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Reflecting on Stamford’s 15 years

Stamford is now 15 years old! .…what a journey it has been! For this festive occasion, our CEO Jenny Johnston grabbed a pen and paper and reflected on her last 15 years as the founder of the company.   People often ask me what it was like to build Stamford, the ups and downs of…

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Kick-start your job search in 2016

Now that  the holiday season is over and you successfully cleaned up your  mailbox, organized your desk and got used to being at work again, it is time to take some time to reflect on the past year, make plans for your professional development and take actions towards finding your dream job. Our little guide below…

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Unemployment in Switzerland

How does unemployment in Switzerland work? Your contributions to the unemployment insurance scheme (Arbeitslosenversicherung/assurance chômage) are directly deducted from your gross salary by your employer. To be eligible for unemployment benefits you must meet the following conditions: • In the two years before becoming unemployed and registering with the employment office you must have held,…

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Tax information

Foreign employees are subject to taxation at source. The respective tax rate is deducted monthly from the gross salary. The tax rates are progressive, i.e. they increase according to the gross salary amount. The tariff is based on canton, marital status and number of children. If a religion is declared then church tax is also…

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What you need to know about Swiss work permits

Swiss Permit Regulations Freedom to work for the following EU- und EFTA member countries: EU: Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus, Lichtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia EFTA: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein L Permit This permit is…

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CV writing tips and techniques

A lot of people tend not to like writing about themselves. Or others tend to feel a bit odd at having to boast about themselves, or others go the other way and are tempted to oversell themselves, running the risk of getting caught out at a future date. Therefore we want to help with some…

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Searching for a job

Looking for a new job is a lot of work and in today’s competitive market it is more challenging then ever. Our goal is to help make this process a little less painful and share any tips that may give you a competitive advantage. The number one thing to think about is preparation! The amount…

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