People Management: Making Global Recruitment a Reality
Cielo Executive Vice President, Sue Brooks, was featured this week in People Management, the official magazine of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and considered the UK’s number one human resources (HR) magazine. The article, Making Global Recruitment a Reality, discusses “why new technology and broader horizons” are re-creating the rules for global recruiting.
According to Sue, although technology has enabled organizations and recruiters to “reach further than ever before,” building deep relationships with candidates and establishing a local presence is still undeniably critical to avoiding recruitment pitfalls.
Excerpts from the article:
Organizations of all sizes are realizing globalization is both a threat and an opportunity for their recruitment models—it opens a huge pool of potential candidates, but gives nimble rivals a level playing field to poach with impunity … How employers choose to engage with this broader pool of talent will be a huge factor in how successful they are at recruiting.
And while technology can help recruiters reach further than ever before, a local presence will help deepen relationships with candidates and flag up potential problems before they arise. Knowledge of cultural nuances such as how to approach candidates or communication preferences can be invaluable, according to Sue Brooks, Executive Vice President at Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) company Cielo. “It’s vital that in-depth research is carried out into the drivers and cultures of the workforce in the specific country,” she says. “Having access to someone on the ground will be hugely beneficial in identifying the opportunities and potential pitfalls in recruitment activity.”