Building your company overseas typically means hiring a staff of top talent in-country. Of course, managing the recruiting, hiring, and onboarding processes abroad can be difficult. Do you know where to find qualified professionals? Once you’ve identified them, how will you oversee a compliant and appealing hiring process?
Globalization Partners makes it easy. As a Palau Employer of Record, we can find and onboard your new employees in a matter of days — no lengthy recruitment process or expensive subsidiary setup process needed.
The Recruitment Process in Palau
The local government takes a vested interest in the recruiting and hiring processes for jobs in-country. To legally recruit for your open positions, you must alert the Division of Labor by giving them an advertisement before launching your own recruitment process. This announcement should include:
- The occupational position.
- The nature of the job.
- The minimum wage in dollars.
- Relevant details about the job’s duties and qualifications.
- The employer’s information.
The Division of Labor has a 30-day period to find a qualified citizen to fill your vacancy. This recruitment process is designed to ensure that Palauans have an opportunity to find employment before nonnationals fill vacancies.
If, after 30 days, the Division of Labor has been unable to find a qualified resident worker, you can publicize your job openings on your own. The priority should still be to fill your vacancies with qualified resident workers. If you can’t find a local worker within another 30 days of public advertisement, you may begin the process of filling the role with a nonresident worker.
Where to Advertise Jobs
You have plenty of options for where to post your jobs in Palau. Radio and newspaper ads are two common places to advertise open jobs. You can also use online job sites, such as Indeed, Glassdoor, and ZipRecruiter. LinkedIn, Careerjet, and The Riley Guide are a few other popular digital recruitment sites that are well-known among national workers.
How to Hire Employees in Palau
Because of the 30-day stipulations from the Division of Labor, recruiting Palauan workers can be a lengthy process. However, it’s crucial to abide by these regulations and follow the proper protocols for hiring. This ensures that local workers take priority and will help keep your company legally compliant throughout recruiting and hiring.
Once you’ve waited the appropriate length of time and found a suitable candidate, you can begin the hiring process. Start by creating and signing an employment contract. Your written agreements should include a wide range of relevant information, including contract length, salary, weekly work hours, holidays, sick leave, and benefits.
Once you’ve hired your employees, set up their social security payment plan, which you should incorporate into each paycheck. To accomplish this, you’ll need to have an existing subsidiary in-country and an employer identification number.
Employment compliance is a critical part of avoiding legal issues down the road, which can damage your reputation and lead to hefty fines. Well-written employment contracts can also help mitigate misunderstandings and establish a clear, comprehensive guide for you and your employees moving forward. Each employment contract should include a detailed overview of the position as well as any termination and severance policies.
Keep in mind that the constitution specifically prohibits workplace discrimination based on race, marital status, sex, ethnicity, religion, or politics. Avoid breaching any of these topics in your job description or interview phase to remain legally compliant throughout the hiring process.
The Onboarding Process
After you’ve successfully recruited and hired new talent for your open positions, it’s time to begin the onboarding process. While you may want to start operating your company immediately, a thorough onboarding process is critical to both your employee’s success and the ongoing success of your global venture. Conducting a thoughtful onboarding program will also set your employee up to thrive at your company while helping you understand their needs and goals.
To begin, craft a stable training program. This should introduce your employees to all the specific skills they will need in their new role. Depending on the position, this may entail training programs for hardware or project management software. You will also want to spend time going over your company’s history and values so employees can feel a sense of connection with your goals. Further, you’ll likely want to develop a code of conduct to ensure your employees understand what is expected of them in the workplace.
As a global employer, it’s always wise to stay in the country and be present during your employees’ first few weeks on the job. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know them, develop a positive relationship, and go over their employment contracts one-on-one to address any questions or concerns.
The Benefits of Hiring Outsourcing
Finding the right people to fill your open positions is instrumental in succeeding in your new overseas venture. You always have the option to manage your recruiting, hiring, and onboarding process internally — but this does come with its own challenges. Sourcing qualified candidates from abroad can be difficult and time-consuming, particularly when you also have to manage complex employment compliance laws.
Globalization Partners helps you overcome any obstacles standing in your way. Our Employer of Record model makes it simple and seamless to recruit and hire the best talent across the world. With our Palau hiring outsourcing services, you can hand over the reins and let us find exceptional professionals to fit your company’s needs.
Our seasoned HR team can hire incredible talent in-country, while our legal experts will handle local labor laws to ensure your employment contracts remain compliant. As a result, you can enjoy painless recruiting processes without incurring any risk.
Another benefit of our hiring outsourcing services is that our extensive teams on the ground can hire your new employees quickly. We’ll tap into our existing networks and put our HR experts on the task to identify, recruit, and hire qualified candidates at unmatched speed. You can complete your global expansion at a fast pace without needing to set up your own entity in-country when you work with us.
Contact Globalization Partners for International Expansion Help
Are you ready to launch your overseas expansion? Globalization Partners is here to help speed up the hiring process and help you find top talent to staff your Palau team. We’ll support every step of your global expansion so that you can focus on what you do best — building your company.
Contact our team today to discover more about our global PEO solutions.