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Joachim Ossmann, Chairman of the board , Employment Agency Schwandorf. Germany’s Regional Unemployment Solutions Seminar: “ Effectice Regional Unemployment Solutions” in Jekabpils / Valmiera 24 th / 25 th March 2014. Agenda. Establishment of companies supported by the Employment Agency

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Joachim Ossmann, Chairman oftheboard, Employment Agency Schwandorf

Germany’s Regional Unemployment SolutionsSeminar:“Effectice Regional Unemployment Solutions”inJekabpils / Valmiera24th/ 25thMarch 2014

agenda
Agenda
  • Establishment of companies supportedby the Employment Agency
    • Laying the foundations
    • Tasks during the decision process concerning the location
    • Assistance during the establishment process
parties involved in location decision and establishment processes
Parties involved in location decision and establishment processes

Investor

Location

  • Business development agency
  • Local: Coordinates the process on the part of the location
  • Regional: Decides on subsidies
  • Employer
  • Provides specifications for the location evaluation
  • Decides on location/establishment of new companies
  • Employment Agency
  • Gives assistance in personnel recruitment process (analysis of customer profiles; training, if necessary)
  • Decides on subsidies
  • Consultancy firm
  • Coordinates the process on the part of the investor
  • Supports the investor in location evaluation
  • Represents the investor in the case of anonymous investors
  • City/administrative district
  • Makes specific offers concerning properties, further assistance, if necessary

Parties additionally involved depending on the case:

real estate brokers, lawyers, educational institutions,...

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Networking of parties involved in location decisions/establishment of new companies as an essential requirement
  • Observations
  • In the case of location requests, it is essential that all parties involved are integrated at an early stage and that local interaction between them is smooth
  • Furthermore, the local cooperation level is observable by the investor and influences his location decision
  • Consequence
  • Strong networking of the Employment Agency with the parties involved in location decisions is required
  • Business development agency of the city/administrative district
  • Business development agency of the state
  • Cities/administrative districts
required formats for the preparation of the establishment of new companies
Required formats for the preparation of the establishment of new companies

Format

Addressees

Essential contents

  • Labour market/capability of applicants
  • Range of services of the Employment Agency
  • Assistance for employers in personnel recruitment
  • Investors
  • Local/regional business development agency

Presentations

Objective

Information on services of the Employment Agency

  • Further parties involved in establishment processes
  • Range of services of the Employment Agency
  • Assistance for employers in personnel recruitment

Flyer

agenda1
Agenda
  • Establishment of companies supportedby the Employment Agency
    • Laying the foundations
    • Tasks during the decision process concerning the location
    • Assistance during the establishment process
location decisions typical hard criteria for the location evaluation by investors

OpportunitytotakeinfluencefortheEmployment Agency*

Location decisions – Typical “hard” criteria for the location evaluation by investors

General location (city, administrative district)

Definite location (property)

  • Land area/building space
  • Construction density
  • Investment costs, current expenses
  • Location
    • Central/peripheral
    • Connection to public transport
  • Terms/restrictions of use
  • ...
  • Future employees
    • Availability of required qualifications
    • Educational institutions/universities in the surrounding area
    • Income level
  • Local branch situation of the investor
  • International transport connection (flight connections)
  • Standard of living/quality of life at the location
    • Educational and cultural offer (theatres, child care facilities,...)
    • Cost of living (rents,...)
    • Environmental quality
    • ...

Weighted differently by

various investors

Financial support

  • Availability of property (city/administrative district/other owners)
  • Labour cost subsidies
  • Qualification costs, training costs
  • Further assistance**

* Either directly or by providing transparency

** E.g. provisioning of rooms for temporary use or similar

location decisions typical soft criteria for the selection of location by investors
Location decisions – Typical “soft” criteria for the selection of location by investors

Subjects

What is meant ?

  • Prompt and high-quality responding to requests
  • Communication at eye level (Management of the Employment Agency!)
  • Reliability of undertakings, dates, etc.

Professionalism

All points of high importance in the cooperation between the Employment Agency and business development agency/investor as well as for the entire process of establishing new companies!

  • Solution-focused approach: joint search for solutions when problems occur, flexibility
  • Smooth collaboration between business development agency, city, administrative district, Agency and further parties involved on-site

Willingness

to cooperate

  • Treatment of establishment of new companies with high priority, communicating this attitude
  • Active addressing of important issues – no purely reactive behaviour

Entrepreneurship

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Dealing with initial requests: Typical subjects for the Employment Agency and sources of information (1/2)

Subjects

Aspects

Generally available sources

  • Unions; collective agreements, wage databases
  • Employers’ associations
  • State Statistical Offices
  • Standard wages
  • Real wages

Wage level

  • Unions; collective agreements
  • Employers’ associations
  • State Statistical Offices
  • Unions; wage scale regulations
  • (Know-how of the Agencies)
  • Standard working hours
  • Usual working hours
  • Overtime
  • Working hoursschemes
  • Shiftwork
  • Work atnight, on weekends, Sundaysandpublicholidays

Working hours

  • State Statistical Offices

Important: Initial requests often require a very rapid reaction

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Dealing with initial requests: Typical subjects for the Employment Agency and sources of information (2/2)

Subjects

Aspects

Generally available sources

  • Unions

Fixed-term

contracts*

  • Regional importance
  • Number/turnover of companies
  • Gross Domestic Product per resident
  • Dynamics
  • ...

Business figures of

the specific location

  • State Statistical Offices
  • (Know-how of the Agencies)
  • Unions

Co-determination

at plant level

  • Role/presence of unions*

Important: Initial requests often require a very rapid reaction

*Especially of interest for foreign investors

specific assistance in establishment processes given by the employment agency
Specific assistance in establishment processes given by the Employment Agency

Assistance

  • Expert function in the labour market
  • Recruiting/pre-selection of applicants, occupations, qualification; setting up a pool of applicants
  • Precise preparation of applicants, it is checked whether training costs can be borne*
  • Assistance during job familiarisation (traineeships)
  • It is checked whether labour cost subsidies can be granted*

“Standard portfolio”

of the Employment Agency

Specific offer to be designed in accordance with the investor’s requirements

  • Provision of bureaus in the Employment Agency for the conduction of information events, job interviews in initial phase
  • Promotion of the employer via notice board, hand-outs, etc.

Further options of assistance

* based on the individual case

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Agenda
  • Establishment of companies supportedby the Employment Agency
    • Laying the foundations
    • Tasks during the decision process concerning the location
    • Assistance during the establishment process
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Essential activities after location decision – Start of operative assistance of the establishment process

Location decision

  • Generally: press briefing investor on location decision
  • Further operative assistance of the establishment
  • Status follow-up of success of activities (number of placements,...)
  • Direct communication between investor and Management when problems occur
  • Information of employees of the Employment Agency about establishment and planned proceedings
  • Information of surrounding Agencies
  • Determination of contact persons for further collaboration between Employment Agency and investor
  • Fixed process how to proceed, formats
  • Start of operational work with investor