Hiring employees in Ukraine
If your company is planning an expansion to the European country of Ukraine, it’s likely that part of the expansion process will involve hiring employees locally. Ukraine recruitment can be difficult to understand, and Ukraine has a unique set of employment laws and working culture to navigate.
Horizons’ global expansion experts will guide you through the Ukraine recruitment process, offering outsourcing and consultancy services to manage your hiring in Ukraine for you. With our support, you can find, hire, and onboard the best possible workforce quickly and compliantly, to expand into Ukraine faster, even if you don’t have a subsidiary in the country.
Ukraine hiring guide
Explore some of the key information about Ukraine recruitment and how to hire the best talent to help with your Ukraine expansion.
How to find and hire employees in Ukraine
Laws for Ukraine recruitment
Ukraine has various laws in place to protect employees and candidates from discrimination and other unfair treatment by employers. For example, employers cannot use an individual’s personal data unless it is required for the type of job.
The country’s anti-discrimination laws also prohibit employers from discriminating against people based on their religion, age, gender, ethnicity, politics, sexual orientation, and more. These laws mean that you must always be careful to avoid any language that could be seen as discriminatory throughout the recruitment process and with your employees.
Onboarding staff in Ukraine
While you don’t need to follow any specific template when onboarding employees in Ukraine, the standard onboarding principles that apply anywhere should be followed where possible. For example, it is always advisable to encourage an open environment for workers by answering any questions they might have, going over the details of their employment contracts with them, and relaying the company ethos and culture to them. Also, it is usually good practice to send company representatives to the country from abroad whenever onboarding new employees and to introduce them to other members of staff.