Romania’s capital city of Bucharest is one of the largest cities in the European Union (EU). With the nation’s proximity to the Black Sea and other European countries, it is an ideal place for companies looking for a significant amount of human capital.
However, hiring employees in Romania on your own is not an easy task. Traditionally, you must first set up a subsidiary, establish payroll, and then hire employees under Romania employment compliance laws. Globalization Partners offers an easier alternative using our PEO in Romania. We’ll hire employees to work on your behalf, add them to our payroll, and handle compliance.
How to Hire Employees in Romania
Romania requires employers to draft a written employment contract in the local language. These contracts are typically executed for an indefinite amount of time. However, fixed-term contracts are allowed for up to 12 months and can extend to 18 months. You will need to register each contract with the Employees’ General Register.
An employment contract should include specifics such as:
- Start date of employment
- Location of the company’s headquarters
Romania Employment Compliance
Romania employment compliance starts with drafting the employment contract mentioned above. Once you officially hire employees in Romania, you’ll also need to follow guidelines such as the country’s standard working hours. Romanian workers typically work eight-hour days and 40-hour weeks. An employee cannot work more than 48 hours per week including any overtime.
If an employee does accrue overtime, you should either compensate them at 75% above their base salary or give them additional time off within 30 days of the overtime work.
How to Onboard Employees
Onboard your employees after you have clearly defined your company’s code of conduct and workplace culture. You can curate materials or training that will help workers embrace the culture your office is hoping to promote. Fly in some key company players from the parent company for employees’ first day or week to make them feel like valued members of the team.
Although your new employee has already signed the employment contract at this point in the process, it is a good idea to go over it with them during their first day. This instruction can help address any lingering questions and ensure you and your employee are on the same page concerning the contract.
Benefits of Romania Hiring Outsourcing
Romania hiring outsourcing services offer multiple benefits. First, you can secure top talent with the help of an established entity who understands the workforce in Romania. Further, Globalization Partners can do more than a talent acquisition firm. As a global PEO, we’ll use our established Romanian subsidiary to house your business. We can hire employees to work on your behalf and add them to our locally compliant payroll. You won’t have to worry about Romania employment compliance when you work with us.
Work With Globalization Partners
When you’re ready to expand to Romania, choose Globalization Partners to make the process fast and simple. Contact us today to learn more.