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Have You Been Making These 5 Hiring Mistakes in Indonesia?

Hiring in Indonesia can be complex and exhausting. When you are assessing the applicants, they are also evaluating you and your company. Successful hiring is more complicated than just choosing the right people. It is also about attracting and retaining the best talents. Here are the 5 hiring mistakes that are commonly found in Indonesia …

How to Open a Restaurant in Semarang

The culinary market in Semarang is having great potential for substantial growth. Despite the current slowing economy around the world, culinary and food businesses are going strong in the city. Many foreign investors keep coming to Indonesia and invest heavily in the culinary market, especially in opening a restaurant in Semarang. The city has various …

Does Every Company Setup in Indonesia Require Shareholders?

Not only should every entrepreneur have the fortitude and energy to start a new venture through a business setup in Indonesia, but they should also meticulously consider several factors and be constantly informed to pursue a business idea. With the right information, only you can spin your brilliant idea into an enterprise that will eventually …

Why Should You Establish a PT PMA for Your Business in Yogyakarta?

Being one of the best business locations for entrepreneurs to set up a foreign investment company in Indonesia, Yogyakarta has got it right in many areas in attracting foreign capital. Generally, Yogyakarta enjoys a strong competitive edge over many cities in Southeast Asia especially in its rapid development of digital ecosystems and high-tech startups. The …

What Employers must Check when Performing an Employee Background Check in Indonesia

For every employer’s recruitment and hiring in Indonesia, one thing that should be part of the process is the background check. Why is background check critical for starting your entrepreneurial journey in Indonesia? This is because not every recruitment and hiring deception and misrepresentation can be easily detected by the in-house human resource department and …

How to Open a Real Estate Agency in Bali

In Indonesia especially Bali, the real estate industry has gained significant benefits. This is why many foreigners are trying to get into this profitable industry by setting up a real estate agency in Bali. Over the past decade, the price and demand for property in Bali rose prominently. As of now, it is almost impossible …

Tax Registration for Tax Compliance in Indonesia: Your Guide

Tax compliance is an important matter all over the world including individuals and companies that do business in Indonesia. Every business in Indonesia must register for tax, report and file returns, and then pay taxes. As taxes contribute largely to Indonesia’s country income, the tax amount imposed will have a considerable impact on both local …

An Accountant vs. A Bookkeeper: How are They Different?

Accounting outsourcing in Indonesia has become a very common approach for both local and foreign companies. Business owners prefer outsourced bookkeepers and accountants due to its cost-effectiveness, scalability, affordability, and risk mitigation. Before you want to let a professional handle your accounting, you must know the difference between an accountant and a bookkeeper – so …

How to Set up a Business in Indonesia: The Ultimate Checklist

Indonesia is a land that is full of diverse resources, an abundant workforce, and rich culture. This is why Indonesia offers a wide array of opportunities that have sparked many investors’ interest. A report from Trading Economics states that in the March quarter of 2020 alone, foreign direct investments in Indonesia recorded a total value …

A Guide to HR Due Diligence in Merger and Acquisition in Indonesia

The past few years have been going well for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Indonesia. The trajectory of merger and acquisition in Indonesia is expected to have a positive outlook in the coming years. According to Statista.com, the M&A deals in Indonesia had a value of US$4billion in 2017. Mirroring the positive market sentiments, we …

8 Payroll Mistakes in Indonesia You May Have been Making over the Years

Though mundane, payroll is the foundation of your workforce efficiency. It can also be one of the most challenging human resource (HR) functions to manage for many companies in Indonesia. While many employees are eagerly waiting for the payday to arrive, payroll is what makes in-house HR personnel feel discouraged in so many ways. Furthermore, …