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Developing a Global Recruitment Strategy

Build the skills and knowledge to resource the requirements of your organisation on an international scale

This is a sample learning overview that we can design and deliver specifically for your organisation.

The commercial advantages of having employees based in locally in international markets are clear and multinational organisations are increasingly looking to deploy workers in a range of ways across the globe.

The recruitment of international workforces poses significant challenges for HR professionals. It is vital that all those who have responsibility for cross-border recruitment have the skills and understanding to implement a robust strategy that guides international recruitment and selection activities.

We can provide insights into the extent to which an organisation's culture and values can be at odds with the country culture; the relative arguments for using international assignments vs. local hires or third-country nationals; and the impact that local employment laws can have on recruitment and selection procedures. 

Participants on your organisation's tailored programme will be challenged to critically assess their own policies and procedures.

Participants will learn to:

  • Link global recruitment strategy to your business objectives
  • Identify effective ways of attracting talent
  • Integrate culture and values assessment into your recruitment process and brand
  • Choose between international assignments, local hires and third-country nationals
  • Reflect local employment laws in your organisation's recruitment strategy
  • Measure the success of your organisation's global recruitment strategy 

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Recruiting international workforces: establishing your strategy

  • What are the business benefits of developing a global recruitment strategy?
  • Articulating your recruitment strategy: key considerations
  • Linking your global recruitment strategy to your business objectives

Organisation culture and values vs country culture and values

  • What are organisational and country cultures and values?
  • Why are they important in the global recruitment strategy?
  • Integrating culture and values assessment into your recruitment process and brand
  • Understanding what drives business success in your organisation; implications for the design of the global recruitment strategy
  • Discussion of case studies and research findings

Identifying criteria for recruitment and effective ways of attracting talent

  • Identifying key traits and competencies, and selection methods
  • Internal and external data, and the workforce implications
  • Assessing the market – challenges of global recruiting
  • Assignments, local hires or third-country nationals?
  • The role of organisational branding
  • Exploration of case study experiences and research findings

Legal considerations when recruiting internationally

  • Identifying employment Laws and regulations
  • Considering immigration, work permits and visas
  • Working with unions and works councils

Measuring the success of your recruitment strategy

  • Identifying measurement and evaluation criteria
  • Reviewing the learning and taking action

Action planning

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