If you are looking to enter the Honduran market on a short-term basis or simply need a small number of local executives, hiring via an employer of record (EOR) in Honduras could be a good option.
Because an EOR in Honduras will hire staff on your behalf, meaning that you will retain full control over their schedules and duties, while avoiding the need to go through company formation.
Your employer of record will take responsibility for managing the payroll of those employees, guaranteeing compliance with all local laws and regulations, and will also be able to assist you in recruitment and hiring processes.
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An employer of record can also be known as a professional employer organization (PEO), and one of the most common services they provide is payroll outsourcing.
Payroll outsourcing in Honduras Involves the EOR only managing the payroll of staff, eliminating a heavy administrative burden from your core operations.
Read on to understand more about what makes the Honduran market attractive for investment, as well as the advantages related to hiring through an employer of record in Honduras.
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Honduras offers investment opportunities
While the Honduran market is not the best-known investment destination in Latin America, foreign direct investment leapt 60% in the first half of 2021, and there are many reasons why entering the country or hiring staff via an employer of record in Honduras is an attractive proposition.
Honduras has enjoyed consistent and almost continuous growth over recent years, with gross domestic product (GDP) hitting $25.1 billion in 2019 (all figures in USD).
While the COVID-19 pandemic dented the Honduran economy, causing the first major decline in GDP since the early-1990s, recent analysis from the World Bank suggests that it will bounce back with 4.7% growth during 2021.
GDP growth has seen a corresponding rise in prosperity in the country, with gross national income (GNI) hitting an all time high of $2,390 per capita in 2019, before similarly declining in 2020.
A number of factors combine to make Honduras an attractive destination for investment, including strong historic growth, a competitive and young labor pool, an improving security situation, and geographical and logistical assets, being located close to the United States and being home to the largest and deepest port in Central America.
The country is also party to a number of free trade agreements (FTAs), offering preferential access to key markets around the world, including Canada, the European Union, Mexico, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Honduras is well known for its agricultural output, with bananas, coffee, and fish being key export products. It also has a sizable industrial base, with manufactured goods such as electrical equipment and garments also significant to the export economy.
How can an employer of record in Honduras help?
An employer of record in Honduras will hire staff on your behalf via its locally registered entity. While those workers will officially be employees of the EOR, they will report directly to you, and you will have total control over their duties and schedules. As such, they will effectively be your employees.
The upshot of that arrangement is that you will have local staff in only the time it takes to find them, while your exit from the market can be completed in just the time it takes for a statutory termination period to be completed.
An employer of record in Honduras will also have an established recruitment network, meaning that they will be ideally placed to lead the hiring process, and offer valuable advice about the strengths of different candidates’ profiles.
As part of payroll outsourcing in Honduras — which could be the entire service you contract them for or a part of it — the EOR will also guarantee the timely payment of salaries and oversee deductions from salaries and employer contributions, guaranteeing compliance with the law and maintaining your good standing in the market.
Your employer of record in Honduras will generally provide its services on a cost-per-employee basis, which can be significantly less costly than establishing and maintaining your own local entity.
Benefits of hiring via an EOR in Honduras
The benefits of hiring via an EOR in Honduras include:
Reduced commitment: When you hire via an employer of record in Honduras, your minimize your commitment to the market, providing you with the chance to build familiarity ahead of a deeper investment, and withdraw at short notice and limited cost.
Local connections: Your EOR in Honduras will have a wealth of local knowledge and connections that could be beneficial to your business, not only during the recruitment process, but also when it comes to identifying new partners and providers.
Cost efficiency: While working with an employer of record comes with a fee, that will often be lower than the cost involved in company formation and liquidation, and handling the likes of payroll and compliance in-house.
Time-saving: Hiring via an employer of record in Honduras means getting staff quickly. That can be weeks, or even just days, depending on the profile of the person being hired.
Service options: When you work with an EOR, you can choose from a broad range of services, which start with payroll outsourcing in Honduras, and extend to include recruitment support, as well as assistance with the onboarding and offboarding processes.
When you choose a provider that offers a broader range of back-office services, they can also support you if you subsequently decide to deepen your engagement in the market through the likes of company formation.
Biz Latin Hub can be your employer of record in Honduras
At Biz Latin Hub, our multilingual team of corporate support specialists is available to assist you entering and doing business in the Honduran market.
We offer a comprehensive portfolio of back-office services, including company formation, accounting & taxation, hiring & EOR, visa processing, and legal services.
That means that we can be your single point of contact and support you in every aspect of doing business, including but not limited to being your employer of record Honduras.
We have teams in place in 16 countries around Latin America and the Caribbean, and trusted partners that extend our coverage to almost every corner of the region.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can be your EOR in Honduras, as well as providing a range of other services.
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