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Old 31.03.2007, 14:05
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Application for employment form

Hi, see if anyone has had experience with this.
I applied for a new job for a US multinational here in Zurich, went to the interview, got offered a job, accepted, and now received a signed contract for me to send back. To my surprise, included with the contract is a form titled "Application fro Employment Form" in which I authorize my new employer and a company called Control Risks Group to perform reference checks based on the data I provide in the form.
Obviously this is a UK form because they ask stuff like "are you eligible to work in the UK", eventhough my position will be here in ZH.
They're asking for lots of detail like my addresses of the last 6 years, or if I've ever been refused credit.
I'm wondering if this type of form is even legal here in Switzerland. Any thought on this?
THe local Swiss HR are handling things, so I'm wondering if they're not sending this form because I never submitted the swiss-style "Mappe" with all my degrees and references going back to kindergarten...
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Hi, see if anyone has had experience with this.
I applied for a new job for a US multinational here in Zurich, went to the interview, got offered a job, accepted, and now received a signed contract for me to send back. To my surprise, included with the contract is a form titled "Application fro Employment Form" in which I authorize my new employer and a company called Control Risks Group to perform reference checks based on the data I provide in the form.
Obviously this is a UK form because they ask stuff like "are you eligible to work in the UK", eventhough my position will be here in ZH.
They're asking for lots of detail like my addresses of the last 6 years, or if I've ever been refused credit.
I'm wondering if this type of form is even legal here in Switzerland. Any thought on this?
THe local Swiss HR are handling things, so I'm wondering if they're not sending this form because I never submitted the swiss-style "Mappe" with all my degrees and references going back to kindergarten...
Im an EU national and Ive worked in Germany and am in the process of getting the application sorted in CH. In both cases Ive had something like you describe - a sort of pre-contract form (like an application for a contract), which I gathered was to make sure you meet all the conditions for the position. However, I havent noticed anything regarding credit checks on these forms, although Ive been employed by the state, so Im not sure whether you being employed by the company is the reason for the checks. I had to send copies of my degree certificates though. Do you have your permit already? - is it something they need to do to help you get that? Hopefully someone else with more experience can advise you.
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Old 31.03.2007, 19:31
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Re: Application for employment form

It depends in what area you will be working. If you will be working in the finance area the normal requirement is a police certificate stating that you don't have a record etc... This is the only thing I know of.

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hello i am looking for work ,ready to start on 10 of april 2007.any job will do, expect proper wages,hopefully accomodation.good worker and flexible ,trusyworthy and mature.greate references available.
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Old 31.03.2007, 20:40
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hello i am looking for work ,ready to start on 10 of april 2007.any job will do, expect proper wages,hopefully accomodation.good worker and flexible ,trusyworthy and mature.greate references available.
Hey Brian. I'm looking for work too(!), but I don't think that this thread is meant for those looking for employment; rather, you are supposed to be helping brunus find an answer to his specific question. If you're looking for a job, post it in the proper place and within its own thread.
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. However, I havent noticed anything regarding credit checks on these forms, although Ive been employed by the state, so Im not sure whether you being employed by the company is the reason for the checks. I had to send copies of my degree certificates though. Do you have your permit already? - is it something they need to do to help you get that? Hopefully someone else with more experience can advise you.
I'm a EU national and already have a B permit. I think this is a UK form and that they have sent it just to get more info on me. I have no issue filling it out of course, it's just my libertarian side wondering why they need to know that much about me... Big Brother is watching you!
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Old 31.03.2007, 23:39
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I'm a EU national and already have a B permit. I think this is a UK form and that they have sent it just to get more info on me. I have no issue filling it out of course, it's just my libertarian side wondering why they need to know that much about me... Big Brother is watching you!
Perhaps it is the only English version of the form that they have...
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