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Hungary Recruitment & Hiring

How to manage your company's Hungary recruitment and compliance and hire the best talent for your expansion to Hungary

Hiring employees in Hungary

When expanding to Hungary, businesses will generally need to recruit all or part of their workforce in the country. The regulations and procedures of Hungary recruitment can be hard to follow for employers that haven’t been through the process before, so it’s important that you understand the process if you want to avoid unnecessary delays.

At Horizons, our global expansion team will guide your company through the process of Hungary recruitment with customized outsourcing and consultancy services to help you recruit efficiently and effectively. We can also help you find, hire, and onboard your employees in Hungary rapidly and cost-effectively, even if you don’t have a Hungarian subsidiary.

Hungary hiring guide

Explore some of the key information about Hungary recruitment and how to hire the best talent to help with your Hungary expansion.

How to find and recruit employees in Hungary

To find the best possible candidates to help with your expansion to Hungary, it is best to use multiple channels. Newspapers are still a popular place to advertise jobs, so can be a good place to start, but recruitment is increasingly being done online. There are several widely used job websites, including Profession.hu and Jobline.hu, among others. LinkedIn and similar professional social media platforms are also popular.

Discrimination regulations for employment in Hungary

Employers in Hungary are prohibited from discriminating against employees and job candidates in various ways. For example, it is prohibited to discriminate based on religion, age, ethnicity, disabilities, trade union membership, gender, and more.

The penalties for breaking these discrimination laws can be harsh, so it is vital that you understand the rules, use appropriate language, and conduct your interviews carefully. For more help and guidance on discrimination in Hungary, talk to the Horizons global expansion consultants.

Onboarding employees in Hungary

There are few legal requirements surrounding the onboarding of employees in Hungary. You will need to register employees with the government for tax purposes at least a day before they start work, and you must obtain various documents and details of new recruits, such as their identification and right to work in the country, but beyond this, you will generally be free to onboard people however you think is most suitable.

Compliance for Hungary recruitment

Employees in Hungary are legally entitled to various kinds of protections and benefits. For example, there are laws regarding minimum wage, maximum working hours, overtime pay, vacation leave, sick pay, maternity leave, and so on. As an employer, you should include all of these details in the employment contract of every hiree and ensure that they are upheld throughout the period of employment. For more information about the entitlements of employees in Hungary, visit our Hungary PEO page.

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