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Shawn McGowen Joins Velocity Global Advisory Board
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Velocity Global establishes new European headquarters
Velocity Global has announced it will have a European headquarters in Amsterdam.
Heart of a Champion
For Billy Horschel, many of his biggest triumphs take place off the course.
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.