Congratulations on your decision to hire employees in Germany! Germany is known for its strong vocational education system, which trains workers in a wide range of technical and practical skills. This system produces workers that are highly skilled, making them invaluable to companies looking for specific skill sets. Plane makes this process easy for you by providing automated tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more. This ensures compliance and efficiency throughout the process. Navigating the hiring process in a new country can be challenging, so we've compiled the details below to help guide you.




3 - 4 weeks

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Public Holidays


5 Considerations Before Hiring in Germany

As an employer in Germany, it is important to have a comprehensive employment contract that outlines the terms and conditions of the employment relationship. The contract should include compensation, benefits, vacation time, and sick leave policies. Before onboarding a new employee in Germany, take a moment to consider the following questions:

Getting Started with Hiring in Germany

Employer Tax Rates

You can estimate how much it will cost to employ your next hire in Germany using Plane's Hire Calculator.

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Annual cost of employment*


SalaryTaxes (32.65%)Total

*rates for: February 29, 2024

Once you have sorted out the details mentioned above, you can add the employee to the Plane platform. We provide a step-by-step workflow that shows what tasks need to be completed, as well as real-time updates and notifications. This way, you can stay on top of the hiring process at all times. With Plane, you can confidently hire, knowing that you have a powerful platform at your disposal to manage the entire process from start to finish. Here are the instructions for adding a new employee to the platform:

How to hire and onboard an employee

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Hiring an employee in a new country can be a complex process, but with the right guidance and resources, it can be a smooth and successful transition. At Plane, we're committed to helping you navigate the process of hiring an employee in Germany. We'll keep you informed and up-to-date with the latest regulations and employment laws.Good luck with your new hire, and welcome to Germany!

Frequently Asked Questions

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