The COVID-19 pandemic has, in essence, made the world smaller, as more people than ever are now utilising technology to work and communicate remotely.
This newfound reliance on technology, virtual meetings and cloud-based processes is fantastic news for businesses looking to expand internationally.
You now have a better opportunity to hire international employees and access a worldwide talent pool, as people a far more open to remote working.
“41% of employees are likely to work remotely at least some of the time post coronavirus pandemic” – Gartner
But we understand that global recruitment can be challenging, so to support, we’ll examine some elements you need to consider when searching for talent.
Attracting the right overseas talent
Understandably, attracting talent in a country you’re not familiar with will seem daunting, whether you’re filling a role or looking to expand your global presence.
One factor that can help ensure you’re attracting the right talent is tailoring your job description so that it’s appealing to the best people in the right country.
As a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work, your global recruitment strategy must identify what job seekers are looking for in your desired locations.
Additionally, make sure job adverts are posted in places that potential candidates frequently visit. For example, LinkedIn has 167 million users in the US and 211 million in Europe.
Legal considerations associated with a global hire
Whether you’re looking to recruit in a specific country, or you’ve found the perfect candidate abroad, you must familiarise yourself with their local legislation.
The last thing you want is to go to the trouble of sourcing and recruiting the ideal candidate only to discover challenges with the laws regarding work permits and visas.
Additionally, ensure you’re well versed with the following:
- Typical recruitment methods
- Notice periods
- Employment environment in each country
Developing your presence
While people may be familiar with your business locally, the international market is unlikely to recognise your brand.
Before embarking on a global expansion plan, you must make sure your online presence is strong and accessible to potential candidates.
Optimise and keep your social channels updated, make sure your website is fresh and enhance your profile on review boards such as Glassdoor.
How can IRIS HR Consulting help you recruit globally?
Simplify the entire process and leave the challenges to us so you can focus on other business-critical tasks.
Our consultative service, IRIS HR Consulting, utilises a team of experts that work with you to ensure your global recruitment is a success.
We can help guide you throughout the entire process, from attracting the right talent to ensuring you meet all of the legal requirements.
For more information on how we support global recruitment, click here, or give us a call on 1-800-935-0895.