Swiss authorities are very clear about the process of placing employees from abroad :
The Swiss recruiter has to be involved in the process from the beginning, (s)he shall coordinate all activities related to the labour supply in Switzerland. Every placement shall be processed through a Swiss based and authorized agency, foreign recruiter shall not have direct contacts with Swiss employers. Instructions on recruitment shall be given by the Swiss employer to the authorized agency.
This latter may then forward the information to its foreign partner, which can then publish offers. They shall expressly refer to the fact that the placement will be processed by a Swiss based and authorized agency. The selection of candidates has to be forwarded at its early stage to the Swiss partner agency, which will take over the process in accordance with the client's instructions.
For offers published in newspapers, on the web or on your website: you shall advertise under your own name and mention your partner in Switzerland; you have to indicate that all preselected applications will be forwarded to the Swiss partner and be processed by your Swiss partner according to Swiss law.
You can check here whether the placement company which you intend to work with has the required licence. In order to work with foreign companies, the Swiss Placement Company must have a licence for the according country. The licences can be granted only for Switzerland, for specific countries or on a larger scale, for EU or Worldwide.
Leora Human Capital holds a licence to legally place workers from Switzerland and all EU/AELE countries.
You will find the original laws on this official page (German, French, Italian only).
Jan 1, 2017
The international convention on the automatic sharing of banking information entered into force on January 1. This announces the beginning of the end of the country’s reputation as a tax haven. Such automatic information exchanges are aimed at bringing an end to Switzerland's long-cherished banking secrecy practices and help prevent foreigners from stashing undeclared income in Swiss banks.
The Swiss parliament is meanwhile expected to give the green light before the end of the year to similar accords with Iceland, Norway, Japan, Canada, South Korea and the British crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
Jan 1, 2017
Young foreigners up to the age of 25 who were born in Switzerland and have been to school for five years in the country are eligible for the facilitated naturalisation. The requirement is that one of their parents must be Swiss-born and has to have spent at least ten years in the country. In addition, one of the grandparents must have had a resident’s permit.
If all of these conditions are met, a foreigner can apply for a passport under a legal amendment.
The decision by the Senate is the latest stage in eight years of debate on a proposal by a Social Democratic parliamentarian. The House of Representatives has already approved the amendments.