Whether recruiting overseas-based employees or relocating employees overseas, HR practitioners in international organisations need to effectively deal with the additional challenges of working in a global environment.

This factsheet looks at international resourcing and the associated challenges this brings. It examines the need for employers to plan HR resources and provides guidance on using appropriate recruitment methods for international assignments, such as internal promotions, headhunting and cross-national advertising. The factsheet explores the international aspects of three commonly used selection methods: Interviews, assessment centres and psychological testing, emphasising the need to follow immigration legislation when relocating and recruiting individuals overseas.

CIPD viewpoint

The context of international resourcing

HR planning

Recruitment methods

Selection methods

Pre-employment checks

References

Useful contacts and further reading

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