What is an EOR?

Sarah Wall


Firstly What is an EOR?

An Employer of Record (EOR) service, is a third-party provider that assumes the role of your legal employer in a foreign country. This comprehensive service handles all HR-related aspects associated with hiring and managing your workforce, including:

  • Recruiting and onboarding
  • Payroll and taxes
  • Benefits and insurance
  • Compliance and regulations




Why Consider Using an EOR?

Embarking on international expansion or hiring individuals in non-domestic countries, presents an excellent avenue for businesses to enhance growth and tap into new customer markets. However,  this endeavour brings forth a multitude of challenges, encompassing legal, financial, and compliance considerations. Among the crucial decisions lies the choice of using an EOR or establishing a presence in a foreign country. Each option boasts its advantages and drawbacks, necessitating a thoughtful selection aligned with your business goals and requirements.


The Benefits of Using an EOR?

Speed: Initiate the hiring process within days, bypassing the protracted and intricate procedures of establishing a legal entity.

Simplicity: The EOR manages all local laws and regulations on your behalf, assuming complete responsibility for tasks like payroll, tax deductions, and employee benefits.

Cost Savings: In the initial stages, capitalise on immediate savings by avoiding the costs and resource investments associated with establishing a legal entity—comprising incorporation fees, bank accounts, legal consultations, HR consultancy and accounting services.



Selecting the Best International Expansion or Hiring Strategy?

There is no universal solution but factors to consider are:

  • Business goals and objectives
  • Budget and available resources
  • Anticipated growth
  • Risk appetite
  • Preferred level of control


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