How SMEs can expand overseas with a Global PEO
International expansion is often an attractive proposition for growing SMEs. Expanding overseas can be useful for selling products and services into new markets and accessing a cost-effective and qualified workforce.
Horizons is a Global Professional Employer Organization (Global PEO) which means it is able to recruit and hire staff across all your overseas locations. The employees hired by New Horizons still work exclusively at your direction, but the Global PEO becomes the ‘Employer of Record’: That means New Horizons takes over payroll, tax withholding and HR compliance on your behalf.
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How do SMEs benefit from a Global PEO solution?
Engaging Horizons to support your expansion via a Global PEO solution has a range of benefits which we set out below.
What Is the Process for Onboarding New Staff?
Defining of Relationship
Horizons will engage your SME on terms that both parties agree to.
Horizons will get to work recruiting staff for the SME’s new overseas location.
If the SME agree to the chosen recruits, compliant employment contracts are arranged and staff hired.
Ongoing Employer of Record
From that point on Horizons is the ‘Employer of Record’ and provides ongoing payroll, tax and HR administration services.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. Global PEO solutions are equally effective for start-ups, SMEs and large enterprises. This is because Global PEO is a ‘scalable’ solution. This means you can easily increase the size or your overseas operations, while keeping costs under control.
Yes. Horizons ensures that all staff receive the benefits they are entitled to under the law in your country of expansion.
If you seek a different expansion solution, other than Global PEO, we can also provide
- Payroll, benefits administration and HR outsourcing. You remain the employer, we take care of the administration and payment tasks
- Contractor Management Outsourcing (CMO). We take over management of all your independent contractors for you
- Local entity set up. We set up a local legal entity or subsidiary for you in your chosen country of expansion.
Yes. Horizons operates a comprehensive cloud platform that maintains all your worker data, records and reports in one place. This cloud solution is in full compliance with data protection laws and rules, and you receive secure access to the data.