World Leaders in International HR & Payroll Outsourcing

Why choose Compandben ?

Worldwide coverage

Founded 2001, we are able to provide payroll and HR services in over 150 countries. Andorra, East Timor, Ethiopia, Gabon, Haiti, Myanmar, Nepal , for instance are all no problem.

Personal Service

At a time when so many services are only available online, we pride ourselves on our personal service and have HR experts who can help you in English, French, and Spanish.

Client Focus

Our clients can choose to deal either wholly and directly with our local provider, or use Compandben as the single point of contact for invoicing and providing services though our network.



THE COMPANDBEN SERVICES

Payroll Outsourcing

If you do employ staff directly we have a network of partners covering up to 140 countries for payroll administration and accounting: managed payrolls for multiple countries and single country payrolls- no minimum – 1 person payrolls are fine with us. We are happy to make sure everything is compliant.

A typical monthly cost for this service for up to 3 employees is €165.

We speak your language
French Italian    German     Spanish     Chinese     Japanese

Employer of Record Services

We have a network covering over 100 countries for Employer of Record services (sometimes called PEO services) -our local partners will employ staff on clients’ behalf, so they don’t have to immediately make the commitment of setting up a branch or subsidiary in that country-at least not immediately.

We employ staff on behalf of clients in Andorra, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Poland, South Africa, Sweden & UK. In these countries we charge clients 10% of the employment costs. For the other 100+ countries, we use partner companies, simply adding a small margin to the local partner charges.

We speak your language
French Italian Spanish German Chinese Japanese


OUR TEAM

John Tinsley

Compandben CEO

HR Payroll Outsourcing Consultant


John, a Cambridge University MA with 25 years international HR experience and fluent in French set up Compandben 20 years ago.

Based in Geneva and UK his company has developed into a major provider of outsourced services in over 120 countries..

Kevin Parker

Compandben International Ltd

Global Account Director


Kevin joined Compandben in 2016 after almost 10 years working in payroll outsourcing.

Kevin Manages our UK entity Compandben International Ltd which represents a significant proportion of Compandben’s total turnover.

George Ross

Compandben SA in Switzerland

Global Account Director


Prior to joining Compandben SA, George was an International Sales Director in complex Global Network, Infrastructure and Application Sales and Global Outsourcing. He has had particular success in building teams, in countries where his Employer had no entity.

Angelica de Vrij

Compandben SA & International

Invoicing and Payments


Angelica De Vrij has worked for Compandben for 5 years after completing a business degree in the Universidad Europea in Madrid. She is fluent in Spanish, French & English, is based in Belgium, and looks after the PEO pricing database as well as doing invoicing and payments for Compandben SA .


Jolene Porter

Compandben International

Global Finance Manager


Jolene joined Compandben International in 2018 as Finance Executive Assistant following a brief spell with our partners Intpay Ltd. She is responsible for cash flow and payroll, and manages Compandben entities in Ireland and Andorra, Iceland and Sweden.

Luke Chitty

Compandben SA & International

Global Operations Manager


Luke previously worked as Global Vendor Manager for a large Payroll Outsourcing companies. After a brief spell working alongside Kevin in Intpay Ltd, he joined Compandben in 2017 full time. He is responsible for client accounts both Compandben SA & Compandben International.

Kathrine Prinsloo

Compandben UK

Finance Assistant


Kathrine, joined Compandben in 2019 supporting Jolene in the finance function and takes particular responsibility for the Global Accounts Payable process as well as Expense Management. She lives in a horse racing town in the beautiful New Forest in the UK

Anab Tschumi

Compandben Geneva

Francophone Client Service


Anab Tschumi is based in Geneva and is in charge of developing our service for Francophone clients. She is fluent in French, and provides marketing, project management and account management services. Anab and worked for 5 years for the Helvetic Consulting Group before joining Compandben.

COMPANDBEN 2020 - delivering HR & Payroll Services Solutions across the globe

SEPTEMBER 2020

During the month of September , we...

