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Should you Hire Domestically or Internationally? September 6, 2013

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There is a certain stigma when a company chooses to hire from the international market. The reasons for the disapproval include misguided ideas that hiring an outsider takes jobs away from locals,and that people from other countries will take a lower pay, therefore hurting the entire economy of workers. Both these ideas, while seemingly logical, are based on misinformation.

In Vivek Wadhwa’s article, Hire the Best Workers Wherever They Are, he states that areas with the highest demand for foreign engineers are also the areas where there are the lowest unemployment rates in the same field. There are many reasons for shortages that require a need for foreign workers, including the cost of living in the metropolitan areas and the need for the most up-to-date education in certain fields such as software and technology. Vivek Wadhwa is often berated for his views on hiring foreign workers, but his reasons are sound.

The bottom line in the international versus domestic staffing debate is ease. According to Vivek Wadhwa, hiring foreign simply is not sensible in most cases due to expenses, time and difficulty with visa, and repercussions from anti-immigrant groups for not hiring locally. In terms of simplicity, hiring foreign does not add up in most cases.

Ease, and simplicity in hiring new employees and recruiting the best should be a top priority in order to make the most of your time and to find the best applicants before another company does.

Using the newest and best technology is integral to finding the best fit. The Applicant Tracking System is a software program that allows hiring managers and recruiters to streamline the hiring process and get the best employee for the position. This system also fulfills the governmental laws requiring records kept for all applicants to ensure that no one is discriminated against based on gender, race, nationality, color, or religion. The Applicant Tracking System keeps these records in the cloud and ensures both the privacy of the applicant and the safety of the employer.

Ease, simplicity, and finding the very best of the best out of the applicants is what drives the search for the best staff. The fact is, that it is simpler and often more economically sensible to hire domestic. Occasionally, though, in some fields international employees are the most qualified and worth the extra effort and time. There are new technologies developed daily to streamline the hiring and recruitment processes to ensure that you can find the most qualified applicant.

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