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Note on gender-neutral communicationFor reasons of easier readability, we (mostly) use the masculine form "senior" in our communication via website, newsletter, social media, brochures, flyers, etc.. However, we also always mean the female form "senior citizens".

General questions

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seniors@work is primarily a placement platform that connects clients (private individuals, companies, start-ups, associations or NPOs,...) and motivated candidates over 50. For this purpose, we provide the job exchange, the profile database and the contact options via chat on our website.

Clients and candidates contact each other directly via the chat and negotiate all general conditions with each other. 

On request, we can take care of payroll and insurance administration for both parties and help retirees, for example, to register as freelancers and thus avoid bogus self-employment. Further information here.

Please add our email address "[email protected]" to your address book. This will ensure that our emails do not disappear in your spam folder.

In your account there is the option "Delete account". Please note, however, that this process cannot be undone.

For candidates

Are you still full of energy and want to continue to use your experience and know-how and stay active? Then seniors@work is the right place for you! Here you can create a profile of yourself and your skills in just a few minutes. This makes it easy for clients to find you and hire you for jobs.

As a member, you can also actively search for orders and gain access to the forum and events.

If you are at least 50 years old and want to remain active, you have already met all the requirements 🙂

Yes, you can also register if you have your own limited company. You can receive new orders and projects via seniors@work.

You can register free of charge and subscribe to a job newsletter. A paid membership is required to make your profile visible to clients and to be contacted by them. Basic membership is available from CHF 59 for six months (i.e. around CHF 10 per month). We recommend a premium membership with more functionalities; you can find more information about our membership models here here.

Only with a profile can you be found and contacted by clients! Without a profile, you are invisible on the platform and only use a fraction of the possibilities offered by seniors@work!

And if you want to apply for a job yourself, you can do so with your profile in just a few clicks, significantly reducing the time and effort required for each application.

Your profile contains the relevant information so that you can present yourself in the best light for clients.

We only ask for information about your experience, knowledge and skills that will increase the chances of a successful placement.

Before your profile is published, you can view it and make any necessary adjustments.

You can decide for yourself what you would prefer to do - from office work, consulting and bookkeeping to gardening, childcare and driving. Most candidates offer work in areas in which you have gained a lot of professional experience. But you can also turn your hobby into a career and offer your passion for photography, for example, for individual jobs. Below you can see the areas in which you are most likely to find jobs with us.

You can offer work on an hourly, part-time and project basis. Full-time is also possible, but is rarely in demand on our platform.

seniors@work offers full/part-time positions, one-off projects and smaller jobs on an hourly basis. The jobs come from over 30 categories, such as accounting, tax, finance, administration, consulting, coaching, architecture, construction, transportation and chauffeur services, trades, childcare, nursing, and much more.

Yes, you can do this at any time! Go to your account and select "Online profile". Then click on "Edit" and customize your profile as desired. Finally, click on "Save changes".

Communication with clients takes place via the message/chat function on the seniors@work platform. You can discuss the general conditions of the assignment directly with each other. As soon as you receive a new message, we will inform you by email to the email address you provided when you registered and - new for Premium members - by SMS.  

If you want to accept individual orders or projects in retirement, you must register as self-employed, for example with your own limited company or as a freelancer. This is necessary to avoid bogus self-employment.

If you wish, we can support you with this process and also take care of the entire invoicing process for your client. These optional services incur a low fee of 3 percent of your gross salary.

We recommend that you draw up a written contract with the client in which the most important elements such as salary, payment, workload, place of work, etc. are set out.

You negotiate these points directly with the client. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Here you are basically free. As a rough guide, you can take your last monthly salary (net) and divide it by the number of hours you worked at that time. 

Then think about whether you want to charge less or more - the motivations of applicants are different, some want to pass on their knowledge even if they don't earn a lot of money, others with highly specialized knowledge only want to accept selected, lucrative jobs.  

For employers

Do you need support with a project at short notice? Is there an absence in your company due to illness, accident or vacation? Do you need help with your annual tax return or is your child ill and you have to go to work?

On seniors@work you will find motivated and experienced senior talents who can support you in various areas. To suit your budget.

You can search for suitable Senior Talents yourself in our profile database and contact your desired candidate. Or you can write an advertisement and be contacted by Senior Talents.

All clients can search the profile database free of charge. A small fee is charged for advertising and communicating with candidates.

Further information on the price models can be found here:

If you wish, seniors@work can take care of the payrolling for you! Reduce the costs and effort involved in hiring senior talent. For a low payroll fee of just 3% of the gross salary, we take care of the entire salary and insurance administration for you. You can find more information here: 

People who have reached the normal retirement age and continue to work only continue to pay contributions to AHV, IV and EO from a certain amount, but not to unemployment insurance (ALV). Further information on:

You do not have to pay social security contributions for smaller jobs. However, if you employ a senior citizen for a longer period of time or on a recurring basis, you may have to pay social security contributions. You can find more information on the AHV allowance for pensioners here:

In principle, various types of employment can arise; part-time/full-time, project work, seasonal, freelance, contract for work, etc. The client and the senior talent determine the type of employment individually.

A written employment contract is not necessarily required for smaller jobs. However, for assignments of a longer duration, we recommend drawing up a written employment contract with the most important points (salary, duration, start date, working hours, etc.).

We will be happy to assist you in drawing up the contract. Please contact us via [email protected]

As a client, you have access to thousands of motivated senior talents. If you want to get to know a senior talent better, get in touch with them via our integrated chat and they will write back to you. As simple as a Whatsapp chat.

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