Hiring employees is the most important part of your expansion. While you’re trying to find the right employees to fill your positions, you have to follow Moldova employment compliance laws and continue to run all your different company locations. By the time you understand how to hire Moldova employees, you could lose important candidates and set back your entire timeline.
Globalization Partners offers a suite of global expansion services to help you work smarter and faster. As the Employer of Record, we’ll be responsible for compliance instead of you. When it comes to recruiting and hiring, we’ll hire employees who work on your behalf to help them become more productive sooner, have a great hiring experience, and stay dedicated to your team.
Recruiting in Moldova
While it’s important to understand cultural nuances when you’re staffing in Moldova, you should take some time to consider the practical side of the recruitment process as well. Your hiring experience may vary based on your approach to sourcing talent. You’ll also want to be sure your company is compliant with local laws for recruiting and staffing.
If you choose to handle the recruitment process on your own, you’ll have a few options when it comes to sourcing talent. You might decide to advertise your open positions in local newspapers or post them on online job boards. Alternatively, your company can work with a recruitment agency or global PEO with an established presence in-country. Keep in mind that partnering with a PEO is the only option here that will take the burden of compliance off your company’s shoulders.
Legal Requirements for Recruiting and Staffing in Moldova
Like many other countries, Moldova has a set of laws in place to protect citizens and other individuals in its jurisdiction from discrimination. Moldovan legislature ensures equality for all persons regardless of:
- Political affiliation
- Ethnic origin
- Religion and beliefs
- Trade union membership
Because the law protects such a broad range of characteristics, it’s essential that you stay mindful of the language you use throughout the staffing process. Avoid mentioning any of these traits in job listings and conversations with candidates. Some characteristics might come up naturally when you’re getting to know a potential hire, but you’ll need to make sure they don’t play a role in any of your company’s hiring choices.
How to Hire Employees in Moldova
You must hire employees using a fixed- or indefinite-term contract to meet Moldova’s employment compliance laws. Fixed-term contracts are allowed but cannot exceed five years. All employment contracts should be in the employee’s local language and must include terms of employment including contract duration, job obligations, place of work, work schedule, and compensation. Offer letters and employment contracts should both include compensation amounts in Moldovan leu instead of another currency.
Moldova Employment Compliance Laws
Moldova’s employment compliance laws govern working hours, overtime, and more. Employees in Moldova typically work 40-hour weeks for five eight-hour days. The only time this changes is the day before a holiday, when employees work only seven hours. Overtime is paid at a rate of 150% for the first two hours and 200% for an additional hours after that, while work on an employee’s designated rest day is paid at 100%. Overtime is limited to 120 hours per year.
Best Ways to Onboard Employees
After you hire Moldovan employees, you need to onboard them to make them familiar with your company and comfortable with their new job. Since terminating an employment contract is often difficult in a foreign country, we recommend reviewing all offer letters, employment contracts, and other hiring documents with employees during their first day. This is also a good time to review a company code of conduct or other important documents.
Then, we recommend creating a training program for employees that relates to their job and your company. You can have multiple new hires go through the training process together to save you time and help employees bond. Finally, try to travel to Moldova so that you can be a part of the training process.
Benefits of Moldova Hiring Outsourcing
Opting for Moldova hiring outsourcing with Globalization Partners will bring your company a variety of benefits. First, you’ll have more time to focus on running your company as we hire Moldova employees for you. We’ll either source the right candidates or onboard your preferred individuals. Second, we’re the ones responsible for compliance as the Employer of Record, so you won’t have to worry about meeting Moldova’s employment compliance laws.
Work With Globalization Partners Today
Choosing to work with the team at Globalization Partners means choosing the global expansion experts. We’re ready to help you get the most out of your expansion with Moldova hiring outsourcing services. Contact us today to learn more.