Links International provides the best in-country payroll outsourcing service in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, Indonesia,
Focus human capital on things that matter. Deliver on high-value strategies. Start relying on a trusted Hong Kong payroll outsourcing provider who can help you save time and cost.
Outsourcing your payroll to a trusted payroll services provider can save you up to 60% in costs by removing investment and maintenance fees tied to HR software/ hardware and in-house payroll processing.
Take routine processes like payroll off your plate. Our accurate HR support and payroll execution in Hong Kong let’s you free up human capital to focus back on your business.
Our line of services, including payroll, PEO, visa application and more, is highly flexible, with multi-country coverage ensuring customer satisfaction. Have plans to expand your business in Asia? As an award-winning payroll outsourcing provider, our payroll services can adjust to your needs, be it in Hong Kong or other areas across APAC
We make sure your Hong Kong payroll is compliant with your employment policies. Clients can choose to integrate with third-party HR software and payroll systems, e.g. SAP, Workday, Oracle, time attendance services.
Rely on our payroll team to calculate and process your employees’ income. This includes:
Links Payroll calculates MPF contributions in Hong Kong for both employer and employee:
In the past, it was impossible to group payroll processing across multiple locations in Asia under one solution. Multi-country organisations commonly relied on different HR systems to process country-specific payroll regulations or had to rely on payroll outsourcing services with limited in-country support. Links is here to change that with our one-stop payroll outsourcing solution, making multi-country payroll an ease.
Links One approaches Asia payroll differently from other competitors in the sector. It consolidates payroll, benefits, and reporting needs into one place, making managing payroll in Asia easy and effective.
Links One is a cloud-based payroll solution that harnesses the power of multi-country payroll management. Links One centralises your payroll data from different locations into a single dashboard making it easy for reporting. It is backed up by Links Integration Hub, consolidating data from different locations and formatting data into a standardised form so clients can easily report, compare, and evaluate. So whether you’re in Hong Kong, Singapore or anywhere else, with Links One, you’ll be able to access key payroll information.
Links International was ranked as a ‘Major Contender’ for Everest Group’s Multi-Country Payroll (MCP) Solutions PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2021 in Links’ first year of participation in the research.
Highlights from the Assessment:
Links has a client retention rate of 97% and is recognised as a Best Payroll Outsourcing Partner, winning the Hong Kong and Singapore HR Vendors of the Year Awards since 2015.
Our goal to be the choice HR provider in Asia goes beyond awards and recognitions. Delivering over 20 years of quality HR & Payroll services, Links is one of the only APAC regional HR Outsourcing specialists to provide 100% in-country managed payroll. With services across 19 locations across APAC including Hong Kong, our client promise is that a dedicated local payroll expert is always within a call’s reach.
Looking for a payroll provider in your sector who knows the ropes? Links Hong Kong Payroll Services helps you save time and cuts costs. Get in touch today for a free quote.
We know information security is critical to your business. Our clients enjoy an extra level of reassurance with our ISO 27001 information security standard certified HR Outsourcing services in Hong Kong. For added security, our HR systems are also penetration tested under an SSAE16 compliant hosting structure.
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Payroll outsourcing services is the outsourcing of your company’s core payroll operational functions such as payroll calculation, salary disbursements, leave, claims and time and attendance to a third-party payroll service provider.
Companies typically use this to free up their in-house resources and HR team from labour-intensive and mundane work to focus on more strategic and important aspects of HR activities such as talent sourcing or employee engagement.
This service is sometimes mistaken for PEO. The key difference is that payroll services do not cover local employer of record services. This means employees are housed under your company’s entity with the purpose of professional payroll services being to ensure your workforce’s salary and financial HR matters are executed accurately in a seamless and efficient manner.
Payroll outsourcing works by having a payroll service provider handle the administrative and compliance functions of paying employees. This is especially useful for companies growing their workforce at a rapid rate or are struggling to keep up with local regulatory compliance, MPF contributions and more.
