Hire your remote team in Haiti

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

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

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

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

3. Hire a remote team in Haiti

Haiti (or Hayti) is one of the Caribbean's poorest countries, with a free-market economy and cheap labor expenses. The country's economy is mostly focused on agricultural, is regularly interrupted by natural disasters, and is one of the world's most open economies. To enhance its economic infrastructure, the country is heavily reliant on foreign help and remittances from the diaspora.

According to the Haitian Institute of Statistics and Informatics, the country's unemployment rate is roughly 14.5% as of 2020. Because of a lack of organized work, unemployment and underemployment have increased—the informal sector accounts for 80% of overall employment. Natural catastrophes such as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes affect more than 96% of the population on a regular basis.

4. Cost of living in Haiti

The average cost of living in Haiti is $515, which is 1.81 times cheaper than the global average. Haiti scored 171st out of 197 nations in terms of cost of living and 160th in terms of quality of life.

In Haiti, the average after-tax wage is $313, which is enough to pay living costs for 0.6 months.

Why is it so costly to live in Haiti? Because we have a reference point of a developed nation lifestyle, and sustaining such a quality of living in certain least developed countries is difficult and costly. As a result, the prices of living in Haiti for natives and foreigners varies dramatically.

5. Cost of renting in Haiti

Accommodation cost or cost of rent in Haiti varies a lot depending on its position in a city, type and size of the apartment, etc. Modern apartments in City centers are more expensive than apartments outside the City Center.

6. Major industries in Haiti

The government has initiated projects to strengthen transportation and port infrastructure. This has given Haiti's export market significant exposure.

The key sectors in which Haiti has begun to invest more heavily include textile and clothing manufacture, baseball manufacturing, food processing, electronic components, and so on.

With kilometers of breathtaking beaches and crystal blue oceans, Haiti's tourist business is now the most profitable. A significant number of individuals work in the food industry, hotel and tourist businesses, and travel agencies.

Through various skill training policies and initiatives, the Haitian government is aiming to expand the tertiary sector in order to boost the country's economy.

The services industry in Haiti is labor-intensive and inefficient. The operations are sometimes fairly casual.

In Haiti, the average Internet speed is 14.03 Mbps. In Haiti, the average download speed is 15.03 Mbps, while the upload speed is 12.66 Mbps.

Due to poor internet infrastructure and regulation, e-commerce in Haiti is a slow-growing business.

7. Hiring cost in Haiti

Cost-per-hire is an important consideration for businesses looking to grow, particularly those looking to employ in a foreign nation. The cost of hiring is the total of all the expenditures connected with filling a job, such as:

- Advertising expenses

- Recruiting events costs (Screening cost, Interview cost)

- Recruitment software fees

- On-boarding cost

- Training cost

- Travel costs

- Administrative costs

For an efficient recruiting program in a certain city, a good estimate of living costs is required to determine employee remuneration.

8. Employment laws Haiti

In Haiti, there is no specific labor code. The nation's employment rules are mostly based on the Haitian Constitution and a few additional statutes. In Haiti, the key laws regulating employment relationships are:

- the Union Law

- the Labor Contract Law

- the Work Safety Law

- the Collective Contract Regulations

- the Social Security Law

The applicable rules are straightforward, yet the authorities have considerable authority. Written work contracts are required for formal positions and must include the following information:

- Details about contracting parties

- The date of commencement of work

- The designation of the Job, along with the type of work

- Job location

- The type of contract (part-time / full-time)

- Working time

- The amount of basic salary

- The terms of payment

- Annual leave

- Duration of the notice period

- A reference to collective agreements

9. Top skills Haiti

The official work market in Haiti is not as well-developed. Tourism, national and municipal government, banking, and commerce are the key sources of service-related employment. Accounting, sales, human resource management, senior management, health officer, graphic designer, front-end and back-end developer, web developer, and other talents are in high demand in Haiti.

Significant industries hiring in Haiti are:

- Food and beverage industry

- Textile

- Information Technology and Services

- International Trade and Development

- Construction

- Healthcare

- Consumer goods industry

- Computer hardware

- Telecommunication

- Broadcasting & entertainment

Capital city Port-au-Prince is one of the largest economic and financial centers of the nation. Being the major exporter of coffee, sugar, shoes, apparel, and baseballs, the city offers multiple job opportunities in relevant industries. The significant industries providing employment options to freshers as well as experienced professionals are:

- Food-processing plants

- Consumer goods manufacturing industry

- Textile factories

- Cement factories

- Tourism

- Broadcast and entertainment

- Banks

- Airlines

- Computer hardware

Cap-Hatien is a tourist attraction, hence most occupations are in the food industry, retail, hotel and tourism firms, and travel agencies.

Delmas is home to commercial and industrial businesses. The city provides skilled workers with possibilities in the following fields:

- Consumer services

- Hotels

- Publishing

- Banks

- Consumer goods industry

Carrefour is rich in agriculture, with food and beverage processing, packaging, labeling, and storage facilities. Aside from that, the banking business, retail establishments, and local markets provide official and informal employment opportunities to the locals.

The sugar industry, coffee mills, and other agri-businesses in Léogâne provide official and informal work possibilities to a vast population.

10. Economic landscape in Haiti

The disintegration of the COVID-19 epidemic has had a detrimental influence on the country's economy, with GDP growth falling by -3.7% in 2020. According to the IMF's latest prediction in April 2021, GDP growth would be approximately 1% this year and in 2022, assuming a post-pandemic global economic rebound.

11. Market size in Haiti

The labor market is not sufficiently diverse to accommodate the whole working-age population. Despite the cheap labor cost, a large proportion of the population is obliged to work in informal industries like as agriculture, forestry, fishing, and mining. The service industry is the most important source of formal employment in Haiti, with the key businesses being banking and finance and tourism.

12. Minimum wage in Haiti

While Haiti has a set minimum wage, it varies by industry segment. Certain employees are required to earn a set hourly wage, while others, particularly in the garment industry, are compensated on a piece rate basis. The following details the minimum wages in various industries as of 2019.

Segment A has a minimum wage of 550 gourdes per day.

Segment B has a minimum wage of 440 gourdes per day.

Segment C has a minimum wage of 385 gourdes per day.

Servants who work a standard eight-hour day are compensated with 250 gourdes. Employees of export-oriented piecework firms earn 500 gourdes, while those employed by private education and health institutions earn 440 gourdes.

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

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

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