This publication provides insight for the ASEAN region and features a Q&A with Global Upside CEO Ragu Bhargava on page 19.
Read the article “Global Upside makes expansion easier for growing businesses” on Page 19. This publication also includes:
- Messages from the US-ASEAN, UK-ASEAN, and EU-ASEAN Business Councils
- Business – Finance – Advisory insights, including HSBC, EY, SWIFT, British Chamber of Commerce Singapore, and Mauve Group
- Healthcare – Life Sciences – Pharmaceuticals insights
- Manufacturing – Infrastructure – Logistics – Agriculture insights
- Renewables – Water – Tourism – Retail & Consumer – Education insights
- Defense & Security insights
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- March, 31
HR departments will increasingly be asked to bring together disparate teams and overseas offices under the same corporate umbrella. They will increasingly be asked to adapt hiring, termination and employee engagement practices to the laws and customs of other countries.
In the article, Co-founder and CEO Ragu Bhargava discusses the challenges in the future of HR and resources available to HR professionals when a company begins crossing borders.
Read the article “The Future of HR is Global: How Can HR Prepare” on Page 58 to learn more about:
- Preparing HR to go global and optimizing your current global HR teams, policies, and processes
- Establishing a strategy for setup and operations that aligns with your business goals
- Employment and labor law considerations and how HR, Benefits, and Payroll requirements differ across various countries
- The keys to avoiding costly mistakes and compliance risks during expansion
- Capitalizing on increased access to global talent
- Leveraging alternative hiring options and the gig economy to addressing skill gaps and increase workforce flexibility
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- March, 25
Global Upside, the leading provider of incorporation, PEO/EOR, accounting, HR, payroll, and compliance services, has been named the winner of Consulting Firm of the Year at the 19th annual M&A Advisor Awards.
The award, held virtually on February 4th, recognized Global Upside’s in-depth knowledge of the private equity industry’s operational needs, enabling it to provide innovative services across the entire employee and business lifecycle.
“These award winners are the standouts of the year, representing the finest deals and professionals within the M&A industry,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. “This period was ripe with challenges, but also abundant with M&A activity, and these professionals were able to rise above the noise executing transactions representing several hundred billions of dollars of enterprise value.”
Global Upside provides comprehensive incorporation, PEO/EOR, accounting, HR, payroll, and compliance services to support business in 170+ countries. The Company’s M&A practice is focused on helping private equity leaders and executives who are dealing with M&As ensure they have a smooth Day 1 and continued support through the entire employee and business lifecycle. Global Upside specializes in creating optimal legal structures, and managing complex human resources issues including onboarding, benefits, payroll continuity, and global regulatory compliance.
“The private equity environment has developed and adapted since the start of the pandemic with many firms changing their industry focus and investment strategies. Investments and divestitures have started to pick up and the coming months look very promising for mergers and acquisitions. Especially while companies look to add to their existing portfolio companies and fill skills gaps,” commented Andrew Wilson, VP of Private Equity, Global Upside. “With all the changes and uncertainty across the globe, it is even more critical that ever to lean on a firm you can trust. We are proud to be recognized as one of those trusted partners.”
Ragu Bhargava, CEO and Co-founder of Global Upside adds, “It is quite an honor to have won this award considering the prestigious competition. Despite the struggles we have all faced worldwide this past year, Global Upside is proud that our comprehensive expertise has allowed us to bring true value to our Clients while fueling our skills growth.”
Global Upside’s integrated business expansion services, delivered via a single point of contact, simplify day-to-day operations so companies can free up time and resources to focus on their core competencies.
Other winners include Deloitte Consulting, Sprint, T-Mobile, McKinsey & Company, Raymond James, Advent International, CIP Capital, UHY LLP, Ernst & Young, PwC, Paul Weiss, Nasdaq, GCA Advisors, Sophos, Capstone Headwaters, KPMG, EMart, Aon Insurance, Vanguard Systems, OmniCable Corp. Mission Bell Manufacturing, Leonis Partners, Saudi Aramco.
Find more details on the award at https://www.maadvisorlive.com/ma-advisor-awards.
About Global Upside – Making Growth Happen. Any Industry. Any Location.
Services to Simplify Business Expansion.
Global Upside supports companies throughout the business lifecycle, offering incorporation, PEO/Employer of Record, accounting, HR, payroll, compliance, and M&A services. For over two decades, we have provided integrated expansion solutions in 170+ countries. Whether you are expanding your existing global enterprise, or making your first venture into international markets, Global Upside’s services simplify your day-to-day operations so you can free up time and resources to focus on growth.
Learn more at www.globalupside.com.
The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past twenty-two years we have established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, we have the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services.
Learn more & view original source material at www.maadvisor.com.
