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

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

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

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

3. Hire a remote team in Oman

With a projected GDP growth of 3%, Oman's job market will see an increase in opportunities. The government also anticipates an increase in job opportunities. Approximately 62% of women in the labor force have found work.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses must continue to operate, and many prefer to work remotely. Employers and the job market have accelerated in light of the current situation and have entered a new digital reality. As a result, for many industries, the new norm of a remote workforce is a blessing in disguise.

These rapid changes force young job seekers to adapt, learn, and keep up with the growing challenges, while middle-level employees become more adept at digitalization. Regular training and continuous upskilling are required to bridge the knowledge worker supply gap and the hiring surge in Oman.

4. Cost of living in Oman

Oman's cost of living is $1126, which is 1.21 times higher than the global average. Oman ranked 48th out of 197 countries in terms of cost of living and 39th in terms of quality of life.

In Oman, the average after-tax salary is $1747, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months.

5. Cost of renting in Oman

Oman's cost of living is relatively high. There is a wide range of options for accommodation at reasonable prices. The rent is determined by the size of the accommodation and the amenities. Rent may decrease as you move further outside of the city.

When the choice of locally available food is excluded, food expenditure can be higher. Food accounts for the majority of expenditures for both families and individuals. In Oman, the average cost of food per day is $10. It may differ depending on a person's preferences and choices.

If you prefer to stay within city limits, the cost would be around 650-1100$ per month, whereas staying outside of city limits would cost you around 450$ per month.

In Oman, utilities are typically nominal and are included in the rent. Foreigners and citizens of the country can both afford groceries and necessities. Almost everywhere in the country, they are the same.

Because income in Oman is tax-free, one can save a reasonable amount of money. Both expatriates and locals agree that the cost of living in Oman is reasonable and affordable.

Knowledge workers are employees who have extensive knowledge of a subject. The abilities they gain as a result of their experiences over time. These subject matter experts, whose capital is their knowledge, apply it to the day-to-day operations of the company. According to a survey, nearly 60% of knowledge workers are self-motivated.

Their strengths include increasing work productivity and critical thinking, which allows them to solve problems and make the best decisions. Their primary focus is on work quality, results, and continuous learning, and they enjoy challenges in the workplace.

6. Major industries in Oman

Since the percentage of jobs allocated to expatriates in the private sector has been reduced, employment opportunities for Omani citizens have improved. Fees charged to expatriates have also risen in recent years. The fee revision has comparatively benefited Omani citizens by raising their living standards.

The primary industries in Oman are crude oil, petroleum, and mining, all of which provide numerous job opportunities for Omani nationals. Furthermore, new opportunities in construction, medicine, and education are constantly being created.

The engineering sector is expected to see an increase in job opportunities for technicians and skilled laborers. The Oman government is looking for qualified accounting, banking, and finance professionals. Recognizing talent and hiring qualified individuals in Oman is the path to simultaneous growth and development of all industries.

Surgeons, judges, lawyers, bank managers, CEOs, CFOs, orthodontists, college professors, pilots, and marketing directors are the most sought-after professions in Oman. When there is so much to offer, it can be difficult to find the right people for your team.

7. Hiring cost in Oman

With the increase in fees for issuing a license to expatriates in Oman, the company's license fee for a senior-level position will be more than $5,197.38. (OMR 2,100). A license fee of $2,599.99 will be charged for a middle-level position (OMR 1,001).

The license fee for foreign workers has been raised as part of the Omanisation initiative. This forces organizations that hire people from other countries to prioritize Oman citizens for job openings.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, approximately 83% of companies have pushed to scale the remote work culture. It has reduced the hassle of commuting and allowed employees to complete assigned tasks from the comfort of their own homes.

Customer service, tutoring, entry-level computer jobs, computer programming, sales, data entry, translation, freelancing, web development, and graphic designer jobs are the most common fields where remote working is advantageous.

Rivermate's EOR solutions for Oman can assist you in expanding your business while adhering to tax laws, labor laws, and contracts.

8. Employment laws Oman

Omani employees in the private sector should be given permanent contracts.

A worker's minimum and maximum ages should be 15 and 59, respectively.

The law prohibits discrimination, which means that everyone, regardless of gender, race, or age, has equal employment opportunities.

The employer should provide the employee with a written employment contract that clearly states all general principles.

The probation period cannot be longer than three months.

The employer will be provided with health benefits, such as paying for an employee's treatment in a government hospital.

Wages will be paid weekly or monthly, depending on the nature of the work.

Oman's Labor Law was enacted to protect Omani workers, expatriate workers, and employers. The Labor Law also applies to private businesses and government agencies.

The clauses of the Labor Laws cover provisions, definitions, employment contracts, remuneration, leaves, and expatriate mandates.

9. Top skills Oman

In Oman, there are numerous job opportunities for knowledge workers. Physicians, academicians, engineers, data analysts, programmers, lawyers, and teachers are examples of knowledge workers. For a living, these subject matter experts rely solely on their knowledge.

A physician is the most lucrative and well-paid profession in Oman. Academicians and teachers have many opportunities because there are open positions in many institutions. The government of Oman intends to increase job opportunities for engineers, paving the way for more educated professionals. Lawyers are also among the most sought-after professions in Oman.

Oman is a trade-based economy with a wide range of open job positions in sales, teaching, accounting, technology, and media.

10. Economic landscape in Oman

Despite a GDP decline of minus 2.3% in 2020, Oman maintains one of the strongest economies. The oil industry remains the dominant industry in Oman, contributing significantly to the country's GDP and revenues.

Oman's Sultanate has a diversification strategy that includes tourism, manufacturing, shipping, and gas-based industries. There are numerous job opportunities in Oman, and there is a high demand for skilled workers such as surgeons, engineers, technicians, judges, lawyers, and marketing directors.

11. Market size in Oman

Oman requires super-fast internet connectivity in order for the new norm of remote work to continue smoothly. Commutation worries are a thing of the past, thanks to remote work, and broadband and mobile internet speeds are excellent in the current scenario. Oman has a broadband internet speed of 45.96 Mbps on average and a mobile internet speed of 39.2 Mbps.

The Sultanate of Oman has a younger population, with 46.7% of the population being between the ages of 18 and 29. To equip the workforce to meet industry standards, the government has launched numerous training programs for Oman citizens.

To reduce reliance on oil revenues, the Oman government is expanding opportunities for Omani citizens in the manufacturing sector, construction, mining, and tourism. The global lockdown and Covid 19 have reversed the need to increase employment opportunities in other sectors.

12. Minimum wage in Oman

The minimum monthly pay is 325 OMR, with 225 OMR being salary and at least 100 OMR being bonus. The minimum wage is no longer tied to educational attainment.

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

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

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