The Radius Blog

At Radius, we’ve observed a growing number of enterprises leaning on business travellers as a low-cost alternative to traditional expat postings. As a result, we’re seeing more business travellers than ever undertake duties that look a lot like expat assignments, spending long periods in a country and performing activities that government officials might argue fall outside the limits of their business traveller status.

Sometimes, opening a bank account is quick and easy. In the US and UK, you can do it on your way out of a grocery store. That’s why many of our clients are surprised by their experience trying to open a business bank account abroad: It can be one of the biggest pain points of an international expansion.

In July, we released the first chapter of Winning Globally: A Playbook for International Expansion Teams, by Radius’ Vice Chairman, Larry Harding. The eBook draws on Larry’s 15 years as a global financial executive and his 11 years at the helm of High Street Partners, the business he founded in 2003, to guide readers through the elements of a successful expansion. Today, we’re releasing Chapter Three, “Who’s on the Team?”

When planning for an overseas expansion, HR executives should put duty of care at the top of their list of priorities. The risks to employees and others when they’re operating in a foreign environment multiply and become less predictable. That makes duty of care both a more pressing and a more complicated issue.

As of recently, Tax Authorities are making the case that job descriptions posted on LinkedIn by employees can be admitted as evidence that the corporation has triggered a permanent establishment in the region.