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Hiring employees in India: A guide for foreign companies

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Ojas Panse
Hiring employees in India: A guide for foreign companies

Are you on the lookout to set up your remote team from a huge pool of talent and highly qualified individuals? Is India your prospective location considering its potential attraction? Then let us guide you on understanding the employment culture, the process of hiring employees in India for your foreign company, and how a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) can serve as the best alternative for your hiring process.


Hiring employees in India of high caliber talent

Esteemed businesses like Zapier, GitLab, Buffer, and Hubstaff are known for hiring 100% remote teams. Research suggests that 95% of employees are hired locally in India by foreign firms. Considering these statistics and by following the lead, you will have access to the second-largest English-speaking population with a high literacy rate. A 1.3 billion dynamic market to choose from and where business is primarily conducted in English. A great tech talent, with 4000 engineering colleges churning out a remarkable 1.5 million engineers every year.

Also “Indians are perceived as ready to adapt to different cultures, diligent and increasingly open to relocating”, as quoted by Kamal Karanth, Managing Director of the Indian arm of global recruiting agency Kelly Services.

While sourcing talent from India, considering the following aspects will come in handy for your foreign company hiring process.

 

Decoding the employee mindset in India

While staffing employees in India, it is important to understand the Indian work culture. Indian employees working for Indian or multinational companies like to enjoy 10% to 50% hikes annually. Accompanied by favorable taxation, incentives, travel allowances, health insurance coverages, etc. They prefer five working days, and 15-30 days of public holidays. They also like modern office spaces and futuristic office spaces for more comfortable working conditions.


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