In our newly remote working world, it is easier than ever to connect with a global talent base.
Hiring international staff requires a recruitment strategy fit for borderless communications and swift, efficient relocation. Crucially, this takes more than a nifty job ad and good onboarding.
But the benefits of hiring international staff are transformative and profound. We founded Relocate.me on the principle that our newly connected global village of skilled people means every company, no matter where they are, can benefit from access to incredible tech talent from all over the world.
So here is how hiring international staff can benefit your company!
Business-critical industries are suffering from skills shortages and a lack of talent across the globe and the destabilizing effects of the pandemic are still being felt in industries such as tech, logistics and healthcare.
As expectations change around what a healthy, supportive and sustainable work culture is, so too changes the attitudes and behaviors of domestic workforces.
The question on the lips of every recruiter is how do we develop better talent pathways and open up new talent pools to guarantee productive, efficient service now and in the future?
The answer lies in diversifying your talent outreach and sourcing staff from international talent pools.
The business and ethical case for diversifying your workforce is well established. Reports from McKinsey, the World Economic Forum and Harvard Business Review indicate that diverse staffing improves virtually every measurable metric, from staff productivity to revenue.
One of the oft-forgotten positive aspects of diversifying staffing approaches is how international talent pools provide access to new markets, especially when hiring senior or c-suite executives, or when your product or service needs a multi-lingual team.
When it comes to expansion into new foreign markets, the benefits of hiring international staff are clear:
Opening up new markets is never easy, but being able to call on the advocacy and market knowledge of native workers could be the difference between product launch and product failure.
The rise of digital collaboration tools, off- and near-shoring networks and the “global village” has brought around a new era of cost-effective talent connection.
On the surface of it, hiring international staff can seem daunting.
Taking advantage of the hiring reach and talent potential of international staff markets requires an in-depth knowledge of everything from legal processes to visa specifics, and needs to be full spectrum in regards to both pastoral and professional talent care.
But hiring international staff is one of the most business-positive things you could do. The benefits are immediate and tangible - from cultural diversification and talent pool expansion to business improvements and increased productivity and creative ideation.
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