How International Talent Can Benefit Your Small Business 

This post was written by Sharon Redd from LiveAllTheWay who is fully responsible for its content.

International workers are the backbone of business in California. As such, overseas talent can help you make the most of your rising business, and here are some suggestions for harnessing that power for your own organization, brought to you courtesy of The Royal Holloway Enterprise Hub.

Hire Freelancers to Fill Remote Teams 

Having the right content can connect you with clients. Knowing how to generate that engaging and professional content can also be a bit tricky. You could search locally for overseas workers who can help you with this essential project, but why limit yourself? Instead, consider the perks of recruiting and hiring remote workers, including international freelancers. 

As just one example, you could hire talented people from all walks of life to help out with specific tasks, like helping you edit a podcast. Online job boards make finding podcast editing services extremely easy, and hiring freelancers on an as-needed basis can make managing your budget easier too. You can even compare reviews and portfolios. 

If you’re not into making a podcast for your small business, there are other projects that remote workers can assist with to boost growth for your business. For instance, if you need a tailored website to become a trusted authority in your industry, you could look for experienced international designers.

Don’t forget other important aspects of your business like administration and working in the field (if applicable). You can (and should) use effective tools to connect office and field staff. Software can expedite tasks like job scheduling and invoicing. You can also have access to real-time updates so there’s less time involved in managing schedules.

Attract International Talent to Lead Your Small Business 

With overseas talent contributing to more than 30 percent of the growth in the overall business sector, it’s clear that recruiting from this talent pool can help propel your business. You just need to be able to tap into resources that will help you find the leaders you need. 

This is where niche recruiting and networking can be enormously beneficial for your business. There you can connect with interim managers, permanent executives, and other top candidates, perhaps those that have operated their own businesses, who have what it takes to help you succeed. You can reach out to them with your specific needs and questions about recruitment. 

Support International Workers and Help Support Diversity in Business 

Yes, hiring overseas talent into remote and leadership roles can be good for your business. However, you may be wondering what other advantages there are to adding overseas workers to your team. Well, the answer is that diversity is key to the success and future of all businesses. 

Diverse team members bring with them different perspectives and backgrounds. These individuals also have a variety of experiences, skills, and abilities that they can bring to the table, which will translate into more innovation for your company. You can use all of these vastly different qualities to expand your target audience and your success. 

If you hire immigrant workers, you should likely point out helpful information about handling their taxes. Filing taxes in the US can be difficult for anyone, native or immigrant, so being proactive about finding solutions for your workforce will be appreciated.

Overseas workers can make your workplace more diverse. They can also make it stronger and more successful. Consider using the facts and tips above to diversify your current team. It’s a wonderful way to reach even more customers and bring more innovative ideas into your small business. Diversity is crucial for all businesses, including yours.

The Royal Holloway Enterprise Hub is the one stop platform for business, enterprise and innovation information and inspiration for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and all those interested in innovation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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