The 3 Best Mexico PEOs & Employers of Record (EOR)


Doing business with a Mexico PEO/EOR

A key factor for successfully doing business in Mexico is to focus on building relationships based on trust with potential business partners. While skill and industry experience are important, the cultural factors that impact the Mexican workforce are important to be mindful of during the negotiating and hiring process.

For example, business agreements are often made in person rather than over the phone, and it’s important to put any formal agreements in writing. And while in some cultures persistence can be perceived as being overly pushy, cultivating a persistent tone and going after your desired results will convey that you take the matter at hand very seriously. Lastly, deadlines of most kinds can tend to be viewed as guidelines, as opposed to a hard date for completion.

Take a look at the benefits of using a PEO in Mexico:

Why Use a PEO in Mexico?

In order to be efficient in the process of obtaining work visas and expanding your business internationally, there is often a large amount of time and money being allocated by foreign companies before they can begin operating with legal compliance in Mexico.

A well-respected PEO provider can simplify this process for your business by managing the hiring and onboarding processes, leaving your company to focus on your core business functions.

How to Hire in Mexico

Mexican law mandates that all employers put together a strong employment contract, in Spanish, that clearly states the employee’s compensation, bonus structure, benefits, and requirements for termination. It is legally required to put a strong employment contract in place in Mexico, in the local language, which spells out the terms of the employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination requirements.

In terms of contract length, agreements can only be for a fixed-term contract on occasions where a fixed term is required for the type of work being completed. Otherwise, indefinite-term contracts are the standard in Mexico.

As every culture presents unique hiring challenges and opportunities for foreign companies, taking advantage of the recruitment channels with the highest potential is especially important for the process of hiring talented professionals in Mexico. This is where your company can likely benefit from working with a PEO in Mexico that already possesses expertise in the local regulations and possesses in-country connections.

To successfully hire in Mexico, it can also be valuable to partner with a recruitment agency to simplify and expedite the process of hiring talented professionals in the country. Global PEOs will sometimes have an in-house recruitment agency that will assist with the process of recruiting in Mexico. There are several benefits of using a recruitment agency, which include:

  • Having access to local recruitment experts who have familiarity with the Mexican markets and the most effective hiring practices.
  • Partnering with an organization that is designed to understand the specific goals of your business and that can create a recruitment search process that is designed to fulfill your exact needs.
  • Being able to take advantage of the recruitment agency’s local legal expertise to ensure that your business is compliant with the local laws and regulations in regards to employment. 

When you partner with a PEO that also offers recruitment coverage, your company is able to receive ongoing support that includes the hiring and onboarding management, HR and payroll services, and more valuable resources in addition to those provided in the initial recruitment phase. 

Below we have listed our recommendations for the 3 Best Mexico PEOs and Employers of Record. These organizations all have outstanding reputations for being able to hire and manage talented professionals in Mexico as well as ensure full compliance with local employment regulations.

Best Mexico PEOs and Employers of Record


Of the numerous Mexico PEO companies offering a quality level of service, Horizons stands out as an established and highly regarded organization, and as one of the few PEOs that actually has its headquarters in Mexico. Fortune 500 companies trust them with their Mexico PEO services, and there is no wonder given the company’s ability to hire top talent across Mexico within days, as opposed to the usual months.

Horizons offers a full suite of business services from contract drafting in Mexican and English and employee onboarding to setting up social security and handling local disputes. Unlike other companies in this business, Horizons makes it clear that they absorb all local employment liabilities, making it a straightforward and easy process for foreign companies looking for a true ‘one-stop-shop’ for PEO services in Mexico. 

Website : Horizons

Global PEO

Global PEO is a well-respected globalization company that has continued to provide superb global expansion guidance in recent years. The group is based in Hong Kong, but their knowledge base in other countries is localized and up-to-date with the modern working culture. Global PEO’s focus on providing cost-effective expansion solutions is a strong selling point for businesses expanding into Mexico, and offers rates that provide strong value and remain competitive compared to industry norms. In addition to recruitment and hiring services, Global PEO also has the capability to take on a variety of duties based around entity setup, staffing, payroll, and a variety of administrative functions.


Velocity Global

Velocity Global offers a comprehensive suite of services for businesses looking to do business in Mexico. Their solutions are end-to-end and they pride themselves on being able to help businesses grow nearly anywhere in the world with capabilities in over 185 countries. 

A large American company founded in 2014, Velocity Global has become a big name in the international PEO/EOR space. For companies looking for initial information on expanding globally, Velocity Global’s online Resource Center is a good starting point.


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As a specialist in the area of overseas business expansion, Alan covers global business topics with a focus on identifying emerging markets and helping companies expand globally.

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