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Practical tips to make your career successful in France, Germany or in a German-French environment

To successfully advance your career in a French or German environment, it is extremely important to know in advance about the many cultural differences in the country and its inhabitants. You apply differently in France than in Germany and vice versa.

With the help of our career guide, you will know how to write a CV and job application letter in French or German, what rules apply to a job interview in France or Germany, and how to behave as a German-speaking person in France and the other way around.

 
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Hiring on a budget in France: Effective ways to reduce recruitment expenses

Hiring on a budget in France: Effective ways to reduce recruitment expenses

From advertising expenses and recruitment agency fees to onboarding and training costs, the financial impact of hiring in France can quickly add up. Moreover, the hidden costs of a lengthy time-to-fill and high employee turnover can further strain your budget. The good news is that by implementing strategic measures, companies can reduce their hiring costs by up to 45 % without compromising on the quality of their hires. We explore practical methods to streamline your hiring process, leverage technology, and tap into alternative talent pools to achieve substantial savings while still attracting and retaining top talent.

 
Reducing recruitment costs by 45 % in Germany: Proven strategies

Reducing recruitment costs by 45 % in Germany: Proven strategies

Recruitment costs in Germany include not only competitive salaries, but also expenses associated with the process of selecting and training new employees. By adopting specific strategies and using the right resources, companies can reduce their recruitment costs by up to 45 % while ensuring they attract and retain the best talent available.

 
The importance of employer branding in France: Attracting and retaining top talent

The importance of employer branding in France: Attracting and retaining top talent

In France, the landscape of employer branding is evolving rapidly. French companies are increasingly investing in employer branding strategies to bolster their attractiveness in the eyes of potential employees. We delve into the significance of employer branding, explores the current trends and challenges in France, and provides actionable insights for companies aiming to strengthen their employer brand.

 
How to improve your employer brand impact in Germany

How to improve your employer brand impact in Germany

In today's competitive job market, establishing a robust employer brand has become more critical than ever, particularly in a dynamic economy like Germany's. As the country is known for its precision, efficiency, and high standards in various sectors, it also demands a lot from its workforce. Consequently, attracting and retaining top talent has become a significant challenge for businesses. We explore the key components that contribute to a strong employer brand in Germany and provides insights into how businesses can enhance their appeal to both current and prospective employees.

 
How involving your French and German managers can be crucial to your recruiting strategy

How involving your French and German managers can be crucial to your recruiting strategy

A well thought-out and executed recruitment strategy in Germany and France will greatly improve your chance of success. One of the key elements of this strategy is the involvement of local managers in the recruitment process. Thanks to their understanding of local society and practices, they possess a unique understanding of the dynamics, professional expectations and cultural subtleties. This will help them understand how candidates think and improve the candidate experience, the overall quality of the result, the integration of those new employees and, consequently, the overall performance of your company.

 
Building a productive remote team in France: strategies and tips

Building a productive remote team in France: strategies and tips

The rise of remote work has transformed the way companies operate globally. Managing a team remotely poses unique challenges, particularly when it involves cross-border nuances such as working with a team based in France. Understanding cultural differences, leveraging the right technology, and maintaining effective communication are crucial for success. We will explore effective strategies and practical examples to help you manage your team in France remotely, ensuring productivity, engagement and compliance with local labor laws.

 
How to successfully manage a german team from abroad

How to successfully manage a german team from abroad

With the rise of remote work, many French companies are recruiting talent from across Europe, including Germany, to leverage diverse skills and perspectives. However, managing a German team from a distance requires a nuanced approach that takes into account cultural distinctions, communication styles, and legal requirements. We will explore essential strategies for managing a remote team in Germany, offering practical advice on navigating cultural differences and ensuring compliance with local labor laws.

 
How to achieve accurate and timely payroll in Germany

How to achieve accurate and timely payroll in Germany

Running payroll in Germany is a complex task that requires a deep understanding of the country's intricate labor laws, tax regulations and administrative requirements. Germany's payroll system is designed to ensure that employees are paid accurately and on time while complying with strict legal standards. This system is characterized by detailed regulations on wages, taxes and social security contributions, all of which must be meticulously managed to avoid legal repercussions and maintain employee satisfaction.

 
How to optimize your payroll operations in France

How to optimize your payroll operations in France

Ensuring that payroll is fair and on time is a critical aspect of business operations. For French companies, this involves navigating a complex landscape of regulations and best practices. We'll explore key steps to achieve accurate and timely payroll management, ensuring compliance with French laws and fostering employee satisfaction.

 
Optimizing talent acquisition: Speeding up recruitment in Germany & France

Optimizing talent acquisition: Speeding up recruitment in Germany & France

The recruitment process is a critical component of any organization's success, directly impacting its ability to attract, hire, and retain top talent. We explore effective strategies to reduce recruitment time in Germany and France, leveraging technology, optimizing processes, and enhancing candidate experience to achieve a more efficient and effective hiring process.

 
Accelerating recruitment: Effective strategies for Germany & France

Accelerating recruitment: Effective strategies for Germany & France

In today's competitive job market, reducing recruitment time is essential for organizations striving to attract and retain top talent. This is especially true in countries like Germany and France, where complex labor laws and administrative procedures can prolong the hiring process. We look at the key strategies and offer practical insights and examples to help companies in Germany and France reduce their recruitment time and attract the best talent quickly and effectively.

 
Conducting successful recruitment interviews with candidates in France

Conducting successful recruitment interviews with candidates in France

France's labor market and legal environment present unique challenges and opportunities for recruiters. From stringent labor laws to cultural nuances, being well-prepared can significantly enhance the effectiveness of your interviews. We will explore the key aspects of the French recruitment landscape, offering practical advice and concrete examples to help you navigate this complex process successfully.

