Thailand has an ingrained culture with specific etiquette expectations that can impact how you hire and do business. Not only will you need to find talented employees who can grow your business, but you must also follow Thailand employment compliance laws. Globalization Partners changes how you expand through hiring outsourcing. We will employ workers in a few days and assign them to work for you, so you can conduct business without needing to set up a subsidiary.
How to Hire Employees in Thailand
Before you hire Thailand employees, you’ll need to fully understand the country’s culture. Western countries often view Thai society as more traditional or conservative, but the people in Thailand are notably easygoing. They do not always expect foreigners to know the culture. However, knowing and understanding this culture is helpful when hiring and negotiating.
Most Thai employees place considerable emphasis on politeness and respect. They often try to avoid conflict and speak softly, and they may try to bring up negative topics indirectly. Hierarchy is also important in Thai society, so when hiring or doing business, the person will probably ask you several questions to establish your status.
Thailand Employment Compliance
One of the best ways to stay compliant when hiring is through an employment contract. In Thailand, this contract can be oral or written. You should spell out an employee’s compensation, benefits, and termination terms in the agreement before they officially start. Always put currency amounts in Thai baht (THB) instead of foreign currency.
Working hours in Thailand cannot exceed 48 hours a week, and employees cannot work more than 36 weekly hours of overtime. Thailand employment compliance also stipulates that employees get a minimum of one holiday per week, and the interval between those holidays cannot exceed six days.
How to Onboard Employees
Every company onboards employees differently. You’ll need to determine the best way to introduce new employees to your company’s processes while keeping the following best practices in mind:
- Go over the employment contract with all new employees to ensure they agree with the terms
- Schedule any necessary training for the employee’s first day or week
- Have the employee sign a code of conduct
- Fly to Thailand for your employees’ first day
Benefits of Thailand Hiring Outsourcing
With Globalization Partners’ hiring outsourcing services, you can start operations sooner than if you hire Thailand employees on your own. Globalization Partners acts as an alternative to establishing a subsidiary. We’ll help you hire employees in a few days using our established PEO. With us, you won’t have to worry about Thailand employment compliance because we will take on all risk instead of you.
Why Globalization Partners?
Globalization Partners is the team you need on your side when you are ready to expand to Thailand. Contact us today to learn more about our Thailand hiring outsourcing services.