4 Barriers of Hiring Offshore Workers and How to Overcome Them

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There’s no question that offshore workers provide value to an organization. For startups, offshore employees are usually some of the first hires. They bring specialized skills to the table, usually at a lower cost than hiring a local employee. This allows you to ramp up your business quickly without taking on costly overhead and risk.  

However, making an offshore employee part of your team isn’t always straightforward. A few challenges prevent more companies from taking advantage of the offshore talent reserve. Luckily, we’re sharing some of our best solutions to overcome these barriers. 

  1. Time Zone Differences

Working with someone in another country usually means one of you has to bend to the other’s time zone. This can create scheduling headaches, slower response times, less collaboration, and potential lapses in communication.  

The Thankz Solution: Before you hire, consider what you really need from an offshore worker that a time zone difference might affect. Knowing these challenges ahead of time can help you set the right expectations for your candidates before you offer a job. Many offshore employees don’t work 9 to 5 like we do and may have the flexibility you need. 

  1. Time-Consuming Screening Processes

It takes time to vet candidates, regardless of location. But it’s more complicated when interviewing offshore candidates. It’s harder to verify qualifications and experiences. Large applicant pools can slow the process even more. 

The Thankz Solution: Using a purpose-built solution like Thankz means leaving the vetting to someone else. Our team thoroughly screens and interviews candidates on your behalf and only connects you to the most qualified ones based on your needs. 

  1. Limited Access to Technology

Technology access varies around the world. Even when you find a skilled candidate, how can you be sure they have all the tools they need to do their job?  

 The Thankz Solution: Specialists in areas like SEO, social media, graphic design, and many others typically don’t become specialists without equipment. That’s why we take time to vet each candidate and only present you with experts in their respective fields. Using Thankz to hire offshore candidates can help identify potential technology gaps before you invest time and resources in the process.  

  1. The Legal Headaches of Hiring Offshore Employees

U.S. companies know there is no shortage of paperwork and legal documents when hiring a new employee. The same is true for hiring workers abroad, except the paperwork proliferates. You need to be something of an expert when it comes to foreign employment forms, tax collection and reporting, and other fine details.  

The Thankz Solution: Thankz takes on the bulk of the hiring process, including the paperwork to make your new hire an official part of your team. We’ll consult with you to make sure you understand your obligations as an employer so you can enjoy the benefits of offshore talent without the hassle. 

With each of these challenges, Thankz is the solution. We’ve designed our services to provide turnkey offshore hiring for busy organizations. Contact us today for a consultation.