• OPEN FORUM .WORKSHOP #1

    JULY 8TH, 2019

  • PAST WORKSHOPS

    DATE:

    July 8th, 2019

     

    Time:

    16:00 - 20:00

     

    LOCATION:

    WeWork

    Stralauer Allee 6

    10245 Berlin

     

    OPEN FORUM

    TOPIC: Make your talent come and stay!

     

     

    WHEN COMMUNITY, CORPORATE AND HEAD-HUNTERS ARE GATHERING FORCES FOR THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM!

    RELOCATION IS A BIG TOPIC FOR COMPANIES AND STARTUPS TO GROW AND SUCCEED. it’s a community effort!

    WE ARE BRINGING THE TALENTS , EXPERTS AND DOERS IN THE SAME ROOM FOR SUPPORT AND COLLABORATION ON THESE CHALLENGES!

     

    Attracting talents locally and all over the world to come to Berlin is a necessity already.

     

    The cities hunger for skilled tech workers is ever increasing and the times, where the local ecosystem had enough talent to provide, are long gone.

    By 2021 the demand for tech talent will exceed the locally available talentpool by more than 40%.

    Relocation capabilities need to be on everyone’s agenda.

     

    Identification of today HR, corporates and startup’s PAIN POINT.

    Spotting the diamond in the rough abroad can be a challenge.

    • large amounts of great, potential candidates are not reachable via the usual outreach vectors
    • a fully remote hiring process can be hard, buy-in from necessary stakeholders might vary
    • cultural differences and simple things like “what are the standards for online profiles and CVs” might cause you to miss out

     

    While most companies are already utilising video-interview technology, few really feel comfortable running full-remote hiring processes.

    • what technologies work well?
    • what guidelines should be established?
    • how do we get buy-in from all stakeholders?
    • how do we identify, address and incorporate differences in communication, expectations and presentation in regards to different cultural circles?

     

    We will talk about:

    Attraction, Interviewing, Visa matters , Travel & relocation, Onboarding , Bureaucracy, Your employees needs, Shaping cohesion in international teams ( find more below on each)

     

    Attraction

    Germany, specifically Berlin, is still to this day playing second (behind London), or even third fiddle (with Barcelona soaring past Berlin in some recent surveys) in Europe when it comes to being perceived as the go-to destination for talented employees. Amsterdam and Lisbon are close behind and looking to close the gap.

    The reasons here are complex, but we can improve aspects that are within our control.

    Visa matters

    Germany and the city of Berlin specifically have recognized the need for skilled, international workers. Sadly that does not (yet) always translate to a smooth and speedy visa process for your potential employees. Things to watch out for:

    • what documents are needed?
    • what additional steps can we take to help?
    • who do we turn to for help?

    Travel & relocation

     

    Everything seems set, you got someone to sign a contract and the german authorities agreed, that we’d love to welcome this person here.
    While trivial at first glance, the actual act of moving someones life can come with it’s own set of challenges:

     

    • flight coordination
    • is the family covered?
    • are there pets to be taken into consideration?
    • what household items, clothes etc. are being shipped?

    Onboarding

    Bureaucracy

    From registering in a new city, visa changes to obtaining a tax ID there are multiple hurdles that your employee might need support with.

    • what should be on our agenda for the first weeks?
    • how can we help ease the employees burdens and stress-levels?
    • where can we get help?

    Your employees needs

    We take most of what defines our daily life for granted. When relocating to another country, you start (almost) from scratch:

    • housing
    • banking
    • insurance(s)
    • mobility
    • social circles

    Shaping cohesion in international teams

    Successfully building a good company- and team culture is hard. While most of it comes down to individual behavior and situational factors like your companies state, mission, etc. there are some universal truths and best practices that we feel should be shared as common knowledge.

     

  • SPEAKERS

    Mats Hommerich

    ElephantHR

    Katy Campbell

    APX

    David Kremers

    Berlin Partner

    Anna Jakovleva

    adjust

    Tara Sisneros

    BrickBlock

    Jenny Gaekel

    Wunder Mobility

    Mali M. Baum

    WLOUNGE

    Founding Partner & CEO