Once payroll is set up properly with a professional payroll service, payroll management (even for multi-country) is fairly straightforward. Professional payroll services ensure your employees are paid accurately, on-time and give companies the peace of mind that their business is fully compliant with local regulations around MPF contributions with dedicated help desk support.
Besides cost, key things to note when deciding to outsource your payroll are:
At Links, we offer flexible Asia payroll services covering 19 locations across the Asia Pacific. Using a 100% in-country service delivery model, companies can safely rely on us to deliver their payroll.
You should weigh out the pros & cons before handing over the responsibility for paychecks to an outside payroll service. Outsourcing payroll has many advantages, but it may not be right for everyone.
The key to reaping the benefits of payroll outsourcing your payroll is to rely on a trusted service provider. Start driving HR value with payroll services so you can deliver on business strategies like hiring, developing, and retaining your company’s top talent.
Links managed payroll services include 100% in-country service delivery of the following:
Our team of 200+ Asia HR Experts provide in-country support for 19 locations across Asia, delivering expert HR advice on local markets, including best industry practices and practical solutions to Asia’s leading businesses.
MNCs can also take advantage of Links One, our integrative cloud-based payroll solution built for all HR and payroll needs in Asia.
The monthly cost starts at $90HKD per employee (subject to minimum charges). This cost will of course vary depending on a number of factors, including the number of headcounts, where they’re situated and the level of service you require. Additional payroll services costs may include one-time implementation fees for the payroll system setup, parallel run data migration, and integration costs with other HR systems (HRMS/ HRIS).
While most clients are careful to go through service terms for their payroll, some overlook the data migration and integration process, which is key to having a smooth-running payroll. By engaging with a reputable and professional payroll management service provider, you can ensure a higher level of service guarantee, giving you a seamless integration, securing your data and protecting your HR future.
How secure your outsourced payroll is is directly related to the payroll service provider you pick. Your payroll can be very secure as long as you partner with a reputable company. Certifications are a good indicator of their service hygiene and guarantee. A reputable payroll vendor will have ISO 27001, and SOC2 certificates.
Data privacy lays the foundation of our solution and data security is at the core of our product development. As such, Links payroll solution is hosted on Microsoft Azure, leveraging Microsoft’s best-in-class security standards and certifications (e.g. SOC 1, SOC 2 etc.). Our payroll system also has encryption at rest and in transit, VPN and SFTP secure transfer of information, ISO 27001 certification, Data Loss Prevention, Regular penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, GDPR and local privacy law compliance, IP whitelisting, CI/CD, continuous automated testing and use of Single Sign-On and Multi-Factor Authentication. Feel free to contact one of our reps for more information.
Key things to consider when choosing the right payroll outsourcing and HR service provider:
A competent and experienced payroll outsourcing provider should be able to answer any questions for the above with ease and provide actual case studies of successful implementations.
A good RFP can greatly shorten the process. Make sure to consider your business needs and priorities as they will determine what your best payroll service looks like. For example, for many of our clients, an invaluable advantage we give them is the 100% in-country support within the Asia Pacific as it beats dealing with language complications and time zone differences. Contact us to learn more about our payroll services.
The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF or 強積金), is a compulsory pension saving scheme in Hong Kong. MPF was established for companies to provide mandatory pensions to employees, including self-employed persons.
Employers are required to enrol both their full-time and part-time employees (except for exempted persons) aged 18 to 64 who have been employed for a continuous period of 60 days or more in an MPF scheme within the first 60 days (calendar days including holidays) of their employment.
MPF contribution calculation in Hong Kong is determined by the employee’s relevant income.
|Monthly Relevant Income||Employer’s Mandatory Contribution||Employee’s Mandatory Contribution|
|Less than $7,100||Relevant income x 5%||No contribution is required|
|$7,100 to $30,000||Relevant income x 5%||Relevant income x 5%|
|More than $30,000||$1,500||$1,500|
*Note – Relevant income includes all monetary payments including wages, salary, leave pay, fees, commissions, bonuses, gratuities, allowances, but excluding severance payments and/ or long service fees.
Have more questions about how to calculate your company’s MPF? Get in touch with one of our representatives to learn more.
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