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Colombia

A short guide to building a dedicated offshore team in Colombia

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At a glance

Capital
Capital:

Bogotá

Official language
Official language:

Spanish

Population
Population:

52.219 million

Timezone
Timezone:

(GMT-5)

Developers
Developers:

100,000+

Currency
Currency:

Colombian Peso (COP)

Industry revenue
Industry revenue:

$2+ billion

Investment
Investments in IT sector

$1.36+ billion

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Capital:

Bogotá

Language
Official language:

Spanish

Population
Population:

52.219 million

Timezone
Timezone:

(GMT-5)

Developers
Developers:

100,000+

Currency
Currency:

Colombian Peso (COP)

Industry revenue
Industry revenue:

$2+ billion

Industry size
Investments in IT sector

$1.36+ billion

Why build a team in Colombia

Overview

Colombia, the second-most populous South American country, captivates with its diverse landscapes of rainforests, highlands, deserts, and beaches stretching along the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Renowned for its rich coffee tradition and thriving arts scene, Colombia has embraced the challenge of diversifying its economy by exporting modern pop culture worldwide.

The Colombia ICT market value in 2023: $20+ billion and will grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.21% to reach a value of US$ 35.02 billion by 2027.

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Employment Conditions Overview

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Payroll Cycle

In Colombia, the payroll cycle is either bi-monthly, with payments made on the 15th and last day of each month, or monthly.

Employer Taxes

Employer taxes in Colombia range from 21.02% to 27.46%.

Overtime Pay

Overtime is limited to 2 hours per day and 12 hours per week. Employees who work overtime during regular working hours are entitled to an additional 25% on top of their ordinary hourly rate. Those who work during the night shift from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. must be compensated at a rate of 35% above their ordinary hourly rate. These regulations ensure fair compensation for employees who work additional hours or during the night shift.

Paid Leave

Employers are required to provide 15 paid working days of annual leave for each year of service.

Sick Leave

To be eligible for paid sick leave of up to 180 days, claimants must obtain verification from a Colombian social security authority stating that they are unable to work. During the first 90 days, employees receive two-thirds of their salary (with the employer covering the first two days). They receive 50% of their salary for the remaining period, with the employer reclaiming the amount from the social security system. If the illness or injury is work-related, the employer must pay 100% of wages for the entire duration of the incapacity.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Public holidays in Colombia are mandatory and are added to annual leave entitlement. Employees required to work on national holidays are entitled to receive 150% of their regular Colombia's public holidays are mandatory and added to the annual leave entitlement. Employees required to work on national holidays are entitled to receive 150% of their regular pay or be given time off in lieu. When public holidays fall on a Sunday, they are observed the following day. Here are some of the public holidays observed in Colombia:

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Notice Period

Either the employer or the employee can unilaterally terminate the employment contract without reason or notice. However, the terminating party may be liable for costs or loss of pay resulting from the termination. Employers terminating employment with cause may require 15 days' notice. Fixed-term employees should receive notification 30 days before the end of the contract to prevent automatic renewal.

13th Month Bonus

In Colombia, employers must pay a 13th-month salary. The first half of the bonus must be paid within the first 15 days of June and the second half within the first 20 days of December. The bonus is prorated for employees who have not worked an entire year.

Grow your team in Colombia with ALLSTARSIT

Setting up a separate business entity in every location where you plan to hire employees or a team is time-consuming and incurs high legal fees.

At the same time, navigating local labor laws and adhering to employee expectations can be a complex and challenging task, as is finding accurate and up-to-date employment information for all your potential hiring locations. Not to mention that tracking invoices and managing employee contracts through email and spreadsheets is messy and error-prone.

Compliance is critical in this context, and we must ensure that we follow local guidelines, particularly regarding taxes and legalities.

ALLSTARSIT streamlines the process by offering an integrated solution for finding and hiring employees, managing HR and payroll, and automating compliance across 20+ countries. All simple and hassle-free.

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What’s possible with ALLSTARSIT?

Staff Augmentation

Choose the right expert professionals required for your specific project, saving time and wasted effort.

This service enables software development companies worldwide to meet any technical needs outside their core skill set by adding specialized staff on demand while retaining control of the project's specifications and scope.

Dedicated Teams

Establish R&D / Tech Support / QA & Testing / DevOps / Data Entry Centers in your chosen location.

Forget about investing in facilities, equipment, technology, or human resources. We manage all necessary operations as your specialist. This can help you save money and resources, all while reducing frustration and simplifying internal processes.

EOR / Contractor Management

Use ALLSTARSIT as your EOR / CM to easily hire employees in new countries without setting up a legal entity.

We act as the employer for your new hire, handling all HR, payroll, tax, and compliance requirements on your behalf, while you maintain control of their workload.

Staffing & Recruiting

Tap into a wide talent pool of top-tier engineers from our database. We will find the right fit for your business and help you reduce your hiring timeline.

