Hiring international candidates is a great way to expand and diversify your workforce.
You have access to much more talent if you look around the world instead of just locally, so you can find top candidates more easily. Here, we offer 5 ways to effectively hire internationally.
Strong Talent Acquisition Strategy
The hardest part of hiring international candidates can often be finding them. Check in with your recruiting team to make sure they're going beyond standard networks to find good candidates. Instead of simply relying on your current employees' friends, consider using services such as U Diverse to strategize about hiring internationally.
Clear Job Listings
When hiring internationally, you might be working across language barriers. In this case, it's critical that your job listings lay out the functions of the role very clearly. Studies show that many job listings don't accurately tell job hunters what the position is, and you want to avoid this pitfall. No one will move across the world for a job they're unsure about.
Don't doubt the importance of branding, particularly for hiring internationally. Many of your international candidates won't know anyone who works at the company, so they will rely on the messaging you put out to make a decision about your company. Make sure your company also looks great on services such as Glassdoor.
Inclusive At-Work Environment
Candidates coming from other countries want to feel at home at work. They're leaving behind their families and friends to come to your company, so they hope to make friends there. Make sure your office is a friendly environment with social events that your employees can enjoy.
Employee retention might be the most important part of hiring internationally. After you've invested a huge amount of effort in sourcing and interviewing fantastic candidates from around the world, you don't want to let them go. Make sure your employees have the support they need to succeed in their positions so that the money you've invested in hiring them isn't wasted.
We support global organizations holistically who want to achieve their goals of working internationally by hiring and developing global talents, leaders and multicultural teams. We offer not only customized, top-quality international talent acquisition strategy, global leadership, teams, cross-cultural and diversity consulting and training programs, but we also provide in-depth coaching from ICF-certified coaches and trainers who speak French, English, Dutch, Spanish and German. Take action and schedule a free strategy session with us today.
About U Diverse’s founder:
Magali Toussaint is the founder of U Diverse. She is a certified talent acquisition strategist, an ICF-certified leadership and career coach, cross-cultural trainer and job search strategist with an extensive career in recruitment, HR, diversity, and education. She has lived and worked in over four countries and speaks French, English and Dutch.
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