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
View original source material on HR.com
- March, 25
While I am always truly amazed by the incredible strength, expertise, and innovation the women in our company bring, today, I want to take a moment to say Thank You.
Thank you to all the women who work at Global Upside Corporation and the many more who are part of our families. Your contribution at work, to our families, and our communities is immeasurable. Across our brands, we are providing critical services to businesses everywhere, we are helping restart the global economy, restore lost jobs, and create new inventions. People are depending upon us and you are playing a monumental role in making it all happen.
I want share that your hard work and extraordinary capabilities in managing your home and work are not unseen. I am not alone in recognizing how gracefully you manage everything.
As a company, we are dedicating time and resources on how to better support our women. From leadership training and mentoring, and boardroom representation, wellness initiatives, to flexible workhours and safe zones to share your thoughts … Global Upside Corporation will continue to do its part, and we’ll not stop looking for new opportunities to improve.
As a father to two incredibly-talented daughters, and having co-founded this company with my wife Gita, I know first-hand, there is no limit to what women can achieve. Keep dreaming, keep inspiring and keep showing girls everywhere that the future is yours.
Chief Executive Officer
- March, 8
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 has joined the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) as an associate member.
WBN is the world’s fourth largest network of commercial insurance brokers and employee benefits consultants. This new relationship allows WBN members and their clients to access Global Upside’s extensive suite of accounting, finance, and people services and solutions.
Global Upside CEO Ragu Bhargava states: “WBN members have local knowledge and experience in over 100 countries. It is a powerful resource and we are excited to bring even more expertise to the table. With operations in 150+ countries, Global Upside is a leader in supporting companies expand and manage their global operations and workforces. Our experience and expertise can help the WBN members provide even more value to their Clients.”
WBN members have a detailed understanding of foreign insurance legislation and ensure clients’ employees in those countries receive necessary and competitive levels of benefits.
“Our member firms are passionate about the needs of each other’s clients and building long-term relationships. We are pleased to welcome Global Upside to work with our broker firms for mutual client success. Global Upside’s HR, finance, and accounting solutions help clients expand internationally with expert efficiency,” says WBN CEO Francie Starnes.
WBN member firms pass through thorough due diligence before joining and are top quartile firms in their respective regions. Members’ professional standards are maintained at a high level through regular compliance reviews as well as an appreciation and respect for each other and a belief in WBN’s vision.
About Global Upside
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 Clients in 150+ countries. Learn more at www.globalupside.com | www.gu-corp.com
About the Worldwide Broker Network
The Worldwide Broker Network, headquartered in San Francisco, California (USA) is the world’s largest independent network of leading insurance brokers, and the fourth-largest among all networks. Established in 1989, with nine European brokers, today the network has over 115 member firms, across more than 500 offices on six continents, with US$ 5.6 billion in insurance commissions and employee benefits consulting revenues. Learn more about WBN at https://wbnglobal.com.
This article was orginially published on Businesswire.
- June, 30
Global Upside announced that it been awarded certification for ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011, which is a service management system (SMS) standard.
This standard specifies requirements for the service provider to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve an SMS. The requirements include the design, transition, delivery, and improvement of services to fulfill agreed service requirements.
Rohit Lohia, Managing Director, India states: “The ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 covers guidelines for an organization to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve a service management system. This certification gives our Clients confidence in our ability and commitment to provide the best in service delivery.”
“This certification is a step forward for Global Upside to drive best-in-class operational efficiency and its commitment to service excellence. As an industry leader, we are proud to be leading the way in service excellence,” added Ragu Bhargava, CEO.
Global Upside met all specified standards and requirements set by ISO/IEC 20000-1:20011, validating support for the service lifecycle, including planning, design, transition, delivery, and improved services. The certification was verified by external third-party auditors against the framework and guidelines set forth by the International Organization for Standardization.
Global Upside is also SOC 1 and SOC 2 certified, HIPAA compliant and GDPR compliant.
For details about the International Organization for Standards (ISO) Certification, visit https://www.iso.org/home.html.
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 Corporate brands are supporting our Clients in 150+ countries.
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- June, 23