How can companies benefit from recruiting global talent?

Bryan Parker our consultant managing the role
Posting date: 20 May 2021

Recruiting internationally has become more commonplace in recent years. It can be a key step for growth in many organizations, whether it’s a manufacturing company or an oil and gas business. Hiring global talent adds diversity and breadth of experience to the current workforce, giving businesses greater mobility. Global recruitment enables companies to connect with employees from different cultures. When businesses open themselves up to a large talent pool, they increase the chances of ensuring more productivity. Below, we delve into more detail about how companies can benefit from hiring global talent.

 

A wider talent pool

 

One of the main benefits of recruiting globally is that companies will be able to hire the best talent from around the world, in any number of diverse locations. When businesses expand their talent pool, they immediately increase their potential of bringing fresh and unique skills that can help the company grow. Hiring internationally means you’re no longer restricted to local talent, enabling you to tap into candidates who can bring new ideas with them, and enrich the workplace. Also, global candidates are likely to be very engaged in their work if they’re willing to relocate. Whether you’re an oil and gas company or manufacturing firm, it’s important to have engaged and motivated workers who are willing to take responsibility for projects and be open to new opportunities. 

 

Tackle skills shortages

 

Skills shortages are booming in every market, including the oil and gas sector. In a competitive market, it’s becoming much harder for businesses to attract talent with the right skills and qualifications. That’s why taking a global approach to recruitment can be incredibly beneficial. Hiring globally is an excellent way to fill positions with very specific technical skills and specialized experience. To recruit the best talent, businesses must look beyond local candidates. Hiring professionals from other countries is a solution to quickly filling specific skill shortages when domestic workers aren’t available. It’s also the opportunity for your company to give someone from a less developed country the chance to learn and grow.

 

Creating a global brand

 

When you recruit internationally, not only will you be able to source a much broader range of candidates, but you’ll be able to establish your company as a global brand. Your recruitment activities in different countries can serve as a way to increase awareness of your company and attract even more diverse talent. Recruiting globally is important for developing your employer brand, which is crucial for competing with other businesses and establishing credibility. According to research by McKinsey, brand trustworthiness is hugely important to consumers.

 

New perspectives

 

Having employees from different cultures and backgrounds gives can give businesses a fresh perspective. Often, people with similar backgrounds tend to share a similar outlook. When you bring in new perspectives to your business, this can foster innovation and creativity, which is particularly important for manufacturing and engineering jobs. Innovation occurs when people with different ideas and backgrounds come together, and share their perspectives, according to their own experiences. Therefore, recruiting global talent can pave the way for a more dynamic and inclusive work environment.

 

Do you need help with your recruitment?

 

TRS Staffing has a dedicated team of recruitment consultants who have years of experience serving clients in a range of sectors, including oil and gas, manufacturing, life sciences and mining. Over the years, we have built up an exceptional level of expertise in all the sectors we recruit into. We’ve established strong relationships with both our clients and candidates, and we consistently deliver an efficient and effective service. If you would like to find out more about international recruitment, contact us today for further information.

 

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