There’s no doubt that right now the world is overflowing with international talent that’s looking for a change. However, these talented individuals are also keen to know the country they land in is safe and the opportunities will meet their professional and lifestyle aspirations. Australia is ripe to attract foreign workers. Our country has been relatively protected from the pandemic and we are well and truly open for business. Importantly, we can grow and expand by drawing on the experience, expertise and networks that international workers offer. Bringing in foreign workers, therefore, is not only about filling employment gaps – it’s about diversifying your business; upskilling local talent in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, science and technology, and engineering; and exploring opportunities to expand into new markets. Before you begin to recruit from international talent pools, it’s important to consider your business objectives, then marry them up with the type of people who might be interested in moving to Australia to work. Do you want workers who are going to be working with you for the short or medium-term… or are you interested in sponsoring an employee who aspires to become an Australian citizen. Take into account the following: Some will be seeking out Australia’s unique lifestyle – they may be keen to travel to remote parts of the country or live in areas that offer outdoor adventure, Some will be looking to earn and save more money, which means that even if your business is in a remote location, you’ll be able to attract them by offering good money, For some, the incentive will be opportunities to expand their professional experience which in turn, will help fast-track their career back home, You may find others who are coming to Australia because their partner has been given an opportunity here – therefore their priority is to support family and yet they still want to work and earn, Some may simply be seeking the excitement of working in another country – they want to move around rather than staying in one location for long. With this in mind, how are you going to promote the opportunity, determine the ideal candidate, then come up with a package sufficient to attract their interest and secure their tenure? Much like a business plan, your plan to secure international talent should clearly link objectives with actions, and actions with outcomes. It should clearly set out objectives and guidelines for attracting, recruiting, managing and rewarding foreign workers and their families. We Can Help You The Ayers Group is one of few companies that is approved by the Australian Department of Immigration to hire and on hire international workers. Our experts can help you by advising on and arranging, temporary and permanent visas for international workers who have the approved skills you need. We can even take your contractors on as tax employees of the Ayers Group, freeing you of the risks associated with visa sponsorship, and enabling your mobile talent to take on multiple contracts that provide the diverse experience they’re looking for. Talk to an expert from the Ayers Group today.