Hiring in Malaysia

Located on the Malaysian Peninsula and part of Borneo Island in South East Asia, Malaysia is a tropical nation famous for its extremely diverse wildlife, stunning beaches and one of the most harmonious multicultural societies on earth. Much of Malaysia’s wealth and economic grunt centres on the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, a former trading post which has grown to become a global finance centre.

The former world’s tallest building, the Petronas Towers, is testament to the strength of the Malaysian economy, the 25th largest in the world. Services dominate Malaysia’s economic structure, but exports of manufactured electronics, petroleum and palm oil play a large role too.

Malaysia enjoys an open economy which has led to high development and a labour market protected by extensive employment laws and worker’s rights.

Hiring in Malaysia is a popular option for foreign investors looking to leverage an educated workforce with extensive English language skills and advanced education.

Malaysia has set out multiple economic transformation and growth initiatives since the 1950s, with the welfare and development of Malaysian workers often at the heart of economic plans.

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Why use TopSource Worldwide in Malaysia?

We free your teams from the burden of managing payroll across borders, working diligently to ensure a seamless process across all activities.

We’ll manage the data flow from you to every local market and will return data to you in a readable format for each of your key teams, including payroll journals if needed.

Our services combine process excellence with a human-centric approach, and our top priority is always the care and compliance of your payroll — no matter where in the world you operate.


  • Leverage our experience and ensure in-country Payroll compliance.
  • Reduce processing and back office time.
  • Align processes, reducing complexity and risk
  • A single, centrally managed payroll system that delivers a fluid and consistent service to you and your employees.
  • Flexibility of service — adapting to your needs, regardless of the market.
  • The option to work with other providers you already have in place, if needed.
  • Global HR data management and data tracking where required.
  • Global payments support for both employees and authorities.
  • A dedicated team and account manager so that you always have a central point of contact

What TopSource Worldwide provides in Malaysia

  • Simplicity – we provide one monthly consolidated invoice for the services provided inclusive of salaries, taxes, fees and employee expenses. This reduces banking costs and your finance teams time spent.
  • One point of contact – a single Account manager looking after all your Payroll.
  • Compliance – all funds payable to the employee are processed through payroll. You receive monthly evidence of taxation paid to the competent authorities in country.
  • All services are provided by in-country experts that are professionally qualified in their respective fields.
  • Electronic payslips for all employees.
  • All Statutory filing completed by TopSource Worldwide.

We appreciate each situation and business is different. That is why we offer a consultative and bespoke solution to every client. We know one size does not ‘fit all’.

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