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Educational Institutions

Streamline your international payroll and HR management whilst ensuring fast, accurate, on-time payments

Educational institutions can hire internationally with Global PEO solutions

Are you an educational institution, such as a school, university, institute of technology or private education provider, and thinking of hiring overseas? If so, Horizons can help you with your global hiring. This might be useful, for example, if you seek to set up a recruitment office for your institution overseas.

Horizons is a Global PEO. This means that Horizons recruits talent and hires staff, and manages payroll for client businesses across multiple countries. This means that your international workforce still work at your direction, but Horizons acts as their ‘Employer of Record’ taking on compliance, payroll and tax responsibilities.

How can educational institutions benefit from a Global PEO?

Engaging Horizons for the international expansion of your educational institution means that you do not have to set up a separate ‘related entity’ such as a subsidiary company in your target country. We set out the benefits of engaging a Global PEO below. 


Setting up a separate legal entity can be a time-consuming and complicated procedure. By contrast, a Global PEO solution may allow you to engage staff in your country of hiring within in 48 hours.

Single Point of Contact

If you are hiring across multiple global locations this can mean multiple legal entities or subsidiaries to deal with. As Horizons operates across 180+ countries, you only deal with the one point of contact.

Recruitment Networks

Horizons has existing recruitment networks in each country of potential hiring. As the only Global PEO with in-house recruitment, they can acquire talent that you may not otherwise be able to acquire.

Cost Savings

Horizons’ hiring solutions often save their clients around 85 percent of the cost of setting up a local entity for their educational institution.

Online Cloud Solutions

Horizons’ HR cloud platform consolidates all employee data and reports across global locations.

What is the Horizons Sign-Up Process?


First, Horizons engages the educational institutions to agree on how the international hiring is to proceed.


Then, Horizons recruits the staff for that educational institution, or hires staff on their suggestion.

Employment Contracts

Staff receive locally-compliant employment contracts and offers of employment.

Ongoing Support

Horizons operates as the ongoing ‘Employer of Record’ and takes on all payroll, payroll tax and compliance responsibilities.

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