Client: A Small, Ambitious Startup

Challenge: A small, innovative startup with a groundbreaking new product aimed to quickly expand its reach to international markets. However, navigating the complex web of foreign employment regulations and establishing local entities posed a significant hurdle, threatening to stall their ambitious growth plans.

Solution: Human Impact, a boutique global recruitment agency specializing in Employer of Record (EOR) services, emerged as a strategic partner. Their EOR solution allowed the startup to hire employees in new markets without setting up local subsidiaries. Human Impact became the legal employer, handling payroll, taxes, benefits, and compliance, freeing the startup to focus on its core business.

Scope of Services:

  • EOR in Target Markets: Human Impact facilitated rapid hiring in key markets, streamlining the process and ensuring compliance with local regulations.
  • Tailored HR Support: Dedicated HR specialists managed employee onboarding, contracts, visas, and ongoing support, providing a seamless experience for new hires.
  • Global Payroll & Tax Management: Human Impact handled payroll processing, tax remittances, and social security contributions in each country, eliminating administrative burdens for the startup.
  • Employee Benefits Administration: Employees received competitive benefits packages tailored to local standards, fostering a positive and engaged workforce.


  • Reduced Time-to-Market: The startup entered new markets within weeks, accelerating its international expansion timeline by several months.
  • Minimized Costs & Risks: Eliminating the need for local entities saved the company significant setup and operational costs, mitigating financial and legal risks.
  • Enhanced Focus on Core Business: Freed from administrative burdens, the startup focused on scaling its product, marketing, and sales efforts.
  • Improved Employee Experience: Streamlined onboarding and compliant benefits fostered a positive experience for international employees, promoting loyalty and engagement.

Key Takeaways:

This case study showcases the transformative role of EOR services for small, ambitious startups seeking global expansion. Human Impact’s expertise and personalized approach proved instrumental in:

  • Simplifying complex international HR processes.
  • Reducing costs and minimizing risks associated with local entities.
  • Enabling rapid market entry and accelerated growth.
  • Ensuring employee satisfaction with compliant and competitive benefits.


By partnering with Human Impact, the small startup navigated the complexities of international expansion with confidence. Their EOR solution proved invaluable in reducing administrative burdens, minimizing risks, and enabling the company to focus on its core business objectives, propelling it towards achieving its ambitious global goals. This case study highlights the increasing importance of EOR services for startups seeking to thrive in the increasingly interconnected global business landscape.