HR Experts Discuss Hiring a Foreign National Employee: Essential Sourcing and Screening Guide
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HIRING A FOREIGNNATIONAL EMPLOYEE:
ESSENTIAL SOURCING& SCREENING GUIDE
B Y L A U R I E R U E T T I M A N N
IntroductionTodays HR leaders face unprecedented recruiting challenges.
From the skills gap to rising wage pressures, talent acquisition
teams are tasked with finding exceptional candidates who
arent readily available in the domestic labor pool.
Many U.S. companies are bridging the skills gap by
recruiting from abroad. The global labor pool offers a
diverse mix of candidates with a variety of competencies,
solving the perennial struggle of finding the right
employees for hard-to-fill positions.
VISANOW partnered with five recruiting experts to provide
tactical insight and guidance on how to source, screen and hire
foreign nationals. They addressed the most common questions
recruiters have when hiring foreign nationals:
How do you create a robust
foreign talent pipeline?
How do you create job
descriptions that appeal
to foreign nationals?
What are the most efficient
ways to select and hire
Does your companys
How do you overcome
reluctance and consider
foreign candidates when
its never been done
before at your company?
BETTER RECRUITING through data
Jennifer McClure is president of Unbridled Talent and a sought-after business advisor. She combines her expertise as an executive recruiter with practical strategies to help organizations deliver results.
Jennifer provides valuable advice for talent acquisition professionals who would like to hire international talent but must first make the case for change with their executive leadership teams.
Pete Radloff has 15 years of recruiting experience in both agency and corporate environments, and is now a principal technical recruiter at comScore. Hes also worked with brands like exaqueo, National Public Radio (NPR) and LivingSocial.
Pete believes that U.S. universities are a pipeline for international talent. And investing in relationships, career services and alumni groups can help you recruit students who are currently in the United States as well as alumni who are working in their home countries.
UNIVERSITIES: your untapped talent pool
Jennifer Davis is a senior director of people strategies and HR technology at marketing company Epsilon. In early 2015, she launched the recruiting operation of the firms new office in Bangalore, and developed a deep understanding of international talent acquisition strategies, career sites, recruiting technology, compliance and the overarching approach that a company should take to enhance the candidates experience.
Jennifer recounts the strategic approaches she took when recruiting foreign talent for Epsilon.
Developing YOUR EMPLOYER BRAND locally
Carmen Hudson wears several hats. She is currently a principal consultant of sourcing and social media strategy for Recruiting Toolbox; founder and CEO of Tweetajob; and co-founder of a national conference for tech recruiters, Talent42. Carmen draws from over 15 years of recruiting experience, with a strong focus on helping organizations attract, source and recruit top talent.
Carmen has extensive global experience, and she offers advice for recruiters and hiring managers who want to improve their foreign national interviewing process.
INTERVIEWING FOREIGN NATIONALS:its all in the prep
Tim Sackett is the president of HRU Technical Resources, an engineering and IT supplemental staffing firm that works with leading organizations. Tim advocates for transparent communication and talking about culture and organizational values long before an international worker joins a company.
Heres his take on how HR and recruiting professionals can manage culture and assimilation for foreign nationals entering the U.S. workforce.
CULTURE, INCLUSION and RETENTION
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