Sprachkenntnisse: Bei deutschen Start-ups muss man nicht Deutsch sprechen
Given the shortage of skilled workers, most start-up companies do not require German language skills from their applicants. According to a new study by the digital association Bitkom, 59 percent of the surveyed companies stated that it is not necessary for professionals to speak German. Furthermore, over half of the start-ups in this country (54 percent) have already chosen English as their official company language.
The numbers indicate that young companies are desperately searching for qualified employees and are also willing to look in other countries: Seven out of ten start-ups stated that they would specifically benefit from a simplified influx of qualified workers from non-European countries. 83 percent stated that strengthening the support programs for collaboration between start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises would be helpful. Similarly, 83 percent would welcome a simplified and legally secure access for start-ups to public contracts.
Fachkräftemangel in jungen Unternehmen
Die Umfrage wurde im Auftrag des Digitalverbands Bitkom durchgeführt, befragt wurden 203 Tech-Start-ups aus ganz Deutschland. Die Umfrage ist aufgrund der geringen Anzahl an teilnehmenden Unternehmen zwar nicht repräsentativ, gibt aber ein aussagekräftiges Stimmungsbild für die Start-ups – und ihre Sorgen, wenn es um die Anwerbung von neuen Mitarbeitern und Mitarbeiterinnen geht.
According to the Bitkom survey, currently, six out of ten start-ups (61 percent) have job vacancies, with an average of three positions to be filled. The survey shows that most start-ups created new jobs last year. 59 percent reported an increase in the number of employees. For a quarter of them, the number of jobs remained the same, while only a tenth reduced their workforce.