[Webinar] Managing Global Payroll and Benefits: The Devil Is In The Details

[Webinar] Managing Global Payroll and Benefits: The Devil Is In The Details

Global Upside teams up with the Global Payroll Association  the Hackett Group and independent consultant Neil Sutcliffe for a webinar on managing global payroll and benefits. Panelists answer questions in this fireside chat style webinar.


  • Compliance considerations for global payroll operations
  • Procuring and managing  benefits for a global workforce including when you have small headcounts
  • Global ad hoc payroll: calculations, net payments, recording, reconciliation
  • Global funding options for payroll/ money movement including tax and social authorities, 3rd party payments
  • Global payroll accounting: tips and tricks, accruals, reporting and withholding obligations and how they differ from country to country
  • Global payroll software, what’s available, what’s missing, implementation challenges
  • How to automate benefits, expense reporting, time sheets or vacation tracking?


ragu bhargavaRagu Bhargava, CEO, Global Upside

Ragu Bhargava is an experienced financial executive, entrepreneur and leader. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Global Upside, and its three sister companies: Global PEO ServicesMihi, and Gava Talent Solutions. Together, the companies provide the most diverse range of global solutions that simplify complexity and help Clients operate better and grow faster.

In his current role, Ragu oversees the corporate direction and strategy with a strong focus on increasing our global footprint and making our Clients successful – no matter where they do business. His mantra: “impossible is not in my vocabulary.” Further, Ragu is the recipient of various international awards including the NRI’s Pride of India Award in the UK, Akhil Bharatiya Bhargava Sabha Awards in India, and the Le Fonti Awards in Italy. Having been featured on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland and national television in Italy, he is a sought-after speaker, industry expert and business leader.

Felicia CheeckFelicia Cheek, Senior Business Advisor, The Hackett Group

Felicia has over 25 years of experience working as a payroll advisor, consultant, and account manager with companies such as ADP, Time Warner, and Xerox. Felicia leads the global payroll benchmarking initiative at The Hackett Group and partners with the American Payroll Association and various other payroll organizations across the globe to deliver timely and accurate cost, productivity, quality and timeliness metrics to the payroll profession on an annual basis. This initiative defines and identifies World Class performance across the globe and is recognized as the authority on payroll metrics.

On both a global and local basis, Felicia has spoken at a multitude of HCM events and written numerous research pieces focusing on the challenges and opportunities multinational companies face in a global environment. In recent years, there has been a large focus on the impact of new technology trends on payroll productivity, with information being derived from a technology study that produced a series of timely and insightful research. Felicia regularly facilitates and participates in global payroll panel discussions and writes a monthly article for the Purely Global magazine. A member of the American Payroll Association Hall of Fame and a recipient of their Meritorious Award is one of many accomplishments that have been received over the years.

Neil SutcliffeNeil Sutcliffe, Independent Consultant

I am successful and highly experienced Sales Professional with over 25 years Sales and Sales Leadership under my belt. My sales roles have encompassed both outsourcing and technology markets across a variety of sectors from Retail to the Service Sector to Financial Services. HRO services is my core focus, enabling clients to leverage the full potential of people, process and technology for organisations such as Whitbread, Somerfield, WH Smith, Prudential, ISS and GE.