15 Jun Where To Recruit Top Global Talent
“Where do we find top global talent?”
This is a question that global mobility professionals should ask their talent acquisition team, and the answer will always require more than a little push. It means pushing the envelope in creating new ways to entice a young and tech-savvy market, as well as pushing boundaries to find global spots where talent is abundant, skilled, educated, driven, and open to relocation.
Some global mobility professionals do tend to stay within their comfort zones and help their talent acquisition team to recruit from communities, regions, or countries where they usually source their assignees who generally prove their worth. However, it is advisable to explore and search for other potential gold talent mines for several reasons.
First, the competition will likewise be on the hunt in the familiar places, increasing the chances that both talent acquisition teams everywhere are vying for the same candidates. Second, finding your own river of talent which is virtually unspoiled and away from everyone’s prying eyes will give you a head start above everyone else, as well as a fresh pool of talent that should help supply your workforce for a considerable period of time.
As energy company Altran described in its own continuing journey in discovering the cream of the professional crop: “In this day and age, there are no longer any geographical, technical, or cultural barriers limiting the career paths of engineer applicants, whether they are new graduates or experienced professionals. Today, helping companies carry out major innovation projects means finding professionals with new and rare profiles and recruiting top talent ready to take part in the unique adventure of turning their ideas into innovations.”
- The northern side of Latin America which is composed of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Right now, though, Brazil, which is known for its engineers, is coping with its own labor shortage as its booming industries are creating an increasing number of jobs which the current educated, experienced talent pool cannot fully supply. Fifty-four percent of new graduates from the Colombian city of Bogota have degrees mostly in accounting, finance, engineering, and agriculture; the country itself has garnered a reputation for nurturing entrepreneurs and a flexible workforce.
- Middle East countries like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates: These two nations have been at the forefront of modern industrialization, literally building cities on artificial islands, seven-star hotels, and other architectural wonders. These have attracted foreign talents, including top notch executives, from all kinds of industries around the world. Saudi Arabia’s workforce has reached 12 million, while the UAE has almost 8 million migrant workers.
- South Asia, predominantly India and Pakistan: India’s professionals, most of whom are making their mark in technology and telecommunications, are among the most driven in the world, and very active in job-seeking. Foreign employers have also noted their skills in engineering, finance, and entrepreneurship. While Pakistan’s shift from agriculture to industrialization has been slow, its young population, which is projected to grow in the next few years, will add more members to its workforce.
- Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines and Indonesia. The Philippines has been courting and winning foreign employment both within and outside the country. Filipinos are recognized for their English fluency skills and flexibility in adapting to work conditions, particularly in the United States. These have made Filipino talent one of the country’s main exports. The Indonesian government plans to retrain a huge part of its 122-million workforce in industries vital to the country like manufacturing.