Bulgaria is a country in southeastern Europe that borders the Black Sea. Although it’s a great location in which to expand and pursue business relationships in western and eastern Europe, Bulgaria has a population of only 7.5 million people, which can make it difficult to hire.
Instead of searching endlessly for the right candidates and learning how to hire Bulgarian employees, you can rely on Globalization Partners to help. We act as the Employer of Record, we can hire employees that work on your behalf. Our Bulgaria hiring outsourcing services will help take the stress of both recruiting and compliance off your shoulders.
How to Hire Bulgaria Employees
Before hiring Bulgarian employees, you should understand how culture impacts the hiring process. Bulgarians are known for being friendly and helpful, and many speak multiple languages. Instead of emailing, calling, or texting to communicate, they prefer face-to-face meetings.
Unlike citizens in the US, Bulgarians nod their heads to signal “no” and shake their heads to say “yes.” Most people in the country are extremely talkative and find it rude to get interrupted, so you should plan for long meetings. Organizations in Bulgaria are very hierarchical, which can impact how you hire employees and run meetings.
Bulgaria Employment Compliance Laws
Bulgaria employment compliance laws require employers to create a written employment contract for all employees they hire. Most contracts extend indefinitely, but fixed-term contracts are allowed if the employment period is less than three years, an employee is completing a specific project, or you’re replacing an employee on legal leave such as maternity leave.
All employment contracts should include information about compensation, benefits, termination terms, and similar factors. Make sure your employment contract is in your employee’s native language and all compensation and salary amounts are in Bulgarian Lev instead of foreign currency.
How Should You Onboard Employees?
Every person learns differently, and every company has a specific way to introduce employees to their processes. Bulgaria employment compliance laws do not stipulate one way to onboard employees, so we recommend following a plan that works best for your company. You should provide any training the employee will need to succeed and review the employment contract during their first day to make sure both parties accept all the terms of employment.
Benefit of Bulgaria Hiring Outsourcing Services
Instead of hiring employees in Bulgaria alone, you can choose to outsource. Your Bulgaria hiring outsourcing choices include a recruitment agency or a global PEO. While a recruitment or hiring agency can help you find worthy candidates, you’ll still be responsible for onboarding those employees and making sure you’re meeting Bulgaria’s employment compliance laws.
Globalization Partners is a global PEO that can do both. We’ll hire Bulgarian employees who work on your behalf, then we’ll take on all the responsibility of compliance. With us on your team, you can focus on running your company instead of worrying about hiring and employment compliance.
Why Choose Globalization Partners?
Globalization Partners will strive to make your expansion easier and more productive. Contact us today to learn more.