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Lack of skilled workers: How qualified personnel from Eastern Europe can help

In recent years, many companies in the hotel, tourism and catering industry in German-speaking countries have been struggling with an increasing shortage of staff. The reason for this is that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find suitable and qualified employees. Especially during the high season, it can be difficult to recruit enough workers to keep the business running.

How qualified  personnel from Eastern Europe can help with lack of skilled workers
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One possible solution to address the shortage of workers in the hotel, tourism and catering industry is to attract qualified personnel from Eastern Europe. Many countries in Eastern Europe have a long tradition in the hotel, tourism and catering industry. Employees from Eastern Europe often have an excellent education and are highly motivated to succeed in their jobs. Solid German language skills round out the applicant picture for many candidates.


However, there are also challenges when it comes to recruiting qualified personnel from Eastern Europe. One of the challenges is that it can be difficult to find suitable candidates. Another difficulty is that it is often hard to bridge the cultural differences between different countries.

To overcome these challenges, it can be useful to bring in an experienced partner.


At AV-LEAD, we have many years of experience in the recruitment of workers from Eastern Europe and can assist companies from German-speaking countries in their search for qualified personnel.


The process of recruiting labor from Eastern Europe usually begins with identifying the needs of the company. We help to analyze the company's wishes and develop a strategy to find suitable candidates. In doing so, we take into account both the professional requirements and the cultural differences.


Another important step in the recruitment of employees from Eastern Europe is the selection of the right candidates. AV-LEAD has an extensive network of candidates and can help companies to find the right employees. We pay special attention to the professional qualifications and personal qualities of the personnel.


Once suitable people have been found, AV-LEAD supports the company in integrating the new employees. In doing so, we help with visa and work permit applications and assist the new employees in finding housing and other important aspects of relocation. We are also available after the placement of the employees and offer support in the training and integration of the new employees.


In summary, qualified personnel from Eastern Europe can be a solution to address the shortage of workers in the hotel, tourism and catering industry in German-speaking countries. Companies that have difficulty finding qualified employees should consider expanding their search to the Eastern European market. In this context, language is often no longer a major barrier these days, as many Eastern European people speak sufficient German or at least English.


However, recruiting workers from Eastern Europe should not be considered only as a short-term solution. Companies should develop a long-term strategy for recruiting and integrating foreign workers. The successful integration of workers from Eastern Europe requires a certain degree of cultural understanding and an adaptation of working conditions to the needs of the employees.


Conclusion: The shortage of personnel in the hotel, tourism and catering industry in German-speaking countries is a challenge for many companies. Recruiting workers from Eastern Europe can be a solution to find suitable and qualified employees. A long-term strategy for the recruitment and integration of foreign workers is essential.


We at AV-LEAD can help you find suitable candidates and assist in the integration of the new employees. In this way, we solve your shortage of skilled workers quickly and efficiently. Learn more about our services or contact us. We look forward to helping you meet your staffing needs and finally get back on track with your business goals.

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