Nothing is as important during your expansion as hiring the right employees. Although most companies know they need a strong workforce full of talented individuals, they know less about where to find them and how to meet Malta’s employment compliance laws. Plus, many companies don’t have the time to recruit and onboard employees while running the parent company and other locations.
Globalization Partners can fill your hiring needs by acting as the Employer of Record. We can use our Malta subsidiary to hire employees who we assign to work for your team. Then, our team will onboard your employees and meet all taxation requirements, employment compliance laws, and more. You can count on us to save you time and additional hassle.
How to Hire Malta Employees
Companies wanting to learn how to hire Malta employees should start with an employment contract. You can use an oral or written contract in English or Maltese that’s either fixed- or indefinite-term, depending on your needs. All contracts should include key information, such as compensation, benefits, termination requirements, and working hours. Whenever you include a salary or compensation amounts, you should use Euros instead of any other currency.
If you decide to hire foreign citizens, you’ll need to follow a separate hiring process. Any citizen of the European Union (EU) can live and work in Malta without a residence permit for three months. However, they must apply for a work permit after those three months. Non-EU citizens must meet the laws set out in the Immigration Act and can only begin working for your company after getting a work visa.
Malta Employment Compliance Laws
Malta’s employment compliance laws will apply to working hours and overtime after you hire an employee. Most full-time positions in the country are 40 hours a week but can go up to 48 hours a week. Employees can work an additional eight hours of overtime a week, but they must get paid accordingly.
Onboarding the Malta Employees You Hire
Hiring Malta employees is only part of the process. After recruiting the right employees, you need to onboard them with your company. While companies can choose the way they want to onboard employees, certain steps will start the relationship off on the right foot. For example, you can review the employment contract, go over company policies, and take employees out for lunch on their first day. We also recommend using some sort of training program to prepare them for their new jobs.
Benefits of Malta Hiring Outsourcing
Malta hiring outsourcing with Globalization Partners provides several key benefits. First, you won’t have to recruit, hire, and onboard your own candidates. We will handle everything through our Malta PEO. Second, you can save time and work in Malta in as little as a day or two. Third, since we’ll use our subsidiary, you won’t have to spend weeks or months setting up your own subsidiary.
Work With Globalization Partners
Globalization Partners has a whole team of global compliance experts who want to help you succeed in your expansion process. Contact us today to learn more about Malta hiring outsourcing.