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HR : relying on experts



As part of its new campaign, jobs.lu also provides companies with a platform for reaching out to industry players and candidates, with a view to sharing good practices. Crédit photos : jobs.lu

As part of its new campaign, jobs.lu also provides companies with a platform for reaching out to industry players and candidates, with a view to sharing good practices. Crédit photos : jobs.lu

The Luxembourg labour market is experiencing major upheavals marked by the search for specific profiles. Companies are facing a growing number of challenges in recruitment and human resources. In order to implement strategies to attract and retain talent, companies can count on expert advice and good practices developed with other industry players.

In today's post-COVID era, there are great changes afoot in the recruitment sector and human resources in general. Employees and candidates have a clear idea of what they want and are no longer afraid to say it. "In the past, some workers spent years in the same job because of their financial and family situation or because they were afraid to try something else. Nowadays, there is a greater awareness of the importance of personal well-being, even taking precedence over professional well-being", explains Arthur Meulman, the General Manager of jobs.lu.

This phenomenon is being accentuated by the talent war. Luxembourg's unemployment rate continues to be among the lowest in Europe and its businesses are growing steadily. This growth is accompanied by an exponential increase in their HR needs. "Between August 2021 and August 2022, the number of vacancies in Luxembourg increased by 30%. We are now faced with a huge shortfall. In this context, candidates not only have new ambitions, but also find themselves in a position of strength.

Other trends include the development of teleworking, the introduction of new forms of leave such as "quality time", and massage sessions at the office. The phenomenon of quiet quitting is characterised by a decrease in the motivation of workers, who remain in their jobs but are no longer willing to put in more effort than absolutely necessary.

Developing attraction and retention strategies

In light of this, employers have to set up sophisticated strategies to recruit high-performance talent and retain their good staff members. The lack of internal resources in Luxembourg is indeed a challenge. Companies very often have to look abroad when hiring: in cross-border countries, such as France, Germany or Belgium, but also outside Europe. And this trend is set to continue.

These companies can rely on jobs.lu to help them in this process. "We are not just a job board. We aim to help these companies find the right tools and strategies to retain their talent. How? We share information with them and provide them with advice on recruitment. We are a local company, but as part of the Stepstone Group we can rely on 135 recruitment partners worldwide".

Giving businesses a voice

As part of its new campaign, jobs.lu also provides companies with a platform for reaching out to industry players and candidates, with a view to sharing good practices. "We decided to launch our "HR Talks", a series of four HR-themed videos shot with our customers working in different sectors. Inowai will focus on onboarding, something that is particularly important when hiring new talent. Grant Thornton will talk about the company's values and federating teams. Manpower will consider diversity and employee inclusion. Finally, Prefalux will deal with CSR, something of prime importance for employees", explains Véronique Nicolas, Sales Team Leader.

With these videos, jobs.lu aims to make its name on the Luxembourg market as a reference in HR and recruitment, but also as a consultant for employers and candidates. "This is a pilot season, in French and in English to reach a wider audience, and we are not ruling out a second season with additional languages", she concludes.

To discover the HR Talks, visit the jobs.lu YouTube page