  • Finally started the employment in Brazil mentioned in our August report. It is a new Belgian client.
  • We quoted for an outsourced employment opportunity in
    New Zealand for a French client.
    Jordan for a Chinese client
  • One of our providers of service in Spain has raised the % fee but bases it now just on salary and not salary costs + employer social charges which is more usual. The service comes out cheaper at modest salary levels, and more expensive at the high salary levels.
  • A contract was signed with a USA based company using this same provider for Spain. The employee starts in October.
  • A client contacted us about South Africa. Up to a few years ago a foreign company could register just as an employer with the tax and social security authorities in South Africa. (Just like a South Africa company can do in UK, France, Germany). But then the SA government changed the rules and said foreign companies employing staff had to have branch or subsidiary or some other form of legal entity there. I remember it was a real nuisance. Clients had to quickly decide whether to form legal entities, have their staff employed by local Employer of Record companies or just pull out of South Africa.
  • A project for SPAIN for the outsourcing of a 350-person payroll has been put on hold because of the Corona virus. We will re contact the potential client in February 2021.
  • We had an opportunity for an Employer of Record service in Finland, but we have given it to another company because of its complexity and the fact that we have not yet set up our branch in Finland.
  • One of our largest clients has just transferred 10 Israeli employees to our Employer of Record service starting in November.
  • Employer of record quotations have been submitted for a client with almost 200 employees in 15 countries.
AUGUST 2020

During the month of August, we...

  • Started a new payroll admin service in Denmark for an existing client. We presently service this firm in Egypt Poland and Sweden .
  • We finally signed off the accounts for 2019 for Compandben Andorra.
  • We set up an extra potential provider of services in Jordan -although we are very happy with the present one!
  • An employment contract we provided for Germany was rejected as having some mistakes. We quickly arranged a new contract with a different provider of services. The employee started in August.
  • New employees started for clients in Jordan, France and Switzerland .
  • Quotes for Germany, Estonia await decisions
  • We received the ban news that an employee in Denmark was to be terminated during the probationary period.
  • A Belgian client gave us the go ahead for a new employee in Brazil. The employee should start in September.
  • We responded to an RFP from a Washington based NGO for 10 or so countries -a payroll service for 3 countries and an employer of record service for 7 countries.
  • We provided cost data to our partner in Mexico for a multi country payroll opportunity.
  • We made a proposal for 3 countries to our existing provider of service in Slovenia . It is very satisfying when one of our “suppliers” also becomes a client.
  • The firm in Norway that provides payroll administration services has said they are exiting the business when their employee retires at the end of 2020. We have been conducting a Beauty Contest to decide who we will choose as the new provider.
  • 1 employee contract expired in Keyna
JULY 2020

Compandben HR solutions in 2020

Payroll & PEO Services

  • We added new providers of HR & Payroll Service in China to our network.
  • One of our most successful countries for HR & Payroll Services is Belgium and we made an offer to a Belgian company for an employee in Brazil.
  • We added new providers of HR & Payroll Services in Japan to our network.
  • Finally signed off the accounts for Compandben in Poland. It made a small loss.
    Accounts in Poland have to be signed using an Electronic Signature which we found difficult.

Employment Outsourcing Services

  • We finally started a new employee in the UK on behalf of a Dutch beverage company.
  • We added new provide a HR & Payroll Service in Estonia for a USA firm .We started procedures for setting up a company there but then negotiated a reasonable offer from an existing company so decided to go with that firm as a provider.
  • We contacted our network partners for data on “On Call” arrangements for an American client. And another client asked us about vacation rules in France - they had an employee that wanted to take 3 consecutive weeks off which was not too convenient.
  • We employed 11 Interns for a US Finance organisation over the summer months on high salaries and benefits. 3 in Croatia, 4 in Romania, 2 in France and one each in Italy and Serbia.
  • In addition, we employed full time workers: 2 in France, 1 in Switzerland, one in Serbia, and one in Croatia.

    But unfortunately 2 fixed term employee contracts expired one in Italy and one in France
  • Covid19 continues to take a great economic toll on one of our largest clients in the travel sector.
JUNE 2020

Compandben HR solutions in June 2020

Payroll & PEO Services

Employment Outsourcing Services

  • Finally started an employment service for a Dutch firm -staff in France and Denmark . UK employee is to follow in July, employed by Compandben International Ltd our UK entity.
  • We started a training course for our Francophone specialist in Geneva using a local French training resource.
  • We have tried to find new employment for an internal sales lady we will have to make redundant later this year.
  • We did a lot of work concerning the ‘Stans …Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan. The project has not developed with the client but it is useful for our database of partners and prices .
  • We started new workers in Switzerland, Hungary, Pakistan, Serbia, Romania and Lithuania
  • 2 employees contracts expired, one in France and one in Latvia
  • We hired the second employee in Germany for an aerospace company.
APRIL 2020

Compandben HR solutions in April 2020

Payroll & PEO Services

  • Onboarded a further 19 employees in Portugal for a USA client into a PEO solution

Employment Outsourcing Services

MARCH 2020

Compandben HR solutions in March 2020

Payroll & PEO Services

  • Made a proposal to an existing client to consolidate the payroll and PEO solutions in place across 10 countries in EMEA and APAC regions, allowing them to have one service contract for all countries and make one single payment in one currency per month for all salary and disbursements.

