Transition from a local entity to a Global PEO
If you have an established business operation overseas, you may be able to save significant money by moving from a local entity to a Global PEO.
Horizons assists companies transition from local entities (such as a subsidiary company) to Global PEO – quickly, compliantly, and cost-effectively.
Sometimes, when expanding internationally, setting up a local entity (such as a subsidiary of your enterprise) makes sense. It can often provide clarity around your legal and compliance obligations.
However, maintaining multiple overseas entities can eventually become costly and time consuming. Switching from a local entity to a Global PEO has the potential to save you thousands in ongoing costs.
Why switch from a local entity to a Global PEO?
Switching from a local entity to a Global PEO – like Horizons – can save your business considerable time and money. Through our Global PEO, we manage payroll, HR, recruitment, and employee onboarding. This removes the burden of establishing different entities in multiple locations.
What is an International / Global PEO?
An International or Global PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is an outsourcing firm that provides services to businesses of all sizes. A Global PEO can offer HR expertise, safety and risk mitigation services, payroll processing, tax withholding, benefits administration, and training and development. A Global PEO like Horizons will also recruit and onboard your international workforce. This enables companies to quickly and compliantly hire employees and operate a business overseas.
When you engage a Global PEO, it becomes the legal employer or ‘Employer of Record’ for a company’s employees. A Global PEO absorbs all local employer responsibilities, whilst the client company maintains autonomy and control over employees.
Benefits of switching to a Global PEO
There are numerous benefits to your business in switching your international workforce from a local entity to Global PEO:
How does switching to a Global PEO work?
1. Agree to Global PEO solution
First of all, a business and Horizons enter into an agreement that sets out how the Global PEO will operate. This identifies the necessary solutions and support mechanisms provided by Horizons, as well as the details of the ongoing Global PEO partnership.
2. Switch any staff from the local entity to the Global PEO
You may have staff that are currently employed or contracted to a local entity, that you wish to switch to the Global PEO. If this is the case, arrangements need to be made to end existing contracts and commence new contracts with the Global PEO. Alternatively, workers can be switched from a local entity to a Global PEO under their existing terms.
3. The Global PEO hires any new staff as required
Horizons sources, hires, and onboards staff members for your overseas operations. Employees are transitioned into their new roles and compliant employment contracts are drafted that outline compensation, benefits, employee responsibilities, and rules around termination.
4. Monthly payroll
Once the Global PEO terms have been finalized, Horizons is responsible for the ongoing management and processing of payroll. As well as paying wages and salaries, all income tax and compulsory employer contributions are administered. Payroll services include the management of employee expenses and reimbursements at no additional cost.
5. Human resource management
As the Employer of Record, Horizons oversees HR duties and manages any employee grievances as they arise. Horizons collaborates with you regarding employee performance and the effective resolving of any conflicts. In consultation with the client company, we facilitate all employee renewals and terminations.