One of the most challenging parts of beginning operations in a new country is finding the right employees. You’ll also have to learn all of Sweden’s employment compliance laws and follow them strictly each time you hire a new employee. Globalization Partners can help you through the confusion.
As a global PEO, we can hire employees and assign them to work for you in a matter of days instead of the months it could take to set up a subsidiary first. We’ll also use our Employer of Record platform to take on all matters of compliance.
How to Hire Employees in Sweden
Swedish employment compliance laws do not require an employment contract unless an employee asks for one. If the worker does want a written agreement, employers must provide the employment contract within 30 days of the employee’s request. However, it’s best practice to write one before hiring any employee. Have the worker sign it to avoid any future issues. Include terms such as:
- Termination and severance requirements
- Notice periods
- Paid time off
Since Sweden has a history of strong labor unions, you’ll need to check for any collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) that could cover your employees. You will need to either meet or exceed the CBA’s regulations or the statutory minimums depending on which is greater.
Sweden Employment Compliance
Once you hire employees in Sweden, you’ll need to make sure you follow the country’s compliance laws.
Employees typically work 40 hours a week unless otherwise stated in a CBA. Two hundred hours of overtime are allowed each calendar year and are paid at a rate of 50% to 100% more than the employee’s typical salary. Employees get to choose between this overtime rate or time off or additional holidays in exchange for overtime.
How to Onboard Employees
Every company onboards employees differently, but planning is critical in any situation. You should start by determining what kind of training and support each employee needs to succeed. Develop a detailed schedule for the employee’s first week with your company, including any initial training they need. You can also onboard multiple employees at the same time to make the process go faster.
Other tips include:
- Go over the employment contract with each employee during their first week
- Fly to Sweden for your employees’ first day
- Establish a company Code of Conduct that each employee signs
Benefits of Sweden Hiring Outsourcing
With so many factors to remember when hiring employees in Sweden, outsourcing can take a significant burden off your shoulders. Globalization Partners offers a multitude of benefits with our Sweden hiring outsourcing services.
We’ll start by hiring employees on your behalf and assigning them to work for you. We will add these employees to our compliant payroll and make sure all employees meet Sweden’s employment compliance laws. You won’t need to set up a subsidiary, and you won’t have to wait for months to begin working when you choose us.
Work With Globalization Partners
When you need a quick and easy way to hire employees in Sweden, choose Globalization Partners. Contact us today to learn more.