Employer of Record (EOR)

Looking to hire cross-border talent? We’re here to help! Learn about our payroll and international employer of record (EOR) services for businesses hiring employees from within Europe and beyond.

EOR services for permit holders

If you’re looking to hire talent from outside the EU, there are specific additional requirements to be considered. Firstly, candidates without EU citizenship need a work or residence permit to legally enter employment in the Netherlands.

As an employer, you play an important role in attaining this. The IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service) requires companies hiring international talent to stand as their official sponsor. You will also need to meet a series of specific criteria and obligations to become a recognised sponsor by the IND.

Helping businesses hire international talent

Sponsorship, paired with setting up your candidate’s payroll, taxes, pension plan and other commitments, is a lot. We get it. All of a sudden, hiring from overseas seems like a juggling act that feels overwhelming and time-consuming. But we’re here to say, it doesn’t need to be.

Our EOR solutions (also known as payroll services) provide an easy access route for companies looking to tap into the Dutch labour market. Put simply, once you’ve located your ideal employees, we step in to make it happen. Talent will be hired by us, Employor, but will be seconded to your company as a member of staff. This way, you’ll reach the international professionals you need to support your operations while we handle the administrative side of the hiring process. And, if you decide during this time that you want to hire the employee yourself, you can.  

Work and residence permits

When it comes to arranging the correct permits for non-EU candidates, we’ve been around the block – again and again. So you’re in good hands. Employor is an official sponsor recognised by the IND. As such, we have extensive experience in connecting global companies to international talent in the Netherlands. This is also crucial as companies without an entity in the Netherlands are not able to become a sponsor. So here, we step in to ensure that your future employees (and their families) are supported with the correct work and residency permits.

We can also assist with permits specifically for those filling particularly skilled roles. This includes the highly skilled migrant permit and the European blue card. Although, it is worth noting that certain salary brackets must be met when hiring these candidates.

Salary, benefits and other employee requirements

Of course, there’s a lot of background work that goes into successfully hiring international candidates. The Netherlands has strict employment rules and legal conditions that need to be met in order to protect both employers and employees. As your partner, Employor will do all the essential administrative legwork, so you can focus on building your teams and offerings.

Alongside immigration permits, we also provide a variety of tax, accounting and financial support for internationally active companies. For example, we’ll arrange employment contracts, tax requirements and deductions, social security terms and pension accounts. This includes arranging the 30% tax ruling for highly skilled migrants. Additionally, as your talent’s official employer, we’ll also add them to our payroll and organise their payslips.

EOR services for non-permit holders

Looking to strengthen your team with talent directly from the EU? Then you’ve come to the right place! Our EOR services help internationally operational companies to connect with scores of EU-national candidates in the Netherlands.

Unlike international professionals, those with Dutch, EU/EER or Swiss nationality do not require permits to work and live in the Netherlands. To enter employment and stay in the country for a period exceeding four months, candidates need only to apply for a citizen service number (burgerservicenummer - BSN), attain a Dutch bank account and apply for a valid health insurance policy. These conditions also apply to family members from the same regions.

However, besides immigration matters, there remain many other legal, financial and fiscal matters that go into hiring talent.

Helping businesses hire EU talent

From HR matters, to payroll, pensions and tax requirements, to name just a few, there’s a lot to manage when hiring overseas talent. And we understand this can be tricky if you’ve not done it before. It can also seem costly and time-consuming when your business has other priorities. But don’t worry, this is where our EOR solutions can be put to work.

Once you’ve found your ideal candidates, we’ll step in to take care of the administration involved with hiring and maintaining staff. We do this through a process called ‘payrolling’. Acting as the employer of record, we’ll hire your talent as official employees of Employor, seconding them to your company. They will be on our payroll and we’ll provide both you and them with everything they need: including HR services, tax requirements (including the 30% ruling for highly skilled migrants), salary payments and payroll administration.

We understand that navigating these can be challenging. Our years of knowledge and experience with hiring overseas talent means that you can rest easy knowing you’ve got seasoned experts on your side.

Looking to relocate to the Netherlands for business or work?

Find out everything you need to know before you embark on your new journey in the Netherlands. And if you still have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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Herengracht 500
1017 CB Amsterdam
The Netherlands

hello@employor.com+31 20 624 3850