Think about all the trusted, hard-working, dedicated employees who have helped build your parent company into what it is today. You need to find the same kind of employees to fill your Mozambique subsidiary’s open positions. However, you have to learn all of Mozambique’s employment compliance laws, establish a subsidiary, and familiarize yourself with the local business etiquette before you can start hiring employees. That’s where Globalization Partners steps in.
As a global PEO, we can use our established subsidiaries to help your company start working faster without setting up a subsidiary. We’ll hire employees who work on your behalf, ensure you stay compliant, and give you more time to focus on running your new location.
Recruiting in Mozambique
Familiarizing yourself with Mozambican business etiquette and workplace culture will go a long way toward helping you through the interpersonal side of the recruitment process. Next, you’ll want to take sufficient time to learn about some of the more practical aspects of staffing and recruiting in Mozambique — including your legal responsibilities as the employer.
Legal Requirements During the Recruitment Process
The laws in Mozambique protect employees and potential hires from unequal or unfair treatment during the recruitment process and beyond. Under the constitution and the country’s employment laws, employers cannot discriminate on the basis of:
- Skin color
- Place of birth
- Ethnic origin
- Social status
- Marital status
- Political conviction
- Sexual orientation
- HIV-positive status
As the employer, you’ll need to keep these protected characteristics in mind and avoid asking any directly related questions during the recruitment process — even during casual conversations and small talk with prospective employees. You should also be mindful of the language you use in job postings. For example, saying that you are looking for a “seasoned candidate” or an addition to a “young and energetic team” might be interpreted as age discrimination.
How to Hire Mozambique Employees
Although Portuguese is the official language in Mozambique, locals speak many indigenous languages depending on the region. You should hire an interpreter, work with a consultant, or hire employees who speak these languages so that you can successfully recruit Mozambique employees.
Every person you hire needs an employment contract unless it’s a fixed-term contract for fewer than 90 days. Contracts must get dated and signed by both parties and include information about the job, workplace, contract duration, salary, and more. Mozambique employment compliance laws allow three different types of employment contracts — permanent, fixed-term, and unfixed-term. Always research the contract that best fits your open positions and hiring needs before discussing how to hire Mozambique employees.
Mozambique Employment Compliance Laws
Mozambique’s Labor Code includes the country’s employment compliance laws and dictates employment relationships. However, some industries may have collective bargaining agreements (CBA) that act as complementary legislation. In these industries, you should follow the CBA’s regulations, as they may be more expansive than what’s outlined in the Labor Code.
Another important employment compliance law is Mozambique’s workweek limit. Standard hours of work are eight hours daily or 48 hours weekly. Working hours can be extended to nine hours per day if the employee receives an extra half-day of rest. Regular work time cannot exceed 54 hours a week. Overtime is permitted up to 200 hours per year but cannot exceed eight hours per week or 96 hours in a quarter. Overtime hours are paid at a rate of 150% of normal pay for time worked before 8 p.m. Hours after 8 p.m. and time worked on rest days and holidays are paid at a rate of 200%.
Onboarding Employees in This Country
You do not have to onboard employees in one specific way. Once you hire Mozambique employees, you’re free to choose which onboarding method is best for those individuals as well as your company. We recommend reviewing the employment contract with employees during their first day or week and giving them other important company documents or contracts about the position as well. You can also onboard multiple individuals at one time to give new employees the chance to meet each other and bond.
Benefits of Mozambique Hiring Outsourcing
If you don’t have the time to learn Mozambique’s employment compliance laws, we recommend outsourcing your hiring process. You can outsource with any hiring firm, but Globalization Partners’ Mozambique hiring outsourcing services will give you even more benefits. We can hire talented candidates on your behalf, and we’ll shoulder all matters of compliance, so you’ll only have to worry about running your company.
Work With Globalization Partners
We can help make your expansion easier through Mozambique hiring outsourcing. Contact us today to get started.