Global Employment Outsourcing Services

Capitalize on the world’s talent pool, quickly and compliantly

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Why Global Employment Outsourcing

The demands on modern HR teams are greater than ever. As an employer of record, or global PEO, we act as an extension of your HR team— handling all payroll, benefits, tax and compliance requirements for new employees—so you can focus on driving growth.

Whether you’re expanding to reach new customers, a richer talent pool or both, Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO) can help you enter more than 179 countries in as little as two weeks.

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What you can do with global employment outsourcing

Hire and manage your global team in one place

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

GDPR and SOC 1 compliant

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Streamline onboarding

Move from offer letter to start date in a matter of days with one global onboarding process.

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Ensure compliance

Worry less about local employment regulations. From payroll and benefits to tax filings, our team of experts in over 179 countries will ensure you stay in compliance with all local laws.

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Simplify 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.

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Automate local payroll

Save time paying international employees. We send one invoice per country detailing salaries and tax and benefits withholdings. We submit tax filings and fully manage your end-to-end payroll needs.

We help our customers focus on growth

"Safeguard Global saved me a lot of time and headache. They dealt with all local transactions and gave me absolute flexibility for strategic decisions."

— Torben Andreasen, HR Director at Carlsberg

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When Global Employment Outsourcing services are right for you

Remote teams and cross-border employment

If your best talent live and work 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.

Entity stopgap

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.

Independent contractor conversion

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.

NGO mission extension

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.

Remote faculty employment for higher ed

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.

Acquisition facilitation

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.

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Our experts are ready to help you navigate your global expansion quickly and compliantly.

Global Employment Outsourcing FAQs

An EOR is a company that has a network of entities around the world to compliantly employ and pay workers on behalf of clients.

They provide client companies a way to quickly hire workers in new international markets without the cost and risk of establishing an entity in a foreign country.

Although they are similar, the key difference between an EOR and a PEO is the entity requirement and shared legal responsibility for employees.

Traditionally, PEOs are co-employment arrangements, meaning both the PEO and the client company must have a registered entity in the country where the employees are located—and both organizations share legal responsibility for employees.

With an EOR, there is no shared legal responsibility for employees or entity requirement for client companies. An EOR, like Global Employment Outsourcing, is the preferred method for companies looking to onboard international employees quickly and compliantly.

If you’re involved with your organization’s global expansion planning, you know there’s a lot to consider. When a lack of speed or local HR expertise are among your organization’s top concerns, an EOR may be the best option for achieving your global growth objectives.

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