Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Sao Tome and Principe RPO Services

Compliantly source and find top talents in Sao Tome and Principe. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers RPO solutions in Sao Tome and Principe. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly find, hire and pay local nationals and expats alike.

Our platform provides a range of recruitment process outsourcing solutions that simplifies the processes, allowing your business to operate seamlessly and in full compliance with local employment laws.

Why hire talents from Sao Tome and Principe

The talent pool in Sao Tome and Principe is one of its greatest untapped resources. Despite its small size, the country boasts a motivated, adaptable, and increasingly skilled workforce. Many professionals are multilingual – fluent in Portuguese, English, and often French – making them invaluable in international business contexts. 

The economy of Sao Tome and Principe is evolving beyond its agricultural roots, giving rise to professionals skilled in areas like IT, finance, and renewable energy. By taking advantage of our specialized RPO services, your organization can tap into this pool of skilled labor to build a strong, diversified team that aligns perfectly with both your local and global strategies.

Sourcing talents from Sao Tome and Principe

When it comes to sourcing talents in Sao Tome and Principe, conventional methods like local newspaper advertisements and job boards remain effective. However, the digital age has brought about new platforms and techniques for recruitment, such as social media and specialized job search websites. 

Breedj takes a holistic approach to talent sourcing, combining both traditional and digital methods with cutting-edge analytics and algorithms. Our strategic partnerships with educational institutions and vocational training centers across Sao Tome and Principe also allow us to identify newly graduated talent that can be a perfect match for your organizational needs.

Country fact sheet


São Tomé and Príncipe dobra (STN)


São Tomé


219,000 (2021)


Central Africa



Official languages


Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Sao Tome and Principe

By partnering with Breedj, you can eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, and thus, saving valuable time and resources while benefiting from our local expertise to guarantee full compliance for your business operations.

Our platform has been designed to seamlessly take care of every aspect of the local employment environment, while you focus on your core operations.

Employment contracts

We handle employment contracts for both global employees and contractors.

Guaranteed compliance

Breedj ensures full compliance with your workers' local labor laws.

Global payroll

Our platform ensures accurate and timely international salary payments.

Legal expertise

Leverage Breedj's extensive expertise to navigate diverse employment laws.

Tax & contributions

Breedj handles tax & mandatory contributions as required by local labor laws.

Multiple currencies

Your workers are paid in their local currency, directly to their bank account.

Employment laws and regulations in Sao Tome and Principe

Employee Probation Period in Sao Tome and Principe

Local labor laws allow for a probationary period, generally ranging from one to three months, during which both employer and employee can evaluate fit and performance. Breedj’s RPO services are instrumental in structuring this initial period, offering standardized metrics, tracking tools, and best practices for performance evaluation. This ensures that your organization remains compliant with Sao Tome and Principe’s legal framework while making the most of the probationary period to assess talent effectively.

Working Hours in Sao Tome and Principe

The labor laws in Sao Tome and Principe stipulate a standard 40-hour workweek, distributed across five working days. Failure to adhere to this could lead to legal complications, including fines and penalties. At Breedj, we continually monitor your employment policies to make sure they align with the nation’s labor laws, offering consultative services to help you avoid any legal pitfalls.

Overtime in Sao Tome and Principe

Overtime work is carefully regulated in Sao Tome and Principe. Any hours worked beyond the standard 40-hour week are considered overtime and require additional pay. Our RPO services include features that help you manage, track, and document these overtime hours effectively. We also provide guidelines for calculating the additional compensation owed, ensuring that you remain compliant with the local legal framework.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

20 days

Sick leave

15 days

Maternity leave

12 weeks

Paternity leave

2 to 5 days

Employee probation

Up to 3 months

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Employment termination in Sao Tome and Principe

General Termination of Employment Policies in Sao Tome and Principe

Terminating an employee in Sao Tome and Principe is a sensitive operation that requires careful planning and strict adherence to local labor laws. Whether the termination is due to performance issues, redundancy, or other legitimate business reasons, you must document each step carefully. Breedj offers comprehensive advisory services and document templates that ensure you navigate this complex process correctly and legally.

Notice Period in Sao Tome and Principe

Notice periods in Sao Tome and Principe are generally agreed upon in the employment contract. Not respecting these terms could have serious legal implications, including lawsuits and financial penalties. Breedj’s RPO services offer extensive guidelines and support to ensure that you comply with all aspects related to notice periods, from their timing to their execution.

Severance Pay in Sao Tome and Principe

The laws in Sao Tome and Principe dictate that severance pay is often determined by the length of service and the circumstances surrounding the termination. Failure to adhere to these regulations can result in substantial financial penalties and legal complications. Breedj’s RPO services offer a comprehensive guide and calculators that help you determine the correct severance pay in line with local laws, ensuring you avoid any regulatory hiccups.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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What they say about Breedj

Breedj streamlined our global hiring process, making it easy to find and pay remote talents. Our team loves how the platform handles payments and compliance.

George D. France

Effortlessly paying our global team is now possible, thanks to Breedj's reliable and secure payroll system. Trustworthy partner for any organization working with remote employees.

Olivia S. United Kingdom

Thanks to Breedj, expanding our team internationally was a breeze. Their expertise in compliance and payroll made the whole experience stress-free and efficient.

Valorie A. Belgium

Breedj's platform is a game-changer for our remote workforce management. Their compliance solutions and excellent support team make the process stress-free.

Dieter G. Germany

Choosing Breedj was a smart move for our budget. Their affordable services allowed us to hire and pay global talent without breaking the bank. Good compliance solution.

Huang L. China

Breedj's cost-effective solutions transformed our hiring strategy. We save significantly on administrative expenses, making them an invaluable asset for our remote workforce needs.

Hannah M. Canada

Effortlessly paying our global team is now possible, thanks to Breedj's reliable and secure payroll system. Trustworthy partner for any organization working with remote employees.

Yua H. Japan

As a startup, cost efficiency is paramount. Breedj not only helped us hire globally but also offered cost-effective solutions that positively impacted our bottom line. Truly grateful!

Isaac D. USA

Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Sao Tome and Principe

Breedj stands out as the preferred global employment solutions provider for several reasons, offering organizations a competitive edge with a range of scalable global employment solutions.

Cost effective

Drastically reduce administrative and overhead costs related to managing global employees.

100% compliant

Stay up to date with the ever changing global legislations, policies and local labor laws.

Peace of mind

Get direct access to our global employment experts to mitigate legal risks and penalties.

Fast-track market entry

Bypass the complexities associated with establishing a branch office or in-country.

Help emerging countries

Encourage growth and uplift lesser served regions by giving a job to talented remote professionals.

Support United Nations development goals

Directly support at least four sustainable development goals, simply by using our platform.