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

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

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

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

3. Hire a remote team in Zambia

Hiring remote employees in Zambia 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 Zambia

Zambia's cost of living is $1000, which is 1.07 times higher than the global average. Zambia ranked 66th out of 197 countries in terms of cost of living and 148th in terms of quality of life.

In Zambia, the average after-tax salary is $596, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months.

Why is it so expensive to live in Zambia? Because we have a reference point of a developed country lifestyle, and maintaining such a standard of living in some least developed countries is difficult and expensive. As a result, living costs in Zambia differ significantly between locals and expats.

5. Cost of renting in Zambia

The cost of living in Zambia is heavily influenced by factors such as the city or locality in which you choose to live, the type of industry dominant in that area, your lifestyle, taxation policies, and so on. Your living expenses are heavily influenced by your location. Though the cost of utilities, groceries, and transportation all have an impact on living expenses, the cost of housing is the most important.

House rents in Zambia vary greatly depending on where you live. The most populated regions are the capital Lusaka, the mineral-rich Copperbelt region, or the nation's large cities, and accommodation costs are quite high there.

6. Major industries in Zambia

To expand Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs, the Zambian government is working to strengthen labor supply and skill policies. The government is working with businesses to provide on-the-job training and to promote the growth of formal jobs by subsidizing social security payments for low-wage jobs.

The government is investing in large-scale infrastructure projects to boost the country's economic growth and reduce unemployment. This effort will improve the country's infrastructure in order to sustain manufacturing growth.

Foreign investment is not restricted. Most sectors allow FDI (foreign direct investment)—increased foreign investments in the real estate and infrastructure sectors have boosted construction activity.

Copper mining and processing, construction, emerald mining, beverages, food, textiles, chemicals, fertilizer, and horticulture were the major revenue-generating industries in Zambia. Following the global drop in copper demand, the government has focused on boosting the manufacturing, agriculture, transportation and communication, construction, and wholesale and trade industries.

Currently, the government is working to boost the healthcare, pharmaceutical, e-commerce, and information technology industries.

7. Hiring cost in Zambia

Hiring costs are important factors to consider when hiring new employees. It is critical to estimate the appropriate compensation for a position as well as the candidate for a successful hiring project. This necessitates extensive knowledge of the cost of living in the city as well as overall expenditure. When you go to hire someone in a specific city, your hiring cost will be the total of all the costs associated with filling a position, such as:

- advertising expenses,

- recruiting events costs,

- onboarding cost

- training cost

- Administrative costs

8. Employment laws Zambia

Zambian labor law is straightforward and straightforward. The following are the main sources of employment laws in Zambia:

- The constitution of the Republic of Zambia

- The Employment Code Act. This contains the fundamental rules to develop a lawful employer and employee relationship in Zambia and provides for all skills and labor advisory committees and their functions.

- TheIndustrial and Labour Relations Act.

- Common Law

- JudicialPrecedent

- International Law. (Zambia is a signatory to the International Labour Organization.)

Both oral and written employment contracts are valid in Zambia. A work contract includes information such as working hours, annual paid leaves such as sick leave and maternity leave, a probationary period, a termination clause, and so on.

9. Top skills Zambia

Zambia's job market is not well-developed enough to accommodate the country's working-age population. The government is encouraging entrepreneurship and private initiatives to develop industries and service sectors in order to improve Zambia's economic situation and job opportunities.

As the capital of Zambia, Lusaka is home to a number of corporations. The city provides numerous job opportunities for both new graduates and experienced professionals with the necessary skill sets. Some of the major industries hiring in Lusaka include:

- Banks

- Airlines

- Investmentservices

- Railroads

- Publishing

- Consumer goods

- Customer services

In terms of industrial development, Ndola is Zambia's second-largest city. Several national and international corporations have their headquarters or branch offices in this city. Ndola is notable for its industries such as copper and metal refinery, oil refinery, cement works, lime plants, and so on. Zambians have numerous job opportunities in this city.

Kitwe is a commercially prosperous city in Zambia, with almost all banks having a branch or headquarters there. Local and international stores and restaurants can also be found in the city. As a result, Zambians have a wide range of job opportunities here.

Pharmaceuticals, milling and cotton ginning, a drinking water plant, and leather tanning are among the manufacturing industries in Kabwe. The majority of the jobs are for skilled professionals.

10. Economic landscape in Zambia

Pandemics pushed the world into contraction. Zambia's economy was already suffering from persistent droughts, falling copper prices, and unsustainable economic policies. Following the initial recovery from the pandemic, Zambia's economy is expected to grow by 1.0% in 2021 and 2.0% in 2022, fueled by recovery in the mining, tourism, and manufacturing sectors. According to the national statistics office, Algeria's GDP growth for 2021 is expected to be 6.2%, up from minus 5.2% in 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic.

11. Market size in Zambia

As a developing country, Zambia has numerous job opportunities, but the skill gap is a critical issue in meeting the organization's specific requirements. The labor market in the United States is shifting dramatically from agriculture to services and industry. The government's professional training initiatives must play a critical role in addressing the talent gap and recession caused by the pandemic.

12. Minimum wage in Zambia

Zambia's yearly minimum wage is $917.00.

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

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

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