What is global payroll?

Global payroll or multi-country payroll is the management of all payroll, no matter the country or territory, via one system. Outsourcing your payroll makes it much easier for your organisation to access information and manage global expansion and operations without having to deal with multiple payroll departments or solutions in various countries.

Need to pay employees in 5 different countries? No problem. TopSource Worldwide operate in over 150 countries worldwide.

What is global payroll?

Global payroll

Benefits of a global payroll provider.

Complete payroll management service

Hand over your entire global payroll operations and focus on what you do best.

Team of payroll specialists

On-the-ground experts will manage your global payroll solution.

Access to highly skilled chartered accountants

Ensure payments and budgets are managed by professionals.

Low implementation & setup costs

No large initial fees and a focus on both quality and value for money.

Secure 24/7 access

Tap into your global payroll data at any point, with full security.

International HR support

Get instant access to legal know-how, recruitment policies and standard HR practices anywhere, anytime.

What can you expect from our global services and payroll systems?

  • Global support with local expertise
  • Services delivered directly by our own teams and our extensive global infrastructure
  • A service-led and consultative approach that combines processes with flexibility
  • A central employee management payroll system that offers a fluid and consistent service to every employee, wherever they are in the world
  • Consolidated invoicing that allows you to pay employees in multiple locations with one single payment
  • Access to our global payment solution, which reduces payment complexity, improves compliance and increases assurance of payment delivery
  • A one-stop shop to pay every employee worldwide, accurately and on time

With more and more people working from home, the concept of hiring internationally has really taken off. But it’s not without complications. One of the main challenges of being a global employer hiring overseas workers and operating across multiple countries is keeping up with the intricacies of global payroll management.

Our tried and tested global main payroll service can be accessed anytime, anywhere. This means you have complete visibility of payroll data for all employees, no matter where in the world they’re based.

We operate in every major market across the world, managing the entire global payroll process to reduce the burden on you. If you are just beginning your global expansion, or if you already operate across multiple countries, our global payroll solutions can help. Talk to us about becoming your globalization partner today.

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Whitepaper

Everything you need to know about global payroll.

Unfortunately, payroll is also a highly time-sensitive and time-consuming process.

On average, HR and payroll departments spend more than 36 hours a week solely on compliance-related activities around payroll — as much as a full-time employee would.

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Popular countries for global payroll.

United Kingdom

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Germany

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Switzerland

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How it works.

1.

Choose us as your global payroll partner

Get on-boarded by your dedicated expert account manager.

2.

Pay employees on time, anywhere

Ensure your workers receive their salaries and benefits without worrying about doing it yourself!

3.

We take on the responsibility of local & national law compliance

Your payroll operations will be delivered in line with local laws, customs and regulations.

4.

You focus on your growth & expansion

Our payroll experts leave you to focus on operations.

Frequently asked questions.

You can outsource your payroll to a third party like TopSource Worldwide who will use local entities to ensure your employees are paid correctly and on time, no matter the country. If you need to hire and employ internationally too, using a PEO or EOR may be the best solution. Of course, you can also set up an entity yourself for long-term application as this can be time-consuming and costly.

Moving to a global payroll solution is most beneficial when you are managing expansions in multiple countries or territories, or need to maintain control of sub-companies or international offices from a central location. It’s also beneficial to have a global payroll solution if you operate in a territory where international business operations are taxed.

One of the biggest benefits of a global payroll is transparency and visibility of payroll in the territories you operate in. This can help with identifying opportunities to improve efficiency or reduce costs. It’s also beneficial for better employment service management, with local expertise giving employees a better overall experience.

Most global payroll providers offer a comprehensive payroll management service. At Topsource Worldwide, we can provide every element of payroll, ranging from setup and implementation to development and operational running. Plus, you can login to Portico from anywhere at any time.

In most territories, businesses must abide by local laws and regulations, but often the laws of the home country of a business can also apply to its international employees. Employment laws can get complicated, which is where a global payroll partner can be a big advantage.

What our clients have to say.

  • Director of Marketing – Client based in San Diego, California, USA

    TopSource Worldwide has been successfully managing our payroll and benefits for our Cambridge office, for the last couple of years. They have been very helpful in any hiring process and have assisted in putting together competitive benefits packages for all employees here in the UK. They are a valuable resource to us by assisting with our Health and Safety policy. On an administrative level, their monthly operational processes make it very easy to track expenditures and payroll and keep everything transparent. They also manage our UK bills and supplier payments, which is very useful to us. We have no hesitation in recommending them to any US business looking for a compliant solution to hiring in Europe.

  • Vice President of HR – Client based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

    We have been very, very pleased with the quality of service you and the team have provided, I hope we can partner even more in the future.

  • Praveen Lihinar – Sungard Availability Services India Pvt Ltd

    We searched the market for a local payroll vendor in 2014 and we chose TopSource as our partner. We were looking for error-free and timely payroll processing and TopSource Worldwide delivers this, saving us time and money. We have worked together for 8 years now and would recommend them to anyone

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Expand faster and stay compliant in over 150 countries without a legal entity

  • Expand globally

  • Deploy quickly (in days not weeks)

  • A single global portal for all your hiring needs

  • No legal entity required

  • Experienced expert team

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