Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Sweden

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Recruitment Agency Costs in Sweden

In Sweden, 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 Sweden below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Sweden

Employers in Sweden are taxed 31.42% on top of each employee’s salary. On top of this, with occupational pension, there is an additional tax called SLP tax. This is 24.26% charged on the gross occupational pension amount paid.

Employee Income Taxes in Sweden

Employees in Sweden who make a salary of less than 509,300 SEK do not have to pay income tax. Employees who earn over 509,300 SEK are taxed 20%. Employees also pay a municipal tax of 32%. Employees who earn an income of 538,700 SEK per year also pay for pension insurance of 7%, but this is normally offset against other taxes and so effectively zero for the employee.

Employee Probation in Sweden

In Sweden, probation periods are outlined in the employees’ employment contract/collective agreement. The probationary period can be a maximum of six months. The period can be shorter, and the employee can become permanently employed before the probationary period is complete. If a probationary period is not terminated after 6 months, the employment will automatically become permanent. The probationary period must be stated in the employment contract. The employee needs to be informed two weeks at the latest before the period ends if he or she will be permanently employed. Salaries and other benefits are the same during a probationary period.

Employee Overtime in Sweden

Employees are entitled to 25 days of paid holiday per year.For a period of four weeks, the maximum overtime in Sweden is 48 hours, or for a calendar month, a maximum of 50 hours overtime.

Employee Notice in Sweden

The statutory notice periods to be observed by the employer vary in accordance with the employee's length of service and range from one to six months as follows:

  • Employed for less than two years: one month
  • Employed for at least two years but less than four years: two months
  • Employed for at least four years but less than six years: three months
  • Employed for at least six years but less than eight years: four months
  • Employed for at least eight years but less than ten years: five months
  • Employed for at least ten years: six months

Termination in Sweden

In Sweden, there are no statutory rights to severance payments. The employee is entitled to normal wages during the notice period.

How to Recruit in Sweden

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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.