With increasing demand for highly specialized skilled workers in the IT and finance sectors, recruiting and retaining top-notch international candidates requires strategic planning.
Here are some tips to consider:
Boost Your Brand
To make your organization as attractive as possible to potential candidates, boost your brand’s recognition as a leader in employee satisfaction. Sharpen your organization’s image and voice across industry publications and social media platforms.
Increase Your Interview IQ
During the interview process, use questions to assess both a candidate’s cross-cultural competency and personal strengths. Competency-based interviewing can help zero in on the candidates most likely to bring the specific skills required for the position. A strength-based approach should confirm if a candidate has the personal qualities best-suited to the job and your organization.
Embrace Cultural Differences
Train and coach your entire hiring team in cross-cultural communication so every member is equipped to welcome potential candidates from a variety of backgrounds.
Promote and Retain
In highly competitive fields like finance and IT, retaining quality international professionals in your organization can be a challenge. Providing every employee with both cultural and technical training opportunities may help boost retention. Likewise, a succession plan that advances employees and builds on their strengths can provide a roadmap for success.
Support Your Staff
International candidates with specific sought-after skills may need extra support to thrive in a new culture. Cross-cultural training can be especially beneficial to help new employees achieve work-life balance. Employees with a strong social network are less likely to experience isolation and depression as they adjust to a new culture.
By applying these strategies to your recruitment efforts, you’ll attract and retain the top international candidates in finance and IT.
U Diverse specializes in matching highly-skilled international candidates and expatriates with successful careers. Contact us to learn more about our programs designed to support organizations seeking top international talent.
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.
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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.