Human Resources Marketing and Recruiting: Search for International Executive Talent
Keys to finding and integrating top leadership talent in an international setting cover areas that fall into the responsibility of both HR and the business leadership. In order to understand what is required to set up a functional structure as well as a progressive culture for hiring in international settings, this chapter focuses on potential success factors. It is equally important to understand what mind-set can be found in the candidate marketplace when it comes to leadership talent and how to best locate and engage the top players that could be suitable for the respective open positions. Once located and engaged in initial discussions, every part of the organization involved is tasked to fulfill their part to attract talent and then to ultimately make the right people decision. Process and structure are one aspect to secure talent, but so is defining the right set of criteria that can predict the highest chances of guaranteeing success. Once onboard, integration of new talent is vital in order to help the individual and the organization to gain immediate traction. Finding, hiring, and integrating talent is a tedious and costly process that is worth its investment many times over. A successful global leadership network has a multiplier effect and is essential for leveraging true global synergies. However, when things go wrong it will cost not only countless hours, fees, expenses, and lost revenue, but it will also negatively impact an organization in various ways.