Hire International Contractors
With Horizons, you can hire, onboard, and manage contractors. If you’re looking to eventually hire full-time staff overseas, hiring a contractor (also known as a freelancer) could be an important first step in the process– either to “try out” prospective employees or to test your own organization’s ability to work asynchronously. If you hire international contractors, you can also save on benefits costs (although you have the option to offer insurance).
Horizons can help you hire international contractors in over 150+ countries worldwide. Click the button below to get started.
Why choose our contractor solutions?
Horizons’ contractor solutions are simple, straightforward, and fast. Onboard your new freelancer in as little as 48 hours. Manage your contractors on Horizons HR management platform alongside any global employees you have.
Are there risks if I hire international contractors?
While the benefits above are great for companies looking to hire globally, there are risks that come if you hire international contractors. Luckily, there is a solution: by hiring a full-time employee, you eliminate these risks. Click the button below to learn more about hiring employees.
International Contractor Coverage
With coverage that spans more than 150 countries, Horizons supports your business to hire international contractors. Our team of in-country specialists facilitates your global hiring, allowing you to hire, onboard, and pay your global contractors and employees in one invoice.
Your global hiring partner
Horizons’ suite of tailored expansion solutions allow you to fast-track your compliant hiring in overseas markets- and not just when you hire international contractors. With solutions that encompass our global contractor, global PEO, HR, recruitment, payroll, and legal compliance, you can extend your international operations with the support of one dedicated partner.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, Horizons can help you hire international contractors. Please contact us today to get started with your hiring.
Horizons also offers a full suite of services related to global hiring and international expansion. In addition to our contractor service, we offer recruitment, payroll, and EOR services to help companies hire abroad.
Unfortunately, it is not risk-free to hire an international contractor. However there are other solutions to limit the risks that come with employing contractors. By hiring the contractor as a full-time employee, the main risks are reduced or eliminated.
The three main risks are:
- Legal and compliance uncertainty (“misclassification risk”)
- Hidden tax liability (“permanent establishment risk“)
- Ability to enforce contracts from abroad (risk to IP or competitor scalping)
The easiest way to eliminate the risks associated with hiring international contractors is to hire full-time international employees; the initial costs slightly are higher, but the tax, legal, and compliance certainty are worth the additional costs for many companies.