The potential of qualified professionals
There is plenty of potential for a reduction in the shortage of qualified professionals at small and medium-sized enterprises in FrankfurtRheinMain (FRM). This portal advises you on how to successfully recruit international qualified professionals and foreign students.
Some sections of the working population are barely on the radar of businesses, but can be targeted for recruitment. Among these are women, experienced qualified professionals over 50, employees with disabilities and semi-skilled and unqualified professionals. In the long term, though, even these sections of the population cannot meet the growing demand for fully qualified professionals.
Therefore, in an international region like FRM, it makes sense to recruit qualified professionals from abroad. Not only large companies, but also many of the local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), have already begun the targeted recruitment of staff from other countries.
The increase in the number of refugees arriving in Germany since 2015 also provides a great opportunity for businesses seeking suitable employees. Their employment will, of course, be subject to special legal conditions. For this reason, FRM has its own information centres to offer advice on the employment of refugees. You can also aquire information on access to the job market for refugees from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
For information on the recruitment of other groups of persons, such as those over the age of 50 or persons with disabilities, as well as staff retention, visit the Kompetenzzentrum Fachkräftesicherung (Centre of Excellence on securing skilled labour) at KOFA.