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Hiring a remote team in a country as Botswana comes with a lot of overhead, such as compliance, local laws, taxes, etc. As a company, you don't want to worry about knowing all the local laws. Instead you want to focus on your remote team and the business. Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in Botswana. We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business.

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1. Hire a remote team in Botswana with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in Botswana, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in Botswana effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Introduction

Rivermate is a global employment solutions company that provides Employer of Record services in Botswana.

As an employer of record, we help you hire employees and run payroll services in Botswana, allowing you to avoid the necessity of first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Botswana.

It is not necessary to establish an entity in order to hire an employee. We can hire your employee in any country with a few mouse clicks. Using our Employer of Record solution, you can have full compliance, benefits, and automated payments.

If you wish to hire a remote team in Botswana or individually hire remote employees in Botswana, Rivermate’s global employer of record services will make sure that the process will be as seamless as possible for you.

Send us a message so we can talk about how Rivermate’s Employer of Record Botswana services can best help your company!

3. Hire a remote team in Botswana

Botswana has one of Africa's largest economies. It is mineral-rich. Botswana claims to be the world's second-largest diamond producer. De Beers, the world's largest diamond manufacturer, depends heavily on Botswana for a large portion of its diamond business. Botswana is known for its biodiversity and natural beauty, in addition to its mining economy. It contains two national parks where elephants, wolves, hyenas, African civets, and African buffaloes may be found. Millions of people from all around the globe visit the parks.

The pandemic had a significant impact on the job situation in Botswana. Tourism was entirely shut off as a result of the shutdown. Furthermore, lockdowns in many regions of the globe wreaked havoc on the global economy, causing demand for diamonds to fall. In 2020, the unemployment rate was 24.5%. With the epidemic over, it is projected that Botswana's economy would rebound in 2021.

4. Cost of living in Botswana

Gaborone has an average cost of living of $668, placing it in the top 26% of the world's least expensive cities, ranking 6864th out of 9294 on our worldwide list and first out of 8 in Botswana.

The average after-tax earnings is $797, which covers living costs for 1.2 months. Ranked 4718th (TOP 51%) on the list of the finest locations to live in the world, and first in Botswana. Gaborone is Botswana's biggest city, with an estimated population of 232K.

5. Cost of renting in Botswana

Botswana is listed towards the bottom of the list of the most expensive locations to live in the world. A one-bedroom apartment in the city center costs roughly 3,000 Pula ($295) on average, while living outside of the city center costs 2,175 Pula ($214).

6. Major industries in Botswana

Botswana's mining sector is one of the country's primary economic drivers. It is one of the world's biggest gem producers. In 2020, the diamond mines produced 25 million carats of diamond. In 2021, the nation intends to raise output by 37%.

Tourism is the second largest industry after mining. It contributes 12% of Botswana's GDP. The Okavango Delta is unique and draws millions of visitors each year. The country's two national parks, Chobe National Park and Central Kalahari Game Reserve, are home to one of the world's biggest free-roaming elephant populations.

Agriculture employs more over half of Botswana's population, yet it provides just 2.8% of the country's GDP. People in rural regions rely heavily on money supplied by family members in metropolitan areas.

Botswana has one of the world's greatest coal deposits. The Masama Mines are expected to have 390 million tons of coal. Despite its vast reserves, Botswana has just two operational coal mines.

Botswana's government is well aware that the country has historically relied significantly on resources. It recognizes that over-reliance is hazardous, and it has worked for decades to develop non-mineral-based sectors.

7. Hiring cost in Botswana

Hiring is a time-consuming procedure. Even so, there is no guarantee that the persons employed will perform as expected. Hiring comes with a slew of expenses, including:

1. The cost of onboarding

2. Training

3. The opportunity cost of taking interviews, overseeing the hiring process, and other formalities

8. Employment laws Botswana

The employment agreement is legally binding on both the employer and the employee. The Employment Act establishes the standards for working conditions. Non-citizens are required to get a work permit. For a 5-day workweek, the working hours are limited to 9 hours each day. During working hours, one hour of relaxation should be offered. Work hours are limited to 8 hours each day in companies with more than five days per week. Every week, one day of complete relaxation should be provided. According to Section 37 of the Trade Disputes Act of 2003, collective arguments bind all parties to the agreement.

In Botswana, the following laws regulate employment relationships:

1. Employment Act

2. Employment of Non-Citizens Act

3. Workers Compensation Act No. 23 of 1998

4. Trade Disputes Act, 2003

5. Trade Unions and Employers Organization Act, 2003

9. Top skills Botswana

Botswana has a wealth of talent. It is one of Africa's richest nations. With specialists predicting that the epidemic will be gone shortly, the problem of unemployment will be addressed. Its population will soon have a profusion of career options.

Botswana's top sectors for recruiting include:

1. Mining, Minerals, and Energy

2. Tourism

3. Manufacturing

4. Construction

5. Agriculture

6. Creative Industries

7. Transport and Logistics

10. Economic landscape in Botswana

Following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions and a surge in diamond demand, Botswana's GDP is expected to develop at a remarkable 8.3% in 2021. The recovery will be patchy since it will be influenced by both local and foreign economic conditions.

11. Market size in Botswana

Botswana has an upper-middle-income economy with a GDP of USD 18.34 billion. It has a thriving economy that gives it access to the market in Southern Africa. Its economy is heavily connected with the world economy, which is why it is expected to decrease by 8% in 2020 after the pandemic's devastation of the global economy. With the global economy stabilizing and an outstanding immunization campaign in rich nations, Botswana's economy is poised to make an astounding recovery.

12. Minimum wage in Botswana

Botswana's minimum wage varies according to industry and type of work. For example, employees in the quarrying industry earn at least 6.77 pula per hour, while those in agriculture, forestry, and fishing earn at least 1,000 pula per hour (2019). These rates are also subject to change, and employers are advised to conduct research prior to drafting employment contracts.

13.Why choose Rivermate to hire your remote team in Botswana?

Establishing an entity in Botswana to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in Botswana has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into Botswana simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in Botswana give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in Botswana via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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