International companies with foreign employees can benefit from the priority services package created for the Partners and Supporters. Employers can keep their employees happy and take some burden off their human resources.
The Partners’ and Supporters’ employees enjoy extra care from the BEC team. The package is adapted according to their needs. Companies also get promotion through our communication channels and at live events, and can suggest event formats, venues and topics.
Examples of the services:
- priority in handling immigration matters;
- free assistance at foreign police, immigration office, labour office, car registry, bank,
accountant, embassy etc. (for non-partners it is 500 CZK per hour);
- personal consultation at the partner’s premises half a day each month including an
informal meeting, discussions etc.;
- orientation seminar at the partner’s premises (country and city orientation manual for new hires, cultural adaptation);
- complete individual employee support after relocation (housing, utilities, phone/internet
connection, family matters, referrals to English speaking doctor, dentist, lawyer, tax attorney, language teacher, real estate agent, driving school, religious service, housekeeping, childcare, hairdresser, sports, leisure time etc.).
Do you have a larger number of foreign employees in your organisation and would like to give them priority care and help adapting to Brno? Let your HR department contact us.
Interviews with the BEC partners
Pavel Šustek founded one of the largest shared services centres in Brno. Formerly known as Edwards Services, they became part of Atlas Copco, the world leader in compressor and vacuum business.
Netscout provides monitoring solutions to major telecommunications carriers like Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica, O2, and Vodafone. “We deal with the newest technology and people like it – we don’t have many leavers,” says the regional manager Martin Boháč.
Their video games have over 160 million downloads worldwide. Every fifth employee is a foreigner. “The most important skill we look for is a certain level of madness,” says Miguel Caron from Canada.
There are 153 expats out of over 3,000 employees at Masaryk University this year. “We try to bring the world to our students,” says the vice-rector for internationalization Ivan Malý.
David Reid is the Chief Customer Officer at Kiwi.com. His biggest passion is travel, which is probably why he ended up at this fast-growing startup in Brno. The travel agency has employed more than 300 newbies so far this year.
“We have employees representing more than 40 nationalities, and truly believe our clients benefit from the diversity of the workforce here in Brno,” says Jakub Kovalský from AT&T.
“It is not always easy to incorporate foreigners into a company. It creates some issues,” says Jiří Očadlík who is responsible for steering the FEI management team in Brno. Together we peak into the world of microscopy.
Brno has changed in recent years. It is more attractive for foreigners, it is easier for them to come here and stay, even have a family. And people do not see BPO/SSC industry as a stop gap before getting a “proper job”. Most are in it for the long haul.
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