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 Workshop Personnel Search, Hiring of 
 Employees & Training 


For many small and medium-sized companies, entering the US market comes with its own set of obstacles. Many companies reach their limits because of lack of market knowledge and experience, as well as limited understanding of language and cultural barriers.


Companies seeking to enter the US market have many questions. Finding skilled US personnel, sending international employees to the US to work and addressing cross-cultural differences are issues many companies struggle with. A good understanding of these topics will ultimately lead to a smoother transition into the US market and increase the chances for a successful market entry.


The workshop "Recruiting, Hiring Employees and Training" is targeted at companies planning to enter the US market. In this workshop, representatives from German medium-sized companies will talk about how they have overcome various hurdles in US market entry, especially in the areas of personnel recruitment, hiring of employees, and intercultural issues. Expert speakers will address these topics through a panel discussion and short Q&A with the workshop participants.

Our Speakers

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Nadine Hellmig

Head of HR International, Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH

Since joining Gerresheimer Medical Systems Regensburg in April of 2018, Nadine Hellmig has taken over the role of Head of HR International.

Nadine is working with the international HR Partner of the global Gerresheimer facilities. Her main task is the implementation of the corporate structures and processes. She is also working in global projects, for example, the implementation of the apprenticeship programs in the US in collaboration with the local Head of HR.

Further tasks are the management of the international assignments within Gerresheimer as well as Expatriate Management.

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Ralf Moosmann 

Apprenticeship Coordinator Americas, IMS Gear SE & Co. KGaA

Ralf Moosmann started his career in engineering in 2005 as a mechatronics apprentice. After finishing the program in 2008 he worked as an assembler for 5-axis CNC machines. He finished his training to become a state certified engineer of mechatronics and automation technology successfully in 2011. In 2010 he started working for Hettich Centrifuges and was responsible for the apprenticeship program and designing test and assembly equipment. End of 2015, he got the chance to set up the apprenticeship program based on the German model as a pilot project for all foreign locations of IMS Gear. Since 2019 he has been working at IMS Gear in Germany and is responsible for the training and apprenticeship programs of the Americas locations.


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Stefanie Ziska

President & CEO, GACC South

Since joining the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US, Inc. (GACC South) in 2006, Stefanie Ziska has held various roles. She became Director of Marketing in 2008 and Vice President in 2011. As of March 1, 2017, she became President and CEO. Stefanie initiated the joint AHK USA brand and started the current nation-wide skilled workforce initiative in 2012 for the German Dual Vocational Training System in the United States. In 2016 Stefanie won the Governor's Award of GA for International Business Woman of the Year and was nominated for the US Committee of the German Chancellor Program of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2017.

This workshop is sponsored by:

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