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Global HR Services and Consulting

We Cover All Things HR to Make Your International Expansion Successful

Looking to hire international employees? With in-country experts across 135 countries, IRIS Global Workforce Management provides expert global HR management and consulting to businesses of all sizes, helping you make the very most of the global market.

Trusted global HR management & consulting services.

We help businesses of all sizes achieve their international expansion goals.

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    Eliminate risk and make it simple. Do global HR your way

    Expanding your business overseas poses many risks if not managed correctly. From country-compliant employment contracts, to language barriers and compliance with regional laws and expectations, ensuring full compliance in global HR is vital.

    If you don’t undertake compliant HR when expanding globally, you’re at serious risk of expensive fines, tax penalties, business devaluation, reputation damage, and more.

    That’s where our global HR offering comes in. Whether it’s our pay-as-you go HR consultancy service or fixed HR service, discover how we can help your business.

    • HR employment law and compliance

      Ensuring full compliance is a top priority for businesses expanding overseas, yet knowing where to start can be daunting. That’s where we step in. Explore how our services assist you in maintaining full compliance across 135 countries.

    • Onboarding, ongoing and off-boarding

      Managing your employees overseas doesn’t end after the onboarding process. IRIS handles everything from employment contracts to redundancy, managing both onboarding and offboarding seamlessly, and everything in between.


      • Employment rights and obligations
      • Compliance check
      • HR policies
      • Offer letters
      • Employment contracts
      • New hire induction


      • Probation management
      • HR casework
      • Employee engagement training and development
      • Performance & absence management


      • Resignation and redundancy
      • Performance and disciplinary dismissal
      • RIF (Reduction in Force)
      • Staff transfers to subsidiaries
    • Compensation and employee benefits

      Hitting the basic requirements of international expansion is just the start. Recognizing high performance is crucial for retaining talent and, ultimately, achieving business success. Discover how we can help you manage this with compensation and employee benefits.


      • Expat & domestic employee compensation and employee benefits strategy
      • Execution design options


      • Pay equity
      • Total reward systems
      • Employee benefits and rewards benchmarking
      • Pension funds
      • Healthcare packages
      • Management of the application and implementation of these programs


      • Ongoing management
      • Renewals
      • Product suitability
      • Onboarding and off-boarding
    • Global mobility and immigration

      From expatriate management to relocation assistance, IRIS will assist you in navigating the challenges posed by global mobility and immigration.

      Expatriate management

      • Practical & personal support: before, during and after repatriation
      • Home and host country taxation
      • Strategic and legal risk management
      • Finance and cost

      Immigration services

      • Immigration costs
      • Documentation and applications
      • Passports
      • Visas and work permits
      • Family considerations, including schooling and pets
      • Medical care and insurance

      Relocation support

      • COLA Analysis
      • Relocation policy creation and benchmarking
      • Property and housing services
      • Language and cross-cultural training
    • Strategic M&A consulting

      Manage mergers and acquisitions across the globe without a hitch. With expert advice from our in-country teams here at IRIS, we can help manage your global move.


      • International expansion strategies
      • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As)
      • Carve-outs
      • Divestitures
      • Spin-offs
      • IPOs


      • Terms & Conditions due diligence
      • Terms & Conditions migration
      • Compensation & Benefits
      • Compliance audits

      Other considerations

      • Culture matching
      • Change management
      • Mental health and wellbeing
      • Staff retention
    Illustration Payroll
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    Multi-country HR advice at your fingertips. Download our brochure to discover more about the international HR support services we offer.

    The fully flexible option

    If you have a particular HR project you’re looking to complete, we can match the relevant professional and associated fees, giving you an estimate of the time and costs of the project before you proceed.

    What you need, when you need it

    Want to pre-purchase a block of consulting time to be called upon as and when you need? We have you covered with a discount on our blended hourly rate and allow you to roll over any unused time.

