Finding suitable employees is a challenge for young companies – according to a recent survey by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures and FAZ.
Software Developer, Affiliate Marketing Manager, UI / UX Designer, Business Intelligence Manager – the list of vacancies on “Startup Seeks” is long. The online portal specializes in vacancies in the start-up industry. The offer is only one of many – free jobs can be found on each of them in large quantities.
Finding suitable employees is a challenge for most German start-ups. This is also confirmed by the first joint climate indicator of the early-stage and growth investor HV HoltzbrinckVentures and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which surveyed 105 start-ups. According to this, more than every second surveyed company (62.9%) has difficulty finding qualified personnel “The current good economic situation in Germany leads to the competition for the best minds, and the start-ups also notice that,” says Christian Saller, General Partner at HV.
All participating start-ups who have already completed Series C or Series D financing are finding the search for top talent rather difficult. 67.4% of young companies that have recently completed a seed round share this assessment.
The survey confirms the study of the industry association Bitkom from last year. According to this start-ups have an average of five vacancies. This is often due to the high bureaucracy. Especially the recruitment of employees from outside the EU is too time-consuming and difficult to handle.