Contracts in Turkey

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

The Active Population in Figures

Main Indicators 2007 2006
Labor Force 25 208 000 24 776 000
Labor Force (Annual Growth, %) 1.74 0.86
Rate of Activity (%) 43.1 43.2
Unemployment Rate (%) 9.8 9.9

Source:

 
Employed Persons, by Occupation (% of Total Labor Force) 2006
Employees - Workers - Salaried Staff 57.0%
Artisans, shopkeepers 23.0%
Other non-salaried workers (Farmers...) 15.0%
Employers 5.0%

Source: TUIK

 
For Further Statistics
State Planning Organization
 

Management of Human Resources

 

Recruitment

Method of Recruitment
Applications are made more and more by Internet. The method of recruitment in Turkey is by face to face interview.
Recruitment Agencies
Independent, well-known recruitment agencies: Nicholson International, Heidrick & Struggles, Amrop...
Agencies specialized in temporary work: Adecco, etc
Recruitment Websites
Insan Kaynaklari (Ernest & Young)
Kariyer
Secretcv
Monster
 

The Contract

Type of Contract
The work contract is first and foremost governed by individual negotiation.
The formality of the work contract and the conditions of dismissal are rigid. Dismissals have to be justified only if the number of employees in the firm is more than 30.
Breach of Contracts
 
  • Retirement
Retirement at 55 for men and 50 for women.
  • Dismissals
The employer initiates dismissals:
- redundancy is either individual or mass redundancy
- dismissal for professional misconduct
  • Other Possible Methods
Resignation; this is initiated by the employee.
Labor Laws
Ministry of Justice information website
Ministry of Justice
 

Dispute Settlement

 

Conciliation Process

Cases of Dispute
Physical violence, harassment, working conditions, pay....
  • Legal Framework
Conciliation : conciliation between the parties is achieved. If there is no conciliation, the procedure is sent before the judgement bureau.
Judgement : the case is judged by members of the Industrial Tribunal.
  • Procedure
Defined in the Labor Code
 

Judicial Structures

  • Legal Framework
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  • Competent Legal Body
The Industrial Tribunal
 

Social Partners

Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
In general, the power of the unions is not at all strong.
Unionization Rate
The unionization rate in Turkey is quite low. The unions are stronger in the public or semi-public sectors.
Unions
DISK
Hak-Is
Turk-Is
KESK
BASK
HAKSEN
Regulation Bodies
Ministry of Labor
Employers' confederation
Employers' confederation

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