Diversity and Responsibility
We match refugees and immigrants with employers to fill your job vacancies
In Munich, Plant-a-Talent has a pool of highly motivated talented candidates with asylum seeker, migrant or immigration backgrounds. As soon as we have received the description of the vacancy you wish to fill at your company, we carefully search our CV database to identify the candidates who best fit the job. We advise personnel managers and HR departments on the topics of corporate social responsibility (CSR), mentoring and inter-cultural workshops.
Advantages for Employers at Plant-a-Talent
- Each refugee is personally vetted and prepared for the job.
- Every vacancy is filled with a hand-picked candidate.
- Effective programs and workshops are provided to all of our candidates; refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and under-privileged people.
- Continous support is given to personnel managers and HR departments.
- Mentoring-programs are available prior to hiring and for up to six months after hiring.
- Most members of our multi-cultural team have an immigrant background, speak the same languages of our candidates and better empathize with their situation.
- We are a not-for-profit-organization.
- Over 100 candidates have been successfully placed in jobs in Munich.
Our service for employers in Munich
We make it easy for you to find the right candidate for your job vacancies. Whether you are looking for an intern, an apprentices, a part-time or a full-time staff member, or someone to fill a “mini job” – we are there to help you. Simply send us the job description for the job vacancy!
Plant-a-Talent will review the employment requirements and conditions together with you and afterwards, select suitable candidates from our database. After consultation with the candidates, the most relevant CVs will be forwarded to you. In the event of positive feedback, we will help you schedule interview dates. Once a candidate has been hired, we remain in contact with you and the new staff members to ensure that it is a win-win situation for everyone.
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Customized support and job placement
What makes Plant-a-Talent unique? All of our candidates who register with Plant-a-Talent are personally interviewed and intensively prepared for the job. In contrast to our competitors, you are not just sent an unqualified data sheet. We send you hand-picked candidates who fit your job description to a “T”.
We recommend candidates we are acquainted with via one-on-one personal contact and preparation
For Asylum Seekers – Assistance with job permits
In principle, anyone registered as an applicant for political asylum will be granted a work permit within 3-4 months. Moreover, the Foreigners’ Authority Office must approve any part-time, full-time or “mini-job” hires. Once this approval has been granted, it is forwarded to the official German employment agency to assess the salary/wage level. After conclusion of this process, the applicant receives an official document authorizing that she/he can work in Germany.
With our expertise, we closely support and guide our candidates and their respective future employers during the process.
We know our way around all the German job agencies and public authorities. Let us guide you.
Workshops – Preparing our candidates for their jobs
We support all of our candidates with free workshops and seminars that teach them how to best integrate into German society, how to prepare themselves for a new job and how to and how to search for a job.
Our Job Seekers are:
- Asylum seekers or persons granted political asylum
- All immigrants
- Under-privileged individuals
- 18 years or older
- in possession of a work permit. (If not on hand, we can help you.)
- motivated, friendly, and reliable
Moreover, we offer practical opportunities for your company and its staff to be acquainted with our candidates.
Here is a list of our programs and workshops:
Registration and CV Workshop
All newcomers, immigrants and under-privileged individuals can register at Plant-a-Talent free of charge. During the registration process, we interview each new candidate personally and draft an initial comprehensive CV on this day. We assess the candidate’s needs and interests and tell them about our helpful workshops and programs as described below. We even organize a professional photo for their CV folder.
Intercultural Communications Workshop
This workshop addresses key cultural differences in interpersonal customs and verbal communication. Over the course of three days, the participants learn German customs and traditions and perform in-depth practice exercises. We encourage an exchange of cultural information to learn from each other during this workshop.
Job Preparation and Job Search Workshop
Together with goetzpartners consultants, our pro-bono cooperation partner, we have organized a comprehensive job preparation and job search (self-help) workshop for our candidates. The workshop guides the candidate through the process of building the ultimate professional CV while receiving individual career counselig and assessment. Together with several volunteers, we advise our each candidate on a one to one basis on their CV- application package and help them improve their interview skills with intense interview simulation sessions.
In this workshop, we focus on self-help. We familiarize job-seekers with the practical knowledge necessary to apply for jobs themselves. This workshop answers: What qualifications, skills, and knowledge are required? How and where do I find job vacancies online and via networking?
Computer Basics Workshop (Computer Basic Literacy – BCL Program)
During this 8 to 12 week workshop, we teach the candidates basic PC BCL Program, candidates learn necessary skills to be considered for many jobs with advancement possibilities. Tutors are available during the entire program to help each participant individually. Topics include: Understanding how to work with a laptop, introduction to operating systems, programs, office applications, keyboard, mouse, how the Internet works, Internet security, e mail, Google, etc. We also teach our candidates how to set up and use an e-mail account so that they are able to send and receive business and private e-mails, open attachments, and manage a calendar with dates. Participants also learn the basics of Excel and Word.
Basic Finance and Financial Empowerment for Women Workshops
These two workshops will cover the following topics: how to plan a household budget, including a savings plan; how to open a bank account; how to evaluate insurance options, and how to understand and make decisions on personal finance/investments. The Basic Finance Workshop will be available to all our candidates, an emphasis on marketing the course to women of all backgrounds aged 16 and older. There will be in-class exercises and homework. Individual mentoring for special situations will be made available by the PaT Team.
The Financial Empowerment for Women Workshop will be marketed to women of all backgrounds who have a bachelors’ degree or higher.
Intermediate Computer Course
This computer course is for all candidates that have completed the BCL program and wish to deepen their knowledge and skill set with Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Advanced Programming Workshop
Via our partners, RediSchool and codedoor.org, Plant-a-Talent can recommend candidates for these two “Advanced Programming Courses”. RediSchool and codedoor.org hold workshops for candidates that have a more than basic IT knowledge. These intense workshops prepare the candidate to become a programmer in the German IT sector.
German Politics, the Economy and Traditions
With this new workshop, participants will receive a basic understanding of:
· German politics covering the various political parties and their current strategies and core themes,
· a short overview of the German constitution and its branches of government, and
· Germany’s most important historical milestones since becoming a republic along with an overview of the EU and Germany’s position as a member.
Mentoring programs at Plant-a-Talent
Our mentoring programs focus on the topics: cultural integration, education, and employment. Contact with a mentor (a volunteer or a company staff volunteer) makes it easier forour candidates to find their way around everyday life and at their new workplace.
Our mentoring programs have many advantages as our candidates can:
- Practice their interview skills via interview simulations
- Lower cultural and linguistic barriers
- Learn German faster and attain proficiency
- Gain access to social and cultural activities
- Meet new people in their local community
- Make and develop new friendships.
Plant-a-Talent markets its mentoring programs to companies of all sizes and assists personnel managers and their HR departments with helpful advice to ensure that the program succeeds. With our expertise, Plant-a-Talent can support you with training and in-house coaching.
Your staff members can become in-house mentors or they can support us at Plant-a-Talent workshops.
The benefits for you are:
- Plant-a-Talent trains and prepares in-company mentors (on legal, cultural and processing issues).
- We support each candidate before and up to six months after hiring.
- As a prospective employer, you have the chance to meet and become familiar with the applicant in person and learn first hand about her/his skills
- Staff members become experienced and successful mentors.
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“Learn-the-Job” Week – An Initiative for both parties to test the waters
This 5-day program gives the candidate an opportunity to explore different departments at your company. The candidate can then better assess their talents, interests, and skills while the employer can spend an entire week getting to know a possible future employee.