 
Tips for conducting interviews to hire german candidates

Tips for conducting interviews to hire german candidates

Recruiting in a different country can be a challenging task, particularly when it involves understanding cultural nuances and legal requirements. Germany, known for its robust economy and highly skilled workforce, presents a unique landscape for recruiters. This article provides a comprehensive guide to conducting effective recruitment interviews with candidates in Germany, including a structured interview model, key questions and cultural considerations.

 
8 tips for writing an impactful job advertisement for hiring in France

8 tips for writing an impactful job advertisement for hiring in France

Recruiting the right talent in today's competitive job market is no small feat, especially for companies looking to expand their workforce in France. A well-written job ad not only helps you stand out from numerous postings but also ensures that you connect with the right candidates who align with your company’s values and goals. We offer 8 essential tips to help you write a truly impactful job ad in France.

 
Writing impactful job ads for hiring in Germany: 8 tips

Writing impactful job ads for hiring in Germany: 8 tips

Germany, known for its strong economy and robust labor market, presents a fertile ground for finding skilled professionals. However, the cultural and linguistic differences necessitate a tailored approach to job advertising. German candidates value precision, professionalism, and clear communication. Therefore, a job ad in Germany should reflect these values, ensuring that it is both informative and engaging. We provided offers 8 essential tips to help you write a truly impactful job ad in German.

 
Salary transparency when hiring in France and Germany in 2024

Salary transparency when hiring in France and Germany in 2024

Salary transparency is increasingly recognized as a crucial factor in the recruitment process and for promoting equality in the workplace in both France and Germany. Both countries as part of the EU are tackling legal and cultural challenges to create more openness and fairness in compensation practices.

 
Employer branding in France and Germany: How to convince candidates

Employer branding in France and Germany: How to convince candidates

We ranked which benefits and working conditions have the greatest impact on the attractiveness of companies in France and Germany, according to surveys and candidate feedback we collected. A recruitment process should always be adapted to the local market and its peculiarities to achieve quick results, so here are the most crucial criteria that employees in France and Germany consider when choosing their future employer.

 
How to approach talents in Germany and France correctly

How to approach talents in Germany and France correctly

Directly approaching talent in France and Germany can be a challenge. With both labor markets stretched out very thin, few people are actively looking for a new job. The more qualified a candidate is, the more messages they receive from recruiters on a daily basis. The quality of your message makes the difference between the candidate ghosting you, or responding politely with a proper application. We explain the basics of how to write a solid teaser message to entice qualified profiles in France and Germany.

 
Comparison of the startup culture in France and Germany

Comparison of the startup culture in France and Germany

In the last ten years, start-ups have continued to boom on both sides of the Rhine. The innovative and agile business model is still going strong though still just as likely and quick to skyrocket as to plummet. Germany and France, both in their own way, are each trying their best to attract young entrepreneurs. Although France has declared itself the "start-up nation", the overwhelming majority of infrastructure and companies are based in Paris. Germany therefore scores with a denser overall ecosystem. Who will come out on top in 2023?

 
When do you need a transitional manager in France or Germany?

When do you need a transitional manager in France or Germany?

In France, interim management has gradually become a common practice. 20 % of French companies have already made use of it, as did 17 % of big international groups, 29 % of medium sized companies and 15 % of small companies in Germany. In fact, oftentimes, when French and German companies rely on interim management, it's during a merger between two companies that aren't based in the same country. But generally speaking, there are several configurations or strategic issues that can lead a company to think about temporary or "interim" management.

 
Recruiting IT specialists in France and Germany: 3 essential tips

Recruiting IT specialists in France and Germany: 3 essential tips

Without them, the digital world would stop spinning: software developers, system administrators, online security experts, web developers and many others. Standards in the technological and digital fields are changing so rapidly that it has become difficult to base HR decisions on hard data. What is relatively constant, however, is the shortage of available IT professionals. In this context, let’s have a look at the three indispensable steps you need to consider to recruit efficiently.

 
Paying IT specialists in France & Germany: What’s the right salary?

Paying IT specialists in France & Germany: What’s the right salary?

Let’s face it: the one “IT guy” who has to take care of everything that relates to computing in an entire company is a relic of the past. In order to attract and retain IT talent, or, if you are just that, to be sure to receive fair compensation for your work, you need to be able to tell apart the different IT positions and determine the layers of salary accordingly. Here are our 3 tips to match person, position & pay.

 
French / German IT specialists: 3 tips for a smooth hiring process

French / German IT specialists: 3 tips for a smooth hiring process

If you are working with French or German coworkers or will be in the near future, there are cultural differences you may notice even as you start the recruiting process. Each recruiting & onboarding process is different, especially depending on the profession in question. As we’ve done with several different types of employee, let’s recall the quick checklist for efficient & harmonious work with your European IT professionals.

 
Recruiting salespeople in France and Germany: 5 steps

Recruiting salespeople in France and Germany: 5 steps

We have previously written about how one should go about attracting sales candidates in the French or German markets, where there are more open positions than available professionals. When looking to hire in Europe, companies can easily be taken aback by the local talent scarcity, and such pacing problems can be hard to catch up on. If you’re trying to figure out if and how you should manage the recruiting process in France, in Germany or in both, here are our five tips.

 
10 tips for faster recruiting in France and Germany

10 tips for faster recruiting in France and Germany

How to accelerate recruiting as an English-speaking company in the EU? A recent study by Eurojob-Consulting, the consulting firm for French and German talent acquisition, concluded that the hiring process in both countries currently takes between 8 and 12 weeks on average. This means that companies can still optimize and speed up their recruitment process. We give you 10 tips to achieve this goal.

 
 
 
 
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