Work From Anywhere Series | Episode 4: The HR, Payroll & Wealth Playbook

WFA-Payroll and Wealth Management

Is remote work anywhere a dream? Or can it be turned into a reality? What are the barriers to doing so and the opportunities for companies that get this right?

Welcome to the remote work from anywhere series. This is a series featuring some of the leading people around the world in remote work, global mobility and work from anywhere compliance (remote work tax, employment law, etc.).

This episode was moderated by John Lee of The Work From Anywhere Team and we were extremely lucky to be joined by Meltem Kuran, Head of Growth at Deel, a payroll and compliance specialist for international teams (1:30), Kathleen Di Paolo, Founder and CEO of Wanderers Wealth, empowering Digital Nomads, Entrepreneurs and Wanderers of the World with global financial freedom (2:09) and Francine Keating, Founder of a remote working consultancy that helps businesses adopt the best tools and solutions to sustain their company culture and thrive remotely (2:42).

This webinar focuses on the Great Talent Migration citing the latest survey showing that 95% of employees are considering leaving their current jobs and how Work From Anywhere has provided employees with the opportunity and confidence to make that move. What does remote work mean for hiring internationally and when is the right time to use an Employer of Record (7:08). Where is the best place to go as a remote worker if you want to pay very low tax? (8:08) How best to support remote workers e.g. implementing no meeting Fridays or Flight Mode Mondays (10.27). Managing temporary assignments contractually so that redundancy obligations are not triggered by remote moves (12:04). A joint decision between employees and employers? Misclassification of contractors (14:23). Digital Nomad Visas – are we in a race to the bottom with income tax incentives similar to corporate tax competition? (16:06) How do you weave this all together into a coherent HR and global mobility strategy? (17.18) .

How Deel manages their 200+ remote work workforce – localization of compensation and payroll (19:05). Which is the best Digital Nomad Visa in the world? (22:10) Compliance…are start-ups exempt and what are the ramifications for non compliance? (24:18) What’s the biggest blindspot companies have when it comes to work from anywhere? (26:40) Forced synchronous working causing burnout – allow flexibility for employees to plan their own day. Using the right tech to allow your employees to spend maximum time in deep work. Where would you work if it you could work from anywhere, and why? (29:34) Trends of diaspora returning to their country of birth to spend time with family. Living in paradise. HR in 10 year’s time (33:30), 2nd and 3rd order effects. Geography will become irrelevant, the question will be “are you good enough to do the job?” Decentralised learning and education from anywhere. Removal of HQ (38:31) and the impact of hybrid work policies on gender equality in the workplace (38:57).

If you’re interested in becoming a guest on the webinar series, please reach out to us here.

Should you need help with any of your tax or compliance risks related to remote work, The Work From Anywhere Team would be delighted to help you out! Just reach out via our website.

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