If your business is in the process of expanding to Argentina, you will probably need to start preparing to hire employees. Argentina recruitment can be challenging, with the language barrier, unique employment regulations, and more all possibly holding up the process.
Horizons’ global expansion experts support businesses through the Argentina recruitment process and provide specialist outsourcing for all of your hiring needs in Argentina. We will help you to find, hire, and onboard your workforce in Argentina compliantly and efficiently, even if you don’t have an official entity in the country.
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Explore some of the key information about Argentina recruitment and how to hire the best talent to help with your Argentina expansion.
Argentina has had well-documented economic problems in recent years and, as such, there is relatively high unemployment. However, this can work in the favor of employers, as there are large numbers of young, skilled, and educated people looking for work, making recruitment simpler in Argentina than in many other countries.
In terms of where to find workers, there are various effective ways. Argentina is in the process of a digital recruitment transition, so both traditional and modern methods of recruitment are still common. For example, newspaper job postings are still used widely and can be a good tactic for employers.
On the more modern end of the spectrum, networking platforms such as LinkedIn are increasingly popular, and dedicated online job boards like Buscojobs and Bumeran are commonly used by both employees and candidates.
Many employers also choose to outsource their Argentina recruitment to dedicated recruitment experts, such as Horizons.
Anti-discrimination laws in Argentina protect candidates and interviewees from discriminatory practices. For example, employers cannot discriminate based on a candidate’s gender, age, race, trade union affiliations, politics, religion, and so on.
You could risk legal challenges if you are seen to break these rules, so it is crucial that you follow them closely at all stages of the recruitment process. To ensure you understand the rules, we recommend hiring Argentina recruitment experts to help you with the process.
In general, you are free to onboard new employees in Argentina in any way you see as most effective. For example, some companies may run role-specific training for several days before employees start work, or some may have a quick orientation and use on-the-job training.
Most importantly, you should always be clear about your expectations, explain key elements of the company culture, and go over any questions your new recruits may have as a priority to avoid any misunderstandings or disputes.
There are a number of strict regulations in place surrounding employment and recruitment, so it is crucial that you understand them before you recruit anyone. For example, there are rules for minimum wage, maximum working hours, overtime pay, vacation leave, and more.
Also, you should always pay your employees in the local currency, not US dollars as is often requested (as this is against the law). To account for the fact that the Argentine peso is unstable, many employers change salaries on a regular basis (e.g. annually).
All of your employees’ entitlements and any changes to salary should be recorded in detail in their employment contracts, and the details should be discussed early on to prevent any disputes at a later date.
For more information about employee entitlements in Argentina, visit our Argentina PEO page.
An Argentina PEO and an Argentina EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Argentina.
The main difference between an Argentina PEO and an Argentina EOR is in the scope of their services.
Argentina PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging an Argentina PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Argentina.
Argentina EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Argentina EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Argentina.
At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Argentina. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.
A PEO in Argentina can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Argentina.
However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Argentina may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.
Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.
In most cases, Horizons’ Argentina PEO can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Argentina.
It is possible to get a work visa in Argentina. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Argentina are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.