Non-profits and NGOs often operate across a range of international locations. With multiple international locations, it is essential that NGOs engage workers in full compliance with tax and employment laws in each place. Failing to do so could mean fines, back-taxes, significant reputational damage and being in breach of NGO funding/grant arrangements.
Horizons provides Global Professional Employer Organization (Global PEO) solutions. This means Horizons recruits and hires staff for NGOs across 180+ international locations. As the ‘Employer of Record’, Horizons becomes responsible for payroll, employee taxes, benefits administration and HR for an NGO’s international workforce.
A Horizons Global PEO solution is a useful expansion mechanism for all NGOs. While the key benefit is ensuring that international locations of an NGO are legally compliant, there are other crucial benefits which we set out below.
Setting up a legally compliant subsidiary or legal entity overseas can be time consuming. With a Global PEO solution you could be operating within 48 hours.
Instead of dealing with a different legal subsidiary or entity across your international locations, you deal only with Horizons – Horizons takes care of the rest.
If you need to staff for your NGO across global locations, our in-house recruitment can ensure you have the right employees where you need them.
Engaging a Global PEO instead of setting up your own local legal entity or subsidiary could save you up to 85 percent on normal expansion costs.
Ticking all the legal and compliance boxes is crucial for NGOs. A failure to do so could put future funding and grants in jeopardy. A Global PEO solution ensures that your staff are employed in international locations in full compliance with the law.
Horizons discusses with the NGO the proposed terms of engagement.
Once engaged, Horizons recruits any essential staff.
Once recruitment is complete, all staff are provided with employment contracts, legally compliant in the country of hiring.
From then on, Horizons is the ‘Employer of Record’ and takes over ongoing payroll, employee tax and compliance.