    HR and benefit compliance in a simple monthly package

    Our HR Assurance consultancy package gives you unlimited access to dedicated multi-country HR support when you need it.

    A trusted market leader in global HR consultancy services. 

    Discover why businesses choose IRIS to support their global expansion.


    Happy customers from all industry sectors all across the globe


    Countries where we can deliver ‘in-country’ payroll & HR services


    Or 90% of the global workforce covered by our payroll & HR solutions ​


    in global payment disbursements paid per annum by IRIS ​


    Over four decades of helping customers grow with our payroll & HR solutions​

    Industry-recognised Awards & Accreditations

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    Best Workplace award - Great Place to Work UK 2022
    Best Workplace in Tech award - Great Place to Work UK 2022
    Best Workplace for Women award - Great Place to Work UK 2022
    Best Workplace for Wellbeing award - Great Place to Work UK 2022
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    UK tech awards 2022
    Great Place to Work certified
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    Why choose IRIS Global Workforce Management as your global HR provider?

    We offer a complete global HR management service. This means that you have access to multi-country HR support whenever you need it.

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    Simplified, Accelerated People Performance

    Seamlessly, compliantly onboarding your organization and people to rapidly unlock your talent investment by reducing their time to value.

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    Trusted Excellence in Global HR & Benefits

    We take the complexity away from local HR & benefits, ensuring your growing global workforce receive the guidance they need.

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    Global Expertise, ​ Local Knowledge

    Our qualified & experienced global HR specialists work in partnership with ​you to maximize your global workforce’s full potential.

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    Solutions That Flex ​With Your Growth

    Flexible people-led pay & HR solutions supporting you across the employee & ​ global expansion lifecycle​.

    Local knowledge, one single point of contact

    Our global expertise spans 135 countries worldwide.

    Our in-country, local experts are made up of HR, payroll, legal and immigration specialists who will work tirelessly to ensure that your business remains compliant at all times. Meanwhile, you have one singular point of contact to provide you with the advice and support you need, when you need it.

    More than global HR support.

    At IRIS, we provide a complete global solution. We’ll have you make the most out of your international expansion and accelerate your success in no time.

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    Payroll Onboarding
    Payroll Processing & Calculation
    Request & Receipt of Funds
    Employee & Local Authority Payments
    End of Year Statutory Reporting
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    Benefits Sourcing
    Benefits Management
    Pension Management
    Supplementary Benefits & Benchmarking
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    Compliant Contracts & Policies
    Employee Onboarding & Compliance
    Employee Offboarding
    HR Advice & Support
    HR Software
    HR Administration

    It’s important for us to work with a team that really understands French payroll, tax and government legislation, and FMP does. They take our needs as a client seriously and fulfil them.

    Yvonne Davit, Payroll Administrator at Hootsuite

    I cannot say enough positives about our experience with FMP. Everyone prioritises providing the highest level of customer service… We could not have chosen a better business partner for our needs

    Pat Pucci, Human Resources Director, Maritz Global Events

    “We soon noticed the benefits of having the different payrolls under one bureau; we could use the same format to submit changes to all of them… We have experts on-hand to deal with any queries that come up, and they run our payrolls efficiently and correctly every month.” 

    Sarah Clarke, Payroll Manager at Westcoast Limited

    “We have one Account Manager to deal with, rather than having a different one for each location. The Account Manager is always very helpful & all communication is in English.”

    Leonie Lennon Senior Payroll & Benefits Administrator

    “We love that IRIS is fully managed, it requires minimal work from us, everything is so effortless and seamless! It’s saved us so much time not having to learn and look into how to manage international payroll, everything is handled for us.”

    Naomi Van EA and Office Manager Up Learn

    “FMP is very easy to do business with and responds to emails on a timely bases. Very willing to answer any questions and concerns we have concerning payroll and reports”

    Kim Adrian Sr. Payroll Specialist RF-SMART
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    Speak to our global HR experts today.

    For more information on our global HR services, speak to us today and discover how we can enhance your global expansion.