Taiwan’s unemployment rate is low, which means employers may find it difficult to find the right talent to fit their open positions. The Taiwanese people also prefer face-to-face meetings, so you will need to travel back and forth to Taiwan to effectively hire employees in the country.
Globalization Partners can simplify the process. We can hire top talent using our established PEO and assign those employees to work for you. As the Employer of Record, all compliance falls on our shoulders instead of yours, so you can run your company without worrying about Taiwan employment compliance.
How to Hire Employees in Taiwan
Hiring employees in Taiwan should start with an employment contract. Although individual contracts are not the norm or required in Taiwan, we strongly recommend that you draft a written agreement in the native language that includes terms such as compensation, benefits, and termination requirements. Make sure to write all compensation amounts in new Taiwan dollars (NTD).
Taiwan’s Labour Standards Act (LSA) recognizes two types of employment contracts — fixed-term and non-fixed-term. Fixed-term contracts work for temporary or short-term work up to six months, seasonal work of no more than nine months, and special work with a specified duration.
Taiwan Employment Compliance
Most Taiwan employment compliance laws are covered in the LSA, although some occupations and industries follow the Civil Code. If you have more than 30 employees, you are required to write out work rules and register those rules with the local labor authority. The law also stipulates employers must give preference to Taiwanese workers as opposed to hiring foreign workers.
Taiwan employment compliance also applies to work hours. The typical workweek is 40 hours, with eight-hour days. All employees other than top-level country managers, senior managers, and mid-level managers are allowed overtime. However, it is illegal for employees to work overtime on their regular days off.
How to Onboard Employees
The onboarding process is different for every country and can vary depending on the type of business you operate. You ultimately decide how to onboard your workers, but you can follow several best practices after you hire Taiwan employees:
- Go over the employment contract during the employee’s first day or week
- Provide any necessary training that the employee will need to succeed
- Draft a code of conduct for your company and have all employees sign it
- Onboard multiple employees together to save time
Benefits of Taiwan Hiring Outsourcing
Taiwan hiring outsourcing services can make a tremendous difference in the life of your company. With Globalization Partners, you won’t have to worry about finding employees who fit your open positions. We’ll recruit top talent for you and hire them to work on your behalf. Our goal is to take Taiwan employment compliance off your plate and onto ours.
Work With Globalization Partners
Globalization Partners will simplify your expansion with our Employer of Record platform. Contact us today to learn more about our services.