All About Hiring Employees in Colombia

Get the information you need to hire in Colombia and learn how Justworks EOR can help you streamline international hiring and manage employees abroad.

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The Benefits of an EOR for Hiring in Colombia

Hiring in Colombia offers many benefits including lower employee costs and access to top talent. As a global EOR provider, Justworks makes hiring Colombian talent and building your global team seamless and fast. 

Justworks EOR helps you manage local HR processes for direct employment such as work visas and permits, benefits, payroll, background checks, and more. Our experts will provide hyper-local insights into hiring and managing employees in Colombia. With our transparent pricing, you can start with one employee and scale up at your own pace.

Options for Hiring in Colombia

Opening Up an Entity

Setting up an entity in Colombia can take months since it requires a nuanced understanding of Colombian labor laws and best hiring practices. 

You’ll need to: 

  • Set up a local branch with a local bank account

  • Register with local institutions 

  • Maintain a presence in the country

  • Find law partners 

  • Hire an accounting firm to run payroll 

  • Hire an internal HR team

Many companies work with a global EOR provider like Justworks to hire more quickly and save the time and money it takes to open an entity.

Drafting Employment Agreements

When hiring in Colombia, it’s important to properly classify your independent contractors and employees, even remote workers. Proper classification will help you avoid litigation and tax filing issues.

All employment contracts in Colombia should include: 

  • Hours of work

  • Temporary, permanent, or contracted worker

  • Salary

  • Benefits

  • Vacation

  • Employment position

Ready to Hire Confidently in Colombia?

Justworks EOR makes building your global team seamless by helping you hire and onboard talent in Colombia and beyond more quickly. Save yourself the time and hassle of international hiring today.