Globalization Partners vs. Remote

Global employment software helps you hire and pay workers all over the world. But which provider is right for you?

We’ve compared Remote with Globalization Partners on employer of record services, contractor management, pricing, and more. Viewing the two options side by side can help you decide which is best for your global team.

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  • Pricing

  • EOR Capabilities

  • Global Payroll Capabilities

  • Contractor Capabilities

  • Security

  • Integrations

Remote
Globalization Partners

Employees

$599 per employee per month

Complex pricing structure. Minimum 15% markup on each employee's monthly salary (with minimum fee).

Additional fees for employees

No additional fees

Country setup fees

Wiring fees

Per-employee setup fees

Offboarding fees

Multiple additional fees


Contractors

$29 per contractor per month: only pay for the contractors you actually work with

No contractor management capabilities

Additional fees for contractors

3% credit card processing fee

N/A

Payroll

$50 per employee per month

N/A

Additional fees for global payroll

Implementation: 1 month of payroll

Year-end closing: 1 month of payroll

Optional country-specific services apply separately

N/A

Startups

15% discount on Remote service fees for an unlimited number of hires for 12 months with the code RFS15OFF

Social Purpose Organisations (nonprofits, charities, social enterprises, benefit corporations)

15% discount on Remote service fees for an unlimited number of hires for 12 months with the code RFG15OFF

Hiring Refugee Talent

Free for any full-time refugee talent hired

Owned entities

100% fully owned entities

Country Explorer

Mix of third-party vendors and owned entities

Localised benefits package and administration

Ironclad IP and invention rights protection

Equity incentive planning support

Employee mobile app

Transparent service metrics

Number of countries supported

45+

N/A

Government / Labour authority declarations

N/A

Tax authority declarations

N/A

Reporting

Payroll support

N/A

Global payments

N/A

Exchange fees

Mid-market rate plus 1%

N/A

Locally compliant contracts

N/A

Tax document management

N/A

Localised guidance for hiring contractors in each country

N/A

Contractor payment methods

Wire transfer, Wise, Payoneer

N/A

Contractor payment card

N/A

Contractor health benefits

N/A

GDPR Compliant

SOC 2 Compliant

ISO 27001 Certified

Customizable API

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Questions to ask when comparing global employment solutions

  • Does the provider own its entities?

    A provider may claim to support more than 180 countries, but their legal structure in each country could put your company at risk. Look for a provider that owns local legal entities in the countries where you’re hiring so you can offer your workers the best benefits and experience while protecting your investments abroad.

  • What's included in the price?

    If the provider relies on local third parties to manage HR, payroll, and benefits, you can bet they are passing those costs on to you. Be sure to ask about the fee structure, minimums, and any hidden costs that may affect your hiring budget.

  • Can I manage contractors and employees together?

    If you plan to hire both contractors and employees, it’s important to have a single platform that can scale with you as you grow. Look out for minimums and extra fees if you don’t meet them.

  • Is my Intellectual Property (IP) protected?

    Your IP is your business. Some providers outsource HR and payroll administration to local third parties, which can cause you a lot of headaches by exposing your IP to risk. Be prepared to have local legal IP and invention rights experts review contracts with each third party to ensure maximum protection in each country.

Compare Globalization Partners vs. Remote in more detail

  • Features

  • Employer of record capabilities

  • Contractor management

  • Global payroll

  • Intellectual property protections

  • Data security

  • Software and platform

  • Customer support

Pricing

Remote guarantees fair and transparent pricing at just $599 per employee per month when billed annually. There are no hidden fees — one price includes all payroll, tax, benefits, compliance management, and 24/7 local customer support. Plus, contractor management is $29 per contractor per month in more than 170 countries.

Globalization Partners charges a 15% fee on top of all employee salaries with a minimum of $1500. They also charge multiple one-off fees for things like expanding to new countries, adding new employees, offboarding when an employee leaves, and even sending wire transfers. 

Remote

Own Legal Entities

Cost

From $599 /employee/month no long term commitments or extra fees

Over $100k per location, depending on country requirements and ongoing administration

Time

Onboarding in minutes

3-12 months depending on country

Administration

24/7 support from our network of local HR, legal and finance experts.

Find and manage your own HR, legal, finance experts to ensure compliance with local laws

Cost of winding down an entity if you decide to close it

There are no commitments and you can always transfer your employees.

You may have to spend thousands and keep working with gov/administrators to wind down over months.

