Contemporary trends speak in favor of blurring all possible boundaries on the employment market. Employing individuals from abroad and even creating entire departments abroad has become the norm. Are you considering hiring a foreign person? Read our guide on international recruitment.

international recruitment

International recruitment has become commonplace for many employers and recruiters. However, for some, the process still seems too complicated. We will try to debunk this myth and encourage employers to hire foreigners.

What steps should be taken before starting the recruitment?

Before we start international recruitment, we need to consider:

  • Who are we looking for? A detailed profile of the candidate, including: experience, education, skills, knowledge of foreign languages, country of origin
  • Do the foreign Candidate’s skills correspond to the presented requirements? Adaptation of skills and education on the local market. European countries have a similar education system, but there are some differences in each country. Therefore, an important element of recruitment is the translation of the candidate’s skills or education into the rules applicable in the country of employment.
  • What does the formalities process look like? First of all, it is worth finding out about the country of origin of the potential candidate and his rights in the territory of the destination country. Can we talk about legal employment?

International recruitment – what next?

Once we have the foreign candidate’s profile ready, we can start the international recruitment process.

Where to look for employees from other countries?

First of all, we recommend visiting europa.jobs and checking the offer for employers.

Why is it worth adding an ad on europa.jobs?

  • 1 advertisement appears in 9 language versions
  • reaching potential Candidates from all over Europe
  • modern solutions that allow you to reach foreign candidates
  • Database of Proposed Candidates
  • search filters (e.g. work for couples, with accommodation or without the knowledge of the language)

We offer:

  • 3 types of paid ads
  • flexible payment methods
  • additional promotion options
  • the possibility of preparing an individual offer

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Where else to look for foreign workers?

  • EURES (European Employment Services)
  • local labor offices with a database of foreign employees
  • private employment agencies (they offer formalities related to the employment of foreigners)
  • universities / schools with an international profile

International recruitment – advantages of employing foreigners

Why is it worth employing foreign workers?

Here are some of the main reasons:

  • Opportunity to expand the company’s activities on foreign markets. When entering any new market, we must be aware of cultural differences. A foreigner employed in our company may become the expert / assistant for business development in a new country.
  • Different country = different possibilities. A foreigner in the company gives us a chance to look at the activities carried out by the company differently. A new perspective and experience.
  • International communication – a person from abroad can create content in their mother tongue and establish business relationships.
  • Solving the problem of staff shortage. Extending recruitment to foreign countries will significantly increase the chance of finding the right person for the proposed position.
  • The employment process for both EU and non-EU people has been simplified as much as possible. The process of employing a person from abroad is not as complicated as it used to be.

The most common mistakes when recruiting

First steps after hiring a foreigner

After successful recruitment, another important task awaits us – the process of introducing a foreign employee. The employer’s support is essential here.

Read about the mistakes to avoid in the hiring process – tips for employers

First of all, when integrating a new employee from abroad in the team, we should take into account all cultural differences. Remember that the first weeks in a foreign country are a real challenge for a foreigner.

If possible, it is worth supporting the employee in:

  •  finding an apartment
  •  arranging formalities immediately upon arrival
  •  the process of legalizing stay in a new country
  •  getting to know the city / surroundings
  •  logistics of commuting to work / home / shops / offices
  •  relocation of the family (relatives)

At europa.jobs we have an extensive database of guides for employees, in which we cover the above-mentioned themes. In addition, we regularly publish news from the international employment market.

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