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Hiring Tanzania employees is the most important task you’ll undertake during an expansion. Finding the right employees will set the tone for your success and free up your time so that you can focus on growing your bottom line. However, many companies have trouble finding the time to recruit, hire, and onboard while also establishing a subsidiary.

Instead of learning how to hire Tanzania employees, remember that we can hire them through our global PEO and assign them to work for your company. Every employee will have a positive hiring experience and be ready to start working for you in as little as a day or two. Plus, we’ll shoulder all Tanzania employment compliance as the Employer of Record, so you can concentrate exclusively on managing your business.

Recruiting in Tanzania

Your Tanzania staffing process will often start with crafting a job description. From there, you have to identify a recruitment plan, find talent, schedule interviews, and choose your employees. When expanding internationally, one of the most significant challenges is finding talent. You can achieve this step in the process by:

  • Contacting a local hiring agency to find talent for you.
  • Integrating into the country and building a network on your own.
  • Working with a global PEO, also known as an employer of record.

Choosing an employer of record such as G-P is the only way to form a team without worrying about the risks of compliance.

Once you find people who fit your job description, you’ll want to think of the job’s legal side. Consider factors such as compensation and benefits as people will ask about these during interviews and base their hiring decisions on them.

The minimum wage varies according to sector and can be anywhere from 40,000 to 400,000 shillings per month. Your benefits package should also include required time off, including sick days and national holidays. You can make your position sound even more appealing with benefits beyond what the law requires.

In conjunction with your cultural understanding of the country, your recruitment plan will help you find the right talent for your international expansion.

How to Hire Employees in Tanzania

All employment relationships in Tanzania must start with a written or oral employment contract. However, we recommend creating a written employment contract in Swahili to help you avoid miscommunication. Your contract can include any vital employment information, but it’s best to outline compensation, working hours, benefits, termination requirements, and more. Make sure all salary and compensation amounts are in Tanzanian Shillings instead of another currency.

Keep in mind that the process can change depending on the type of employee you’re hiring. If you decide to hire foreign employees, you’ll need to go through the visa and work permit application process first. In countries with strong collective bargaining organizations, you may have separate laws and regulations to follow.

Tanzania Employment Laws

Tanzania employment compliance laws apply to all the work employees do with your company. For example, employees cannot work more than nine hours a day or 45 hours a week. They must receive a one-hour unpaid lunch break after working five continuous hours.

If an employee works over their regular allotted time, they should get overtime pay. No employee can work more than 12 hours in a day, and overtime cannot exceed 50 hours in a four-week cycle. Normal overtime pay is 1.5 times their regular rate, while overtime on a public holiday or rest day is two times their normal pay.

Onboarding in Tanzania

Successfully onboarding employees will help you make the most of their talents. Although there’s no set way you must onboard employees, it’s best to start by reviewing the employment contract with them. Give them time to look over any other important company documents, then enroll them in a training program for their specific position. You can also create events for new employees to meet each other and begin working together.

Benefits of Hiring Outsourcing in Tanzania

For companies that don’t have the time to recruit and hire, G-P provides all benefits required through Tanzania hiring outsourcing. We have a team of Tanzania employment compliance experts who take on the stress of compliance as the Employer of Record. We’ll recruit the perfect team members, so you can succeed without wasting any time.

Work With G-P To Expand Globally

G-P will be here for you during your expansion. Contact us today to learn more about Tanzania hiring outsourcing.


THIS CONTENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE. You should always consult with and rely on your own legal and/or tax advisor(s). G-P does not provide legal or tax advice. The information is general and not tailored to a specific company or workforce and does not reflect G-P’s product delivery in any given jurisdiction. G-P makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of this information and shall have no liability arising out of or in connection with it, including any loss caused by use of, or reliance on, the information.

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