FAQ - Häufig gestellte Fragen
Candidates FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions on various topics. Simply click on one of the topics below, respectively on the relevant question.
How does payroll work?
Payroll is available for contractors. You will receive earnings from our company if you are employed by another company via the ghrgroup.
What is the ghrgroup?
Basically the ghrgroup is an employment agency within the IT sector. We have specialized in project oriented, temporary placement of professionals from within the IT sector.
How and when is GHR best contacted?
You can contact us by telephone from Monday to Friday / 8:00 to 17:00.
Whom may I contact for questions/concerns regarding projects?
If you have questions or concerns about projects, it is best to contact the Sales Candidates Team.
Does GHR also offer projects abroad?
No, the GHR exclusively offers projects in Switzerland.
Does GHR also offer payroll as a service?
Yes, we offer to take on payroll for external companies.
How does reporting work?
You will find our guide book in the link below.
Do I need a permit?
Yes. As an EU / EFTA citizen you need a permit.
B = residents are foreigners who will remain long-term in Switzerland for a particular purpose, with or without employment.
G = cross-border commuters
L = Short-term residents are foreigners remaining for a particular purpose in the short-term, usually for less than a year, with or without gainful employment in Switzerland.
With regard to EU / EFTA citizens who will be in Switzerland for just 90 days, you will be notified by us via notification procedures.
When will I receive my earnings?
In order for wages to be paid on time by the 5th of the following month, the signed report has to be submitted to GHR by the 4th, 12:00 PM.
If the 5th is a Saturday, earnings will be paid out on the 4th. The signed report must then be submitted to GHR by the 3rd, 12:00 PM. If the 5th is a Sunday, earnings will be paid out on the 6th.
Signed reports that arrive after the 4th 12:00 PM, will be paid out on the following Thursday.
What health and accident insurance is ghrgroup insured with?
The ghrgroup is insured with Schweizerischen Mobiliar.
What pension plan is ghrgroup with?
The ghrgroup is within the SwissLife pension plan.
The pension provisions can be downloaded at the following link: www.swisslife.ch/protect
Document: Pension Provisions (Version 19/02/2013)
Will I get a job reference or letter of reference?
Each of our members has the right to a job reference or reference letter. If your engagement contract has expired, we will contact your supervisor, who will then make the assessment. Based on this assessment, we will provide your job reference or reference letter. With a longer contract period we will of course issue an interim reference.
Are our references coded?
No. The GHR stands for transparency and therefore refrains from issuing coded references.
When will I become a member?
You become a member immediately after receiving a signed first contract.
What deductions are accounted for with regard to earnings?
- GAV (at a basic hourly earnings to Fr. 53.18 / monthly earnings to 10,500.00)
- Source tax (foreign workers, except those with a C permit)
How do I become a candidate?
If you are interested in IT projects, send us your CV (including transcripts, certificates and references), and we will enter your data into our database. You will then receive the computerized profile to fill in, which provides us with more accurate information about your knowledge and experience. We will get in touch with you then to arrange a short telephone interview.
What are the requirements for becoming a candidate?
You must be a Swiss or EU citizen in possession of a valid passport.
How do I become a member?
All candidates who have received a successful offer become members. If you have once been engaged in a project, you will receive the member card and can then benefit from the numerous advantages.
What are the advantages of being a member?
As a member you will benefit from a variety of special conditions for offers, from a ride in a breezy convertible to discounted overnight stays. In addition, you will be cordially invited each year to our member event.
How will I be informed about new projects?
Once you have been entered into our database, we will contact you by e-mail if we have projects available in your field of expertise and that you are eligible for. You can find out about current vacancies at any time via our website, or using our mobile applications (iPhone / Android).
How do I apply for a project?
What documents are required when applying for jobs?
Firstly we need the candidate's current CV. It is very important to us to keep the profiles in our database as up to date and complete as possible, in order to optimize them in making offers for projects. We also require a short and concise statement for the offer (6-8 sentences), which makes clear what experience the candidate has undergone in this field. This considerably increases the possibility of the customer's interest. For some projects an additional questionnaire must be completed by the candidate, which includes the most important experience factors.
Can some projects be worked on remote?
If it is not explicitly mentioned in a vacancy, the customer basically wants a candidate who can carry out the work on site.
What should my photo look like?
The application photo should be in front of a neutral background (preferably a white wall) and should present a professional appearance. Attire should be appropriate.
How should a CV be structured?
Folgende Punkte sollten in Ihrem CV enthalten sein:
- Personal details (contact details, date of birth, place of origin/place of birth, nationality, marital status)
- Availability (when, and at what workload level?)
- Language skills (and possibly language learning stays abroad)
- Vocational training, studies
- Employment period, company name, industry, work location, role
- Detailed description of activities
- Your project descriptions should be as comprehensive as possible. The following information is important for the customer:
- Project description min. 3-5 sentences
- Team size, your role/position in the team
- IT environment: methods/processes used, tools, technologies
- Time period, institute, place
- Important: always enclose certificates and course confirmations
How do I correctly fill out the EDV profile?
Please remember when filling it out that we have standard terms. Therefore, for example, company-specific terms cannot be included. The number of years of experience always should be quoted along with your own assessment of your level of knowledge.
Can I remove myself from the pool of candidates, and how does that work?
Deletion is possible at any time. On the one hand there is the possibility of suspending the profile for a certain time, or otherwise of completely removing the data from our candidate pool.
The Service Desk Team will be glad to do this for you upon written request.
Can my original CV be forwarded to the companies?
Unfortunately that is not possible. In order to provide our customers with neutral and standardized CVs, we are always trying to convey your data as accurately as possible via our system.
Before delivery of the CV, by way of control you will receive it as a Word file.
Must/Can I use company names in my CV?
Company names may be mentioned in the CV. Depending on the current project, we will make the data anonymous and then include it in the CV.
How is my profile kept up to date?
You will receive regular emails with your current profile. We will ask you to review the profiles and to inform us of changes.
Of course you can also contact us regarding CV changes at any time, by sending an email to the Service Desk. We will then make these changes shortly.