Global Employment Outsourcing

Hire, pay, and support your team around the world, no entity required


165+ countries. One serious competitive advantage.

GEO is a global Employer of Record (sometimes called a PEO, or Professional Employment Organization), which means you can use our legal entities to hire and pay your employees on your behalf in more than 165 countries. Our in-country HR experts can help you craft competitive benefits packages, and our local support staff can answer your team’s questions anytime.

In this market, getting international hiring right is everything. Strong international teams can turn talent shortages into growth opportunities.

Getting international hiring right means providing the same benefits, severance packages, tax compliance, and job security as the rest of your team. But doing this on your own means setting up a legal entity in each country, which can divert precious resources – time, expertise, and spend – away from your growth goals.

With Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO), you can make your international employees part of the team without having to set up a legal entity.

Give all of your employees the same great experience, wherever they are in the world


Hire quickly

Talent moves quickly and so do we. Move from offer letter to start date in as little as two weeks with our expert onboarding specialists.

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Negotiate competitive contracts

We’ll worry about complying with local employment regulations so you can focus on getting your team the benefits they want. From payroll and benefits to tax filings, our team of experts will help you negotiate.


Support your global team

Provide a great employee experience with HR support that is in their country, speaks their language and operates in their time zone.


Minimize compliance risk

Let us do the heavy lifting. When you employ your team through GEO, you shift employment compliance risk from your organization to Safeguard Global. No more worries about misclassifying contractors or navigating entity setup. With over a decade of experience and expertise in over 165 countries, we've got you.

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When is Global Employment Outsourcing right for you?

Do you need to hire people who live in another country?

If your best talent lives and works in a foreign country where you don’t have an entity, we can help you employ them remotely – wherever they are – so you don’t miss out on the value they bring to your organization.

Do you need to hire employees in a new global market quickly?

Setting up a foreign entity is usually a long and arduous process. If you’ve identified a country critical to your growth plan and need employees right away, we can get them up and running in as little as two weeks, employing them on your behalf while you build your entity.

Do you need to convert your independent contractors to full-time employees?

Your independent contractors could put you at risk of noncompliance if their scope of work falls within the local definitions for employees. We can help you avoid employee misclassification by hiring them on your behalf, even if you don’t have an entity in the country.

Does your NGO or nonprofit need to hire people internationally?

Nongovernmental organizations with missions to carry out around the world rely on us to add workers to new countries quickly and compliantly. When you don't have to worry about the cost and risk of establishing global entities, your NGO has more resources to further your cause.

Does your college or university need to hire remote faculty?

Now that remote learning has become a norm, foreign educators may be unable or unwilling to move to the U.S. for work. We can help your college or university hire faculty remotely, in their home country, so you can retain top academic talent semester after semester.

Does your acquisition include an international workforce?

During an international acquisition, you may gain a workforce in a new country, but not the business entity, so you don’t have a way to compliantly pay your new employees. We can help you compliantly pay them until you set up your in-country entity.

What you can do with global employment outsourcing

Hire and manage your global team in one place

Onboard new employees, manage time and expenses, and access expert support from any device.

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Streamline onboarding

Upload employee documents and manage the onboarding process within Global Unity, Safeguard Global’s custom payroll platform.


Manage time and expenses

Support a seamless work experience by enabling your global workforce to request and approve expenses, track time off, and clock in and out from any device.


Save time paying international employees

Let us handle payroll. We’ll send one invoice per country per month detailing salaries and tax and benefits withholdings. We submit tax filings and fully manage your end-to-end payroll needs.


Access expert support from anywhere

With desktop and mobile apps, you and your team can manage expenses, handle administrative tasks, review pay slips, contact support, and much more, anywhere you are.

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Manage with our mobile app

Safeguard Global's mobile app can help save time on administrative tasks by providing the ability to manage expenses and time off all from any mobile phone.

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Our experts are ready to help you build your international team quickly and compliantly.

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