Staffing and Recruiting Experts in France

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Recruitment Agency Costs in France

In France, 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 France below.

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Employer Tax Costs in France

Employers of French employees are required to pay health tax, autonomy solidarity contributions, old age insurance, family benefits, unemployment insurance, occupational health service tax, and a working from home allowance.

Employee Income Taxes in France

Employees in France are taxed between 0% and 13.6% depending on their income bracket. Old age insurance and social security are taxed on top of this.

Employee Probation in France

In France a probation period has a maximum duration that varies based on the type of contract (fixed term or indefinite term) as well as the professional category of the team member.

Employee Overtime in France

In France, maximum working hours differ depending on the type of contract you have: worker (salarie) or executive (cadre).For workers, the legal length of the working week is 35 hours. A work day should not exceed 10 hours, and employees may not work for more than four and a half hours without a break. The maximum working day may be extended to 12 hours under a mutual agreement between employer and employee.For executive contracts, the minimum amount of rest hours between working days must be 11 hours, and the minimum time off in a week must be 35 hours consecutive (this works out to at least one day off per week). In a year, the maximum number of days they can work is 214. Executive employees are also entitled to a minimum of 15 "RTT" days to compensate for overtime worked. Executives employees also have a statutory notice period of three months.For all employees in France, the first eight hours of overtime are subject to the payment of a premium of 25% overtime pay. After 43 hours, an employee is subject to an overtime premium of 50%.

Employee Notice in France

The notice period in France depends on the classification of the employee. For workers, one month's notice is required for an employment period of six months to two years. Two months’ notice is required for employment over two years or for supervisors. Executives are required to give three months’ notice.

Termination in France

France has strict rules around termination, and not adhering to those can lead to excessive legal costs. Employees with eight months of seniority or more for the same employer, on an open-ended contract, are legally entitled to severance compensation in case of dismissal on economic grounds or for personal reasons. However, employees are not eligible for severance compensation in case of dismissal for misconduct or negligence.‍For employees with up to 10 years of seniority, severance pay equals 25% of the employee’s gross monthly salary times years of seniority. For employees with 11 years of seniority or more, severance pay is 33% of the employee’s gross monthly salary. If employees are classified as an executive (cadre), they will also receive compensation for any unused annual holiday allowance and RTT.

How to Recruit in France

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