Business Guide: Opening a Branch in Poland

Opening a Branch in Poland

There are 2 ways to register a branch in Poland. The choice depends on where the company that wants to do it is located.

Types of contracts in Poland

If we think about hiring programmers or workers for other positions in the IT industry in Poland, the type of contract is an important issue. In this country, the most common contracts are the Employment Contract and a B2B (Business-to-Business) contract.

Why should you consider Poland?

First of all, the ease of doing Business index might provide us with interesting conclusions. The development of Poland in this matter is shown by the results from 2003 to 2020. In 2020, the country was in the 40th place out of 190 analyzed countries.

Time zone and the currency

Poland is located in the Central European Time zone (GMT + 01:00). Most European countries, including Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, belong to the same time zone. Described Central European Time (CET) is valid for the winter period from October to March. However, during the summer period, from March to October, the valid time is UTC + 02:00.

The best cities to start a business in Poland

Based on the data from our report on the IT job market in Poland, the most popular cities to work in the IT industry are Warsaw, Krakow and Wrocław.

The high level of the English language

In the context of looking for employees in the IT sector in Poland, it is worth checking the matter of language skills. The EF English Proficiency Index data shows that Poles occupy 16th place on the list of countries with the best use of the English language. If you are interested in the English language proficiency level of Polish programmers, the results of the report on the IT job market in Poland, which was published in 2022, show positive conclusions. Over 70% of the surveyed IT specialists declared that they use it at the B2/C1 level.

Talented IT specialists

The fact that you can have access to talented employees in Poland is best shown by the data compiled by HackerRank. Polish programmers take 3rd place in the category of the best programming skills. You can read more about the high level of specialist knowledge of Polish programmers in our article: 5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Poland for Outsourcing IT.

Opportunity to obtain government grants

Obtaining a government grant may be a significant help in the context of opening a branch in Poland. It can be obtained through the Programme for supporting investments of major importance to the Polish economy for the years 2011–2030. Moreover, the support provided in the form of a grant is based on an agreement concluded between the Minister and the investor.

  • Support for the costs of creating new jobs (employment grant)
  • Support for eligible costs of a new investment (investment grant)
  • Support for employee training

Summary

If you are looking for a place to open a branch of your company in the European Union, it is worth considering Poland. The above-mentioned data show that there are cities here that are very attractive in terms of business and it’s reflected in the rankings. If you are thinking about developing a new technology business, you can contact us. We are able to professionally advise on the selection of locations for new branches, local labor law and tax issues, as well as recruit IT specialists to your team.

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Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing

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Aga Babicz

Aga Babicz

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Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing