Your new employees not only need your support in their everyday work. Additionally, you can make it easier for foreign workers to start life in Germany by providing practical assistance with moving, getting settled in and administrative formalities.
If your foreign recruit has still not found any permanent accommodation, it is a good idea to give them the contact details of local estate agents. A written, personal recommendation can also open doors for your new recruit in the search for accommodation or when carrying out administrative formalities. Inform your new recruit about what documents are required (identity papers, salary slips or work contract, possibly a Schufa record) and German rental and tenancy law. You could even accompany your new employee when visiting accommodation. If need be, make use of a relocation service provider who will help the new recruit during the move and the integration period.
Your new recruit will find useful information about finding accommodation in our section entitled “Living in Germany".
KOFA (centre of excellence for securing a supply of qualified professionals)
Introducing diversity management in businesses (German, English)