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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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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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