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Germany's Companies Are Hiring Again

  • 1,084,000 vacant positions to fill in >180 different profession groups in German companies (Q1/2020). The new German immigration law now also welcomes (non-academic) skilled workers from all over the world.
  • Learn from us, how to profit from one of the strongest and largest HR markets in Europe (#1) and globally (#4) by placing your candidates.

 

 


German Labour Market Expert & Consultant for Foreign HR Agencies
German Labour Market Expert & Consultant for Foreign HR Agencies

Dear experts in HR,

dear ladies and gentlemen,

 

the German companies call their employees back to work and the number of job ads already increased by 47% compared to mid-April.

  

Like nearly all economies globally, also the German companies "jammed the brakes" in the last months. But the job market lost much less than expected and less than internationally. According to a report of the AdeccoGroup, Germany is one of the most successful and best-performing countries in fighting C-19. Both the government, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the companies with great responsibility reacted rapid for its containment and for the safety of its people. 

Some facts about the German HR market:


  1. Germany globally is among the largest countries in terms of revenues in the private employment services industry. The sales revenues in 2018 reached 34.3 billion Euro (WEC).

  2. Although influenced by C-19 of course too, Europe’s pulsing economical powerhouse is relatively “immune” to economic fluctuations in the world. Even more: The German HR market since years already performs exceptionally with repeated record highs in jobs and it presents one of the lowest unemployment rates all over Europe, which despite C-19 currently is at only 3.5%.

  3. Recruitment/staffing agencies in Germany place about 1,000,000 candidates per year. In 2019 they received the highest fees since 18 years. Germany presents >3.280,000 taxable companies, which pay some of the highest salaries in the world.

  4. In Q4/2019, just before C-19, the German companies had to fill 1,414,000 jobs. Even in Q1/2020 they still offered 1,084,000 jobs. Also for Q2/2020 the number of jobs is expected to be above the 1 million mark.
    NOTE: These are "only official" numbers. Because of the characteristics of the German HR market the actual number in jobs to fill is significantly higher (more about that and the newest numbers in our Latest Reports).

  5. Lots of German companies more than doubled (!) Their international recruitment in 2019.
The Global Top 5 with Highest Sales Revenues in the Private Employment Services Industry (WEC)
The Global Top 5 with Highest Sales Revenues in the Private Employment Services Industry (WEC)
Germany: Development in the number of vacant jobs (IAB Institute; in thousands)
Germany: Development in the number of vacant jobs (IAB Institute; in thousands)

Even during the last months the enormous demand for skilled workers, experienced professionals, specialists, managers and also young talents was always present in the minds of the German recruiters and employers. As many companies intensively use/d "short time work", to keep their well-trained staff "on board", they now are able, to push the economy reasonably fast again.


How much is your business currently influenced? 

Germany: Map of Most Valuable Companies & Brands
Germany: Map of Most Valuable Companies & Brands

Our clients - the agile CEOs of small and mid-sized HR agencies, recruiters & executive searchers in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa - use/d that (hopefully one-time) "global timeout" wisely as a chance for new business. By expanding their activities to Germany.

By our insider know-how about the German HR market they prepare, to to place their candidates in one of the largest and strongest markets for the private employment and recruitment services industry.

 

During the last 3 months we advised especially those CEOs & HR experts, who look for contacts to German companies and want to exploit all their chances for successful entry and growth. They profit from our 26 years of German HR experience and get ready, before the German companies hire on full speed again.

 

Now you surely are interested in some more hard facts & numbers: 


The following data are from different national and international sources like the OECD, Eurostat, Statista etc. and get updated by us. Simply visit us regularly.


The "OJAI Online Job Ads Index"

Number of Job Ads (index) from Direct Employers & Recruitment Agencies (calendar week 25.2020 relative to baseline cw  01.2020)



Ifo Business Climate Index (BCI) for Germany with Strongest Increase up to 86.2 points in June 2020

The Ifo research institute is widely known for its monthly "Ifo Business Climate Index" for Germany. According to it, Germany's companies further are optimistic and see "the light at the end of the (C-19-)tunnel". 

  • In the economic sectors manufacturing & service the BCI again rose significantly.
  • Construction companies assess their current situation as a bit better than last month.
  • In trade, the BCI once again jumped higher, although many traders expect disappointing business development. The mood in retail is more optimistic now than in wholesale.

The normalization of the German overall business situation is expected within 4.5 months (best case) to about 9 months in a single case scenario.

According to a Randstad survey of >10,000 companies, 40% say that their business is not affected by the crisis at all. 4% even report a growth spurt.

