Hiring employees in Morocco
If you are planning to expand your business to the North African nation of Morocco, you may be interested in hiring locally. However, the laws and customs surrounding Morocco recruitment can be difficult to understand for foreign businesses, with a unique set of regulations, compliance, and customs, along with a potential language barrier.
Horizons’ global expansion experts are always on-hand to guide and advise you through the recruitment process in Morocco, providing bespoke consultancy and outsourcing to take care of all of your hiring needs in Morocco. With our support, any business can find, hire, and onboard the nation’s top talent rapidly and compliantly, with or without having an entity in Morocco.
Morocco hiring guide
How to find and hire employees in Morocco
One of the challenges for recruitment in Morocco is that competition is high for talented employees in many sectors. This is, in part, due to the education and training of workers not matching the pace of economic growth. However, if you know where to look and are willing to offer strong incentives, then you should have no issues hiring an excellent workforce.
The best place to start your search is online using one or multiple of the country’s many job boards. Some popular examples are Emploi and Rekrute, although there are many more to choose from. LinkedIn is also a good place to research candidates via their professional profiles and post vacancies.
Something to consider when hiring in Morocco is that the country’s official language is Arabic. While much of the population speaks English to a good standard, job advertisements should generally be written in Arabic or French, so you may need a translator.
Important laws for Morocco recruitment
When recruiting in Morocco, you must follow the country’s various laws designed to prevent the discrimination of employees. For example, employers cannot discriminate against employees or candidates based on their race, gender, age, disabilities, religion, politics, trade union membership, and so on. If you are found to break these laws, you can face serious legal action.
In terms of checks that employers can undertake, Morocco has relatively relaxed laws. For example, employers can check the health records and police records of candidates, and drug tests are also allowed.
Onboarding staff in Morocco
The onboarding process for new workers in Morocco can vary significantly from company to company, but there are some general best practices that we recommend everyone should follow. For instance, to help workers fit in and perform at their best, you should always offer sufficient training and orientation.
Additionally, we recommend being as honest about your expectations as possible with every new employee, explaining the company culture to them, and providing them with clear, realistic workloads. You should also provide a written employment contract for every employee and sit down with them to go over the details and answer any queries they might have.
Compliance for Morocco recruitment
All workers in Morocco must be provided with a range of mandatory entitlements and benefits. As an employer, you should cover the details of these in every employee’s contract, such as vacation leave, maternity leave, maximum working hours, and so on. For more information about the entitlements of employees in Morocco, visit our Morocco PEO page.