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Between labour shortages and the desire to work part-time: ways out of the Swiss labour market crisis
We are pleased to announce the release of the third article in our Pulse of Switzerland series, which highlights the current state of the Swiss labour market and offers insights into the attitude of employees with regards to their employability and part-time work. In light of the labour shortage crisis, the article addresses how both policymakers and companies can make gainful employment more attractive for mature workers, and how to increase the value of full-time work.
As of 22nd of January 2024, the Zurich labour market authorities (AWA) will replace their previous online portal e-Workpermits to submit work permit applications with their new platform called eArbeitsbewilligungen. The updated platform aims to make the work permit submission process more efficient and user-friendly.
Deloitte was one of the test users during the trial phase in 2023. In this blog, we will delve into the key changes of the platform and provide an overview of it.
Swiss Immigration Update - Switzerland releases work permit quotas for 2024 - Review 2023 and pre-view of upcoming changes in 2024
The Swiss government has set work permit quotas for non-EU nationals, UK nationals and for EU nationals on assignment. Furthermore, Croatian nationals will again be subject to Swiss quotas as of 2024.
Foreigners in Switzerland who are holders of B or C permits may find themselves obliged to leave the country, whether for a work assignment or personal reasons. In these circumstances it is possible to temporarily suspend B and C permits. This provides permit holders with a solution that protects their immigration rights and permits while they are absent from Switzerland. In this blog post we delve into the requirements for and benefits of this option which makes it easy for individuals to regain their permits and the associated rights upon their return.
On July 3, 2023, the Geneva tax authorities (GTA) published on their website an amendment to the way in which they tax management incentive plans.
The new amendment increases the scope for beneficiaries of management incentive plans to receive benefits in a more tax efficient way.
How successful is your organisation at attracting young workers? How successful are you at retaining them? In a highly competitive labour market, hiring and retention of young talent is a vital component of success. Deloitte’s survey of Swiss Gen Z and Millennials explores their desires and motivations, what they are looking for from employers, and what causes them to leave.
Some of the survey’s results are perhaps surprising. Pay and status are not young employees’ main motivation. Young workers are idealistic and want to retain their own identity, friends and hobbies while sharing a sense of purpose with their employer. They want to feel that within their organisation and society they are heard, empowered and able to make a difference.
As the first quarter of the year has passed it is timely to take a detailed look at the Swiss immigration statistics. The federal authorities regularly publish statistics on the exhaustion of Swiss immigration quotas. For Swiss employers it is important to know that certain permit types are subject to quotas and that these are limited in number, depending on the future employee’s nationality and type of employment in Switzerland. The quotas are released on a yearly or quarterly basis and are distributed among the cantons and the federal authorities.
In this blog we examine the numbers of used and still available quotas among the different permit types and nationalities in the first quarter of 2023. This can help you plan your upcoming employment and assignments in Switzerland.
Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends investigates the world of work annually, drawing on a global survey of 10,000 business leaders in all industries. The 2023 edition of the report, available now, finds that the way we view work is changing radically.
How to become a Swiss national: a brief summary of the ordinary naturalisation process in Switzerland
Switzerland is famous for its delicious chocolate and cheese, stunning mountain landscapes, and its love of winter sports. From an immigration perspective Switzerland has one of the most powerful passports in the world, giving the passport holder access to 125 countries without the need to obtain a visa. Switzerland is also very attractive to immigrants because of its political and economic stability and high standard of living. But Switzerland also has some of the strictest naturalisation laws in the world, making the process often lengthy and challenging, even for those who have lived in Switzerland their entire life.
Sign up for our Immigration Academy half-day workshops. This year we will be joined by the State Secretary for Migration (SEM) and together we will provide updates and discuss the latest developments in the field of immigration.