Hire talent abroad with Professional Employer Organisation (PEO)

With WorkMotion, you can hire skilled talent in 160+ countries without opening a local entity. We offer even more advantages than a traditional PEO-Provider. The hiring and onboarding process is fast, easy and 100% legally compliant.

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Hire an employee from another country

Opening a local branch abroad and employing freelancers are fraught with many difficulties. Hiring employees abroad through a Professional Employer Organisation, on the other hand, is easy and legally compliant.

Hiring employees through a PEO is cheaper than hiring employees directly. It can also reduce the risk of fines and penalties due to non-compliance with local labour laws. With a PEO, you can ensure that your workforce is employed in full compliance with all applicable employment and tax laws


Open a local entity

  • Legal risks in personnel management
  • Liability risks
  • Hassle of opening a local branch
hire abroad through employer of record

Professional Employer Organisation (PEO)

  • Fast hiring of employees
  • Legally compliant
  • Cost-effective

Freelancer contract

  • Risks of bogus self-employment
  • Compliance issues
  • Non-binding

By using a Professional Employer Organisation (PEO) your company can save time and money, comply with overseas wage and social security regulations and offer a competitive benefits package. But using WorkMotion to hire talent abroad has even more benefits.


How is WorkMotion better than a traditional Professional Employer Organisation (PEO)?

WorkMotion can, in fact, be considered a Global PEO but we go above and beyond a traditional PEO. We offer all PEO services, with the additional benefits of ensuring compliance, an automated process and the opportunity to hire talent on a global scale. While a PEO requires you to enter into a co-employment arrangement, WorkMotion allows you to hire in other countries without opening an entity or signing a co-employment status. We provide more flexible and customised solutions than traditional PEO-providers.

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Our processes are quick, easy and extremely detailed. So you never have to worry about compliance, legal and tax-related issues when onboarding talent abroad.

"The people we hired are a testament to the fact that, with WorkMotion, we can hire the right talent, regardless of their location. Besides, using WorkMotion as our extended HR department and profiting for their quick processes is a win for us."

Yanis Mellata CEO & Co-founder at Kosy Office

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Why choose WorkMotion over a PEO provider

We are trusted by 600+ customers in Europe and are known for our legal compliance and efficiency in line with European law. With us, you never have to worry about running into legal risks and hire in 160+ countries worldwide.



Hire highly skilled talent from over 160 countries around the world



Pay your international team on time and in their local currency


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Frequently asked questions

PEO stands for Professional Employer Organisation. A PEO company provides human resource management services to other companies. These services typically include taking responsibility for payroll, complying with labour laws, processing social security and tax payments, administering benefit plans, and ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations. However, client companies retain control over the day-to-day activities of their employees and PEOs can often be integrated into their existing management structures.


The PEO takes care of human resource management, payroll, tax accounting, employee supervision and labour procurement. The PEO hires the employees, runs payroll and handles social security and other duties. However, the company retains control over the employees’ day-to-day work tasks and strategic decisions related to the company’s objectives.


PEOs typically handle all aspects of payroll and taxes for international employees, including withholding and remitting payroll taxes, generating paycheques and processing employee expenses. They ensure compliance with local tax laws and regulations and stay up-to-date with any changes in the tax code. PEOs also help clients navigate other compliance requirements, such as benefits and social security contributions.


The cost of using a PEO varies depending on the services provided and the size of the business. PEO fees are typically calculated as a percentage of payroll, with rates ranging from 2-12%. Some PEOs may also charge additional fees for certain services or for implementation.


PEOs take data security very seriously, and they use various security protocols and technologies to protect employee data. This may include encryption, firewalls, and access controls. Additionally, PEOs may undergo regular security audits to ensure that their systems and processes meet industry standards.


EOR (Employer of Record) is a service provider that acts as the legal employer of a company’s international employees. EORs take on responsibilities such as managing payroll and taxes, providing benefits and compliance with local employment laws.

How does an EOR differ from a PEO? In contrast, a PEO works as a co-employer, with the client company retaining control over hiring and day-to-day management. EORs provide more control and flexibility for the client company in terms of hiring and managing its employees, whereas PEOs provide more streamlined administrative support. 

WorkMotion is an EoR, which is similar to PEOs but better. We help you manages everything that regards your international employees: from legal issues to social contributions. At the same time, it also simplifies your company’s global HR management and grants seamless onboardings.