- February, 25
This year, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) celebrated the Alumni of Distinction recipients at the a virtual Homecoming Breakfast. UAA alum and Global Upside CEO, Ragu Bhargava, was selected as the keynote speaker. Hear from Ragu as he discusses the importance of philanthropy, staying connected to the university, and giving back to the community. The UAA homecoming event was also featured on the Local News Broadcast in Alaska.
Ragu is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and CEO of Global Upside, which is part of the Global Upside Corporation, a conglomerate of brands providing the most comprehensive range of PEO, human resources, accounting, payroll, and talent acquisitions services in 150+ countries. Global Upside services an expansive customer base, ranging from startups to the world’s largest enterprises. In his previous roles, Ragu was the CFO at ActivIdentity (ACTI) and held leadership positions in several companies including Deloitte and NetIQ (NTIQ).
- November, 11
Global Upside, a leading provider of accounting, human resources, payroll, PEO, and talent acquisition services globally, has won Gold for Best Outsourcing Partnership at the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) Impact Awards.
Global Upside won the award at a glittering ceremony in Singapore, which was attended by several of the world’s leading companies. Global Upside won the award for exemplary partnership and end to end human resources, payroll and accounting support for its Clients globally.
Co-Founder and CEO Ragu Bhargava adds: “We are honored and extremely excited to have received this recognition from SSON, the largest and most established community of shared services and outsourcing professionals in the world. This recognition validates our commitment to achieving operational excellence and focus on Clients. It truly acknowledges the innovation, problem-solving spirit, and hard work of our Team.”
SSON’s annual Shared Services Impact Awards honors, recognizes and promotes both captive and outsourced shared services that demonstrate winning practices. These awards are the industry’s benchmark in terms of best practice and business excellence.
This year nominations were extremely competitive with more than 150 submissions across eight awards categories – more than ever received by the SSON Impact Awards. Other shortlisted finalists and winners include: AIG, Anheuser Busch, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited, DHL Asia Pacific, Shell Shared Services, Tesco, British American Tobacco Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble International Operations, Unilever, British Telecom, Intel Corporation, UOB Group, Hewlett-Packard Inc., and Genpact.
Global Upside’s sister company Gava Talent Solutions was also shortlisted in the category Creative Talent Management.
Global Upside’s recent award wins include: Excellence in HR Business Partnership, PeopleFirst Awards; Technology Deployment in HR, PeopleFirst Awards; Innovation in Product Design and Development, Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards; Partnership in HR Excellence, HRO Today Awards; and Payroll Team of the Year, Global Payroll Awards.
Global Upside is part of the Global Upside Corporation brands, which collectively provide the most comprehensive range of solutions for domestic needs, international expansion, staffing, human resources, accounting, payroll, and HR technology. Global Upside Corporation brands are supporting our Clients in 150+ countries. Learn more at:
- December, 20
Global Upside and Mihi attended the Gartner ReimagineHR Conference in 2019. The conference was held in Miami, FL on Oct 28, 2019.
About Gartner ReimagineHR Conference 2019
- Overcome talent acquisition and retention challenges in an increasingly competitive market
- Develop the workforce to meet urgent expectations for digital and leadership skills
- Collect data to drive actionable insights in a way that mitigates employees’ concerns
- Check the pulse of employee preferences and shape rewards packages to motivate winning performance
- Gauge the impact that key workforce trends, such as automation, artificial intelligence, the gig economy, and candidate and employee transparency, impact organizations
Gartner Speaker Session
At the event, CEO Ragu Bhargava and Chief Revenue Officer Adam Sheffield took the stage. The speaker session covered considerations when expanding internationally. Ragu and Adam also dove into key aspects for mergers & acquisitions. If you are interested in either of these topics, please reach out to us.
- October, 30
Global PEO Services – a Professional Employer Organization that helps companies expand overseas – has won a Silver Stevie® award in the HR Team of the Year category.
The International Business Awards (IBA) are the world’s premier business awards program and the 2019 IBAs received entries from organizations in 74 nations and territories. A record total of more than 4,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration.
GPS won for their speedy, accurate and reliable HR services during a major acquisition for a Client taking place across 11 countries. “GPS’s HR Team provides a first rate service for companies employing and transferring employees internationally. This is a highly specialized area where GPS clearly excels,” the Stevie Awards Judging Committee said in a statement.
Rohit commented that “this win shows our Clients and prospects that we strongly value the Ultimate Client Experience and their satisfaction.” Adam adds: “Further, it acknowledges the hard work of our HR Team and reminds them their dedication and expertise are crucial to the success of our organization.”
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
About Global PEO Services
GPS helps companies hire employees fast without having to set up legal entities in foreign jurisdictions and deal with related HR, Benefits, Payroll, Tax, and Accounting issues. With our Professional Employer Organization (PEO) or Employer of Record (EOR) services, companies can expand into 150+ countries without taking on legal entity liabilities, contractor risks, or sacrificing on talent and speed to market.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
- October, 20