Targeted recruitment

Foreign qualified professionals can be an enrichment for your company and contribute key skills. At first glance, recruiting foreign skilled labour can seem time-consuming, costly and bureaucratic. But if the process is properly planned, nothing stands between you and successful recruitment. The best thing is to start by carefully thinking about what kind of qualified staff you need for which tasks – and where you can find them. Our guide will help you.

Targeted rectruitment © istockphoto / triloks
Don't lose sight of your target groups © istockphoto / sturti

When recruiting foreign employees, it is crucial to define your target groups and targets. You can find qualified professionals in other countries, but you might just as well make use of the potential of foreign graduates of German universities. That is a way of filling job vacancies, or finding apprentices or interns. Find out what you need to know when addressing the different target groups here.

Finding the right recruitment channel © fotolia / alphaspirit

There are many ways of finding foreign employees – and many organisations to help you. In this section you can find out what you need to consider to ensure that you are successful in your search for skilled labour. You can also find out more about how to go about searching, possible ways of posting vacancies and contacts who will provide support. more

Conducting the application process © istockphoto / vgajic

If you have received several applications from qualified professionals from abroad, you will have to choose the one best suited to your company. In this section we explain what help is available to help you choose, what you should look out for in interviews and what differences there may be between applications from foreign recruits and those of German employees. more

Entering and working in Germany © istockphoto / MauritsVink

Legal and administrative regulations apply to the recruitment of international qualified professionals. In this section, you can find out more about these requirements to allow your new recruits to enter Germany and start their new job. We provide advice and support on issues such as visas, the provisions that apply to the different types of occupation and the authorities involved in the process. more

Acknowledgement and recognition of qualifications © istockphoto / phototechno

Legal and administrative regulations apply to the recruitment of international qualified professionals. In this section, you can find out more about these requirements to allow your new recruits to enter Germany and start their new job. We provide advice and support on issues such as visas, the provisions that apply to the different types of occupation and the authorities involved in the process. more