5 data sources to strengthen your international recruitment strategy
Nowadays data is an integral part of the recruitment strategy. Also for international recruitment, the use of correct and reliable data is more important than ever to understand and approach the desired target group. Frequently asked questions, such as how and where to find the right candidates and how to move them towards you, can be answered with the right information. We highlight 5 sources with which you can strengthen your international recruitment strategy.
1. The Network
The Network collaborates with more than sixty well-known job boards worldwide, enabling them to supply the most suitable candidates in 197 different countries. The Network provides access to the Global Talent Survey, which provides a large collection of insights into trends regarding international talent mobility and work preferences. This helps you gain a deeper understanding of the local labor market and the recruitment methods that go hand in hand with it. In addition, the Network offers resources for more efficient job vacancies, CV database tools, and visibility in a competitive job market.
Giant!, the international recruitment dashboard of Intelligence Group and Textkernel, provides insight into target groups in 28 countries and makes all this information available in one dashboard. It offers relevant insights into scarcity on the labor market, size of the talent pool, candidates their motivation to select a job or organization, their expectations of the application process, competition and the most relevant job boards and media for this target group. In addition, the dashboard provides insightful information about how you can strengthen your employer brand and how you can optimize the candidate experience in your local markets. Giant! thus provides a clear insight into the characteristics and behavior of specific target groups in different countries, essential information when making strategic and tactical recruitment decisions.
RecruitEverywhere is a handy tool to help you find the most popular job boards for your target audience. The tool gives the option to filter by profession, country, and number of applicants, and based on this advises you which media are best to use to recruit this group. You can also find a top 25 of countries where it is best to recruit your target group. The tool is therefore helpful to optimize your international recruitment process and to attract more and more relevant applicants as a result. The tool contains information from 100+ countries and thousands of job boards.
Eurostat data are made available by the European Union. The database is full of interesting, clear data points for various sectors. In addition, you can dive deeper into the quality of employment for various European countries. You can, for example, find out about work-life balance and working hours, but also skill development and training relationships, job security and work motivation. By means of these data points you can gain insight into the labor market for different countries, with which you can substantiate your international recruitment decisions. For example, when choosing which countries best suit your corporate culture or when drawing up terms of employment and managing expectations.
As the name suggests, you can find out salary information for different countries on the WageIndicator website. This allows you to compare the differences in living wages, minimum wages, the gender pay gap, and the recently added data on life and work during the corona crisis on an international basis. You will also find information about employment law and regulation in various countries. This data source is therefore useful to have at hand when recruiting international candidates, for example when drawing up the salary and during negotiations with candidates.
In addition, well-known sources such as LinkedIn, Google Trends, Indeed, Glassdoor and Gartner are of course useful to strengthen your international recruitment strategy.
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