When you put out a job advert for a new employee, you no doubt expect for people in the local area to apply, and you may even get a few applicants looking to relocate from a few hours away. However, the world is a lot more accessible than it used to be, and with technology making it easier to keep in touch, there are increasing numbers of businesses hiring people from abroad. This can be for a number of reasons, and while it may sound like a last resort, hiring people from overseas actually has a lot of advantages. Here’s why it’s something to consider if you need to fill a vacancy.
Overseas workers can have rare skills
Certain roles can be incredibly difficult to fill in your home country. It may be that not enough people graduate in a certain subject, or that your country suffers ‘brain drain’ with people moving overseas once they graduate and qualify. In that case, it makes sense to also recruit from a different country, so you can find a skilled worker.
You can work with local companies to find a worker
You don’t have to do the hard work yourself when you’re recruiting from overseas. You’ll make your task much easier if you work with a recruitment company in Thailand, as they can source candidates, make sure they have the equivalent qualifications, and ensure you are getting the right person for the job. This is especially useful when you might be dealing with a language barrier.
Remote working is easier than ever
Nowadays, an employee from overseas can be hired without you even needing to meet them in person. Choosing a remote overseas worker has a lot of advantages:
- You get a huge pool of candidates from around the world
- Video technology makes it so easy to keep in touch
- Their time zone difference can be good for productivity – they do tasks while you sleep
- It’s often cheaper to hire someone overseas as the average wages are lower
It can take some getting used to when you first hire a remote workforce, but the truth is, it’s a good way to get talented people who don’t expect huge salaries and will work hard for your organisation.
No matter what industry you’re in, recruiting from overseas may be an option for you. As long as there’s language proficiency and the visa requirements are met, there’s no reason why you should only recruit in your own country.