on the whole? Ben Wright, Founder & CEO at Velocity Global weighs-in.
Get set for the challenges of post-Brexit international growth
UK tech firms that want to hit the ground running as they expand outside the EU will find themselves facing complexities they may not have anticipated.
Companies push ahead with global expansion despite uncertainty
The pandemic has caused some firms to slow global expansion plans, but not abandon them, says Ben Wright, CEO of global expansion solutions provider Velocity Global, pointing to a bounce-back in the Asia-Pacific as an indicator of potential recovery in Europe.
Stay Flexible: How to Hire Globally in a Post-Pandemic World
The recovery starts with people. HR departments must first focus on the safety of their employees. The economic and human impacts of this pandemic are significant. As we emerge, employee safety is table stakes. Business can only accelerate once that safety is established. Then, economic growth can resume and HR departments can return to their strategic plans, including global hiring.
Business-friendly rules, infrastructure make UAE a Gulf IT talent magnet
Though the pandemic has hit the UAE hard, a liberalised regulatory regime and emphasis on private-sector participation continue to make the Emirates a top destination for tech talent in the Middle East, according to a new Velocity Global report.
United Arab Emirates: An expansion hotspot for UK tech
Tech is increasingly crucial to the economy of United Arab Emirates (UAE). The sector plays a key role in helping the country diversify beyond oil and gas and after appointing the world’s first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 2017, its government is determined to place the country at the forefront of tech innovation.
Navigating Foreign Employment Law Amid COVID-19 Expansion or Contraction
Legal teams remain vigilant of the ever-changing regulations to remain compliant and ready for recovery. The future of the pandemic remains a mystery, but leaders know they can’t remain idle.
Tech Firms Look Beyond Their Borders
Growth—every business, whether a small startup or a large enterprise, plans and hopes for growth. To meet those goals, many turn to international markets for the promise of new customers, economies of scale, and untapped talent pools. But with those opportunities come the myriad challenges that global expansion presents.
How companies can manage HR risk during global expansion
Companies must consider how to handle global hiring as they navigate the changing worldwide landscape as the result of the pandemic. Ben Wright explains several methods available.
Interview with Founder & CEO, Velocity Global – Ben Wright
Ben Wright, founder and CEO of Velocity Global showcases the role of data in the process of talent acquisition and employee engagement.
Global Expansion in a Pandemic: Flexible Solutions to Remain Compliant
Velocity Global COO Jose Montero explores options organizations have to stay nimble and responsive despite ever-changing business conditions brought about by COVID-19 – and what they need to know to continue cross-border growth.
Life after Brexit: Foreign Markets
Ben Wright, CEO at global expansion solutions provider Velocity Global, highlights some of the world’s most promising countries for businesses growing internationally, the opportunities that exist for UK firms outside the EU, and how a more flexible approach to hiring overseas is the key to taking advantage.
Expanding into new markets in the Covid-19 era
Ben Wright, CEO of global expansion solutions provider Velocity Global, explores the impact of Covid-19 on businesses’ ambitions for international growth and how firms continue to leverage opportunities overseas.
South Korean Workplaces Grapple with COVID-19
Much has changed in South Korean workplaces since February, when that nation became a hotspot for COVID-19 cases. Aggressive efforts for self-quarantine, widespread testing and contact tracing helped South Korea quickly stop the spread of infection. The country was able to safely hold an election on April 15 with a relatively high voter turnout.