The annual employer forum organised by the AWA at Schloss Lenzburg on 29 May 2018 will deal with the topics “Obligation to register a job – cooperation with the RAV” and “Career – luck, chance or plan?

Mr. Buchmann, Head of Department for economy and labour, once again pointed out the regulations of the implemented mass immigration initiative.

That’s how it works:

In detail the entrepreneurs must know and consider the following important contents when filling positions:

  • From 1.7.2018, all occupational groups in the Swiss occupational nomenclature 2000 (more than 500 occupational groups after all) with an unemployment rate of 8% or more throughout Switzerland will be subject to strict compliance with the job reporting requirement (an exact list will follow in April).
  • From 1.1.2020 definitive implementation with 5% unemployment rate for the whole of Switzerland

This is how the job registration obligation works:

  • In occupational groups (Swiss occupational nomenclature 2000) with 8 % unemployment or more, vacancies must be reported to the RAV.
  • Within 3 days, the REO notifies the employer of candidate proposals for the reported position.
  • After interviews have been conducted with the candidates proposed by the REO, information must be provided on their outcome.
  • Only after 5 days total duration one is entitled to advertise the position publicly or to fill it.

This means that vacant positions in companies are first made available to job seekers before they can be published in the open market to appeal to candidates in the labour market.

It should also be noted that the job reporting process does not begin if you ask the REO whether or not the position to be filled is now covered by the regulation.

The MEI implementation via “national priority light” also defines exceptions, but these do not necessarily override the obligation to report jobs:

  • Job seekers registered with the RAV may be hired at any time, even outside the obligation to report jobs
  • Close relatives are also excluded from the regulation.
  • Exceptions are also available for short assignments of up to 14 days
  • Apprentices after graduation in the company and employees with more than 6 months of service with the company

Before the entertaining panel discussion with Rita Baechler, Sina, Karim Twerenbold and Monika Walser, Mrs. Baechler gave a very entertaining lecture on the interplay of luck, chance or plan for the career.

All in all, it was an informative and great event in sunny weather and the more than 100 participants were able to exchange their views during a convivial aperitif in the courtyard of the beautiful Schloss Lenzburg.

As a specialized personnel service provider, we are also obliged to comply with the “national priority light”. We not only have to deal with it from day one, but also acquire the necessary know-how to support the companies as a well-founded business partner for domestic priority.

The obligation to report jobs unfortunately does not make recruitment easier and will entail a massive additional administrative effort, but we are sure that we will continue to help our clients to be successful in the future with the right profile at the right time.

Do you have questions about the MEI and the regulation of “national priority light”? Then get in touch with us, we will be happy to help you.

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