Poland is known for its delicious pierogi, spectacular mountains and ancient forests. But it’s also home to an increasing number of qualified working professionals open to global and remote work. Let us show you how to hire employees in Poland in a compliant and cost-effective way.
If you’re considering hiring your next candidate in Poland, you’re in the right place. At WorkMotion, we have helped scores of businesses onboard their remote hires, and we have achieved excellent expertise in the country. Our tech solutions and team of experts will make this incredibly easy for you.
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PLN 3,490 monthly
Polish Złoty (PLN)
With about 500,000 IT workers, Poland is one of the biggest producers of tech talent. Around 20% of all European IT specialists are Polish. Hiring in Poland means saving as much as 77% on the cost of talent while getting access to IT knowledge and experience. A huge number of Polish citizens have now returned to their home country following the pandemic, further increasing the growing pool of talent that’s open to remote work.
Polish people are motivated by unique and challenging projects. Hire in Poland to tap into a market that’s bursting with skills.
Poland has the biggest number of IT professionals in Central and Eastern Europe. The country produces 71,000 IT students and 11,000 IT graduates every year. It also sees a 10% annual increase in software developers.
About 99% of IT specialists in Poland are degree-educated, which is significantly higher than the EU average of 81%. The Polish workforce is one of the best educated and most skilled in Europe.
With an English Proficiency Index (EPI) score of 600 compared to the world average of 500, Polish workers have one of the highest rates of English as a second language in the world. This makes them effective communicators—at work and beyond.
The Republic of Poland is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative provinces, covering an area of 312,679 square kilometers with a largely temperate climate. Poland borders Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and Russia (the Kaliningrad exclave). Its northern border (440 km long) runs along the Baltic Sea coast. *Please note that the official currency is the currency of remuneration when employed through WorkMotion in Poland.
The national holidays mentioned below are valid for the year 2023. Work on Sundays and public holidays is allowed in situations listed exhaustively in the Labor Code, e.g. in the case of shift work, in transport, and during work which is necessary due to its social utility and the daily needs of the population.
|January 1||New Year's Day|
|January 6||Three Kings' Day (Epiphany)|
|April 10||Easter Monday|
|May 1||Labor Day|
|May 3||Constitution Day|
|May 28||Pentecost Sunday (Whit Sunday)|
|June 8||Corpus Christi|
|August 15||Assumption Day|
|November 1||All Saints Day|
|November 11||Independence Day|
|December 25th||Christmas Day|
|December 26th||St Stephen's Day|
The approximate time for sharing the contract with an employee in Poland ranges from a few minutes to 1 day assuming no special requests or changes to our standard employment contract. Any such requests or changes would need to undergo internal or external review, directly leading to a time delay. If all talent data is available, the contract can be generated immediately.
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Workers acquire the right to their first annual leave (equivalent to 1/12 of the annual leave available after completing one year of work) upon completing one month of work. The amount of annual leave is:
The Social Insurance Institute (ZUS) collects all the social insurance contributions and forwards them to the appropriate institutions. Employer contributions to government funds cover retirement, disability, accident, and sickness insurance. *Up to the cap of PLN 177, 660.
|Benefits||Employer Contribution||Employee Contribution|
|Accident Insurance||1.67% for employers with up to 9 employees, 0.67% to 3.33% for employers with more than 9 employees & 1.67% flat rate for foreign employers||-|
|Employee Guaranteed Benefits Fund||0.10%||-|
|Employee Capital Plans (PPK)**||1.5% (If the employee wishes to participate in PPK)||2% (If the employee wishes to participate in PPK|
The health insurance contribution percentage is 9% and it is paid only by the employees. There are exceptions regarding the contributions for disabled, annuitants, and pensioners. The National Health Fund regulates health benefits. Poland has a mixed system for public and private health care financing.
The accident insurance benefits described are the Employment injury pension or the occupational disease pension and a One-off payment (jednorazowe odszkodowanie).
Contributions to disability insurance are financed by both the employer and employee
In the case of an employer’s insolvency, all claims of workers, previous workers, and their surviving dependents are guaranteed by the employee benefits fund (Fundusz Gwarantowanych Świadczeń Pracowniczych – FGSP).
Employees who have worked at least 365 days in the last 18 months and have been paid the minimum wage may be entitled to an unemployment allowance.
Contributions to pension insurance are financed in equal parts between the employer and the employee (9.76% of the contribution base each). Retirement schemes are mandatory in Poland for all workers.
Employee Capital Plans (Pracownicze Play Kapitałowe, PPK) are a long-term savings scheme in which the employee’s private savings are contributed to by the employee, employer and the state. The main objective of PPK is to provide its participants with funds for when they stop being professionally active. Funds accumulated in a PPK account can be withdrawn at any time. An employer is obliged to enroll its employees for the PPK according to the following rules: Employees aged 18-55: automatic enrollment; Employees aged 55-70: upon an employee’s individual request, provided that their length of service with a given employer is a minimum of three months over the last 12 months; Employees over 70 years of age: cannot be enrolled. The employer is mandated to contribute 1.5% of the salary plus 2.5% voluntarily towards PPK.
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