It’s good that you are planning to hire international candidates and widening your talent pool. The best part about hiring international employees is that you and your existing employees are exposed to a new and different culture. This can help in the betterment of your organisation and also help you learn new ways by of doing something effectively. But, there are a few risks and problems involved in hiring international employees. Let’s have a look at some of them.
International employees may take a while to learn or adapt to the language used in your organisation. During this learning period, both the employee as well as your company may face difficulties in communicating. Due to this language barrier, you or your colleagues might find it difficult to train these employees and discuss work with them. Unable to understand what you are trying to say, the international employees can make mistakes while working. Some mistakes can be serious and become a risk for your business.
Feeling of inequality
Due to their language barrier and their physical appearance, the existing local employees of the organisation may not open up with the international employees. This way, the international employees may feel neglected or isolated. This feeling of ignorance can affect their working pattern and behaviour in the office and further lead to poor performance as an individual as well as a team. The feeling of ignorance and inequality can also force the employee to resign.
Leaves and holidays dissatisfaction
Every country has some set of national holidays which may differ from country to country. When a person works in his/her home country, they get used to the culture and the holidays in that country. When they relocate to a new country, the holidays and number of leaves allowed change. If your international employee doesnâ€™t get a holiday on a particular day, say on a religious festival, they may feel offended. This geographical change often leads to uncomfortable work experience in many international employees.
Every employee, local or international, has a set of skills and fallbacks. A smart recruiter is someone who can identify and employ the best candidate for their organisation. If you are not sure how to do this on your own, get in touch with our best international recruitment agency in India. We will help and make your hiring process easier.