Cultural Differences in EU Influence Recruiting


​Employers should consider cultural differences to successfully recruit in Europe. Europe has more than 40 countries, each with a different culture. Of these countries, 28 currently belong to the European Union (EU), where residents can travel and work freely. The cultural and labor market differences between these 28 countries, however, are enormous, even between neighboring countries such as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, or Belgium and the Netherlands.

Not only do their job boards differ—almost every European country has its own leading job board—but applicants’ expectations in the job interview and the duration of the application process also vary.

“While the goal of recruitment is largely the same, you do observe differences in…


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Credit to Jannike Huisman for the original post.

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