Unlocking the Power of Employer of Record

Marilyn Jiang

HR Service Delivery Manager, United Kingdom

Marilyn Jiang

HR Service Delivery Manager, United Kingdom

23 Feb 2024

Managing your employees and expanding your business just got easier with BIPO

  • Human Capital Management
  • Global Payroll Outsourcing
  • Employer of Record (EOR)

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First published in London Business Matters Magazine on July 2023

Expanding your business into a new market can be overwhelming, however by enlisting the help of an Employer of Record (EOR), you can streamline the process and focus on growing your core business rapidly.

So what is EOR?

Simply put, an EOR is an external party that handles the compliance aspect of employment on behalf of another organization, this means that you can start operations in a new market right away, even without a physical presence or legal entity.

When to consider an Employer of Record?

Scenario 1:

If you’re entering a new market with a lot of uncertainties, an EOR can be a great way to test the waters before making a big investment. With an EOR, you can start hiring and operating within days, without the need to set up a legal entity or navigate local compliance requirements.

Scenario 2:

If you have ambitious expansion plans across multiple countries within a short period of time, an EOR can help you to scale up quickly and efficiently. Setting up a legal entity and complying with local regulations can be a time-consuming and costly process in many regions, but with an EOR, you can start operating in multiple markets within the time frame.

Scenario 3:

During M&A transactions, an EOR can be a valuable tool for simplifying the process of acquiring and integrating new businesses. If the acquiring company doesn’t have an existing legal entity in the target country, an EOR can act as the professional employer until the acquiring company completes the process of establishing a local entity.

Scenario 4:

For businesses looking to keep costs down and operate at a smaller scale, an EOR can provide cost-saving options. By outsourcing tasks such as insurance, rental, and other hidden costs associated with hiring and terminating employees, businesses can save money compared to the costs of registering a legal entity and administering payroll.

Scenario 5:

For smaller businesses looking to stay competitive and attract the best talent, an EOR can help to expand their talent pool beyond their geographic location. By adopting an EOR model, businesses can overcome distance barriers and recruit the most suitable candidates from around the world.

Scenario 6:

For businesses that hire contractors, an EOR can help to mitigate the legal and financial risks associated with misclassifying workers. By working with an EOR, businesses can ensure that they’re compliant with local regulations and avoid potential penalties and legal disputes.

In summary, there are many situations where an EOR can be a valuable tool for businesses looking to expand into new markets or simplify their global operations. If you’re considering expanding your business overseas, it’s worth exploring the benefits of using an EOR to streamline your operations and minimize risks.

What are the benefits of using an EOR?

An EOR offers a range of benefits for businesses looking to expand internationally. Here are some of the key advantages of using an EOR:

Timesaving:

  • An EOR allows businesses to start hiring right away without the need to set up a legal entity. This can save valuable time that can be used to focus on the core business.
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  • With an EOR, businesses do not have to worry about the complexities of compliance with local employment laws, which can be time-consuming and distracting from their main operations.

 

Legal compliance:

  • EORs ensure businesses comply with local legal requirements for hiring and compensating employees. This includes handling payroll, taxes, and other HR processes, which can reduce liabilities and mitigate risks associated with expanding into new markets.

 

Global workforce:

  • By partnering with an EOR, businesses can expand their workforce globally and tap into new talent pools.

 

Additionally, if you decide to exit the new market, an EOR can help you to do so smoothly and without any legal complications.

To find out more about BIPO’s total HR solutions, including our award-winning Employer of Record service, connect with marilyn.jiang@biposervice.com

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Managing your employees and expanding your business just got easier with BIPO

  • HR Management System
  • Global Payroll Outsourcing
  • Employer of Record (EOR)

Want to know more?

About BIPO

Established in 2010 and headquartered in Singapore, BIPO is a global payroll and people solutions provider. Designed for businesses of any size from SMEs to MNCs, our total HR solutions include Human Capital Management solutions, Global Payroll Outsourcing, and Employer of Record service across 150+ global markets.

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