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Do you want to grow your business in Nordic countries? If so, we’d like to help! Our Employer of Record services and payrolling help you get started.

It can be hard to keep up with all the complicated local tax, benefits, and payroll regulations. At Barona, we aim to eliminate all your problems by giving you the best and most complete employment and recruitment services in the world. With our EOR services and payroll solutions, we’ll handle all your hiring, HR, and payroll needs, making it easier and faster for you to enter new markets.

Barona operates and offers services in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Poland and Slovakia.

EOR Services

The EOR Services we offer here at Barona include:

When you use our EOR Services, you can be sure that you will get timely updates on any changes to the local job market, including changes to laws and rules. We’ll answer any questions you may have about how work is done in the country you want to move to. We’ll also handle all the necessary paperwork and answer your employees’ questions.

Barona is the legal employer of the employees and is responsible for all of the agency employee’s personnel costs, such as pay, social security payments, and required insurance. We’ll take care of your payroll, tax payments, tax numbers, social security services, and health care at work.

Our payroll experts will make sure that your employees get paid on time and that the amounts are correct. They will take care of vacation time, sick leave, daily allowances, and compensation, and they will make sure your policies are in line with Trade Union Contracts. Barona EOR Services will take care of everything for you. You don’t have to worry about how local income tax works or how to keep track of working hours and travel costs.

Our group comprises more than 70 companies that know much about labor laws. We always know what’s going on with labor law and how it’s interpreted, and we keep in touch with trade unions to ensure a good working relationship. We always know where to get help if we don’t know something. With Barona’s help, local labor laws will never be a problem for you again.

When starting a company in a new country, there is a lot to think about and consider. That is why we have Account Managers devoted to EOR services. Our experienced Account Managers understand what is achievable in the long run and what hazards you should be aware of. We will assist you in making the best choices for your company as it expands overseas.

We constantly have up-to-date information on the labor market in Nordic countries, tracking local trends in various sectors and geographical locations to remain on top of any new developments. We can assist with finding the expertise you need to help your company flourish if you’re seeking to recruit locally.

When workers relocate, whether alone or with their families, we help them feel at ease. We help them with documents, bank accounts, housing, schools, hobbies, taxes, and whatever else they need. Our relocation team has years of expertise in creating a service that makes migrating to a new country easier and more pleasurable.

We help you find housing for personnel who are going to a new country for a period of years or for a shorter project. We are the largest apartment supplier in Finland and the Nordic nations. Therefore, we have vast expertise in dealing with every situation that may occur while looking for great employee housing.

We have a market-leading digital marketing and employer branding team. When establishing your business in a new country, you might need to raise awareness of your brand in the local market to ensure that you attract the best professionals available. Here at Barona EOR Services, we have more experience than anyone else in employer branding in the Nordic nations. Whatever kind of professionals your company needs, we can help you find them!

The Advantages of EOR Services

When you use our EOR services, we become the registered employer of your workers. As the Employer of Record, we will provide a registered business entity for purposes of local employment law. You can be confident that your employment policies are all in line with local laws without having to become an expert on those laws yourself. This frees you from having to solve every problem personally, so you can focus on your business instead.

Our EOR services ensure your payroll is compliant with local laws, arrange all necessary visas and work permits, and advise you on labor laws of all kinds in your target country. We can ensure you don’t make any mistakes regarding worker protections, employment agreements, termination rules, notice periods, severance pay, and other aspects of labor law. Also,we act as a link between your employees and the local government when it’s needed.

Does this mean we’ll be managing your local employees? No! We don’t have any supervisory or management authority – these will always remain with you.  Barona will simply act as an intermediary between your company and the employees to make sure that everything goes by the book and according to your plans.

Barona: Experienced, Knowledgeable, and Trustworthy

We are a Finnish company with decades of experience providing EOR services. Founded in 1999, we employ over 30 000 people each year and we are one of the largest private sector employers in Finland.

With years of expertise and knowledge behind us, Barona is now operating globally and helping companies break into new markets in Nordic countries and beyond. We have the knowledge, expertise, and proven track record to help your company do the same.

Barona is a part of Bravedo, a supergroup of over 30 technology and service companies that operate in 11 countries. Visit Bravedo’s website to learn more >>

Contact us

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help your business thrive, send us a message or chat with the bot below, and we’ll be in touch.

Take advantage of this opportunity – we are here to help you grow your business!

Markku Vihma
Markku Vihma FI, EN, SE


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Frequently asked questions about Employer of Record Services

An Employer of Record (EOR) is a third-party organization that takes on the legal responsibilities of employment, such as tax compliance, payroll, benefits, and insurance, on behalf of another company. By hiring an EOR, businesses can navigate complex labor laws, particularly when expanding into international markets, more easily.

An Employer of Record works by managing employment-related tasks and responsibilities for a company. They typically handle the administrative side of employment, such as running payroll, ensuring tax compliance, handling workers’ compensation, benefits administration, and managing HR issues. This allows the company to focus on its core business functions.

The cost of an Employer of Record can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the number of employees, the complexity of the employment situation, the location of the workforce, and the specific services required. For our prices, send us a message and we can give you a detailed quite.

Yes, using an Employer of Record is entirely legal. EORs are a well-established solution for businesses looking to expand their operations, especially in international markets, without having to navigate complex employment laws themselves.

A company might choose to use an Employer of Record to ease the burden of employment-related responsibilities. This allows the company to focus on its core business operations. Additionally, using an EOR can be an efficient way to expand into new markets, as the EOR will be familiar with the local labor laws and practices.

An employer is an entity that hires workers directly and is responsible for complying with all employment-related laws and regulations. An Employer of Record, on the other hand, is a third-party service that assumes these employment responsibilities on behalf of a company. While the company still directs the employees’ day-to-day activities, the EOR handles administrative and legal employment tasks.

An Employer of Record and a Professional Employer Organization both provide employment services to businesses, but they differ in scope and function. A PEO enters into a co-employment relationship with your company, sharing employment responsibilities, whereas an EOR becomes the legal employer of your staff for tax purposes and compliance. Companies typically use EORs when they want to expand internationally or when they need to hire employees without setting up a legal entity in a new location.