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Expanding Across Europe: How to Hire and Payroll Abroad

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The lifestyle, affordability, natural beauty, and business-friendly environment are some of the biggest perks that have made many European countries desirable locations for multinational companies to establish their operations. However, finding and managing skilled professionals isn’t always straightforward, particularly for employers venturing into foreign markets and trying out new talent pools, how do you hire employees in such locations?


Hiring employees from another country can be a challenging task, especially if you do not have an established company in the country where you want to hire the new employee. Obtaining a temporary recruitment license in the desired European location can be intricate, and navigating the laws governing temporary, contract and permanent employment, as well as a lack of familiarity of the market, can make it challenging for businesses to integrate locally.

It is also understandable that companies may be concerned about ensuring a great candidate experience without a presence, and would rather rely on a team of local experts to handle the entire process.


Different countries across Europe have a highly skilled workforce with a wide range of candidates open to work, providing an attractive employment market opportunity in many aspects. The flexibility and cost-savings that come with hiring contractors and temps can be a real advantage, especially during economic uncertainty. It reduces the long-term financial commitment to new staff, providing more flexibility for companies as they navigate the market.

Recently, Gig opportunities have become increasingly attractive to many professionals due to the recent redundancies and uncertainty in the market. This presents a chance for companies to access a pool of highly skilled and experienced workers who are actively looking for new opportunities. Additionally, the increase in remote working has made it easier for companies to have remote workers across the world, making geographical location less of an issue.

All in all, Europe’s wide range of highly skilled workers and recent market changes in many of the countries make it an attractive option for companies looking for employees.


The process of hiring and onboarding talent in European countries without proper support could pose a challenge to employers. We’re here to make that experience seamless:

  • Our legal entities in Ireland, Spain, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the UK, Poland and Sweden ensure local compliance with registration procedures, employment contracts, payroll, HR regulations & tax law.
  • Our team is equipped to source/headhunt and manage employees across Europe, as well as hire and employ pre-identified candidates on your behalf.
  • We can support any type of contract (permanent, temporary or contract).
  • Our billing solution is simple and convenient – we pay employees in the local currency and can bill clients in their local location and currency.

Our expert team in local laws and regulations can assist you in navigating them efficiently. We can also take care of the payroll and tax compliance for the new staff, and provide other support such as access to local benefits and insurance, allowing you to focus on the recruitment and management of the new employees while leaving the compliance and legal aspects to us. This way you can ensure a positive candidate experience.

Our legal entities ensure local compliance with registration procedures, employment contracts, payroll, HR regulations and tax law across Europe, ensuring that your business adheres to local laws and regulations. We can help you source and headhunt employees, and manage them on your behalf. By hiring and employing pre-identified candidates, we can help you save time and resources in the recruitment process.

We also provide support for any type of contract, whether it’s permanent, temporary or contract, ensuring that you have the flexibility to adapt to your business needs. In addition, billing is made easy with our solution, as we pay employees in local currency and can bill clients in your location and currency, which helps streamline your financial processes.

Overall, our solution provides a comprehensive and compliant approach to hiring and managing employees across Europe, which can help you focus on running your business while we take care of the legal and compliance aspects of hiring employees, making the process easy and effective.


When it comes to hiring in Europe, our clients benefit from a hassle-free process, tailored to the local standards and cultural considerations that come into play, managed by our local experts who will take care of every step. The support of our dedicated local finance, legal, and HR teams ensures we provide a prioritised employee experience.

As an international recruitment agency, we have access to a wide talent pool of candidates across Europe, which enables us to find the right talent for your company, regardless of the location. We handle the whole process of recruitment, compliance and management of your employees, which ensures that your company is fully compliant with local laws and regulations.


We work with businesses in IT, Tech, Finance, Telecom, E-commerce, Engineering, and Life Sciences, among others. We offer full recruitment outsourcing services, executive search and headhunting services, and much more. With offices all over Europe – IrelandPolandthe UKSpainSweden, France, Belgium and the Netherlands – Allen Recruitment can help expand your company abroad.

If you’re interested in learning more about hiring employees abroad, you can enjoy our detailed guides to hiring across Europe:

Hiring In France Guide Hiring In Sweden Guide Spanish Recruitment Guide  Hiring in the UK Guide   Ireland Recruitment Guide Hiring In The Netherlands Poland Recruitment Guide


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