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Hiring in EtEthiopia.










Country Capital

Addis Ababa


Birr (ETB)

Your goal of bringing the brightest talent to your team shouldn’t be limited by national borders. G-P is committed to helping you find the right people for each job as you expand your company in Ethiopia. As your Employer of Record (EOR), we offer country-specific expertise and in-depth knowledge of local market standards and labor regulations. Our team will work with you to manage legal compliance, best practices for hiring, payroll administration, and other vital considerations.

How to Hire Employees in Ethiopia

When you’re growing your company and filling key roles, you need to have a strategy for advertising vacancies, recruiting candidates, and onboarding new hires. Before you begin the process, have a plan for each step of recruiting, evaluating, and hiring. Hiring new workers for your business will look similar in any country, so implementing a successful strategy here can help your company as it continues to grow.

G-P can help you use best practices for hiring and recruiting Ethiopian workers. Our team can help you manage your requirements for regulatory compliance, payroll administration, and business setup, streamlining your hiring processes. When you work with us, you’ll be able to start recruiting and bringing on talented professionals for your team in days instead of weeks.

Where to Find Candidates

Choosing the most suitable media to advertise your vacancies is critical to reaching as many qualified applicants as possible. You may consider posting on job boards such as Ethiojobs.net to make open position applications more accessible to candidates. You can also call for applicants through local newspapers and radio to share your message with a broader audience.

The Recruitment Process

As you begin recruiting candidates for open positions, you can follow some best practices for evaluating applicants and onboarding new hires for a more efficient, convenient process.

1. Advertise Your Vacancy

Your first step toward reaching out to potential candidates is to write a job post detailing what the position entails and what you’re looking for in applicants. Ensure you evaluate the preferences you have regarding applicant skill sets, professional backgrounds, and experience.

Once you have a clear idea of what you need for the role, create a job description that outlines everything candidates might need to know before they apply. Outline required and preferred qualifications, education requirements, position responsibilities, and special considerations. You can also provide some information on your company’s background, mission, and values to help draw people who share your vision.

2. Conduct Interviews

As you begin getting responses to your job application, you’ll find it helpful to have an evaluation and screening strategy in place. Determine the criteria you’ll use to analyze applicants and decide how you’ll screen applications and resumes based on your hiring priorities.

Once you know the qualifications, experience, and presentation you’re looking for in top candidates, you can begin interviewing the frontrunners. Prepare a list of interview questions covering critical topics about applicants’ professional experience, qualifications for the role, and other required information.

3. Prepare Your Employment Contract

When you’ve chosen your leading candidates to fill your open positions, national labor laws require that you provide an employment contract. Be sure to include all the necessary information and have both parties sign the agreement.

Employment Laws in Ethiopia

During hiring and onboarding, it’s critical to adhere to all legal requirements and fair practices. Ethiopian law prohibits discrimination against any candidates in the hiring process, so ensure that your system allows for fair, unbiased evaluation of applicants and new hires.

As an employer, you are responsible for providing paid annual leave, maternity leave, sick leave, and holiday leave for each of your workers.

Both nonnationals and nationals of Ethiopia may work for your business as long as they have the appropriate documentation. It is your responsibility to ensure any nonnational employees enter the country and begin working with the proper authorization from the government.

The Onboarding Processes

A welcoming, informative onboarding system will help your employees give their best performance and feel confident at the workplace. Some international employers fly into the country to meet new hires in person. Another option is to trust a designated HR professional to seamlessly manage the onboarding process.

Whether you meet your new employees virtually or in person, engage with them in a polite, personal way. Throughout orientation, make sure you have personnel helping them find their way and staying attentive to any questions or concerns they may have. It’s a good practice to provide a facilities tour at the job site to help new hires adjust to the environment. Give particular notice to the areas they’ll be using most throughout the day.

During the tour, you can also point out offices and main work areas. Ensure new employees know where to go and who to speak with if they need assistance. Take the time to introduce your new employees to key people on the team to cultivate a welcoming environment for them.

Another important step you’ll want to take during orientation is to go over the employment contracts. Take time to review the agreement, ensuring they understand the terms and both parties’ responsibilities. This process will help resolve any miscommunications and help employees go into their first days on the job with confidence and clarity.

As the final stage of onboarding, ensure that your new hires receive the training and resources they need to manage their responsibilities. Provide training for protocols, programs, workflows, and other critical aspects of their positions before they assume their full duties. Offer workshops, training resources, courses, or other learning tools for all new employees.

We’re Your Ethiopia Hiring Outsourcing Expert

When you’re looking to hire internationally, work with G-P for seamless hiring. We’ll simplify hiring and onboarding processes for you with:

  • Streamlined business setup: With established entities in over 180 countries, we offer the extensive resources you need to establish your business overseas.
  • Minimized liability: When you choose G-P as your EOR, we’ll assume all legal responsibility on your behalf so you can do business abroad risk-free.
  • Trusted expertise: Our expert team brings extensive knowledge of local requirements and global resources to manage your needs seamlessly.
  • Customized benefits packages: To ensure you’re meeting market standards and legal stipulations, our team will craft customized benefits packages for your international employees.

Work With Us for Easier Recruiting and Hiring

G-P offers a wide range of services and resources to help you grow your company almost anywhere in the world. Whatever your business goals, partner with us to make hiring and management simple for your entities worldwide. Reach out to one of our representatives today to learn more.


THIS CONTENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE. You should always consult with and rely on your own legal and/or tax advisor(s). G-P does not provide legal or tax advice. The information is general and not tailored to a specific company or workforce and does not reflect G-P’s product delivery in any given jurisdiction. G-P makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information and shall have no liability arising out of or in connection with it, including any loss caused by use of, or reliance on, the information.

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