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May 26, 2023

Frank Calderoni, Velocity Global CEO: A Fort Knoxx Update

Velocity Global CEO Frank Calderoni and CNBC Anchor Jon Fortt discuss the new globally distrbuted workforce, private equity buyouts, and the importance of financial leadership through technology transitions.

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May 8, 2023

Making the CFO-to-CEO leap: Velocity Global

Velocity Global CEO Frank Calderoni shares his experiences from making the successful switch from CFO to CEO – and what others can learn who want to do the same.

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May 4, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Pay Transparency

Pay transparency is a key component to attracting top talent. Liz Li shares the importance of navigating this conversation with current employes and potential hires before issues arise.

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Apr 12, 2023

Tech veteran Frank Calderoni named CEO of H.R. startup Velocity Global as remote overseas hiring grows

Meet new Velocity Global CEO Frank Calderoni and read about the opportunity for talent and businesses globally with EOR in this in-depth piece by Forbes’ Jena McGregor.

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Mar 22, 2023

When the tech IPO market reopens, keep an eye on HR unicorns

The HR Tech market is ripe with promising late-stage start-ups, including Velocity Global, as Alex Wilhelm writes in TechCrunch.

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Mar 16, 2023

Bosses think in-office work 3 times a week is ‘the magical number.’ ‘It’s not,’ says CEO

The verdict on how to make hybrid or remote work a success is still out and there’s no one-size-fits-all. Read what our panelists at SXSW2023 had to say on the topic.

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Mar 8, 2023

Employer of Record: A Deep Dive into International Recruiting and Retention’s Best Kept Secret

EoRs are a key to unlock opportunities for employers and talent across the world that they didn’t have access to before. Velocity Global’s Greg Brauner is one of the experts sharing the skinny on how to work with an EoR and make a distributed workforce a success.

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Feb 10, 2023

HR Software Startups Enjoy Booming Business Despite Tech’s Hiring Pullback

Chief People Officer Sarah Fern chimes in on why HR Technology is more important than ever

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Jan 26, 2023

Velocity Global launches service to help employers with equity packages

Denver Business Journal speaks with Velocity Global’s Jim Birch about making equity compensation available to a distributed workforce

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Jan 26, 2023

Work From Home Or Anywhere: Top 30 Companies For Remote Jobs In 2023

Velocity Global is featured in Forbes’ list of top 30 companies for remote work

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Jan 25, 2023

These 12 Startups Raised the Largest US Funding Rounds of 2022 – AlleyWatch

Startup thought leader Reza Chowdhury includes Velocity Global on his list of startups who raised the largest US funding rounds of 2022

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2022 Articles

Dec 30, 2022

Recruitment Language: The Red Flags Companies Should Avoid Raising

What you intend to say and what job candidates hear might not always be the same. Velocity Global founder and CEO Ben Wright shares insights on finding the right tone in recruitment language.

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Dec 27, 2022

Fostering a Thriving Company Culture with a Remote Team – with Sarah Fern

Remote work is here to stay but asynchronous schedules and less facetime require companies to rethink how we work with each other. Sarah Fern, Chief People Officer at Velocity Global, shares how businesses can create a positive, productive, and thriving work culture with fully remote teams.

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Nov 30, 2022

Velocity Global Brings Ex-Pinterest COO Brougher On Board

Recruiter highlights Francoise Brougher joining Velocity Global’s board of directors to lead the company’s compensation efforts.

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Oct 25, 2022

Velocity Global Chief People Officer Sarah Fern

Chief People Officer of Velocity Global, Sarah Fern, shares her career journey and insights about what it’s like when HR and talent teams work together.

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Oct 11, 2022

The Art of Speedy Workforce Scaling

Sarah Fern, Chief People Officer at Velocity Global, sheds light on scaling strategies when it’s time for an organization to expand its workforce to meet business needs and go after growth opportunities.

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Sep 29, 2022

Wrestling With Remote Work: The Skill And Dexterity Today’s Workforce Requires

Wade Burgess chief revenue officer at Velocity Global shares the importance of integrating flexibility and embracing agility in today’s workforce for this Forbes Technology Council piece.

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Sep 22, 2022

CEOs on how Denver can supercharge its tech hub status

During a Devner Startup Week panel, local executives including Velocity Global CEO and Founder Ben Wright provided insight into how Denver can better support tech-based companies and startups.

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Sep 21, 2022

Denver Startup Week highlights underrepresented founders while looking for the next big thing

Ben Wright, founder and CEO of Velocity Global talks about the challenges of being an entrepreneur along with other leaders in this piece that highlights Denver Startup Week.

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Sep 12, 2022

Quiet quitting’ isn’t about laziness, it’s about meaning

In this quiet quitting piece, Kokoro Robinson our vice president of talent aquisition explains how this popular notion is all about purpose and meaning during a time where people are redefining how they work.

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Aug 19, 2022

Remote work is here to stay,’ says New York Federal Reserve

Kokoro Robinson, Vice President of Talent Aquisition at Velocity Global is quoted in MarketWatch on remote work as it relates to the Great Resignation and the shift from work-life balance to life-work balance.

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July 27, 2022

Enhancing performance with shared services

Eric Schroeder, Chief Operating officer of Velocity Global, shares insight into shared services and the opportunity it presents to organizations to reduce performance barriers and focus on results.

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July 13, 2022

The Road to Equal Pay in Professional Golf

Our Chief People Officer Sarah Fern, along with global golf ambassadors Lexi Thompson and Albane Valenzuela, spoke with Front Office Sports on equal pay in professional golf and how sponsors like Velocity Global are helping to bridge the pay gap.

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July 7, 2022

Hiring across borders is tough. Global HR startups aim to help.

Ben Wright, Founder and CEO of Velocity Global weighs in on the global shift to remote work as a result of the pandemic and how it has benefitted the company and its employees.

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April 14, 2022

If Your Remote Employees Are Doing This, It Could be a Tax Nightmare for Your Company

If you manage a remote workforce, it’s important to understand where they are physically doing the work. In some jurisdictions, simply having a presence in a market can mean an additional tax bill.

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March 23, 2022

Why HR shouldn’t fear the Great Resignation

It’s a buzzword across the globe: the “Great Resignation.” As quit rates in America continue to rise, this isn’t going to change any time soon. But what if I told you this isn’t something to fear or try to reverse?

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Feb 1, 2022

Remote Work Platform Velocity Global Picks McCann Worldgroup for Global Creative

McCann Worldgroup won the global creative account for Velocity Global, a talent management software platform that helps companies manage remote and distributed workforces.

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2021 Articles

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.

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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.

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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.

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March 17, 2021

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.

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March 5, 2021

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.

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February 4, 2021

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.

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2020 Articles

December 10, 2020

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.”

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November 9, 2020

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.

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October 21, 2020

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.

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September 16, 2020

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.

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September 2, 2020

Velocity Global establishes new European headquarters

Velocity Global has announced it will have a European headquarters in Amsterdam.

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August 20, 2020

Heart of a Champion

For Billy Horschel, many of his biggest triumphs take place off the course.

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August 14, 2020

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.

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August 3, 2020

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.

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July 30, 2020

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.

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July 15, 2020

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.

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July 8, 2020

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.

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July 1, 2020

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.

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July 1, 2020

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.

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June 30, 2020

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.

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June 23, 2020

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.

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June 22, 2020

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.

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June 12, 2020

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.

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June 10, 2020

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.

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June 10, 2020

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.

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