Jan 26, 2007

International recruiting a challenge for US recruiters

Reports Workforce.com:
"The most talented employees worldwide are increasingly unwilling to tolerate the long waits and uncertainty entailed in immigrating to the United States. Instead, they are going to Europe, Canada, Australia and other countries where knowledge workers face fewer immigration difficulties.

Despite the arduous requirements for labor applications and the time-consuming recruitment and documentation process required, employers looking for top talent in hard-to-fill positions need to integrate permanent-residence immigration into their recruiting process to create a solid pipeline of foreign candidates."

So competing for knowledge workers is getting a little tougher for US firms. However, most of the cutting edge R&D and Innovation still happens in the USA. Knowledge workers who really want to work on cutting edge stuff I guess will be prepared to wait for the US entry.

What do you think?

Get the blog via email:
Subscribe to Gautam Ghosh - Management Consultant by Email