You can find qualified international staff both in Germany and abroad. Thanks to the standardized procedure of formal recognition you can reliably assess the qualifications, skills and abilities of foreign professionals and place them in a position suited to their qualifications. There are numerous ways to recruit qualified professionals from abroad.
Qualified international staff in Germany
You may not have to go far to find suitable staff with foreign qualifications: after all, in Germany, there are about 2 million people who have obtained a vocational or further training qualification abroad. Many of these people do not work in the profession they have qualified for, as their qualifications are unknown in Germany or have not been recognized.
This could offer you significant resources to capitalize on. It may even be worthwhile for you to take a closer look at your own workforce or the regional employment market: you may be able to find staff who have obtained skills and abilities abroad and who could offer (even more) added value for your company if you place them in a position that is suited to their qualifications.
In the section on “evaluating foreign qualifications” you will find information that will give you an idea of the qualifications your staff or candidates have gained abroad. In the section on “the assessment process” and on the Recognition in Germany portal you will find additional information on the recognition of professional qualifications obtained abroad as well as a list of experts to contact if you have any queries.
Qualified international staff from abroad