Global HR Outsourcing services

  • Signed an agreement with a USA university for a HR service in Australia and implemented the service straight away.
  • Provided pro bono intelligence and advice to clients on compliant options in 30 different countries for reducing overheads/staffing costs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Assisted two clients with set up of a PRSA pension solution in Ireland .

Employment Outsourcing Services

  • Signed a general agreement with a Swiss software firm for an outsourced employment service in Singapore. The firm is still recruiting for the staff and with the economic present slowdown we don’t expect any action till Autumn.
  • Signed an agreement with a Netherlands firm for an outsourced employment service in Denmark , France , and UK. BUT the client has just put everything on hold till the Corona virus eases!
  • Set up an outsourced employment service for 3 employees in Francefor a USA PEO client but for 3 different USA customers for immediate implementation.
  • Quoted for employee outsourcing for a USA client of 13 employees Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Philippines, Vietnam Singapore and Bangladesh for later this year
  • Quoted for a USA client for employee outsourcing for Netherlands, and Poland.
FEBRUARY 2020

Compandben HR solutions in February 2020

Payroll services

  • Set up a payroll in Portugal for an international sporting association – 1 employee.
  • Made a proposal to a multinational software developer for outsourced payroll, and foreign entity registration in Germany for a USA based aviation firm. 1 Employee started March, another should start in April.
  • Set up an outsourced employment service for 1 employee in Lithuania for a UK based recruitment company.
  • Quoted a “blockchain” firm for employment outsourcing in Phillipines and Vietnam
  • Quoted for an outsourced employment service for a USA based client for Belarus and North Macedonia
  • Sourced a healthcare plan for a client for 20 employees in Portugal
  • Set up an outsourced employment service for in Belgium for a USA-based NGO.
  • We started to get the first effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, with two clients putting off new hires. Up to now we have not seen any job losses.

  • Provided pro bono intelligence and advice ... to clients on compliant options in 30 different countries for reducing overheads/staffing costs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Assisted two clients with set up of PRSA pension solution in Ireland.
  • Signed a general agreement with a Swiss software firm ... for an outsourced employment service in Singapore. The firm is still recruiting for the staff and with the economic present slowdown we don’t expect any action till Autumn.
  • Signed an agreement with a USA university ... for a service in Australia and implemented the service straight away.
Italian    German     Spanish     Chinese     Japanese
  • Signed an agreement with a Netherlands firm ... for an outsourced employment service in Denmark, France, and UK. BUT the client has just put everything on hold till the Corona virus eases!
  • Set up an outsourced employment service ... for 3 employees in France for a USA PEO client but for 3 different USA customers for immediate implementation.
  • Quoted for employee outsourcing for a USA client ... of 13 employees Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Philippines, Vietnam Singapore and Bangladesh for later this year.
  • Quoted for a USA client for employee outsourcing ... for Netherlands, and Poland.
Italian    German     Spanish     Chinese     Japanese

References for Compandben 2020

See below, or visit our references page to get an idea of the sort of companies we are working for, and who are happy to recommend us
  • International Employment Services Reference

    The Hotelbeds Group (HBG) based in Spain continues to grow rapidly since the breakaway from the TUI Travel company. The company has recently (Autumn 2017) acquired Tourico and GTA. These companies have now become part of HBG and so Compandben will now be serving these companies as well as the original Hotel Beds Group. HBG is growing and Compandben is a key player in the company’s HR Operating model. HBG provides a wide range of travel services and is regarded not only as a leading player in the market but also as at the cutting edge of the online travel industry. A global company, HBG has smaller operations in many locations and formed a partnership with Compandben and its network for Employer of Record services in many countries including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland , Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and  Ukraine. Compandben  provides support services from one to many employees per country.

    Compandben is also our key partner in UK for payroll processing for several hundred staff, handling relations with HRMC, (the UK government tax and social security authority) paying the employees and the various authorities, and providing HR support.

    The relationship started in 2015 and currently with 15 countries operational in Europe with Compandben, we have just started implementation of services in the Asia Pacific region and Africa.

