Hiring new talent becomes harder and harder. For this reason, lots of companies are turning to a global hiring strategy. This strategy can be quite challenging for companies. In this blog, we will give you some tips how to manage a global workforce.
𝟭. 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀
When you have a global hiring strategy, there will be cultural differences. It is very important to be aware of these differences, so you will have a respectful relationship with your employees. You might want to try intercultural training, like an awareness training. This will help a lot with the internal communication in your company.
𝟮. 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀
With a global workforce you will not only have different cultural differences but also different kind of religions. You should consider some things when you have employee’s that are religious. For example, you want to make sure that you respect different days off and that those who want to, can get a day off on certain religious days. By meeting these different needs, you can better comply with non-discrimination rules and promote a work culture that respects cultural, ethnic and religious diversity.
𝟯. 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀
With the global workforce of today, there will be lots of people working remote. To make the most of the employee’s productivity, seek to use digital tools that can provide platforms for streamlined collaboration, communication, productivity tracking and team building. These tools will help you massively on team building.
𝟰. 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘆𝗲𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴
There will of course be a language barrier when you have a global workforce. You might forget that there are still a lot of people that don’t speak English or speak it poorly. As an employer, you can help these people by providing English lessons and using (ESL) tools.
𝟱. 𝗕𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲
It is important to be flexible as an employer towards new ideas and working processes. Try to be open-minded to new ideas and trust your employees with a different kind of approach.