About us


Employland GmbH was founded in Hamburg in 2014. “The demographic change in Germany has an impact on the labor market; this affects all of us. Founding Employland was the logical response to this development: There is a lack of qualified professionals domestically, which means that we have to look abroad. And: If companies shudder at the thought of the bureaucratic effort that accompanies legislation on immigration and residence, then we must provide assistance here,” explains Hans-Christian Bartholatus, main shareholder and managing director.

Overview of services

Employland provides companies in Germany and professionals from around the world with a platform to initiate contact. We accompany you throughout the entire process, right up until receipt of the residence and employment permit.

Participants can use our website to run through the entire application process, right up until the conclusion of an employment contract. Only in the event of a successful outcome, when the company and the professional have concluded an effective employment contract and employment has been taken up, does Employland receive a recruitment fee from the company. This usually also covers the costs for sorting out entry, residence, and employment permits. The professionals do not incur any costs.


Bartholatus is no stranger to the start-up scene in Hamburg. His greatest coup occurred in 2004 when, as a partner in mobile.de GmbH, the company was sold to eBay. mobile.de continues to be one of (if not the) leading online automobile markets.

Trust is the basis of our work. The Employland team thus comprises long-standing employees and consultants of the experienced entrepreneur, bringing expertise to the table from various sectors. In order to provide the extensive range of Employland services professionally, we work closely with a law firm that specializes in migration law.

Hans-Christian Bartholatus

Managing Director

Since conceptualizing and co-founding Employland, Hans-Christian Bartholatus has overseen the start-up’s operations. He has also co-founded and successfully developed several other companies, the most well-known of these being mobile.de, the leading online market for vehicles in Germany, purchased by Ebay in 2004.

Felix Jung

Digital Strategy – Communication & Marketing

For nearly 20 years, Felix Jung has served in diverse positions in the digital world and today is involved in various start-ups. He benefits these start-ups with his know-how in the fields of online marketing, eCommerce, and their corresponding technologies.


Sabine Drechsel

Media & Public Relations

Sabine Drechsel offers us her long-standing professional experience: She worked as PR and Media manager for SHATLER’s Cocktails for five years, and prior to this served GFMO.OMD for ten years as a media strategy consultant. She joined our team in November of 2016 to oversee Media and Public Relations.

Magister Artium

Joelle Delvecchio

Communication & Community Management

The social anthropologist and indologist Joelle Delvecchio first gathered her journalistic experiences at the Hamburger Abendblatt, before taking on our blog and social media responsibilities. She can also be found offline, when introducing Employland around the world.


Andrea García Restrepo

Digital Communication

At 17, Andrea García Restrepo moved to Germany from Colombia to study Media Technology in Hamburg. She is currently pursuing her Masters while supporting Employland part-time as a student trainee. We benefit from her knowledge in the fields of online marketing, search engine optimization, as well as her intercultural competencies.

Senior Account Manager

contributes her expansive knowledge from the tourism and hospitality fields, as well as from the field of recruiting to Employland. For 12 years she worked at a renowned employment agency, successfully finding both German and international candidates for executive positions. Today her keen industry knowledge helps us meet the special needs of our clients.


Güler Doğan

Immigration and Residence Law

As a self-employed lawyer, Güler Doğan is primarily concerned with immigration and residence law. At Employland her work focuses on the legal procedure concerning residence permits and the recognition of qualifications.


Karsten Böhlke

Data Protection Officer

Since 1989, Karsten Böhlke served as a lawyer in various positions before becoming our data security officer in 2014. Prior to joining our team, he was an insurance lawyer, legal advisor and internal data security officer for mobile.de, as well as a Senior Legal Manager at a large American internet auction house.


Legal Affairs

is predominantly responsible for our internal legal affairs.


Technical Director

Our technical director brings with her years of experience as a software developer, project- and team leader. Prior to joining our team, she worked with various start-ups, including two which grew into successful internet companies (mobile.de, XING). International recruitment is a familiar topic to her, as software developers are in high demand in Germany.

Also with Employland:

Freiberufliche Mitarbeiter

Additional support for our team comes from our four freelancers – three developers and a web designer.