Our application process at a glance

What can you expect when you apply for a position with us? Our multi-stage process enables us to get to know each other and find out whether we are a good match.

1. Application

Have you found an interesting vacancy on our careers page? Then apply via the link in the job ad. You will receive an immediate confirmation of receipt, usually followed by an initial decision within ten days. If we think that you might be right for the role, we will invite you to an individual job interview. 

Your application should include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Up-to-date CV, employment references, diplomas and certificates (compiled within one PDF document)

Flavia Arizzoli, HR Consultant: Flavia Arizzoli, HR Consultant:

Flavia Arizzoli, HR Consultant:

“You should use your cover letter to explain what particularly appeals to you about the position and why you are looking for a new job opportunity.”

Sometimes getting to know each other starts the other way around: for some positions, we reach out to you! That’s what happened with Anton, for example. He’s been working with us as a Cyber Security Analyst since 1 January 2022.

Anton, Cyber Security Analyst:

“I wasn’t actually looking for a job. But when Chris Wieland, HR Consultant at Helsana, sent me the exciting job description for the Cyber Security Analyst position via LinkedIn, I wanted to find out more, and it was very easy to start the application process.” 

2. Interviews

The first interview takes place with the relevant line manager and HR consultant, either in person or online. It should take about an hour. For certain roles, we may use one-way (time-delayed) video interviews. The focus is on your interests, strengths and experience. In short: you as a person. We also discuss the requirements and expectations on both sides - this also includes your salary.

If you are invited to a second round interview, this will address your subject-matter knowledge and skills. Depending on the job, you may be asked to complete a personality questionnaire and/or carry out a case study. You will gain a deeper insight into your future work and get to know your future team. Finally, we will – with your permission – obtain a verbal reference before making any commitment.

The application process typically takes between four and eight weeks.

Are you interested in hearing about past applicants’ experiences? You can find their insights on the independent employer rating platform Kununu.

See the reviews (in German)

Rita Bruggemann, HR Consultant: Rita Bruggemann, HR Consultant:

Rita Bruggemann, HR Consultant:

“Our values, We and I – Passion – Trust, provide guidance to us in our day-to-day work. We are therefore interested in your own personal values and creeds as well.” 

3. Onboarding

You will take part in our Welcome Day during your first few days with us. You will learn all you need to know about your new employer and working environment. Your very own personal “mentor” will be on hand to assist and advise you during your probation period. You will also undertake our basic “Fit for Helsana” training.

Marcel Weber, HR Consultant: Marcel Weber, HR Consultant:

Marcel Weber, HR Consultant:

“Back on my own Welcome Day, I connected with people whom I am still in touch with today and who have been invaluable in my work at Helsana.” 

Frequently asked questions

You can upload your documents under “Speculative application”. Tell us about the area you are interested in, what your strengths are and what makes you a good fit for Helsana.

To speculative application

Log into the application tool using your profile and click on “Job applications”. Here, you can see all your applications, sorted by status (draft, live, withdrawn, etc.).

To the application tool

You can amend your documents in the application tool. Under “Job applications”, you can select the corresponding position and then click “Withdraw application”.

To the application tool

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Questions about logging in

Click on “Forgotten password” on the login page of the application tool and follow the instructions there. If you have forgotten your username, send a message to our HR Consulting team at karriere.leben@helsana.ch.

We will use your data solely for the recruiting purposes. Only those people who are involved in the recruitment process will have access to your data.

Data protection

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, your profile will be automatically deleted after two years of inactivity. You also have the option of deleting it yourself.

Contact

Christian Wieland, HR Consultant Christian Wieland, HR Consultant

Christian Wieland, HR Consultant

Do you have any general questions about the application process at Helsana? Then get in touch by e-mail or phone:

christian.wieland@helsana.ch

058 340 66 56

If you have any questions about a particular advertised position, please contact the HR consultant named in the ad directly. If the job is no longer visible, please contact

karriere.leben@helsana.ch