Hiring workers from other countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) can provide businesses with the opportunity to find motivated and skilled workers, especially in the case of national work force shortages in specific economic sectors. It can also contribute to increasing corporate innovation and competitiveness.
However, finding workers from another European country can be a difficult task if you have not done it before. How do you get started? What should you consider? Who can offer you help and support?
The threefold checklist below will give you an idea of the steps you need to take before (the research steps), during (the recruitment process in another EEA country) and after (the retention process)recruiting abroad.
If you have a question about recruiting abroad, please click on the “Contact a EURES adviser” button to find your nearest EURES adviser.
To give you inspiration, here are some endorsements from employers who have benefited from recruiting abroad, either with the assistance of EURES Advisers or at recruitment fairs organised by EURES:
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