HR teams at the Centre hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) are recruiting EU health professionals from the UK
Luxembourg is seeking to headhunt EU health professionals working in the UK, whose careers have been made precarious by Britain’s imminent departure from the EU.
According to our sister publication Paperjam, hospitals face a major challenge in recruiting sufficient health workers. Specialised profiles in high demand so, as well as recruiting from the greater region and continental Europe, HR teams at the Centre hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) have called on headhunters in the UK to fill the roles.
“We are very attentive to this and have been doing a lot of work in the United Kingdom for the past year and a half, via recruiters, where European doctors may have to leave the United Kingdom. For example, we are about to hire a German doctor who was working near London," says Damien George, deputy director and head of HR for CHL.
Among the barriers to recruiting talent cited by professionals in the article were mobility and relocation issues, and high housing costs.
To counter them, health bodies are now offering housing incentives and wage packages, with varying degrees of success.
Earlier this year, health minister Etienne Schneider said that the shortage of qualified doctors was a priority for his ministry. He pointed out that over half of current doctors were aged 50 or over and a fifth had already reached retirement age. Among other solutions, he put forward the idea of establishing medical studies courses at the University of Luxembourg.