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Things to include in a job description to recruit the best offshore talent

From startups to large enterprises, offshoring is a regular strategy for business expansion. But how can you recruit the best people and what are the things you need to put in a job description?

Hiring people for your offshore team is in many respects similar to hiring for your local team, but there are a few key differences. Of course, you will want to choose the most qualified people who will be an integral part of growing your business. So where should you start?

Once you’ve decided on the roles you’re going to move offshore, you’ll need to come up with job descriptions. It’s important to write compelling ones to help ensure that you attract the right people for your business.

Additionally, crafting job descriptions can also be how you start promoting your company to your future employees. It’s the perfect platform from which you can set your expectations right from the beginning. 

What should be included in a job description?

When writing job descriptions, you need to find the right balance. Provide sufficient details about the role while keeping them short and concise.

1) Job titles

Create a specific or targeted job title. It can be more effective in catching the attention of qualified candidates rather than just placing general titles. Remember to keep things accurate. You can include key phrases that give a definite description of the role. Avoid writing things that would only confuse job applicants.

2) Duties and core responsibilities

Make a detailed list of obligations in your job descriptions but always keep it concise. Consider highlighting the distinctive responsibilities within your company. This will help candidates understand what’s needed for the role so they can assess whether they are qualified or not.

3) Experience matters when building an offshore team

When Western businesses start their outsourcing journey, the salary arbitrage between their home country and their outsourcing destination can sometimes make it tempting for them to choose the lowest cost option. And while it’s true that there are many young professionals such as recent graduates who are available at very enticing rates, when first setting up an offshore team it is advisable that your job description targets candidates with experience. These senior staff are your pioneers who can lay the platform for your team, and while they may cost a little more than a junior, they are still far more affordable than similarly qualified candidates in Western countries.   

4) Skills and qualifications

What kind of hard and soft skills do you need for the role? Are you looking for someone with great leadership and communication skills or someone who is good at problem-solving? Indicate the education and job experience in your job descriptions. You may also require certifications for a particular role. Include details that will help you envision an excellent hire. 

Recruit the best talent with Cloudstaff

It’s important to have a well-written job description for the outsourced roles you need. This will help candidates to fully understand the position they are going to fill.

Need a hand? Cloudstaff’s recruitment team can help you craft a great job description to attract the right people. We make sure that we recruit experts because we know that finding the right people is critical to the success of your business.

We have developed software and procedures to ensure that you work with only the best. We help you find candidates with the right skills and experience and who fit your company’s culture.

Do you want a rapid deployment of staff? We can make that happen. Your offshore team can be up and running in a week. They are ready to join your company and work with you to help you get the results you want.

Tell us what you want to do and what you need. We will help take care of it. Just send us a message at info@cloudstaff.com to know more. It’s really that simple!

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