Hiring employees in the Czech Republic
If your business is expanding to the European country of the Czech Republic, also officially known as Czechia, it’s likely that you will need to hire people locally. However, the laws and procedures surrounding Czech Republic recruitment can be difficult for employers new to the country.
Horizons’ expansion team can assist you through the Czech Republic recruitment process and provide outsourcing services to take care of your recruitment in the Czech Republic for you. With our assistance, you can find, hire, and onboard your employees quickly and compliantly, even if you don’t have a Czech entity.
Czech Republic hiring guide
Explore some of the key information about Czech Republic recruitment and how to hire the best talent to help with your Czech Republic expansion.
How to find and hire employees in the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is a great place to hire, with a well-educated population, relatively low wages, and strong connections with the rest of Europe. When it comes to finding the right employees, the internet i the primary resource for most businesses.
Many employers use professional networking sites like LinkedIn to find the right workers, and there are also several popular online job boards, including Jobs.cz and Volnamista, among others.
Beyond these methods, many employers also choose to hire recruitment consultants and agencies to outsource their Czech Republic recruitment.
Employment discrimination laws in the Czech Republic
Along with most similar nations, the Czech Republic has various labor regulations designed to prevent discrimination against employees and job candidates in the Czech Republic. For instance, it is against the law to discriminate against candidates because of their religion, gender, trade union affiliation, age, ethnicity, and so on.
There are potential legal ramifications for any employer seen to be breaking these rules, so it is vital that you understand them and follow them at all times, including when posting job advertisements and interviewing candidates. Horizons’ global expansion experts can help you to understand applicable discrimination laws in the Czech Republic so you won’t ever have to worry about potential disputes
Onboarding staff in the Czech Republic
As an employer in the Czech Republic, you can choose whatever onboarding process suits you and your employees best. For instance, some businesses may choose to offer shadowing or on-the-job-style onboarding/training, while others may offer dedicated training periods for staff before they start working normally.
We do recommend that you discuss the details of the employment contracts with each new hire as part of onboarding, explain the company culture, and so on. This can help to encourage a trusting, open working environment and prevent any disputes from arising in the future.
Compliance for Czech Republic recruitment
To ensure you are compliant with the Czech Republic’s labor laws, you need to provide various mandatory entitlements for every employee, and these should be included in detail in each worker’s employment contract. For example, minimum wage, vacation leave, sick pay, maximum working hours, overtime pay, and other entitlements should be included. For further information about entitlements for employees in the Czech Republic, take a look at our Czech Republic PEO page.