is a network of public employment services in the partnership with the European Commission (the European Economic Area countries plus Switzerland).
The EURES network was established in 1993 and it is an instrument of improving mobility, that is, of geographical and professional mobility of labour force in the European labour market.
The purpose of EURES is to provide information, counseling and employment mediation services (job matching) both to employers and job seekers, but also to all citizens who believe this network can contribute to the principle of free movement of people.
In the European cross-border regions, EURES plays an important role in providing information and assistance in solving all kinds of problems related to cross-border commuting which workers and employers might be faced with.
More than 850 EURES advisors are contacting employers and job seekers across Europe on a daily basis. The EURES advisers are trained experts who offer three basic EURES services: information, guidance and employment mediation services both to job seekers and employers who are interested in the European labour market. They have developed specialized knowledge on practical, legal and administrative preconditions related to mobility at national and interstate level and they work at public employment services of each member country or some other partner organizations within the EURES network.
Concerning job seekers and employers, the goals of the EURES are to promote the following: the development of single European labour market open to all workers of the EU member countries; interstate, inter-regional and cross-border exchange of job vacancies and job applications; the transparency and exchange of information on labour markets at national and regional level, information on living conditions, education and methodology and indicators at the statistical level.
After Croatia joins the European Union, the Croatian Employment Service will be a member of the European Network of Public Employment Services (EURES). Job mediation services in other EU countries will be available to Croatian citizens.
EURES SERVICES TO EMPLOYERS
The free movement in Europe creates new opportunities for employers to find staff with specific skills abroad. The European network EURES (http://www.eures.europa.eu
) could help you facilitate mobility and foreign recruitment in different ways. More than 850 EURES advisers are trained specialists who provide information, guidance and placements to job seekers and employers. At the request of employers, EURES advisers placed in Public Employment Services of the EU countries and Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein can provide services in order to find suitable workers and fill job vacancies.
Information and counseling before recruitment abroad
The purpose of this service is to provide information and advice to foreign employers interested in set up of business and recruitment in Croatia as well as to Croatian employers about the possibilities of finding workers in the EU. If you contact EURES adviser, you will get general information about laws and regulations in the Republic of Croatia, business infrastructure and sector information, financing and investment incentives, registration and permits, recognition of qualificiations, taxation and other working and living conditions in the Republic of Croatia.
Relevant ministries and institutions web pages:
Government of the Republic of Croatia: http://www.vlada.hr/
Ministry of Labour and Pension System: http://www.mrms.hr/
Ministry of the Economy: http://www.mingo.hr/
Croatian Chamber of the Economy: http://www.hgk.hr/
Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts: http://www.hok.hr/
Croatian Agency for SMEs and Investment: http://www.hamag.hr/en
We will advise you on how to write a job description/ advert and offer publishing of vacancy, help you with the selection of criteria, inform other job seekers about job interview and together with other EURES partners provide assistance in matching jobseekers' CVs.
Advertising vacancies in other EU Countries
We will help you to find the most suitable candidate as we have the largest database of unemployed and other job seekers. If you contact us, we will receive and publish your application at the web portal Burza rada ((http://burzarada.hzz.hr/
) and find you a suitable worker as soon as possible.
Participating in Job Fairs Abroad
If you are interested, we will invite you to European Job Fair organized in the Republic of Croatia or to the Job Fair abroad where you will have the opportunity to meet foreign job seekers.
Organizing of a recruitment meeting in the Croatian Employment Service
We will organise targeted recruitment events in the Croatian Employment Service and ensure that you have enough time for job interview sessions in order to find a suitable candidate.
How to recruit EU workers in Croatia?
By recruitment of mobile workers in Croatia, you will have employees with new competencies, skills and experiences who will help you to increase efficency in your company.
EURES Croatia can help you in advertising job vacancies at the web portal of the Croatian Employment Service, selection of suitable candidates and organization of job interview sessions as well as invite you to Job Fairs organized in Croatia.
Your newly arrived employee may initially need information about recognition of qualification , foreign language training, information about taxation and social insurance as well as information for accompanying partner and family.
Recognition of qualification: http://enic-naric.net/index.aspx?c=Croatia
Social insurance: http://www.mirovinsko.hr
Croatian tax authority: http://www.mfin.hr
Migration information centres: http://www.hzz.hr/default.aspx?id=7372
Checklist for recruitment of foreign employers
Croatian Employment Service will become a part of EURES on 1 July 2013. Croatian Employment Service will help you by providing you with information, counseling and job mediation at the EU labour market. By contacting the following EURES advisers you will get information and help:
EURES advisers in Croatia
Patricija Kezele – Regional office Zagreb
Enisa Kifer – Regional office Osijek
Željko Marković – Regional office Rijeka
Matko Gović – Regional office Split