Embracing diversity – Why Luxembourg is a talent magnet in Europe
Any organisation planning to create a team in Luxembourg will find themselves with a multicultural and diverse group of people. Amazon, one of the country’s largest employers, and fast-growing scale-up Tadaweb speak about how this diversity contributes to their development.
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Like many start-ups, Tadaweb kicked off its activity in 2011 with one employee, an investment of €70,000 and a bright idea: creating a small data platform able to scale human intelligence for gathering and analysing information on the internet. Ten years later, the company has grown to almost 100 people and has offices in Paris and London besides its Luxembourg headquarters, where most of the staff is located. A new office in Canada is underway.
Attractive staff location50% of open job positions at Amazon are filled by internal transfers, and the rest with local and international hires. “Luxembourg has a very strong professional services market so we find great candidates here, but we are also open to international talents,” says Ms Husser. “People from abroad enjoy the quality of life and security in Luxembourg and the country’s central location in Europe. We fund courses in Luxembourgish and English to assist employees who need to improve their language skills.” The company also offers school fee subsidies and coaching for spouses looking for a job. Tadaweb also puts a lot of emphasis on its recruitment and onboarding process. “We love to hire locally in the Benelux region, and interact with universities to spot interesting people. However, for some roles such as designers, developers and customer development specialists, we also have to go global,” Ms Elvin explains. “We provide extensive practical support to help people settle and make them happy here, and as we are in full expansion, our challenge is to scale our personalised approach as we recruit batches of people.” Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office in Israel.