PEO / Employment Solutions in China | Outsource All Employer Liabilities2019-01-31T10:03:44+00:00

The simple way to expand and explore the Chinese market

Does your company need local assistance in Greater China (mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau)? Would having a contract staff member on the ground help with business projects, supplier contacts, after-sales support or general administration? An Employer of Record (EOR) in China can provide staffing services to assist with this, hiring staff on behalf of any foreign company with or without a local entity.

FDI China’s Employer of Record solution will handle all the necessary procedures to hire and manage staff. We provide full employment and staffing services, effectively outsourcing your Chinese HR function and leaving you free to concentrate on your main business.

  • Payroll & Allowances

  • Full Tax Compliance

  • Visa for Employees & Companions

  • Business Expenses Management

Why use an employer of record?

There are several situations where we see foreign companies looking to use an employer of record in China. These include:

  • Companies needing local staff to handle on the ground operations, client meetings or supplier management. But the workload or company strategy does not lend itself to the setup of a representative office or a WFOE.
  • Those new to the China market who wish to hire local staff to carry out early market research or exploration.
  • Companies with an overseas based contractor that they want to base in China
  • Companies which intend to open a China presence (rep office or WFOE often) but want to hire staff in the interim period whilst this is setup.

An easy route to the Chinese market

Of course, there is no need to have, or to open, a company presence in China in order to hire staff. Companies are legally allowed to use an authorised employer of record, such as FDI China, to handle staffing. We have many years’ experience assisting companies of all sizes recruit and hire local and foreign staff.

Hiring is easy, fast and flexible:

  • We can hire both local and expatriate staff members.
  • There is no limit on how many staff we can hire on your behalf.
  • Staff can work from any location in China, or even be home-based. We can assist with providing a working office location if required.
  • FDI China ensures that all employment is fully in line with current Chinese requirements and law.
  • We maintain legal responsibility for staff.
  • For domestic staff the hiring process can be as fast as a few days. Foreign staff will take longer as visa applications are necessary.

Full employer of record services

Our employer of record service is just a one-step hiring service. We take care of all required administration, paperwork, and payments etc. which are needed. We can manage the employment, organise necessary visas, and deal with payroll, tax and social security payments on your behalf. We will even deal with employee expenses and other costs.

All payment and payroll details will be recorded and shared securely with you. A stress free hiring and HR process!

And at the end of the contract, we will assist with the issue of a new contract or with termination. Of course if things don’t work out you need to end the contract early, we can deal with that too.

Whether you know you need to on-board staff straight away, or you are just considering your first steps to get on the ground on China, we would be happy to talk to you. Get in touch and arrange a discussion about our employer of record services.

Our Solutions Adapt to Your Business Needs

Employment Solution

Number of Employees

1 to 10

Permitted Activities

Sales, Marketing & Others

Post-establishment Requirements

HR, fiscal & legal managed by FDI China

Set-up Time

1 month

Market Entry Cost


WFOE Formation

Number of Employees

10 to +150

Permitted Activities

Highest allowed to foreign enterprises

Post-establishment Requirements

HR, fiscal & legal managed internally

Set-up Time

6 to 10 months

Market Entry Cost

Medium – High (depending on industry)

Want to know more about our services?

Call us at (+86) 21 5211 0026 or fill in the form below

Request a Proposal

Redefining Market Expansion


You Select

A setup location and draft a contract (salary, bonus and other benefits) for your employees.


We Prepare

A local contract adjusted to your offer and in compliance with China’s labor law.


You Focus

On your business & strategy.


We Manage

Your employees’ HR, legal & administrative tasks on a monthly basis.

Any Questions?

No, having a local entity is not necessary for utilizing our employment solutions as FDI China already acts as the ‘Employer of Record Company’, in compliance with the local labor local laws.

Yes. The offered services extend to the employment of both.

Not necessarily. Staff members can work remotely based as long as the employer has the complete details of their residential addresses. However, FDI China offers hot-desk rentals upon request.

No, your staff member can be employed and located anywhere in China. Their employment status will be recorded by the local bureau according to their locality.

Local workers can be employed in one day, depending on their professional situationo. For foreign staff, the duration depends on the immigration procedure (visa application).

Employer of record services deals with both the hiring and termination procedures of employees while informing the clients about the expenses incurred in carrying out the processes.

The standard procedure calls for a 1-month notice period prior to the termination, while financial compensation includes one month’s salary per year of employment.

Employer of record services completely manages the calculation, declaration and submission of personnel taxes to the local government authorities on your and your staff’s behalf.

The employer of record is liable for your staff during their term of employment.

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