The shortage of skilled workers is a major issue throughout Switzerland, including in the tourist region of Saanen. The Saanenland is experiencing a shortage of apprentices due to demographic changes.
That’s why more and more hotels and restaurants are looking for trained restaurant professionals, chefs, chambermaids, wine waiters, general assistants, barmaids etc.
Making it easy to finding jobs
Employees are the most important asset in every business. Since it became apparent that there was a shortage of skilled workers, the Gstaad-Saanen Hotelier Association wanted take steps to counteract this, launching YourGstaad.ch in 2008. YourGstaad combines forces and seeks joint solutions through collaborating. This helps to accomplish the various tasks for every hotel and catering business. YourGstaad’s main task is to provide a common online platform for employers where jobs are advertised and employees can apply for these. This means that all vacancies in the catering and hotel sectors appear on the YourGstaad website.
A broader reach
In addition, YourGstaad features on other major online job platforms. For example, if you click on YourGstaad’s ad on the home page of hoteljob.ch, you’ll be redirected to the website. Here, all employers are displayed and all jobs in the Gstaad area are visible. “This helps us to draw attention to the wide range of jobs on offer and the great businesses in the Saanenland, attracting employees to our region,” says Christian Hoefliger, president of the Hotelier Association. This is something that a lone company can’t afford to do and it’s something that many companies don’t have the resources to achieve.
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