Many of China’s super-rich have turned to the West for guidance on etiquette, in particular to the UK tradition of employing a butler to oversee staff and household operations. As a result, schools devoted to training butlers are proliferating in the country.
Several trends are making it hard for global employers to hold onto workers, and the problem is not likely to let up soon. But companies with a good understanding of what motivates employees can take steps to increase engagement, upping the odds that workers will stick around.
McDonald’s announced a partnership with a Chinese state-funded conglomerate and a US private equity firm. The $2 billion deal reflects economic and cultural realities in China and is evidence of McDonald’s willingness to depart from its traditional domestic strategies when doing business across borders.
Sending employees abroad is critical in today’s global economy, but expat assignments are expensive and businesses must get the most out of their investments to be successful. What is often overlooked is the value returning expats bring to an organization after they come home, and how difficult it can be to retain returned expats.
Nicaragua is one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere, but it may soon become a major player in the world economy. Its partnership with a Chinese company and plans to build a waterway to compete with the Panama Canal may signal that China has set its sights on competing with the US in Central America. This post explains the potential benefits and downsides of the proposed canal, which The New York Times says would be "the largest movement of earth in the planet’s history."
This post gives an overview of the different types of SSAE16 reports and why they’re an essential tool for service and software organizations like Radius, and for the clients and prospects that use them.
Radius published more than 100 blog posts in 2016 on subjects ranging from maternity leave to the European Commission's Apple ruling to what Trump's victory could mean for US companies operating abroad. Here's our list of the year's best.
US tax filing due dates have been changed for the first time in more than three decades, including returns for partnerships and corporations. The changes go into effect starting with 2016 US tax returns, which will be filed in calendar year 2017. This post contains an easy-to-read chart showing the new (and former) due dates.
Today’s superstar athletes are powerful corporate brands, and they and their teams are looking for creative ways to reduce personal and corporate taxation. UK soccer clubs are compensating players and some coaches under a tax scheme that has some wondering if teams, players and coaches are effectively engaging in tax evasion.
The UK’s Autumn Statement 2016 takes Brexit and many other factors into account. This post summarizes the critical points from the Statement that US multinationals should know, including the UK Chancellor's confirmation that the UK will honor its rolling schedule of corporate tax cuts.
In just a few years, Mongolia has gone from being a global economic rising star to a country in economic free-fall. This post explains the reasons for the collapse and why an enterprising NFL team might want to send a scout to this remote region.
There are many management-related challenges that arise during the holiday season, and multinationals need to plan for these in advance. This post explores coverage during the holiday season and how to develop related policies and procedures to lower your company's risks.