Hiring employees in Romania
Is your organization in the process of an expansion to the southeastern European country of Romania? When expanding abroad, most companies will need to hire part of their workforce locally, but Romania recruitment can be challenging for businesses that are new to the nation. The country’s unique language, working culture, and employment laws can all complicate things, so it is important to prepare in advance if you want to ensure you can find the best workforce possible.
Horizons’ global expansion specialists are here to support you through the Romania recruitment process, providing you with tailored outsourcing and consultancy services to help you manage your recruitment in Romania. With Horizons, you can source, recruit, and onboard the best talent quickly and compliantly, whether or not you have a Romanian subsidiary.
Romania hiring guide
Explore some of the key information about Romania recruitment and how to hire the best talent to help with your Romania expansion.
How to find and recruit employees in Romania
As in any country, there are several effective channels you can use to source employees. The simplest place to start is online, using some of the country’s multiple online job boards. Some popular examples include Hipo and eJobs, but there are many to choose from. Social media platforms, especially LinkedIn, are also useful for recruitment in Romania, so can form a useful part of your strategy.
You can also use more traditional methods of recruitment, such as advertising in newspapers, attending job fairs and networking events, and so on to give yourself the best chance of finding the perfect candidates.
It is also important to consider that most job adverts will need to be posted in Romanian, so you may need a translator to help you with the process.
Discrimination regulations for recruitment in Romania
Romania has a number of anti-discrimination laws in place to protect employees and job candidates from discrimination by employers. These laws are similar to those in many other countries and cover people against discrimination based on their religion, age, race, disabilities, political views, health condition, sexual orientation, and more.
As an employer in Romania, you cannot take these factors into account when hiring workers and must be careful not to use any language that may be seen as discriminatory, even in job adverts and during interviews.
Onboarding workers in Romania
There are generally no fixed rules around onboarding in Romania, but following a few basic concepts should ensure your new workers are onboarded effectively. Firstly, you should always provide adequate training for each employee’s specific role and be as transparent as possible about your expectations from the start. We also recommend going through the details of each employee’s contract with them and giving them the opportunity to ask any questions.
Workers can also benefit from a company representative being present in Romania for the onboarding process, and this can help to encourage a positive, inclusive working environment.
Compliance for Romania recruitment
In order to be fully compliant with Romanian employment laws, you need to provide various things to all of your employees. For instance, you must provide a certain amount of vacation leave annually, sick pay, overtime pay, and not require employees to work beyond the maximum number of working hours. For more information on employee entitlements, visit our Romania PEO page.