Hiring employees in Israel
If your organization is planning to expand to the Middle Eastern nation of Israel, hiring locally is likely to be an important part of the process. Israel recruitment can be difficult for the inexperienced, and you’ll need to understand the country’s complex labor laws.
Horizons’ global expansion consultants can guide you through the Israel recruitment process and provide outsourcing services for all of your in-country hiring so you can focus on other areas of the business. We will help you to find, recruit, and onboard employees in Israel in full compliance with the law, even if you don’t have an official subsidiary in Israel.
Israel hiring guide
Explore some of the key information about Israel recruitment and how to hire the best talent to help with your Israel expansion.
How to find and recruit employees in Israel
Israel is a relatively small country, but it does have a sizable population, a high level of education, and a diverse range of industries, so you shouldn’t struggle to find suitable talent locally to match your company’s needs.
Nowadays, most employers use the internet to research and recruit new employees, with social media sites such as LinkedIn, as well as dedicated job sites such as Nefesh B’Nefesh, JobMaster, used commonly. However, there is also still a strong culture of job fairs and networking days that can be useful for sourcing certain types of candidates.
Discrimination laws in Israel
Israel has strict national legislation protecting workers and candidates from discrimination. These laws broadly reflect those of most other countries and prohibit discrimination by employers based on age, gender, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation, race, politics, being pregnant, and so on. Additionally, as Israel has mandatory national military service, there are also laws preventing employers from discriminating against workers who are legally obliged to take time off for military duty.
Because of these extensive protections, you should always be careful to adhere to the law when hiring in Israel. At Horizons, our global expansion experts can help you understand the rules of Israel recruitment and give you the confidence to recruit without risking legal action.
Onboarding staff in Israel
There are no fixed rules for onboarding new employees to your company in Israel. However, we recommend always being open and honest throughout the Israel recruitment process about what is expected and providing sufficient training as a priority when new workers join the company. Additionally, it is always a good idea to go through the terms and entitlements laid out in each employee’s contract in detail to prevent any misunderstandings or disputes.
Compliance for Israel recruitment
Israel has various employee protections and rights enshrined in law, so it is crucial that you understand what your workers are entitled to. For example, you must enforce maximum working weeks and pay overtime when necessary, provide national holidays and mandatory minimum vacation leave, cover periods of sickness, and so on. For more details, visit our Israel PEO page.
Hiring a global PEO such as Horizons is a simple way to ensure your company is in full compliance with the Israel recruitment regulations.