How NGOs Can Hire Globally with a Global PEO
Non-profits and NGOs often operate across a range of international locations. With multiple international locations, it is essential that NGOs engage workers in full compliance with tax and employment laws in each place. Failing to do so could mean fines, back-taxes, significant reputational damage and being in breach of NGO funding/grant arrangements.
Horizons provides Global Professional Employer Organization (Global PEO) solutions. This means Horizons recruits and hires staff for NGOs across 150+ international locations. As the ‘Employer of Record’, Horizons becomes responsible for payroll, employee taxes, benefits administration and HR for an NGO’s international workforce.
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The Global PEO Benefits for NGOs
A Horizons Global PEO solution is a useful expansion mechanism for all NGOs. While the key benefit is ensuring that international locations of an NGO are legally compliant, there are other crucial benefits which we set out below.
What is the onboarding process for Horizons?
Horizons discusses with the NGO the proposed terms of engagement.
Once engaged, Horizons recruits any essential staff.
Once recruitment is complete, all staff are provided with employment contracts, legally compliant in the country of hiring.
Ongoing Employment Solutions
From then on, Horizons is the ‘Employer of Record’ and takes over ongoing payroll, employee tax and compliance.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. Global PEO solutions are ‘scalable’. This means they can be applied equally well to NGOs of various sizes.
In addition to Global PEO solutions, Horizons can support international expansion for NGOs with a range of other tailored solutions. Options include:
- Payroll and HR outsourcing. This way, the NGO remains the legal employer with Horizons contracted to support payroll, tax withholding and benefits administration
- Local entity set up. We set up a local legal entity or subsidiary for you in your chosen country of expansion
- Contractor Management Outsourcing (CMO). If you wish to engage independent contractors rather than employees, Horizons can advise you on whether this is possible and take over management of your contractors.
Horizons operates an HR cloud platform which stores all employee data. Client NGOs have secure access to this platform at any time. Note, this information is held in full compliance with data protection laws and regulations.