Recruiting the right staff in Europe


Finding the right staff is very important when starting a new business venture or expanding your business into new territory. Therefore, you need to know how best to search for, employ and retain staff, and what the employment rules and regulations are in the European Economic Area (EEA) country you wish to operate in.

This guide is for businesses looking to expand into the EEA or acquire or merge with an existing EEA business. It will also be of interest to those looking to set up an entirely new business in the EEA.

There is advice on how to find the right staff through several different methods of recruitment and information on assessing CVs and qualifications. It also provides sources of further information on employment law across Europe and suggests ways of retaining and motivating staff after an acquisition or merger.

This information is still current but could change as a result of the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. Any changes will be documented here. For more information, see Brexit support for employers.