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Case Study

Swiss Intermediary for International Sourcing Activities

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Overview

Many global companies here in Switzerland fill specialist or top management roles from international candidate pools. However, Swiss law states that recruitment from abroad must take place through a Swiss intermediary. Placements directly between foreign agencies and a Swiss company are forbidden. iET act as an intermediary for their clients.

“Trust and discretion are the be-all and end-all here”
- Gina Dal Maso, HR & Payroll Specialist at iET SA

The Problem

Companies struggle to build candidate pools for highly-skilled workers, particularly those working in strategy, consulting and IT. Our global financial services client needs to somehow attract the attention of specialists abroad.

Advertising these roles in Swiss newspapers or job sites wouldn’t gain the required reach. As the client cannot directly engage foreign sourcing specialists, they need an intermediary to orchestrate the process and put it into a legal framework.

The Solution

iET act as the Swiss intermediary on behalf of our clients. This involves coordinating the hiring process based on their exact requirements. We either activate our own network of trusted foreign agencies, or establish a contractual relationship with our client’s chosen international providers.

We are relied upon to make new connections and vet new providers. We manage candidates in full transparency, organizing the interview process and communicating with each party until a new contract has been signed, and all financial matters have been taken care of.

Buying in expert know-how is the perfect solution for us. At all times, the FS Partner brand appears very professional and our costs are based on our business performance. In addition to the quality of the work, the personal collaboration with iET is very pleasant and efficient. Rebecca is quick, reliable, persistent and very helpful. We are highly satisfied.

- H. A., Head of Procurement, Financial Services Client
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