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Interview with Pierre Pradier, Co-Founder & Head of Corporate Strategy, New Horizons Global Partners

New Horizons is a leader in the corporate services and HR market, offering services like Staffing / PEO, Company Incorporation, Payroll & HR Management, Recruitment & Talent Search, Bookkeeping & Accounting and Visa Consulting. Pierre will be telling us more in this interview.

Please tell us your name and about yourself.

My name is Pierre Pradier, I am the co-founder of New Horizons Global Partners and head of Corporate Strategy. I am French and have been living in China since 2005. I speak Chinese, French, and English. Since coming to China, I have been involved with Business Expansion Consulting, helping companies to set up their operations in China and other Asian countries.

What is New Horizons Global Partners?

New Horizons Global Partners is the leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) with a primary focus on Asia. We help foreign companies gain access to China and other major markets such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea.

We are a PEO (Professional Employer Organization). We assist businesses in recruiting and hiring talents in Asia and China. Our service allows enterprises to emerge into new markets in some days without the need to create a legal entity. New Horizons will handle all the administrative employment processes on behalf of the company.

Besides, we handle company incorporation processes to facilitate an independent subsidiary and take care of all administrative tasks on behalf of our clients abroad.

What solutions are you bringing to the corporate services and HR markets and what is your area of expertise?

New Horizons Global Partners provides market-leading expertise to foreign companies wanting to enter or expand across markets in Asia. Our services begin with identifying and recruiting key talent. As an Employer of Record, our workforce and collective experience enable these businesses to identify and recruit the right talent in any country. We also provide market research so that companies can learn how the local market responds to their product or service before fully launching in the new country. Furthermore, we deploy local market experts for every customer to ensure a smooth incorporation process and facilitate various administrative tasks to get the business set up and ready for Asian markets. We focus on helping startups, entrepreneurs, small, and mid-sized companies expand to Asia.

Who are your services for and what are your success stories so far?

Our services are for any business that wants to emerge into Asian markets. I believe every project is challenging and there is always a certain complexity when the needs of every business model are so unique. At the same time, the uncertainty of business means that some projects encounter more obstacles than others.

In such instances, our dedicated account managers will use their experience to ensure a smooth and timely process in spite of whatever issues may arise. We relish the challenge of every project at NH Global and take immense pride in the success rate and reliability of our services.

One success story involved an American-based consumer electronics manufacturer that needed to establish a research and development team in China as quickly as possible. We quickly assembled a team and provided the company recruiting, HR, and accounting services. We gave the business office space and technology to support a team of 40 engineers in a few weeks. This quick response gave our client an instant presence in Shenzhen while working to establish permanent PRC company status. With our help, the company was able to build a high-tech team of over 200 members within two years.

In another situation, a real estate development firm wanted to outsource its administrative compliance activities in China fully. We took over the corporate accounting and bookkeeping, hiring/terminating, administrative onboarding, payroll and tax compliance services, and expenses declaration. Our extensive knowledge of HR processes and local government requirements positioned us to integrate our services seamlessly.

We also helped a European winery establish a sales and marketing team to develop the company’s brand in China. Because of our understanding of complexities that are often associated with the facilitation of expansion projects and employment in China, we were able to provide a one-stop solution to onboard local and foreign nationals by using our Employer of Record services. We arranged the labor contracts, visas, and payroll and tax registration in compliance with local labor laws.

While we have assisted countless startups to take their first steps into Asian markets, we have also helped just as many small and medium-sized enterprises on their path to becoming large corporations in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan.

What makes New Horizons unique from other service providers in the industry?

At NH Global Partners, we take pride in our reputation for compliance, integrity and helping companies get set up in these Asian markets in record time. On the other hand, we also provide a dedicated account manager for every business to improve communication and establish a meaningful relationship with our customers. We believe this attention to detail sets us apart from other companies in the industry who often neglect or fail to listen to the specific needs of every customer. We do not provide a one-size-fits-all approach like other companies. We know that each business’ needs are different and develop a strategy that is customized to fit the market. We also have experience working with companies involved in various industries and can provide valuable insight to our clients.

New Horizons has a presence in many countries. Could you tell us more about this?

We are currently offering our services in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, South-Korea and India. We assist with recruitment and talent acquisition, visa services, payroll, and human resources management, staffing and PEO, and company incorporation.

Could you give us a brief walkthrough on how the New Horizons ecosystem works?

At New Horizons, each service is integrated into the next. We begin by helping companies select the best candidates from our worldwide pool of talent. We assist with the visa process and immigration consulting to ensure that the talent you select across the globe is legally able to work. Our PEO service allows us to serve as the Employer of Record and handle all administrative duties and compliance matters regarding your staff. We also handle all payroll and HR functions. Finally, we assist companies with setting up a legal entity in China by using a business model tailored to their needs.

Are there current opportunities for advisors and partners at New Horizons?

We are always willing to welcome talented people to our team. Our board of advisors includes people from diverse backgrounds, such as Finance, Law, Consulting, Accounting, and Information Technology. Regarding partnership opportunities, we are keen to partner with best in class providers in diverse fields.

Could you tell us about your team and customer support?

Our founding team has been living in China for many years. They are experts in the local area and are familiar with government offices. They have developed important relationships with regulatory agencies throughout the region. They have more than 10 years of experience in China and Business Consulting. We have Chinese, French, and German accounts managers to help.

Do you have more information for our readers?

I would encourage you to visit our website at https://nhglobalpartners.com to learn more about our exciting services and other success stories. We also post the latest news and information in our blog.

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