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The pandemic pushed many firms into remote and hybrid work environments. This caused HR to adjust quickly and to rush into the realities of remote working. As of Fall 2021, remote work is an expectation for many workers, not a luxury. Accepting this new dynamic means hiring teams also need to broaden their talent pools to a global scale. 

For many firms that transitioned all staff to remote, there is no “headquarters.” There’s still a corporate address for legal and tax purposes, but when everyone’s virtual, there’s not a central location. This dramatic shift increased the potential labor pools for employers, giving them access to workers from Jacksonville to Jakarta. With the global workforce opportunity comes challenges, including the compliance and tax regulations with workers operating in various countries.

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