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Finding employees in Grindelwald?

Hi All,

Am new to the forum but have browsed many times. A bit of background...

Me and the wife moved to Grindelwald in 2006 to start a vacation rental business, had a very successful 4 years but after having kids decided to move to Florida. Still have the business which is managed by a chalet manager.

Said manager has told us she is leaving at the end of this winter season. My German is atrocious and Swiss German even worse.

Will need to find a German speaking, preferably local, manager.

What is the best way to find employees for this position?

Any help would be great
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Old 15.02.2011, 16:56
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Re: Finding employees in Grindelwald?

Would it be as a live-in manager, or as an "abwart" (landlord/maintenance person etc)? This may help direct your search. If it's as a B&B situation, you may want to look in the Hotellerie/Gastronomy industries. If it's more of a business manager or maintenance person, perhaps in the trade industry?
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Re: Finding employees in Grindelwald?

How about contacting the Manpower or Adecco Branch in Interlaken or Thun? ..or some Hotelfachschule in Thun?

Or even put an advertisement in the "Echo von Grindelwald" if that local newspaper still exists?
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Re: Finding employees in Grindelwald?

The post combines elements of a live-in manager as well as maintenance. The role is basically to ensure the smooth operations of the holiday apartments during the season encompassing everything from cleaning to office work.

Good idea about the hotelfachschule FMX, will give that a go. Have already looked at placing an advert in the Echo Von Grindelwald.

Thanks for the help. Placing an advert on here wouldn't hurt either I guess
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Re: Finding employees in Grindelwald?

Yes, I would go look at the hotel schools in CH, many have very high reputation internationally. There are a few in the Valais, and language skills are important for their students.
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Re: Finding employees in Grindelwald?

Just put an advert in the local Anzeiger (either in German or in English)
http://www.anzeigerinterlaken.ch/

The office is just opposite the Post Office in Interlaken
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Re: Finding employees in Grindelwald?

Thanks Simplon. Will do that
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Re: Finding employees in Grindelwald?

hi can't private message you again for a while. but yes we speak german and various other languages. much easier that way.
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I am can't leave my number but you can contact me through the website.

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