  • Robin L. Bruce, Accounting Manager

    All is going very well. So far, EVERYONE you have referred me to has been wonderful—knowledgeable, easy to deal with, just great!

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  • ontex marketing
    Ontex provide medical supplies and Compandben EMPLOYS staff on behalf of the client in Croatia, Kenya, Latvia, Slovakia and South Africa.
  • udacity education services
    Udacity provides online education services. Compandben EMPLOYS staff on behalf of the client in Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, UK and Saudi Arabia.  
    Tammy Festejo, HR Associate
    Udacity, USA - California
  • sgs-logo
    Compandben provides a payroll service to Richard’s firm in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Spain and Sweden. We provided a consultant to explain German employment regulations to SGS non German employees in Munich , and have just started an Employment Service (PEO) for the USA arm if SGS in Turkey, South Africa, Egypt and Kenya.
    Richard Jones, Financial Director
    SGS Packaging Europe Ltd., UK
  • sage publishing
    Carol is the HR Director of Sage Publishing (nothing to do with Sage Software, which is also one of our clients). Sage Publishing has payrolls running in Egypt and Netherlands since 2008, and extended the use of our services to Poland in 2010.
  • Solar Turbines
    Fanny is the Payroll Manager of Solar Turbines based in Belgium. Over the years 2009/14 we have set up payrolls in Angola, Azerbaijan, Denmark Gabon, Italy and Kazakhstan. In 2012 the service was extended to Germany, Netherlands Portugal and Dubai and in 2013 to Egypt.
  • Target Contingent Workforce
    Stephanie is a partner in Target CW, a California, USA based company that co employs staff. Her firm use Compandben services for similar “Employment Services” where they do not have an office themselves. Target CW presently uses Compandben services in Iceland and Italy and has in the past used us for Croatia, Germany, and Puerto Rico.
    Stephanie Norling  HR Manager   
    Target CW, USA -California
  • john hopkins university
    Johns Hopkins University has used Compandben for the employment of high level staff in Brazil, Egypt, Guinea, Guyana,  Italy, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Norway, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, and Tanzania, There are usually one or two employees per country except in Pakistan where there are about 40. The relationship started in 2014 and is flourishing (March 2017) and we are working to extend the service to several other countries.
    Joe Agostino, Financial Manager
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
  • cloudbees software development
      Cloudbees is a company for which Compandben provides both routine payroll services in Ireland New Zealand and UK for tjie USA company: and in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary,Italy ,Netherlands and Sweden for the Swiss company. We have worked with Cloudbees and its predecessor company since 2003.
  • zero choas global hr services
    Zero Chaos is an international company committed to optimizing its Customers’ contract labor workforce (primarily Fortune 1000 customers). In countries where Zero Chaos does not have a direct presence or ability to employ contingent resources, Compandben is a reliable partner facilitating contracts with local “in-country” employer of record providers for compliant payroll purposes. Compandben assists Zero Chaos in multiple countries around the world.
  • Kirsty Piiskoppel

    I highly recommend Mr Tinsley´s HR outsource company Compandben. I have done some worldwide business with Mr Tinsley´s firm in past and their service as well as knowledge and experience is top class.

    Kirsty Piiskoppel
    Finnish tax administration
  • johnston sweepers

    We have today made the first payment to our Spanish Regional Sales Manager, via Auxadi Contables & Consultores S.A. We have received excellent service and advice from Mr Figueras and his colleagues in all aspects of setting up the contract and payroll arrangements. I would like to thank you for introducing Auxadi to our company, and for your own advice in this respect.

    Nigel Brunning, Financial Controller,
    Johnston Sweepers Limited, UK
  • uptodate

    I will most definitely be a reference for Rasmusson. (SWEDEN) It's been a pleasure working with Irene. She is very thorough and explained what I didn't know and kept me informed every step along the way in the registration process. She responds to my inquiries very quickly and processes the payroll on time each month without me having to send a reminder.

    Lisa McGrath, HR Manager
    Up to Date Corp
  • centrix
     

    John,

    Thank you for all of your assistance and tireless patience.

    We started paying our Swedish employee in January. All is going very well. Irene is a pleasure to do business with–extremely knowledgeable and personable.

    Netherlands is going well–NVA is doing a wonderful job. The relationship between Centrix and NVA has been very educational on my part and hopefully is running as smooth for them as it is for me.

    So far, EVERYONE you have referred me to has been wonderful—knowledgeable, easy to deal with, just great!