Employer of Record India

Indian Business Culture

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Business Culture in India

Anybody considering visiting or relocating to India should familiarise themselves with the cultural norms. 

Business culture in India is diverse and can vary depending on the region and industry. However, some key aspects of Indian business culture include a strong emphasis on relationships and building personal connections, a hierarchical structure with clear lines of authority, and a focus on respect for elders and authority figures.

Here is a flavour of the rules and standards of conduct that newcomers to India should be aware of:

It's common to use formal titles and avoid direct confrontation or criticism. Indians also tend to be indirect communicators and may use subtle cues or hints to convey their message.

Punctuality is not always highly valued in India, and it's not uncommon for meetings to start later than scheduled. However, it's considered rude to be excessively late.

Indians also tend to be very hospitable and welcoming, and it's not uncommon for business meetings to include a meal or refreshments. Gift-giving is also an important part of Indian business culture and can be used to build relationships and show appreciation.

Indian Business Culture

When it comes to Indian business culture, there are a few things to keep in mind to make a good impression:


Overall, it’s important to show respect for Indian culture and customs, and to be aware of the hierarchical nature of Indian business culture. By being mindful of these things, you can make a good impression and build strong business relationships in India.

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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 Employer of Record 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, NGO (Not for Profit) 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 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!