Spain Employer of Record Services

Spanish Business Culture

Employer of Record Spain

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Work Culture in Spain

What’s it like doing business in Spain? What’s it like to live there? Find out in our fast, fun facts:

In general the working day in Spain is split into two halves, the day commences at 9am until 2pm and 5pm to 8pm, with the famous “siesta” in between. Furthermore, many businesses end the working day early on Fridays.

Spain was classified as the 30th easiest country in which to conduct business in the 2020 global "Doing Business" index. Spain is the 16th largest economy in the world, with a GDP of about $1.4 trillion US.

Some of the main areas of economic activity are the automotive industry, medical technology, chemicals, shipbuilding, tourism, and the textile industry.

In Spain, the family is the fundamental social unit, and you'll discover that Spanish people place a high importance on connections and integrity in the workplace. Many businesses are run the Spanish way. In essence, they support clearly defined divisions and a rigid hierarchical structure. In management, individualism tends to be more prevalent and teamwork is less valued.

Working in Spain

The do’s and don’ts of working in Spain:


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We are Spain EOR experts

We have extensive experience helping businesses expand their workforce in Spain. Take a look at our areas of expertise to find out more:

Find out what’s included for Statutory Leave in Spain, including maternity leave, paternal leave & sick pay

Unsure about what’s required when employing staff in Spain? Find out about Spanish Work Permits and Visas here

Learn more about how you can attract and retain staff in Spain with both statutory and enhanced employee benefits

Find out how payroll works in Spain and what you can expect when it comes to salaries, bonuses and rates of tax

We deliver a fully managed EOR Service in Spain, including payroll, hr and legal compliance.

Without Agility EOR, our ability to move quickly and scale would be extremely limited. Superb work from A to Z.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an employer of record company. The EOR will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders or asset-shredding Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!