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Alight Global Payroll solutions HK

Global Payroll

Welcome a global workforce

Take control of your global operating model with a standardised, centralised payroll.

Your global payroll guide

Global payroll comes with global challenges, like legal, cultural and compliance issues. Whether you’re looking to streamline global payroll or move into new markets, our experts in 39 countries and more than 50 global delivery centres help you integrate and outsource it. We’ll ensure that your payroll stays accurate and compliant – whatever the size. 

Here's the challenge

Global payroll has a lot of moving parts

Your payroll team has a lot on their plate each month – salary management, benefits, holiday and sick pay. Now take those and magnify them on a global scale. Between keeping an eye on every system and staying compliant, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Finding the right outsourcing partner to help manage it all is key.

Here's how we solve it

One global payroll solution to manage them all

We provide a centrally managed payroll available in over 100 countries that simplifies HRIS and payroll integration, reduces IT complexity and creates visibility and responsiveness – think local payroll on a global scale.

Payroll experts next door

Having a global payroll manager that speaks your language, knows your laws and understands your challenges is critical, especially for fast-growing businesses. Our payroll experts have experience in over 100 countries, so you always have someone to rely on.  

Everyday innovation in global payroll

We regularly introduce new automation, artificial intelligence and robotics to improve quality and reduce costs for your business. We also deliver insights specific to you as well as lessons learnt from leading enterprises, so you can prove the value of payroll.  

Adapting for the unexpected

In a crisis, people can’t afford a late pay cheque. With a global integrated platform, we can adapt to keep things running whatever the challenges – whether it impacts upon your workforce on a local or global scale.  

A seamless payroll experience for all

Our payroll platform delivers the same user experience for all employees, managers and HR Business Partners in every geographical area for data entry, viewing pay slips and contacting the Service Centre. 

What else is possible with Global Payroll?

For employers  

We deliver major peace of mind, helping your HR department to deliver locally compliant and trouble-free payroll, so they can focus on more strategic tasks


  • Centralised team of experts allows payroll admins to focus on insights 
  • Automated process updates local payment rules 
  • Data corrections and mass loads 
  • Expand in countries served, and services provided as needs change 
  • Single, standardised payroll drives efficiency, saves vendor costs and minimises individual error
  • Spot anomalies in employee data between countries and address burning HR issues
  • Set KPIs to track business costs and inform your next moves
Alight Global Payroll value for HK employers

Answer one of the greatest expectations for a modern HR offering: a paycheque and pay portal that they can count on. 


  • Accurate and on-time pay 
  • An easy-to-understand and navigate HR Portal 
  • Customer service options when help is needed 
Alight Global Payroll value for HK employees

Frequently asked questions

Have a particular question about Global Payroll? We've answered some of the most commonly asked questions.

Global payroll is the process of consolidating local country payroll into a single process, platform and reporting framework, globally. This streamlines and simplifies payroll for multi-national organizations contributing to improved accuracy, timeliness and compliance and reduced errors, costs, and complexities.

A global payroll provider partners with your organization to streamline your payroll operations globally. We consolidate your payroll engines, processes and technology into a unified experience and provide the means to manage, review and report your global payroll using a single platform.

A global payroll solution includes calculations, processing, tax and garnishments, deductions, pay slips, year-end fulfillment, and settlement. This service is provided by a third-party on behalf of your organization.

Processing payroll internationally can be a challenge with local regulations to consider. When it comes to managing this, we recommend considering the following:

  1. Use a single payroll platform where possible
  2. Automate tax notifications and changes
  3. Partner with a Payroll Services provider
  4. Leverage a payments solution for settlement

Case study

Deploying SuccessFactors employee central payroll to five countries for HSBC

In 2015, HSBC embarked on the most complex global HR and payroll transformation ever undertaken, providing unified access to the company HR platform for 138,000 employees and contractors across 65 countries.

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