Hire your remote team in Kenya

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

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

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

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

3. Hire a remote team in Kenya

Hiring remote employees in Kenya 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 Kenya

Kenya's cost of living is $608, which is 1.53 times less costly than the global average. Kenya was placed 140th out of 197 nations in terms of cost of living, and the 87th greatest place to live.

In Kenya, the average after-tax wage is $434, which is enough to pay living costs for 0.7 months.

5. Cost of renting in Kenya

Rent in Kenya is from USD 100 and $400 per month on average. This all depends on your location, kind of lodging, eating habits, and lifestyle. Kenya's cost of living is 1.7 times lower than that of the United States.

6. Major industries in Kenya

Kenya's main export partners are Uganda, the United States, and Pakistan. The major export is worth around USD 10 billion. Crops, fruits, flowers, coffee, and vegetables are among the most important exports. Cement, soda ash, and dairy products are other key exports. Additionally, the government is aggressively seeking to extend trade channels to the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

- Kenya has recently begun to engage in the industrial and service sectors. A significant portion of investment goes to the information technology sector, tourism, health, infrastructure, and trade.

- Kenya's main import partners are China and India. The import value is around USD 18 billion. Imported goods include machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, and chemicals.

- Kenya is home to some of the world's rarest and most interesting flora and animals. Tourism is an important source of foreign direct investment and currency exchange. Everything revolves on animal refuges and national parks.

- Most industries are small-scale and deal in consumer items such as plastics, soaps, and clothes. A large portion of the population is engaged in such enterprises, which provide a steady source of income. The transportation system is likewise adequate, although it is rapidly expanding.

- Another facet of economic growth is the enhancement of its energy supplies. The government is also pushing businesses and the service sector to implement flexible employment arrangements.

7. Hiring cost in Kenya

When it comes to recruiting, the cost of hiring is an important issue to consider. It is determined by a variety of different criteria, including the cost of living in the city and the total spending that a person incurs while staying in the relevant location. When you try to recruit someone in a certain city, numerous major factors influence the cost of hiring, including:

- Onboarding costs

- Training

- The cost incurred in taking interviews, conducting the screening process, and completing the hiring

- Opportunity costs

8. Employment laws Kenya

Wages, leave and rest, health and safety, the unique status of children and women, and termination of work are all governed by the Employment Act (Cap. 226) and the Regulation of Wages and Conditions of Employment Act (Cap. 229).

- In general, the Employment Act does not guarantee any pay. Another legislation, the Wage Regulation and Employment Conditions Act, governs minimum earnings and salaries.

- The legal landscape has shifted toward more flexible employment practices and gender equality legislation.

9. Top skills Kenya

Kenyan jobs are mostly based on agricultural products, and the market is quite standard. There are several entry-level career possibilities for software engineers, IT employees, and tourist newcomers. Senior-level jobs in global businesses are filled by experienced and industry specialists. Distinct cities have different sorts of talents depending on the city's major profession.

Major industries hiring the most in Kenya include:

- Agriculture

- Animal Husbandry

- Tourism

- Education

- IT/ Software Development

- Energy

- Manufacturing

- Trade market

10. Economic landscape in Kenya

According to the Kenyan Statistical Institute, the Kenyan GDP dropped by 1.1% in the fourth quarter of 2020 but is anticipated to rise by 5.1% in 2021. The Kenyatta administration has promised to prioritize development and economic growth.

11. Market size in Kenya

Kenya's principal market is agricultural commodities and animal husbandry, which employ about 75% of its working-age population on a seasonal part-time basis. The government has made several initiatives to boost international enterprises and foreign investments in order to create jobs. The predicted 5.1% economic growth is a positive indicator for the absorption of Kenya's job-seeking populace. Furthermore, various initiatives have been done to upgrade the industrial and service sector infrastructure in order to create jobs.

12. Minimum wage in Kenya

The monthly minimum wage varies by industry as well as geographical location. Currently, the minimum wage ranges from 13,572.90 KES for a cleaner or gardener to 30,627.45 KES for a cashier or heavy commercial driver.

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

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

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