Recruitment expertise in Europe

Our legacy has gone from strength to strength; in the last decade we have purchased 3 European staffing operations to further bolster our expertise and now have 15 offices across the continent.

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We place technical personnel across traditional and renewable energy markets, as well as the chemicals and life sciences sectors.

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We’ve placed national, regional and expatriate talent into some of the continent’s biggest energy projects.

Our discipline-specific recruitment teams support all facets of the energy mix, from upstream, midstream and LNG oil & gas projects, through to downstream operations, chemical plants, and traditional power generation & renewable energy facilities, including sourcing personnel for hydrogen and carbon capture and reduction technologies.

 As the scope of Renewable Energy initiatives continues to grow across the continent, we’ve supplied talent to some of Europe’s biggest solar parks and wind farms, both on and offshore, and are a proud member of Renewables UK. Our Zurich office serves as our Life Science hub, where we support companies across the Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Biotechnology and Quality Assurances sectors.

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Our European businesses are exactly that -locally established in-country entities

We understand how complex hiring requirements can be, especially when dealing with multi-national teams and projects with an international set-up. Our service makes the process easy for you.

Local recruitment support

Local Presence

We have a comprehensive office network across the continent with extensive market reach. Our offices are led and managed by experts in the nuances of local market legislation, compliance requirements, and market trends.

Payroll services

Compliance & Payroll

Our consultants have placed thousands of personnel into highly regulated industries and through the backing of in-house assignment support, finance and commercial & legal teams, we’re poised to help European businesses mitigate their hiring challenges and can facilitate in-country payroll for temporary staff.

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Our payroll function provides outstanding and compliant payroll services to an internationally mobile contractor workforce consisting of over 25,000 people, working in more than 70 countries. 

Our teams are structured on a regional basis which means the payroll staff have the in-depth knowledge of specific payroll and tax compliance requirements for each country, along with the appropriate cultural awareness that is necessary to be effective in our different areas of operation.

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Employer of Record Services

If you want to expand your global presence, but don’t want to go through the lengthy process of setting up new entities, you need a reliable Employer of Record partner.

We have offices in over 45 countries and decades of experience in international expansion; we can help you to hire employees quickly, compliantly and with minimal risk.

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We will help businesses to regain compliance in their hiring activity. We will never allow someone to start work at your company without ensuring they are set up compliantly and in a position to pay the right tax as required by local authorities.

From transitioning contractors from other workforce suppliers across to our payroll, to auditing the work permit and visa needs of current workforces, and ensuring all parties can evidence a proper payroll paperwork trail, we have plenty of experience in delivering peace of mind to the businesses we partner with.

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We have a dedicated team of vendor management and contingent workforce specialists experienced in the challenges of mitigating an evolving and ever-changing engineering landscape. We have been working with some of the world’s largest energy companies since 1970, helping them to consolidate and streamline their Contingent Labour activity for improved hiring processes and healthier profit margins.

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Talent Pooling

NES Fircroft’s unrivalled candidate reach ensures your talent acquisition has a competitive advantage.

Through a global office network exceeding 80 physical offices in 45 countries, the breadth and reach of our talent networks is unparalleled in the technical recruitment market. Our international recruitment teams support hiring managers at every stage of the recruitment process. We listen to you, provide pragmatic consultancy for a viable outcome and develop a truly comprehensive, tailored brief, no matter how niche or specific your hiring requirement may be.

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Assignee Mobilisation

Getting staff to an energy project in a remote location can be challenging and legally complex, especially when dealing with an expatriate workforce containing many different nationalities. 

In addition to our recruitment expertise, NES Fircroft offers industry-leading contractor mobility support services, including orchestrating their travel needs and comprehensive insurances, and delivering in-country orientations to ensure they are supported at every phase of a project.

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Executive Search

The right leader can dramatically alter your company’s growth and future innovation. A company’s culture is largely driven from the top down; hiring a new, critical member of your Board therefore is a pivotal and potentially risky time. Leaders must possess agility, courage and the tenacity to address complex management challenges that prevent companies from moving forward, whilst keeping stakeholders onside with shared corporate vision and values.

Leveraging our global talent pool, we’ll find C-Suite personnel with shared responsibility and purpose to innovate your Board and secure your succession planning.

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Contractor logistics spiralling out of control? Escalating costs and you’re not sure why? Speak to our team to discuss how we can streamline your operation.

Concerned about the paperwork validity of your multi-national contract workforce? Speak to a member of our team to find out how we can help

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