Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Colombia

Discover Colombia's top talent and take your business global with our recruitment experts in Colombia and 70+ countries. Grow your team virtually in Colombia and unlock the potential of borderless talent today.

Lundi Recruitment Insights in Colombia



Payroll Frequency

Bi-Weekly / Monthly



Capital City


Employer Tax Rate


Recruitment Agency Costs in Colombia

In Colombia, professional recruitment agency fees range from 22-27% of the first-year annual base salary of a recruited employee. Recruitment agencies also require an upfront retainer and payment in advance installments of the agency fee based on milestones such as start of recruitment, presentation of candidates, and scheduling interviews with a candidate shortlist.

We know this might sound overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. A solution like Lundi eliminates the barriers for you. With Lundi, you can recruit talent across 70+ countries, easily managing recruitment—all in one, easy-to-use platform. Get an overview of what you need to know when hiring in Colombia below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Colombia

In Colombia, an employer’s social contributions total 25% and include contributions to the pension fund, medical plan, labor risks, and family compensation funds.

Employee Income Taxes in Colombia

The income tax structure in Colombia, including the breakdown of tax units, is as follows: Income between 0-1,090 tax units: 0

Employee Probation in Colombia

In Colombia, the probationary period for fixed-term contracts is no longer than 1/5th of the initially agreed-upon employment term. For indefinite contracts, the probationary period is two months.

Employee Overtime in Colombia

In Colombia, employees work eight hours daily, six days per week, and 48 hours weekly. However, the 8-hour daily limit does not apply to managerial and supervisory workers.Overtime work is paid at 125% of the regular pay rate during the day and at 175% during the night. Overtime is limited to two hours per day and 12 hours per week.

Employee Notice in Colombia

The notice period for dismissal of employees with fixed-term contracts is 30 days. But when the employee is dismissed for poor performance, the required notice is just 15 days. In the case of misconduct or dismissal with a just cause, no notice is required.

Termination in Colombia

For employees with fixed-term agreements, severance pay should be equal to the salary owed to them until the end of agreement period.‍For employees with an indefinite term agreement, earning more than 10 minimum legal monthly wages (COP 8,778,030), severance pay is equal to 20 days of salary for the first year of service and 15 days of salary for each additional year of service (proportional to the fraction of a year).

How to Recruit in Colombia

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A Lundi Global Talent Consultant will work with you to understand your goals, needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we’ll introduce you to the right talent for your team. The average time to match is one week.
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The Right Fit,

Work with your new team member for a trial period (pay Lundi only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit.
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No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.

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Our Vetting Process

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    Lundi takes the time to understand the candidate’s skills, experiences, and goals so that they can be matched to the right job.
  • Fair and Accurate

    Rather than relying on a single question or metric, Lundi takes into account the candidate’s overall history, expertise, and motivation.
  • Inclusive

    Our candidate screening process is designed to be inclusive and equitable, ensuring that all candidates have an equal opportunity to pursue their career goals.

Book a free strategy session to see how we can help you

No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.