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Frequently asked questions about recruiting abroad: a guide

Updated: Apr 28, 2023

Expansion into the Central European region is an attractive option for foreign companies looking to take their business to the next level. This market offers a wealth of opportunities, but also challenges. One of the biggest challenges is finding suitable employees. Hiring workers abroad can be complicated, especially if you don't know the local rules and regulations. Therefore, in this article we will answer the most common questions about recruiting abroad.

Recruiting abroad: a guide
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1. How do I find suitable employees abroad?

Finding suitable employees abroad requires careful planning. There are various ways in which you can find potential employees. One option is to place a job advertisement in local newspapers or online job exchanges. Another option is to work with a recruitment agency that specializes in finding suitable candidates.


If you hire a recruitment agency, you need to make sure that they have extensive knowledge of the local labor market and legislation. At AV-LEAD, we have a team of local experts who can quickly and efficiently place suitable local employees for you. This allows you to focus on your core business and benefit from the best local workforce.


2. How do I find out if an employee is qualified for a job?

One of the biggest challenges in finding employees abroad is finding out if a candidate is qualified for the job. It is important that you review the candidate's qualifications and experience to ensure that he or she meets the requirements of the job.


One way to do this is to conduct a video or phone interview. If possible, you should also ask a local employee to conduct the interview and provide feedback. Always be aware of possible language and cultural barriers. Another option is to conduct a qualification test or trial work.


3. How can I ensure that I comply with local rules and regulations?

Compliance with local rules and regulations is essential if you want to hire employees abroad. Each country has different labor laws and regulations that must be followed. It is important that you inform yourself about the local regulations to avoid legal consequences. German-speaking countries in particular have complicated regulations when it comes to employment.


One way to ensure that you comply with local rules and regulations is to consult with an expert in labor law. At AV-LEAD Expansion Consulting, we work with many reputable employment law firms and can help advise you on how to comply with local regulations and laws.


4. How to find the right salary for my employees abroad?

The salary structure for employees abroad can vary depending on the country and industry. It is important to know the local salaries and compensation systems to ensure that your employees are paid appropriately and can compete in the local market.


One way to find the right pay structure is to compare yourself to other companies in the industry. You can also conduct a salary survey to gather information about what other companies in similar positions are paying.


When determining your salary structure, you should also consider local taxes and social security contributions. In some countries, these can differ significantly from what you pay in your home country.


5. How do I deal with cultural differences?

When expanding to another country, you should also consider cultural differences. Each country has its own customs and cultural norms that can affect the way you work and communicate.


It's important to learn about the cultural differences and make sure your employees are prepared for them. One way to do this is to offer training or workshops to prepare your employees for the local way of life.


At AV-LEAD Expansion Consulting, we offer training and workshops to prepare companies for the cultural differences in German-speaking countries. We help you create an open and tolerant work environment where employees from different cultures can work together successfully.


6. How can I ensure that my employees are able to communicate in the local language?

The ability to communicate in the local language is an important requirement for employees working abroad. It is important to ensure that your employees have sufficient language skills to communicate effectively and get their work done.


One way to ensure that your employees have sufficient language skills is to offer language courses. However, this method often turns out to be far too slow, inefficient and expensive. In most cases, it makes more sense to rely on local and native employees. At AV-LEAD, we help you find them to ensure a successful foreign branch.


7. How can AV-LEAD help me with recruitment abroad?

AV-LEAD Expansion Consulting has a team of experts with years of experience that can help you find suitable employees in German-speaking countries. We offer a comprehensive recruitment service and work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and expectations.

Our team of experts has extensive knowledge of the local labor market and legislation in German-speaking countries. We use our extensive network to find qualified candidates who perfectly match our clients' requirements and expectations.


We support our clients at every step of the process, from finding suitable candidates to assisting with the integration of new employees into the company. We also offer training and workshops to help companies manage cultural differences. Our goal is always to provide our clients with a comprehensive and customized service to ensure that their expansion into German-speaking countries is successful.


Contact us for more information

If you have any further questions about recruiting abroad or expanding into the Central European region, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our experts are available to assist you at every step of the process. Visit our website for more information on all our expansion services or contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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