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Sam Barnes's News & Views

About the Author: Sam Barnes

Sam is our Global Business Development Manager for Employer of Record services. For the last 10 years, he has assisted companies in the successful execution of their international expansion plans. Sam tells us “There’s something inherently exciting about growing a business into overseas jurisdictions. Each country does things slightly differently and it’s great to be able to share learnings on statutory requirements and cultural nuances”. Email: sam.barnes@topsourceworldwide.com

New Emergency Legislation for Ukrainian Workers

March 23rd, 2022|Employer of Record, News|

On 24 February 2022, on-the-ground conflict began between Russia and Ukraine, and civilians have started to leave their homes in Ukraine in search of safety. To accommodate the influx of refugees, governments across Europe have amended their immigration laws, enforcing emergency legislation for Ukrainian workers and civilians escaping the warzone. ...

Canada’s COVID Response Laws: Are They Here To Stay?

February 16th, 2022|Employer of Record, News|

Canada is a hub of progression and innovation and is heralded globally as the ‘start-up mecca to rival Silicon Valley’. Its low corporate tax, strong economy and highly educated workforce mean that employing in Canada is incredibly attractive for many businesses. However, as is the case with employing just about ...

Flexible Working: Taking Advantage of the Digital Era

February 10th, 2022|Ambition & Growth, Consultancy, HR, People|

Over the past two years, technology has evolved enormously to accommodate our ‘new normal’ of hybrid working, allowing employees from all over the world to collaborate across borders. Our approach to work has taken on an entirely new form that’s also changed businesses’ outlooks on global expansion. But of course, ...

What’s the True Cost of Employing Someone Internationally?

January 10th, 2022|Ambition & Growth, Global Payroll, Payroll, Payroll Outsourcing Service|

When hiring a global workforce, finding the right people for your business is as much about their wants and requirements as it is about yours. The world’s top talent know what they’re worth — and they’re unlikely to settle for anything less. But salary expectations differ enormously from country to ...

Global Expansion in 2022: Are You Ready to Hit ‘Go’ On Your Plans?

December 17th, 2021|Global Expansion, News|

The pressures of the pandemic have thrust global supply chains into the spotlight, highlighting the extent to which businesses rely on them. Under the thumb of COVID-19, almost all aspects of business operations have seen drastic changes, and the pandemic has resulted in much uncertainty when it comes to expanding ...

Staying Compliant: UK Employment Law Changes 2021 and What to Expect In 2022

October 27th, 2021|Employer of Record, Legal|

The past two years have been full of immense upheaval — from the outbreak of a global pandemic to Britain’s exit from the EU. And while every aspect of modern life has shifted over the past 18 months in response, the world of work has arguably seen some of the ...

Overcoming the Obstacles of Global Expansion

October 25th, 2021|Ambition & Growth, Employer of Record, News|

After months of lengthy lockdowns around the world, the ‘red list’ is finally starting to dwindle. At long last, we’re beginning to see the world open up again following over 18 months of strict travel restrictions, and people are relishing in jetting off to catch some well-needed sunshine. And this ...

Noted: Key Considerations for Expanding into Canada

October 8th, 2021|Ambition & Growth, Employer of Record, Global Payroll|

You’d expect a country dubbed the ‘start-up mecca to rival Silicon Valley’ to boast a wealthy, high-tech industrial society. And you’d be right! Home to the growing business hubs of Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal — and Niagara Falls, ice hockey and maple syrup — Canada is now considered one of ...

Globalisation: What Are the Pros and Cons for Expanding Businesses?

September 20th, 2021|Ambition & Growth, Employer of Record|

In a world of rapidly evolving technology, people have more access to information than ever before — and despite the current restrictions in place (thanks, COVID), they have immense opportunities to travel to all corners of the globe. These days, countries, their people, systems and goods have become inextricably linked. But ...

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