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Global Hiring. Simplified. 

Hire and pay employees & contractors without the need to open a local entity.

We own entities worldwide so that you can hire anywhere, anytime, at a fraction of the cost of entity establishment.

Hire Contractors

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  • Horizons' secure HR platform features an extremely powerful dashboard so you can manage your contractors with confidence
  • Hire contractors in over 150 countries, meaning one partner for all global hiring activity
  • Pay contractors on a monthly or per-project basis
  • Sign freelancer contracts verified by the Horizons legal team, ensuring 100% compliance
  • Pay all global contractors with one monthly USD payment to Horizons. Funds to contractors will be distributed in their local currency

Hire Employees

From $290 Per employee per month
  • Hire employees in over 150 countries, meaning one partner for all global hiring activity
  • Generate labor contracts in 150+ countries, with our local entities - Horizons is the employer of record - with bilingual language and customizable terms and conditions
  • Increase your speed of hiring with 48h onboarding from offer letter to labor contract signature
  • Increase your talent pool to by enabling your organization to hire candidates in any country
  • Ensure local compliance with online tax and social security processing for all your employees.
  • Reduce cost by 85% by removing local subsidiary costs (accounting, bookkeeping, legal fees, etc.) when hiring internationally
  • Secure your business with 360 coverage for employment liability, public liability, life insurance, and permanent establishment
  • Extra care for your employees:
  • Pay all global employees with one monthly payment to Horizons. Funds to employees will be distributed in their local currency
  • Talk to experts: labor laws often change and we have built the HR Team with the best legal partners on the ground to support your employees
  • Add competitive local benefits for your team, including private health insurance, office rental, equipment purchase, etc.
  • Add instant bonuses and commissions without extra charge with our online verification system
  • Offer mobility opportunities to your team with visa and work permit support

Enterprise Solutions

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  • Custom solutions with custom pricing around for large companies with large hiring needs
  • Are you a startup looking to scale fast? Horizons can put a bespoke offer together for your hiring project
  • Want to hire employees at scale? There is no project too big or too small for Horizons
  • Looking to recruit employees in unfamiliar markets? Our in-house recruitment team can help, and EOR services can follow
  • Something else? Contact us today for a 100% free consultation

Extra Care For Your Employees:

  • Talk to experts. Labor laws often change and we have built our HR team with the best legal partners on the ground to support your employees.
  • Add competitive local benefits for your team, including private health insurance, office rental, equipment purchase, and more.
  • Add instant bonuses and commissions without extra charges by using our online verification system.
  • Offer global mobility opportunities to your team with visa and work permit support.

Additional Services

International Employee Insurance

International Health Insurance Your Team Can Count On

Starting From
$80 / month

  • Dependent Coverage**
  • Direct billing & reimbursement options
  • Low, transparent pricing
  • Travel insurance for 180+ countries included
  • Localized benefits across countries
  • Easy benefits administration & fast reimbursement
  • Use Horizons Health for visa applications
  • Vision & dental add-ons available

** Get dependent coverage with additional premium

Global Recruitment, Localized

Our in-house recruitment team can source your global team

Fair local rates
for your hiring location

  • 1. You tell us desired hiring location and candidate preferences
  • 2. Our team will conduct an evaluation of the project
  • 3. If approved, you will be assigned a dedicated Recruitment Consultant
  • 4. You pay a project deposit* and we kick off the project with job brief call
  • 5. Our consultant searches and builds a shortlist of candidates
  • 6. You interview the candidates and select the most suitable
  • 7. We issue the offer letter to the candidate on your behalf
  • 8. After signing the offer letter, your candidate enters hiring formalities with Horizons

*Project deposit is usually 50% of the estimated final fee; the estimated final fee will depend on the industry standard of your chosen country of hiring

Global Mobility

Visa and residency application support

Fair local rates
for your hiring location

Pricing for global mobility services vary wildly depending on the following factors:

  • Country of hiring
  • Job title

  • Annual salary

  • Previous experience / CV

  • Nationality

  • Current residency location

There are also some external factors which could affect the feasibility of a global mobility project:

  • Quotas reached for the country of hiring
  • Borders are temporarily closed 
  • Local regulations prevent hiring of foreign nationals

Our Unique Global Hiring Platform
Backed by Local Experts

Review bilingual labor contracts with legal team support
Pay people worldwide as easily as in your home country
Instant billing with minimum bank charges
Automatic payslips generated for all your employees
Local HR experts dedicated to your employees
Record all your payroll costs in one space, with direct access for your HR team
Save time on setting up local insurance for your employees
Easily become an international business powered by remote teams

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Frequently asked questions

The price of $290 listed above is per employee hired through Horizons per month. $290 / month / employee is the starting price for hiring a local employee in select, in-demand countries.