Headhunting

Signing bonuses

Vacancy promotion

Free replacement

Preliminary interviews

HR interviews

HR Operations

Attract, hire, and retain top talent, building a motivated workforce that drives your business forward.

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Non-employee-employer liability

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Managing tech equipment

Retention and risk analysis

Performance reviews

Compensation revision & expense returns

1:1 meetings (180-degree)

Monthly reports

Performance reviews & periodic surveys

Ongoing client and expert support

Our solutions

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Offer Corporate Benefits
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Onboard & Retain Global Teams
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Hire Employees / Contractors

Expand your business globally and hire employees or contractors quickly and efficiently by partnering with ALLSTARSIT, who can act as your EOR/CM and handle the administrative and legal aspects of their employment while you control their workload.

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Offer Corporate Benefits

Improve your employees' well-being and job satisfaction by offering them a range of corporate benefits through ALLSTARSIT, including wellness consultant sessions, music lessons, workations, gym compensation, and employee recognition programs.

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Onboard & Retain Global Teams

Keep track of your team's progress and satisfaction with ALLSTARSIT's monthly reports and periodic surveys, allowing you to identify any issues and make necessary adjustments to retain top talent.

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Secure Office Space

Enhance your employees' working experience by offering them the possibility of working from an office or securing a seat in a premium co-working space shared area through ALLSTARSIT.

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Run Payroll

Simplify your HR operations and ensure your employees receive timely and accurate paychecks with ALLSTARSIT's comprehensive payroll solution.

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Provide Health Insurance

Increase your employees' satisfaction and productivity by providing them with the peace of mind that comes with having access to a reliable and comprehensive health insurance package made possible by ALLSTARSIT.

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Implement L&D Program

Invest in your employees' professional development by implementing a comprehensive L&D program that includes access to online education platforms, language classes, and technical meetups, courtesy of ALLSTARSIT.

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Customer Service Support

Build a Customer Care or a Customer Support team to ensure that your business excels in providing exceptional assistance to your customers.

Whether you need a team of professionals that can handle relationship building and product knowledge or a group of Tier 1/2/3 engineers that can help with troubleshooting and other technical issues, ALLSTARSIT can help you find, hire and manage them.

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Colombia IT Industry Overview

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ALLSTARSIT offers to hire a dedicated development team in Colombia on the most favorable terms. We are the leader in outsourcing dedicated software developers in Colombia. We will help you choose a dedicated team in Colombia to suit your tasks and requirements.

The technology sector is actively developing, so outsourcing a dedicated developer team from Colombia is a popular service. Among the features:

  • Colombia's IT industry is showing steady growth, with a projected CAGR of 8.4% until 2025;
  • IT sector revenue is expected to reach $200 billion by 2025;
  • The IT industry creates new jobs, especially for dedicated offshore developers from Colombia.

ALLSTARSIT offers dedicated teams in Colombia outsourcing services to suit your needs and business objectives.

Talent Pool and Advantages of Choosing 

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Talent Pool

Finding a dedicated developer in Colombia is not tricky. Every year, it produces more than 80,000 Colombia dedicated developers in demand in the labor market. The dedicated software development team in Colombia speaks English at the level of business communication.

Advantages of Choosing 

Outsourcing dedicated team development in Colombia is an excellent opportunity to improve the quality of your business. Due to the high quality of dedicated software development in Colombia, you can rise to a higher level.

Legal and Regulatory Considerations

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Labor legislation regulates outsourcing to a dedicated team in Colombia, so you can be sure of the safety of cooperation. ALLSTARS will help you choose the best dedicated development team in Colombia.

Dedicated Development Team Setup in Colombia

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You can easily find a dedicated development team from Colombia through outsourcing. We offer only large cities for work: Cali, Bogota, Medellin, and others. Assembling an offshore dedicated team from Colombia is not tricky.

Communication and Collaboration

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We choose outsourced dedicated development from Colombia, with whom it is easy to communicate and find a common language. All dedicated IT teams in Colombia are competent and responsible for the quality of their services.

Challenges and Mitigation Strategies

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Before assembling a dedicated project team in Colombia for outsourcing, it is essential to consider many subtleties. Adapting to local customs and learning to communicate effectively with the dedicated engineering team in Colombia is necessary.

Outsourcing Trends and Recommendations for Businesses

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Outsourcing Trends

Outsourcing a dedicated development team in Colombia is actively developing. Therefore, it offers many opportunities for modern companies.

Recommendations for Businesses

You should continually work to build an effective working relationship with the Colombia dedicated team. Be respectful to experts to make cooperation fruitful.

Future Outlook

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The IT market is actively developing, so dedicated software teams from Colombia are in demand. New technologies have appeared in the local labor market: AI and machine learning. The dedicated offshore team in Colombia will be an excellent assistant for any business.

To hire a dedicated team Colombia outsourced, contact ALLSTARSIT. We will provide advice and assistance at all stages of cooperation.

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