Finding talent is a challenge for employers in all industries, but it’s especially demanding for employers in specialised sectors with critical skills shortages or that demand niche knowledge.
Companies will often hire recruiters to find talent and end up disappointed when the recruiter does little more than post ads and shortlist potential candidates to send for interviews with employers. Insufficient understanding of their business, poor talent pipelines, poor fit with the job requirements or company values, lack of technical knowledge, and a lack of value for money are just a few of the challenges that companies face. It leaves many employers thinking, I could do better myself.
Global Talent Agency goes beyond the role of a traditional recruiter by building a pool of highly qualified international talent for industries with critical shortages. Through an international network of recruitment partners, they scour foreign markets which have been carefully selected for the availability and transferability of specialised skills into the Australian context, with a focus on fit with the Australian business culture.
If you’ve tried hiring on your own or relying on recruiters with no luck, don’t give up yet – there is another solution. This guide points out the many ways that GTA can help with your hiring needs.
How GTA helps employers find and hire top talent
- A reliable pipeline of top international talent
Traditionally, employers or recruiters place postings on job boards to attract candidates for open positions. While this method can work, it is very reactive and may not result in finding candidates who are suitably qualified for roles.
Additionally, a generic approach to recruitment doesn’t always work in niche industries – a recruiter needs to be able to identify and validate specific skill sets required by the client before recommending them for a role.
For roles recruited by GTA, we build strategic campaigns to source and maintain a pool of qualified candidates ready for deployment to our clients upon request. Each person is sought out by GTA for their exceptional skills and undergoes thorough technical and psychometric assessments, so you feel confident knowing that you’re hiring top talent.
- Understanding of the Australian business needs
GTA sets itself apart by intimately understanding the needs of our clients, as an extension of their team. In addition to finding talent abroad, GTA ensures applicants are job-ready and understand the cultural nuances of their Australian workplace so that they’ll transition smoothly into their new roles.
GTA ensures that candidate’s skills and suitability are thoroughly assessed, through a 3 level interview process including with a Vision Partner who is an expert in your industry and can validate the technical knowledge and skills of candidates.
Some employers avoid international recruiting because they worry about helping new workers settle into an unfamiliar area. GTA not only assists with sourcing talent; but they also assist with the end-to-end process of immigration and relocation, settlement and onboarding, based on outcomes agreed with the client. Their ongoing assistance helps hired talent seamlessly integrate into their new roles for the long term.
- Time savings
The saying “time is money” is especially applicable to hiring. Employers often spend weeks or even months crafting job ads, sourcing and screening candidates, conducting interviews, engaging in negotiations, completing paperwork and getting new employees settled in.
If you consider the lead time from activating a recruitment campaign to a new employee’s commencement, this can be substantial and a huge opportunity cost to a company. Many employers expect that international recruitment will add, not reduce, the recruitment timeline. In fact, GTA’s unique model ensures that a candidate put forward for a role is work-ready, meets local licensing or registration requirements, and has been pre-assessed for an Australia work visa. International recruitment can sometimes reduce the lead time to having a role filled, due to time invested in maintaining a quality pipeline of talent on the ready, for when you need them.
Even if you have a human resources department to handle your recruitment, you can still save time, money, and effort by partnering with GTA. Since GTA can draw from an established pool of talent, your HR or Recruitment team are likely to find talent more quickly and will value the insights and strategic partnership of a global talent officer who acts as the extension of your team.
- Cost certainty
Many employers mistakenly believe that international recruiting is more costly than finding staff domestically. In fact, most of the time the costs of hiring an international candidate are comparable to hiring a local candidate through a traditional recruitment firm.
GTA’s pricing structure has been formulated to ensure clients are not over-spending on recruitment simply because they are hiring from overseas. We give clients peace of mind by offering flat-fee pricing, rather than a percentage based fee that is tied to the salary of the person being hired, which means the recruiter may be incentivised to command a high salary.
With a flat fee structure, GTA focuses more on finding the right person at the right price for the client. Clients also benefit from competitive rates with our immigration team at The Migration Agency, such that the immigration expenses involved in bringing employees to Australia plus the recruitment fee are in line with local recruitment costs. With this in mind, GTA is incentivised to drive cost efficiencies through talent pool creation, and clients get the benefit of a larger talent pool without added cost.
- Remain competitive in your industry
In a tight labour market where highly skilled people are mobile and have options, recruitment of the most skilled workers can be a very competitive process. In this kind of marketplace, it’s essential for employers to stand out. Employers can create a competitive edge by offering high compensation and excellent benefits, but these perks can only go so far when all employers are offering similar packages and competing for the same small pool of talent.
Learning how to find and hire international workers can give your company a competitive edge by expanding the talent pool far beyond the domestic market. Furthermore, in our experience, international workers who relocate for work are highly motivated to find a new home and stability in their work. Sponsorship of a worker’s visa and offering benefits such as support for permanent residency down the track can also assist with creating longevity in the employment relationship.
Instead of fighting with other companies over a limited number of skilled workers, consider expanding your search into international markets carefully selected to provide talent that satisfies Australian visa and occupation requirements.
Partnering with GTA as your international recruitment partner means that the legwork has already been done for you to ensure that you have qualified, skilled candidates “on demand” so that you won’t lose any time searching for extended periods or hiring people who aren’t the right fit. The opportunity cost of not filling a vacancy or experiencing delays in sourcing the right candidate can become substantial.
If you’re tired of drawn-out hiring processes that suck up resources and don’t create the results you hoped for, GTA can assist you with finding innovative, trustworthy and skilled workers.
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