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Do you want to add talented software engineers, data analysts, UX designers, and software developers to your team? Are you creating a remote global team in brand-new markets? Central Asia is a promising market for U.S.-based tech companies who want to hire talented men and women to join their team – and Kazakhstan is a primary source of tech talent in the region. 

We know you may have questions about where to get started and Truss is here to help. Truss provides tech companies with an innovative global employment platform that will find and recruit job candidates, help conduct interviews, negotiate employment contracts, conduct onboarding, and manage global payroll in Central Asia. We want to help you find the right fit for your team in Kazakhstan and we have created a quick guide about what you need to know about hiring in Kazakhstan. 

Contact the Truss Team for more information on how we can help you hire in Kazakhstan!

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Top 5 Things To Know About Hiring Remote Workers in Kazakhstan

Are you a U.S.-based tech company that wants to hire talented men and women in Kazakhstan? Before you get started, there is a lot to know and understand – local labor laws, average salaries, language barriers, and much more. No matter what questions you have about hiring remote workers in Kazakhstan, the Truss Team is here to help set you up for success in Central Asia.

Here are a few questions that you need to ask and answer when you choose to hire remote tech employees in Kazakhstan.

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1. What Languages Do They Speak in Kazakhstan?

The success of a global remote workforce is predicated on the ability to communicate and finding potential employees that speak English is a priority when you choose Truss. The primary language spoken in Kazakhstan is Kazakh with Russian in a close second. Kazakhstan is ranked 45/100 on the English Proficiency Index – which indicates that many people speak moderate English. The English language has been a priority in the country since the launch of the Trilingual Education Policy in 2012 where educational programs work to make citizens fluent in Kazakh, Russian, and English.

2. What Is the Average Salary in Kazakhstan?

The cost of employment will always be top of mind for businesses across the globe and it is important for tech companies that hope to hire in Kazakhstan to understand the average salary and cost of employment. Kazakhstani Tenge is the primary currency and the average monthly salary is ₸382,083 – which is equal to about $860 U.S. Dollars. Kazakhstan has a national minimum wage of ₸70,000.00. The average salary for a software engineer in Kazakhstan is an estimated $39,000 U.S. Dollars. For comparison purposes – the average salary for an entry-level software engineer in the United States is an estimated $63,511 per year.

3. What Are the Local Labor Laws in Kazakhstan?

Businesses that hire remote employees abroad need to know and understand the local labor laws, or they may face financial penalties and regulation. The local labor laws in Kazakhstan – like in the United States – create a safe and quality working environment. Employment laws encompass working hours, overtime pay, employee probation periods, annual leave, annual holidays, maternity leave, paternity leave, sick leave, termination, and severance pay. The misclassification of employees is an added challenge that businesses face when they hire abroad and Truss can serve as your employer of record in Kazakhstan to ensure you remain compliant with local labor laws. 

4. What Are Employee and Payroll Benefits in Kazakhstan?

A complete and total understanding of employee benefits and payroll practices in Kazakhstan is important to the success of U.S.-based tech companies that hire in Central Asia. Workers in Kazakhstan work a standard 40-hour work week with overtime paid at 150% of the hourly pay and overtime hours capped at 12 hours each month. More than just schedules and salaries, companies need to understand employee and company payroll contributions – and HOW global remote employees will be paid. When you partner with Truss, we provide a comprehensive platform and an experienced team that will help you handle payroll and benefits for employees in Kazakhstan. 

5. What Are the Tax Laws in Kazakhstan? 

Taxes and employer contributions are important to know and understand when you hire in Kazakhstan and the rest of the region. Monetary employer contributions in Kazakhstan include a 9.5% Social Tax, 3.0% for Medical Insurance, and a Social Insurance Tax that is capped at 3.5% of 7x the monthly minimum wage. Companies may also be responsible for a 5.0% Obligatory Professional Pension for employees who work in hazardous conditions. Total employer payroll contributions will range from 16.0% to 21.0%. Employee payroll and tax contributions total 12% with Health Insurance and Pension.

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Why Choose Truss to Hire Tech Workers in Kazakhstan?

It can be complicated to find, recruit, hire, manage, and pay remote employees across the globe and you may not know where to start. Good news. It doesn’t have to be complicated with the Truss Team on your side. No matter what questions you have about what you need to know about hiring in Kazakhstan and Central Asia – we are here to help.

Truss has years of knowledge and experience hiring in Central Asia and in countries like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Georgia in the region. We know where to look and how to find the best candidates for your tech company. We can help you negotiate employment contracts that will benefit your company and your new employees. We can help you onboard remote employees and provide innovative software solutions to manage payroll and benefits. We can serve as your employer of record in Kazakhstan and help you remain compliant with local labor laws. 

Contact Truss today to find out how we can help you find the right fit for your tech company in Kazakhstan!