Hiring Remote Talents for Italian Companies: Countries & Resources

Today Italian business faces a lot of challenges, from sky-high taxes to staff shortage. Even when a suitable candidate appears, employing them legally and paying taxes for them is demanding resource-wise. By law, employees are better protected than their employees. Unlike long-term contracts, a temporary contract leaves an option of firing an employee ahead of termination time in case of their underperformance. But it’s only available for 1.5 years. Regardless of type of contracts, employers are tax agents for their employees. This means that they pay taxes for employees and bear responsibility for not paying taxes.

It is not surprising, then, that more and more companies seriously consider remote employees that are not Italian residents. However, hiring remote contractors is difficult for the following reasons:

  • Sending money to a country with a different currency means losing money on conversion.
  • Monthly money transfers to your contractor may lead to suspicion of supervisory authorities and may lead to fees and penalties in Italy. .
  • Closing documents are required for both the company and the contractor, and usual money transfering tools don’t provide any documentation. So these payments cannot be registered officially.

When managing contractors, companies need a mediating service to serve as an Employer of Record (EoR) for contractors. When there is an EoR, the company signs a B2B contract with the service and legally avoids tax agent status. In turn, the contractor receives payments with closing documents.

There is no doubt that foreign contractors are a reliable alternative in countries where employers are tax agents. We prepared a list of countries where Italian companies can find remote talents. For each of the countries below, we are adding helpful job boards most popular locally to make your search for local specialists fast and fruitful.

Country: Romania
Average salary, month: $1,603
Average IT salary, month: $1,956
Why hire there? Half of the population (51.1%) are one way or another employed in the service sector. Since Italian and Romanian are quite similar, the country offers some of the best staff for customer success and call centers. Additionally, according to surveys, 69% of Romanians evaluated their work from home experience as positive.
Where to hire?
  • Glassdoor. Although the platform has originally been designed as an online review collector from people who worked in companies, in Romania Glassdoor is viewed as a popular job board. Specialists registered on the website are ready to work remotely. Pricing starts at $99 per job posting.
Jobs in Bucharest. The resource is part of a greater holding JobsIn which covers lots of countries from North and Latin Americas, Europe and Asia. Jobs in Bucharest lets its users publish job postings both worldwide and locally, as well as in partner job boards. Due to this, large audiences can be reached out to. Pricing starts at 250 EUR per location and up to 30 days online.

Country: Malta
Average salary, month: EUR 1,848
Average IT salary, month: EUR 3,223
Why hire there? This is a miniature country in close proximity to Italy and has long been a hub for labor offshore supporters. Politically and economically the country is safe. Today digital nomads from all over the world move to Malta in search of labor opportunities unavailable in their home countries.
Where to hire?
  • Konnekt. This is a recruitment agency that was the first to offer multi-resource ad postings. Konnekt has access to multiple job boards of Malta. Thus posting on Konnekt is a powerful move that reaches as many Maltese talents as possible. Pricing is fully custom.
  • Keep me posted. This is the most active local job board in Malta that offers a wide variety of job postings. Companies like Deloitte and Emirates trust KMP with recruitment. Pricing starts at 100 EUR per vacancy.

Country: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Average salary, month: $1,103
Average IT salary, month: $1,346
Why hire there? The capital Sarajevo has transformed into a tech/IT startup hub of the Balkans where international companies hire English-speaking remote talents.
Where to hire?
  • MojPasao. The resource was created specifically for students and graduates that are on the lookout for internships and starting full time positions. Advertising tools of the website reach an audience of up to 2 million people. Pricing starts at 95 EUR per posting.
  • Dzobs. The job board has the largest number of IT professionals in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Overall, Dzobs is focused primarily on IT/tech talents. The website has a vast pool of remote vacancies, as well as a selection of full-time and part-time jobs. Pricing starts at $112 per posting.

Country: Croatia
Average salary, month: $1,133
Average IT salary, month: $1,401
Why hire there? It has been forecast that in 2023 the design industry in Croatia will earn $82 million, according to Statista. And that is not surprising, given how Croatia has earned a prominent position in Europe for the amount of tech startups and companies found there. Croatia takes the 6th place in Europe in terms of students in fintech, design, blockchain and data science majors.
Where to hire?
  • Jooble is one of the leading job searching websites. Jooble collects hundreds of job postings from relevant online resources and stacks them up in a smart interface for candidates. Interestingly, Jooble was designed to be a ‘Google’ in the world of job search. Job postings are free. but a Premium subscription is offered.
  • Adorio offers free job posting, and advertising job postings across the web is paid. The website promises reaching a wider audience with ads, as much as x200 times larger than is available with free job postings. Also, the tool allows companies to make ads branded and promote them on social media. Pricing starts at free, and the cheapest sponsored ad is EUR 209.

Country: Philippines
Average salary, month: $793
Average IT salary, month: $1,243
Why hire there? 49% of specialists in the Philippines want to or already are working remotely for foreign companies as they value international experience and a chance to stay home with their families. Although traditionally the Philippines are an offshore location for support jobs (e.g. data entry, service manager, customer assistants), the country today offers a large amount of talented IT & tech professionals with lower salary expectations than their European and American counterparts.
Where to hire?
  • JobStreet (now part of Australian Seek) is a leading job search website in Asia. Apart from the Philippines, it takes up considerable market share in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. JobStreet offers job posting branding - for example, a video can be added to it. Pricing starts at Free, and there are Branded and Premium for wider audiences and more special features.
  • Kalibrr. The website offers about 5 million resumes. Kalibrr is a proud partner of websites like Linkedin and Indeed. This means that every job posting is shown to a much larger number of people than there is originally on Kalibrr. The resource lets candidates and companies chat quickly through SMS. Last but not least, unlike all other platforms, Kalibrr does not charge for job postings or candidate search. However, it does charge a little (about $1.12) for every candidate you wish to reach out to.

You might have noticed that locations in the list above are from different parts of the world. Some of them are members of the EU, and some are found in Asia. Why are they in the same list, apart from lower living costs and large pools of remote talents? The reason is because you can send money to these countries with EasyStaff!

Tax requirements or employment law details are not mentioned in the text, because EasyStaff manages them all. All clients need is to select a country and join the platform. EasyStaff offers the Employer of Record (EoR) service for businesses that need to send money to their remote talents abroad. Companies sign a B2B contract with EasyStaff and add money to their account. EasyStaff sends money to contractors and generates closing documents for both parties. Thus, companies avoid tax agent status and save on payroll costs.

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