Spain is fast becoming a hotspot for global talent thanks to its education system — which ranks 35th in the world — and the recent introduction of the digital nomad visa, designed to attract remote workers and startups to the land of sun, sea, and sangria.
Hiring in Spain is an attractive option for employers looking to expand their global workforce. However, it’s essential to ensure compliance with Spain’s comprehensive employment laws, which protect and regulate employment contracts for Spanish employees. Many companies find that the best way to do this is by partnering with an Employer of Record (EOR) in Spain.
An EOR acts as the legal employer for your team members in Spain, compliantly managing contracts and handling issues such as income tax, social security contributions, payroll taxes, and employee benefits. Additionally, they navigate the complexities of Spain’s collective bargaining agreements (the “convenio colectivo”) and ensure adherence to ever-changing regulations.
This article will walk you through five of the best employer of record services for hiring in Spain so you can decide which is best for your business.
Remofirst partners with a local entity in Spain to provide HR services to Spanish employees of global companies. Working with a local partner with over 15 years of experience allows us to draw on their expertise and knowledge of local regulations to ensure compliance with Spanish labor laws.
It also enables us to offer some of the most competitive EOR pricing around — starting at just $199/month/person for employees and $19/month/person for contractors.
Remofirst’s user-friendly dashboard makes it easy to manage full-time employees or global contractors in Spain in one place and pay them in euros (EUR) while aggregating invoices for all your international employees into a single payment in your currency of operation.
Additionally, Remofirst offers:
Like Remofirst, Deel works with a network of local partners to hire full-time employees and independent contractors in Spain. This allows them to work with local legal experts responsible for generating compliant contracts and keeping track of regulatory changes. Deel also provides contract management services that allow for advanced customizations such as stipends, signing bonuses, and stock options.
However, Deel’s services are significantly more expensive than Remofirst’s, starting at $599/person/month for employees and $49/person/month for contractors. Therefore, it may not be the best option for small businesses, early-stage startups, or companies on a tight budget.
Multiplier offers PEO (professional employer organization) services in Spain. A PEO is different from an EOR in that it’s used for outsourcing human resources functions — in Multiplier’s case, that includes payroll, contracts, benefits, expenses, and leave management.
In Spain, Multiplier enters into a co-employment agreement with the international employer, who assumes responsibility for other aspects of employee management. Prices for Multiplier’s PEO services in Spain start at $300 per employee per month.
In addition, Multiplier’s services include:
Remote offers EOR services that allow companies to onboard, pay, and manage employees and contractors in Spain. Prices start at $599/person/month for employees and $29/person/month for contractors.
Oyster offers hybrid EOR services, operating as both a global employment consulting firm and an EOR service provider, with prices starting at $499/person/month for employees and $29/person/month for contractors.
An EOR can take the hassle out of global hiring, reduce the risks associated with non-compliance, and handle everything from global payroll to health insurance.
Remofirst offers EOR services in Spain at competitive prices through our network of local partners. If you’re looking to expand your global operations to Spain, we can help you do so with quick and seamless employee onboarding and management.
Book a demo with our team of global hiring experts to find out more.