April 27, 2011

Tips on Hiring the Best Local Employees for your Global Business

One of the difficult issues that small businesses face when trying to export their business to another country is getting the best people for the job. Most of the executives you have are based in the home country of your business. They are people you have a level of trust with and you have screened them meticulously. Going global means that you also have to hire local people from the country you will be exporting your business to. The question is, since you will mostly be in your home country, how will you find key personnel who will take care of your business?
Tip #1 Analyze the positions you want to fill. What skills or experiences does your prospective employee need to have? You need to know what characteristics are needed to be effective in the job.

Tip #2 Check the employment laws in the country you will be exporting to.

Tip #3 Use a standardized hiring process. You need to screen local applicants and it would be an efficient practice if you know which criteria you are looking for in a potential employee.

Tip #4 Hire top talent.It may cost you more but in the long run, it would be worth it.

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