 

Ifo Employment Barometer (EB) for Germany Rises Strongly up to 92.3 in June 2020

Germany's companies now are more optimistic about employment. In the 4 sectors - service, construction, trade and manufacturing (incl. automotive/electrical/mechanical engineering) - the EB rose differently, but in some cases sharply. C-19 even boosted the number of job ads on LinkedIn in Software & IT services by +21% (compared to the same period last year). The health sector shot up by +46%. (source: joint study of Ifo & LinkedIn from March - May).



A short excerpt from our newest Germany-HR-Report Q3/2020


"Germany globally is among the largest countries in terms of revenues in the private employment services industry. The sales revenues in 2018 reached 34,3 billion Euro (WEC) and >1,000,000 candidates have been placed in Germany, which presents about 3,280,000 taxable companies. In 2019 the recruitment businesses in Germany received the highest fees since 18 years.

Although influenced by C-19 of course too, Europe’s pulsing economical powerhouse is relatively “immune” to economic fluctuations in the world. The German HR market since years already performs exceptionally with repeated record highs in jobs to fill and one of the lowest unemployment-rates all over Europe, which despite C-19 it at only 3,5%. For Q1.2020 the number of jobs offered by the German companies is expected to have been above the 1 million mark ..." 

 


Some images from the Germany-HR-News 05.2020:

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The New German Immigration Law & “Country Rankings” 


Since the 01/03/2020 Germany simplified its immigration law for work, from which HR agencies from all over the world profit now by placing their candidates. Our "Country Rankings" show, from where immigrants and professionals enormously increasing move or want to move to Germany, which meanwhile is the 2nd most popular country for work immigration. 

 

 


(1. - 4. are data from the Migration Report, BAMF)

1. In general:

  1. Romania
  2. Poland
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Italy
  5. Croatia
  6. Turkey
  7. Hungary
  8. USA
  9. India
  10. Greece

and: Syria, Serbia, Spain, Bosnia & Herz.,
China, UK, France, Russian Fed., Austria,

N. Macedonia

2. For work:

  1. Serbia
  2. Bosnia & Herz.
  3. USA
  4. Kosovo
  5. N. Macedonia
  6. Albania
  7. India
  8. Japan
  9. Turkey
  10. China

and: Canada, Ukraine, Brazil, Russian Fed., Korea (Rep.), Pakistan, Egypt, Iran

3. Vocational training

  1. Vietnam
  2. Bosnia & Herz.
  3. China
  4. USA
  5. Kosovo
  6. Georgia
  7. Ukraine
  8. Indonesia
  9. Albania
  10. Brazil

and: Morocco, Serbia, India

 

4. Graduates from universities:

     (= option to stay in Germany)

 

1. China
2. Turkey
3. India
4. Russian Fed.
5. Italy
6. Austria
7. France
8. Ukraine
9. Poland
10. Iran

and: Korea (Rep), Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, USA, Vietnam, Pakistan, Cameroon, Indonesia, Luxembg, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Syria, Romania, Tunisia, Morocco, Japan



EU European Union (Freedom of movement monitoring, BAMF)

  1.  Romania
  2. Poland
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Italy
  5. Croatia*
  6. Hungary
  7. Greece
  8. Spain
  9. Slovakia
  10. France

and: Lithuania, UK, Netherlands, Czech Rep., Austria, Portugal, Latvia, Slovenia, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden

Google search
"Jobs in Germany":

(within last 6 months)

  1. Albania
  2. North Macedonia
  3. Zimbabwe
  4. Kosovo
  5. Uganda
  6. Pakistan
  7. Bosnia & Herz.
  8. Ghana
  9. Lebanon
  10. UAE (Emirates)

and: Kenya, Mexico, Spain, Serbia, Oman, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Ireland, South Africa, Qatar, Georgia, India, Jordan, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine, Nepal, St. Helena, Sri Lanka

Google search

"Working in Germany":

(within last 6 months)

  1. Nigeria
  2. UAE (Emirates)
  3. Pakistan
  4. South Africa
  5. Philippines
  6. UK
  7. Netherlands
  8. Australia
  9. India
  10. Vietnam

Wish, to immigrate to Germany for work

(BCG, Stepstone):

  1. Bosnia & Herz.
  2. Albania
  3. Iran
  4. Morocco
  5. Tunisia
  6. Serbia
  7. Mexico
  8. Turkey
  9. Croatia
  10. Ghana


Be ready. Be prepared. We will bring you in the German HR market. 

Do you want to know the German HR market in detail, how to exactly profit from it and what's important for fast placements in Germany? Do you want to have a constant "flood" of contacts to German companies, placement partners and select the best chances for more business?

 

Those of you, who find us just now, can profit for example by our

On the following pages of our website you will also find a lot of useful information about the German HR market. Many of the information even are for free

 

For an individual consultation please use the "first contact form". It helps you and us, to start fast and effective in targeted support for your entering the German HR market.

 

For now: It is good to (get to) know you and please stay healthy!

 

Peter M. Barnefske

 

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