“I came to believe that if people just could meet, if they could connect with other people around the world, it might be possible to unite the globe within a single generation.” — Nicole Sahin, CEO, Globalization Partners.
In 1997, Nicole Sahin, CEO and Founder of Globalization Partners, got on a cruise ship slash classroom and traveled across 12 countries in 100 days. It is due to this adventure that we are now all reunited at Pangeo: The Largest Global Employment Conference in the World, organized by Globalization Partners.
After seeing the world like that — exploring Brazil, South Africa, Vietnam, China, and many others — and upon receiving the empathy of people all over the world changed Sahin’s life, views, and mindset.
After working for and with some of the biggest companies in the world, and helping others expand their businesses internationally, Sahin had a revolutionary idea, and asked herself the following: “If I build a global mega corporation that was fully compliant in each jurisdiction, and enable my customers to leverage that, other than setting up their own infrastructure, I would have an unbelievable scalable business model and my customers would love that as a solution.”
What if you could break down all the barriers and make talent available for anyone, anywhere, at any time? That’s how Globalization Partners was born and is now “the only fully compliant global employment platform operating at scale,” as Sahin put it.
“We stitch together hundreds of operational loose ends so that your company can work effortlessly and seamlessly in 187 countries, and so you can focus on dreaming up ways to make this new remote and connected world your oyster,” explained Sahin.
Today, Globalization Partners has a wide and diverse list of customers. Nicole Sahin’s company helps Zoom keep people connected, and mentioned that “As humanity turned to Zoom to acclimate to a virtual world, Zoom turned to Globalization Partners for help escalating their teams internationally, to keep up with their sudden, critical demand.”
The only way Globalization Partners is able to do what it does in 187 countries is by staying loyal to its four key pillars:
- Wholly-owned legal entities: Carefully structured and fully compliant.
- Software: Globalization Partners has the best-in-class software which could only be built after our global legal infrastructure was in place.
- Financial stability: For our customers, our financial health is critically important, and it ensures zero interruptions to their operations. We are responsible for paying our customer’s employees whether or not our customers pay us, because legally they are our employees. There’s risk in hiring people on behalf of others, but ours is very tightly managed.
- Customer service: Delivered by in-house experts.
Those pillars, plus a large growing team — almost 100% year-over-year headcount increase — that reports a 94% employee engagement is what makes Globalization Partners such a successful company. In her forthcoming book, Global Talent Unleashed, Nicole Sahin talks about transforming Globalization Partners from an idea to a reality, along with the insights on employment law that she gathered like passport stamps as she traveled for a year to test her concept.
At the end of her welcome message, Sahin emphasized that “the best is yet to come,” not only for her organization, but for the future of work and remote work: “What we are creating with our clients is the story of the world’s work and the world working together.” So stay tuned, join us, and watch how the world changes right before your eyes.
To know more about Nicole Sahin’s book, “Global Talent Unleashed: An Executive’s Guide to Conquering the World”, visit Global Talent Unleashed (globalization-partners.com) and be the first to find out when the book is available.
Learn more about Pangeo, The Largest Global Employment Conference in the World, here.