Hire your remote team in Cameroon

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Hiring a remote team in a country as Cameroon 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 Cameroon. 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 Cameroon with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in Cameroon, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in Cameroon 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 Cameroon.

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

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 Cameroon or individually hire remote employees in Cameroon, 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 Cameroon services can best help your company!

3. Hire a remote team in Cameroon

Hiring remote employees in Cameroon is a decision that requires a lot of analysis and scrutiny. Recruiting the right employees is another important task. To prevent penalties and delays, employers must learn how to recruit personnel and understand the country's employment compliance rules.

4. Cost of living in Cameroon

In 2020, Cameroon was rated 131st out of 197 nations. It is quite inexpensive for foreigners living in Cameroon. Calculating the cost of living is complicated since several variables, such as quality of life, taxes, family size, and so on, come into play. A person may live on USD 642 with rent and USD 376 without rent on average. A family of four must pay USD 1637 if they do not pay rent and USD 1107 if they do.

5. Cost of renting in Cameroon

On average, a person may live on USD 642 with rent and USD 376 without rent. If a family of four does not pay rent, they must pay USD 1637; if they do, they must pay USD 1107.

6. Major industries in Cameroon

Cameroon's agriculture industry is thriving. Cocoa beans, palm oil, maize, sugar cane, bananas, tomatoes, and a variety of other agricultural goods are exported. The industry generated about 15% of the country's GDP in 2019. Agriculture employs 46% of the population. Agriculture exports were constant in 2020, despite the epidemic.

The nation has substantial oil reserves. Almost every year, crude petroleum is the largest export. The nation produced more over 100,000 barrels per day in 2015. In February 2021, the total was reduced to 64,000. The sector accounts about 40% of total exports. Because of the volatile global oil market, spikes in global oil prices endanger the country's economic stability.

Cameroon has significant natural gas reserves. Natural gas reserves are expected to be 3.9 billion cubic feet. Much of this is yet unexplored. Moving ahead, this industry is expected to expand at an astounding rate.

The secondary industry contributes significantly to the economy. It employs 14% of the workforce and contributes significantly to GDP. Sawmills, food processing, and textiles are the principal industry.

7. Hiring cost in Cameroon

The cost of recruiting is a physical and significant expenditure that businesses must spend in order to employ workers. After recruiting, the organization must spend extra money on employee onboarding and training. Following that, there is always the possibility that some workers may leave, forcing the organization to recruit new individuals to replace them.

Managers must devote valuable time to conducting interviews and selecting candidates. The time spent on the procedure may be put to better use elsewhere. The opportunity cost must not be overlooked. Furthermore, there is no assurance that the individuals picked will meet expectations.

8. Employment laws Cameroon

According to Cameroon labor regulations, the employment contract might be oral or written. Employers, on the other hand, are recommended to have a formal agreement in place to minimize disagreement. All industries work 40 hours a week, with the exception of agriculture, which works 48 hours.

In Cameroon, there are no hard and fast rules regarding the probation time. It normally lasts between 15 days and 4 months. Employees are entitled to one and a half days of paid time off for every month they work. Employees who have worked for the same company for more than five years are entitled to three and a half days of paid leave for every month they have worked.

Employees in Cameroon are entitled to 5 days of sick leave each year. If they are absent from work for more than seven days, they must file a sick note. They may self-certify for sick leave lasting less than seven days.

Expectant moms may take four weeks off before giving delivery. If their physicians recommend it, they may take an extra two weeks off.

Cameroon's minimum salary is 36,270 XAF. Employment is governed by the Labor Code of 1992.

9. Top skills Cameroon

The most in-demand job skills in Cameroon are the following:

1. Copywriting and storytelling

2. Graphic Design and UI/UX Design

3. Web and mobile application development

4. Content Marketing

5. Social media community management

6. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

7. Digital Marketing

10. Economic landscape in Cameroon

Cameroon has one of the biggest economies in Central Africa. Its oil and mining industry is robust and contributes significantly to its GDP. Cameroon has suffered greatly in recent years as a result of the drop in oil prices. Oil contributes for 40% of the country's exports. It must diversify its economy and reduce its dependency on oil and minerals in order to become an upper-middle-income nation.

11. Market size in Cameroon

Cameroon has grown considerably during the previous two decades. It is one of the most economically stable nations in Central Africa. In 2020, 5.9% of its working-age population was jobless. The unemployment rate is expected to fall when the global economy returns to normalcy in 2021.

12. Minimum wage in Cameroon

The minimum wage in Cameroon is currently 36,270 CFA francs, or approximately 55 EUR. Unless your industry is governed by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), this minimum wage applies to all sectors. While CBAs are not common in Cameroon, employers should check for any that may impact Cameroon's compensation laws prior to drafting an employment contract.

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

Establishing an entity in Cameroon to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in Cameroon has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into Cameroon 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 Cameroon 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 Cameroon via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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