SMEs entering a new market overseas often face a series of HR challenges. However, they can offload time-consuming legal, HR, and tax matters through a Professional Employer Organisation (PEO).
The PEO manages employee payroll, statutory benefits, expenses, and all other aspects of overseas new hires while ensuring compliance with local labour and tax laws. Here are 3 Benefits of Utilising PEO Services:
Building a Remote International Workforce
Partnering with a PEO helps SMEs access a global talent pool and gain a foothold in a new market without investing a large sum of capital.
The PEO acts as the legal employer of your remote employees, allowing you to manage them on a day-to-day basis while providing them with the same resources and tools, regardless of their location. As such, companies increase their team’s diversity and expand their presence in a new market.
Reducing Cost by Reorganising Workforce Processes
Hiring remote international employees through a PEO reduces costs by streamlining workforce processes associated with employee onboarding, benefits, payroll, and compliance.
By leveraging the collective buying power of multiple employers, PEOs can often negotiate more favourable rates and terms with employee benefits providers (insurance firms, etc.) than individual employers can.
Moreover, PEOs help businesses save costs by providing access to employee training and development programs, which can help reduce turnover and boost productivity.
Staying Agile and Vigilant in an Unfamiliar Market
A secondary set of risks will accompany every expansion into a foreign business environment. Unfamiliarity with the local regulations, especially when you do not have local HR resources or expertise, could be troubling and hinder your expansion progress.
With a PEO’s help to manage mundane HR tasks, companies can test new markets before scaling towards an all-out expansion and establishing a local legal entity. It is a simple way to start a team in a new market in the shortest possible time, thus allowing you to focus on core profit-generating activities and reach new heights.
Is your organisation contemplating overseas expansion?
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