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Employer of record capabilities

Remote has  our own legal entities in every country where we operate, enabling us to provide comprehensive localised services with unmatched support for global employees.

Remote takes care of localised payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance wherever your team works. You never have to worry about paperwork with local authorities. Remote assists with visas and immigration as well.

Globalization Partners operates its own legal entities in over 80 locations, while relying on local partners for other locations. Although they can support a high number of countries, this may create an inconsistent experience and cause delays with onboarding key hires in new locations.

Contractor management

Remote offers invoicing and payments for contractors in more than 170 countries for a low cost of $29 per contractor per month. You can manage contractors and employees together in one platform, with localised contracts, tax management, document management, and expert guidance. We will meet you where you are today and help you scale as you expand globally.

Globalization Partners offers contractor management with global payments and local contracts. They don't offer any local guidance on contractor management, meaning you may fall foul of regulations, laws, and potentially be open to misclassification penalties and fines. US-based companies are responsible for collecting the correct documents for tax compliance and generating tax reports - potentially overloading your finance team.

Global payroll

Remote's global payroll service takes the thinking out of paying your international employees. With simple, transparent pricing, a delightful self-serve platform, and expert support, you'll be running global payroll in minutes, with confidence.

Globalization Partners does not offer global payroll services, meaning you'll need to use multiple providers to manage your global workforce - resulting in inefficient processes and additional costs.

Intellectual property protections

Remote takes the protection of your intellectual property seriously. We developed Remote IP Guard to provide you with peace of mind, no matter where your team members work. Our unique IP management and transfer process guarantees the maximum protections and security. Because we do not rely on third parties, your IP belongs to you from the beginning.

Globalization Partners operates legal entities in top markets, however may rely on third parties in other regions, meaning your intellectual property rights often pass through those unknown parties and then through Globalization Partners before being transferred to you. There is also no guarantee that your IP will be protected under local or international laws.

Data security

Remote has focused on security from the beginning, which means we stay ahead of international data security standards to provide above and beyond protection.

We are GDPR and SOC 2 compliant and follow rigorous internal security measures to keep the data of your team and your company safe.

Globalization Partners has not received SOC 2 certification, and does not meet the same rigorous standards of data security as Remote. 

Software and platform

Remote’s modern, secure, cloud-based platform automates day-to-day HR tasks. As the employer of record (EOR), we are responsible for keeping your team compliant. You and your workers sign a contract with us, not with a random local third party, which enables us to guarantee best-in-class benefits, full IP protection, fast service, and fair pricing. Our network of HR and legal experts stays on top of ever-changing local regulations to ensure full compliance. Think of us as your on-the-ground HR team for your local employment needs. 

Globalization Partners operates its own software and offers 24/7 support, however as they work with third-party providers for support in some countries - and for certain functions within their covered countries - you may experience delays, confusion, and unnecessary back-and-forth, leading to a less effective customer support experience.

Customer support

Remote is local, no matter where your employees live and work. Our 24/7 support teams are spread across the globe, guaranteeing you receive the most comprehensive and informed service with every interaction.

Globalization Partners offers support from its internal teams for the popular locations where they own entities, although they rely on third-party providers for some countries and certain functions within their covered countries. You may experience delays in getting answers to critical issues while Globalization Partners engages their local partners before responding to your requests. This can create confusion and unnecessary back-and-forth communication, leading to a slower, less effective customer support experience.

* Competitive data on this page was collected as of June 24th, 2021 and is subject to change or update. Remote does not make any representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on this page.

Integrations built to simplify HR from end to end

Remote partners with the most powerful HR systems to seamlessly connect their people, payroll, and HR data. Through our Remote API and native partner integrations, we empower our partners to leverage our global infrastructure in their offerings and help more customers scale their global teams faster.

Customer Stories

Don’t just take our word for it

See how we help customers simply hire, pay and manage their team

  • “We’re a publicly listed company, so we needed the stability and reliability of a well-known brand to help us scale; with the support, the roadmap, and the ability to support multiple countries — and handle all the compliance wherever we wanted to hire. Remote immediately ticked all those boxes."
  • "Remote is a very strong partner for us. Onboarding is easy and everything is compliant, from their benefits, payroll, contract and other nuances specific to that particular country. The platform is very easy and straightforward for the new joiners, which wasn't the case with our previous provider. It’s a better experience for our global workforce."
  • “Remote has been instrumental in our growth. It would have been impossible to manage such a high volume of hires internally without their support. They provide the whole package, combined with great account management.”