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How to go about Building a Successful International Team
October 23, 2021 at 6:30 PM
by Mamathaa Hemanth
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In today's world, there are a lesser number of issues with hiring a global team. Relocating costs are not an issue when employees can work remotely from the comfort of their homes. Cooperation isn’t hard as everyone can tune in through excellent video conferencing tools. And cross-border payments, while still hard, are a lot easier than before. Even with everything being so much easier, there are multiple nuances you must keep in mind from ensuring the existence of a well laid-out basic structure to fostering collaboration in a multicultural, global team.

5 Ways You Can Build a Global Team that Works

1. Establish an International Employer Brand

2. Build a Strong Candidate Experience from Start to Finish

3. Know your Targeted Candidates

4. Identify New Practices and Channels of Contracting

5. Use Employee Networks and Referral Programs

1. Establish an International Employer Brand

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If you are planning on hiring internationally, then you need to create an employer brand that appeals to your target audience. If the firm is large and already works abroad, then it’s more possible that you already have a global employer brand. If it is only now expanding, then this is one area that your recruitment and communications teams should spend time on.

Alongside this, the importance of staying aware of the skill network in your center marketplace cannot be overstated. Always maintain abreast of marketplace fluctuations and risks. Standardize the technology you operate with throughout your group for such things as undertaking management, video conference, and overall performance management. 

2. Build a Strong Candidate Experience from Start to Finish

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A great candidate experience is something all recruiters should strive for, whether they are recruiting locally or internationally. If you think your candidate's experience is not up to the mark, or if you keep hearing feedback that there is room for improvement, it may be time to analyze and optimize your hiring process.

Once you have the candidates' experience on-site, you should strive to make it a unified process across the globe. Your application experience should be the same whether you are hiring in your own city, remotely, or through a satellite recruiting team. Understanding worldwide worker desires are paramount. Take the time to talk and recognize the desires of your worldwide group. Modify your tactics and guidelines accurately to make sure all and individuals and stakeholders feel valued.

3. Know your Targeted Candidates

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Knowing your target candidates is critical to finding the right talent globally. If it’s too hard to find the ideal candidate within your circle, it gets even harder when you go global. It’s critical to evaluate candidates by working with hiring managers and teams to understand things like position requirements, desired soft skills, and what level of experience and education a candidate will need to be successful.

Try paying attention to what the people want and value. Once you have these candidate personas in place, then you can look into international sourcing platforms, job boards, and recruitment ads to target them. Also, keep in mind that your team might be working in numerous time zones. Being adaptable with timings and the way duties are completed will serve you well, and empower group contributors to make their high-quality additions.

4. Identify New Practices and Channels of Contracting

Knowing the characters of your candidates is also crucial to know which sourcing channels you will use to find candidates and promote your openings. Different countries and regions have different job boards, preferences, and habits on social media and the networks that you should identify and use.

Research topics such as international job boards, universities and colleges abroad, industry networks, and the use of social networks around the world. If you want to recruit candidates from a specific geographic area, use the sourcing options that are common in that area. If you take a more borderless approach, look for platforms that advertise remote locations or have an international reach.

5. Use Employee Networks and Referral Programs

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As with local recruitment, networking and referral programs are a handy way to find qualified candidates on a global scale. As mentioned earlier, global recruitment can bring exponential challenges in finding qualified candidates compared to local recruitment. That’s simply because you’re dealing with a much larger potential audience.

Establishing a referral program within your company that encourages remote workers to put their contacts forward for consideration is a great way to find and engage talent from those locations. Expanding your networking activities to each of these remote locations will also add extra talent pools that can be mined when branching out into the global talent market.

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