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The 5 Major Challenges of International Recruiting

The 5 Major Challenges of International Recruiting
From Recruiter - August 15, 2016

1. The Timeline

My biggest challenge in recruiting [internationally] is the general timeline. It can take eight months to a year for a candidate to receive a Canadian work visa. In this time, the employer not only needs to keep a position open, but is also losing revenue while waiting. A lot can happen in eight months, so it is important to keep everyone current and engaged while we wait for the immigration department to process the documents.

Kathleen Kischer, Senior International Recruiter

2. The Complexity of the Process

The sheer complexity of hiring, onboarding, and compliantly employing people in foreign markets can slow or even stop an executive search placement. Every country has its challenges, and partnering with people and firms that can reduce the complexity can be immensely beneficial.

Eric Snethkamp, Global Channels and Strategic Alliances Manager, SafeGuard World International

3. Finding People Who Want to Relocate

The biggest challenge for us while sourcing international candidates is identifying whether or not a candidate is ready to relocate. If a candidate is open to relocation, though, it means that theyre ready for a job change, too.

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