Hire effective hospitality and hotel staff from Spain and Portugal


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Hiring hospitality staff is becoming increasingly difficult. The hospitality and hotel industry already suffered from staff shortages before covid, but the lockdowns have chased even more hospitality professionals out of the sector. Getting these people back is not an easy task. As a result, the increasing number of vacancies are very difficult to fill. Some companies are currently forced to limit their opening hours, which is of course an undesired solution.

How does a hospitality company acquire well-qualified staff? By looking for other creative solutions! One of those effective solutions for hotels is to hire staff from abroad. But also catering staff, especially chefs, can easily be found in other EU countries.

Let’s go in full speed

The shortage of qualified hospitality staff might be a challenge, but you as an entrepreneur want to move forward at full speed with a complete and professional team. And we are there to help you.

Good hospitality staff is hard to find in the Netherlands

Fortunately, thanks to our extensive network throughout Europe, we have a professional hospitality champion for every challenge.

Convinced of the benefits?

Can we help you with the recruitment and remuneration of your hospitality employees? Would you like to explore whether hiring hotel staff from abroad is a possible solution for you? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Would you prefer an immediate response? Don’t hesitate to call us (during office hours): 030-7600612

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Hiring hotel staff through recruitment in the EU

Many EU countries have a smaller hospitality industry, and wages are lower than in the Netherlands. Moreover, these countries usually have a much larger young population, and good hospitality education that doesn’t only include training for chefs, but also training in hospitality service and housekeeping. Additionally, these young people are very open to working in the Netherlands for a while. NowWorkx recruits and selects these people, that are then seconded to your company on a temporary basis, and through A1 remuneration.

Type of employees and countries

With our recruitment we focus on the following hospitality employees:

chefs and assistant chefs

Service employees


Where do our employees come from?

Our staff mainly origins from Spain and Portugal. The great matches we make for our clients, are based on our extensive screening process. To be able to make the best possible match, communication is key. This is how we will learn what your exact wishes are, and what we should look for in the recruitment process.
Our hospitality employees are not only available and skilled, but also eager to learn. Nowworkx selects the best employees for you!

Receiving the desired staff profile

Recruitment and screening

Selection based on diplomas, experience, personality, and motivation

Aftercare with integration support, language course and much more

Enjoy a happy and successful collaboration

Our methods

As a small organization, we always deliver tailor-made solutions to our client. The foundation of a successful collaboration and partnership starts with the recruitment of the right personnel and a strict selection and screening process. We work together with certified partners who have over ten years of experience in the recruitment and selection of hospitality staff, which also includes large international (hotel)chains.

The (potential) hospitality employees are all extensively screened. From here, we will select the best suitable candidates whose extensive profiles will be shared with the client. The profiles include education and analysis, an additional motivation, personality traits and the explanation of the local recruiter.

Once you have reviewed the profiles and selected your candidates, we will make the arrangements to bring them here so they can start working. NowWorkx takes care of the entire administration regarding the registration and remuneration of the employees completely in accordance with the European A1 regulation. This is beneficial for your organization, but also for the employee who will for instance receive European health care. We strictly work according to the NEN44002, VCA, and VCU standards. More information on this is available (in Dutch) here.


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