For a free consultation and quote specific to your situation, please get in touch with our sales team who would be happy to help.

Horizons strives to be an affordable, yet still high quality, PEO solution. And we succeed.

We believe in the future of work and think it should be accessible to as many companies and as many workers as possible.

One of our goals is to lower the barrier to entry on international EOR services so that it becomes a viable option for companies that were previously priced-out. We want to enable smaller companies to be able to access the global marketplace.

At the same time, our pricing is attractive for large companies looking to hire at scale.

To put it simply– our prices are relatively low because they can be. Horizons has more experience than the competition (we’ve been around longer), and have refined our processes to be as efficient as possible.

Horizons combines the efficiency & convenience of a cloud platform with the expertise of industry veterans. This powerful combination means a high-quality of service can be maintained throughout the entire employment lifecycle.

Horizons started as a consultancy-style business which has transformed over time into a more tech-driven business model. The result? Years of institutional knowledge has been kept, and we know and understand the value of real experience in this industry. This knowledge and daily experience feeds into our platform, helping us to generate a product that is truly getting better and better each day.

Our in-house engineering team created our platform specifically for the co-employment scenario that arises when you engage a PEO. We strive as much as possible for the relationship between companies and employees to be as natural as possible, while we exist in the middle only to facilitate great working relationships. It’s all possible because of our platform.

Our platform is secure, built from the ground up with various data protection laws in mind. Whether your business is processing data in/from the EU, China, California, Brazil, or anywhere else with strong data laws, Horizons architecture makes it easy for you to maintain data compliance.

  • Dedicated, country-specific local HR support
    Increase employee satisfaction by offering country-specific, local HR and employment support. Reduce the cost of international hiring while keeping the benefits of local support.
  • Expansion specialists on every continent 
    Expand to new markets confidently with unrestricted access to our globally distributed expansion consultants and HR specialists. Your primary contact will be in your time zone.
  • Excellent global employment insights
    Use our highly accurate insights and minimize your business risk and offer compliant employment to your global team.
  • Transparent, competitive pricing
    Enjoy the most transparent and competitive pricing of any quality EOR provider. Starting at $290 per month, per employee, you save up to 50% compared to other global providers. We don’t have any hidden fees either. You will know project costs from early in the process, giving you the ability to accurately forecast and budget.
  • 360-degree service capabilities from recruitment to global mobility
    We provide a one-stop solution for international employment, supporting the entire employee journey from recruitment to EOR, and global mobility services to assist with visa and work permit applications.
  • Intuitive, secure HR management platform
    Horizons offers a truly user-centric and easy-to-use tech platform, built on user feedback, and fully GDPR compliant.

A contractor is the same as a freelancer. That means the company has fewer obligations to the contractor than it would to an employee; at the same time, the freelancer also has fewer obligations to the company.

An employee is a full-time, dedicated staff person. To hire an employee generally means drafting and signing an employment contract that lays out the terms, conditions, and obligations of both parties. In general, the employee and employer both enjoy more protections from an employment arrangement compared to a contractor agreement. You can read more about the functional differences between contractors and employees here.

Financially speaking, a contractor may demand more payment per job, but there is no fixed monthly amount and a company wouldn’t be responsible for paying social insurance. On the other hand, an employee represents a fixed monthly cost, including in-kind and mandator benefits like social insurance, health insurance, and others. However, an employee holds more obligation, and presumably more loyalty, toward their employer than a freelancer might.

One is not better than the other; whether to choose to hire a contractor or an employee depends on your specific business situation. Please feel free to ask us advice on which might be best for you; if you’re still not sure, you could always hire a contractor and transition them to an employee later. This solution is common and might limit employment risks from both options.

  • Powerful tech meeting local experts 
  • Access to great local benefits packages through our entities
  • Pay all contractors & employees with one monthly payment
  • Full-suite services available in one place, including global recruitment, global mobility, international payroll, and an HR management platform.
  • While we serve over 150 markets globally, Horizons has a particularly strong presence in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Horizons is the best choice of international hiring partner, especially if you plan to hire in a developing country.
  • Generally, companies are not responsible for paying additional taxes or social contributions for contractors or freelancers. 

    Horizons is the best choice of international hiring partner, especially if you plan to hire in a developing country.
Simply contact us for a FREE consultation and employment simulation in which we can discuss our services in greater detail.