We help your international staff settle in
Starting a new job can be daunting for anyone, especially for international employees who relocate and bring along their families. The difficulties of arriving in a foreign country, the challenges of cultural differences and the day-to-day practicalities should not be underestimated. An employee whose life away from the office falls quickly into place is bound to be happier and more focused at work for which reason you may want to consider helping your international staff and their families settle in.
International House Copenhagen offers a wide range of services from networking to job hunting that can help your international staff and their accompanying families overcome the challenges of arriving in a foreign country. This will provide your new employee with the best possible start to a new life away from home and simply help you skip the hassle of dealing with paperwork and practicalities as an employer. Please contact us through the link below, if you are interested in learning more about how we can assist you.
We provide the following to small and medium-sized companies, including a wide range of social and professional events – all in English and, of course, free of charge:
• Registration of new international employees, including issuance of social security number, EU registration certificate, health insurance card and choosing a general practitioner
• Tax card and guidance on the Danish tax system
• “New in Denmark” events on topics such as banking, NemID, insurance and Danish workplace culture
• Information about schooling and day care
• Job search for accompanying spouses
• Introduction to local culture and leisure activities
• Volunteer opportunities and networking
DI Global Talent
The aim of this guide by DI Global Talent is to provide companies with an overview of available information; a shortcut to the most relevant and updated information about the opportunities and the legal matters associated with the recruitment of international labour, as well as inspiration and ideas for retention of international employees. The guide is available in Danish too.
The Danish Chamber of Commerce/Dansk Erhverv
The Danish Chamber of Commerce is the network for the service industry in Denmark. It is one of the largest professional business organisations in Denmark with more than 240 employees and offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus and in Brussels. They also guide companies on recruitment of international labour (in Danish and for members only).
Øresunddirekt is an information service that conveys public information from the authorities to the citizens and the business community in the Öresund region, providing useful information about working in Denmark while living in Sweden.
Employ an international talent – step-by-step guide
For many small companies, hiring an international employee can be a complex process – both in terms of the rules that apply for the employing part, but certainly also when it comes to registrations and applications that employees themselves must go through in order to work in Denmark legally.
The Danish Business Authority (Erhvervsstyrelsen) and the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (Styrelsen for International Rekruttering og Integration - SIRI) have developed a digital guide for employers to assist international employees through this recruitment process step-by-step. Companies can use the guide to get an overview of the registrations required and much more. The guide is in Danish only.