Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Italy

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Recruitment Agency Costs in Italy

In Italy, 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 Italy below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Italy

Employers in Italy are taxed approximately 30% of each employee’s salary for social contributions.

Employee Income Taxes in Italy

Employees in Italy are taxed between 23% and 43% depending on their income bracket. Employees are also taxed around 10% which goes to social contributions.

Employee Probation in Italy

In Italy, the probation period is six months for managers and three months for non-managers.

Employee Overtime in Italy

There are working hour restrictions in Italy, but they don’t apply to:Executives, managers and employees who have any form of independent decisionRemote workers and employees working from homeThe normal working week is 40 hours, and the maximum working week is an average of 48 hours every seven days (including overtime) calculated over a four-month reference period. Although there’s no defined day length, employees are entitled to a daily rest period of 11 consecutive hours every 24 hours.Overtime in Italy can not exceed 250 hours per year. Overtime must be compensated with increased salary.

Employee Notice in Italy

There is no statutory notice period in Italy, but agreed-upon notice periods must be included in employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements.

Termination in Italy

At the end of any employment contract, even for just cause and resignations, employers in Italy must pay the “Trattamento di Fine Rapporto” which is a severance pay of an employee’s all-time received salary divided by 13.5. It is an extra cost to the employer of ~7% per month.‍An employer can terminate an employee based on two reasons: 1) An objective reason such as redundancy due to economic reasons 2) A subjective reason such as a breach of their contractual duties ‍If an employee believes they have been unfairly dismissed, they can go to an employment tribunal where paid damages for a typical case are between three to six months of an employee’s salary.

How to Recruit in Italy

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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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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.