# Finding employees
Having the right employees is a crucial part of a business’s success. The government assists businesses with hiring processes to help them find new employees who are a good fit professionally and personally. You can find relevant information and services here.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
You may apply for a new social security card if you have lost your card, damaged it, or if it is no longer readable.
Are you temporarily sending staff abroad? To prove that German social security law continues to apply, you can apply for an A1 certificate for your employees.
If you want to lend employees to a third party, you need a permit to do so.
If you as an employer wish to employ foreign skilled workers who come from third countries, the Federal Employment Agency must generally give its consent. You can have it checked in advance whether the requirements for approval are met.
If your employees or the BA require a certificate of employment, you must send this to the BA. The same applies to a secondary income certificate if employees or persons working for you on a self-employed basis have applied for or are receiving current cash benefits.
If you have given up or discontinued your business or, under certain conditions, are only commissioning artistic or journalistic services to a minor extent, you must inform the Künstlersozialkasse (KSK).
Do you receive a pension from the statutory pension insurance? Then this has an effect on your insurance status in the artists' social insurance.