Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Croatia

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Recruitment Agency Costs in Croatia

In Croatia, 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 Croatia below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Croatia

In Croatia, an employer’s social contributions total 16.5%. Health Insurance is paid at 16.5% of an employee’s gross salary, and is not capped.

Employee Income Taxes in Croatia

Employees in Croatia pay between 24% and 36% in taxes depending on their income bracket.

Employee Probation in Croatia

A probationary period in Croatia cannot exceed six months. During the agreed probationary period, the termination period must be at least seven days.

Employee Overtime in Croatia

In Croatia, full-time employment cannot be more than 40 hours per week. An employee can work up to 48 hours in a week, but eight of these will be overtime.Employees are entitled to a minimum of 12 hours break between two consecutive work days and at least 24 consecutive hours once a weekIt is a legal obligation in Croatia to include details of any leave on a payslip, so all time off must be recorded and approved.

Employee Notice in Croatia

In Croatia, the notice period is defined by law and varies depending on the length of continuous employment, and potentially with age. It goes as follows:

  • Two weeks for more than one year employment
  • One a half months months for more than two years employment
  • Two months for more than five years employment
  • Two and a half months for more than 10 years employment
  • Three months for more than 20 years employment

Termination in Croatia

All terminations must be notified to the employee in writing and there can be regular or exceptional terminations. The types of terminations are as follows:Regular termination (with agreed notice):Notice for business reasons: This can include redundancy of an employee’s role due to economic, technical, or organisational reasons. The employer must first check that they cannot engage the employee in another role and is not allowed to hire someone in the same role for at least six months.Notice for personal reasons: This means the employee is unable to fulfil their contractual duties due to a permanent characteristic or capabilities. Again, the employer must check that they can't engage the employee in another suitable role first.Notice for employee's misconduct: This refers to breach of contract. The employee should get a written warning with the possibility of termination in case of continuing breach of contract—unless circumstances mean it is reasonable not to give this warning. Notice due to failing probationary period: This type of termination means that an employee does not perform to expectation during the probationary period. Exceptional terminations can be executed with only 15 days' notice from learning about an issue where there is a serious breach in employment relationship or other highly important fact.

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