Many jobs are available in New Zealand for those who want to migrate to this beautiful country. However, realising the issue’s sensitivity, the New Zealand Government allows New Zealand employers who cannot find suitable New Zealanders to fill vacancies and recruit workers from overseas.
Overseas recruitment is a long and tedious process that is complex, costly and time-consuming and therefore requires planning, patience and perseverance from NZ employers.
The planning can take into consideration following factors:
Besides the employer, newly recruited overseas workers also need time to prepare their documentation for the visa process and prepare to move to a new country. In addition, getting medical and police clearance certificates and renewing passports often need clarification from the Licensed Immigration Adviser (LIA) acting on your behalf. On top of that, some jobs require occupational registration, which also takes time.
When advertising jobs, avoid using slang, colloquial language and confusing phrases. Make sure that the advertisement is simple, clear and to the point. Include a clear and realistic job description that is easy to understand for anyone. Mention key information like the job title, salary, leave provisions etc. If the employer provides boarding & lodging, he can include the information in the job advertisement.
The employer must avoid biases in the recruitment process to reap the benefits of diversity. Biases can lead to missing out on finding the best person for the job. Avoid unconscious stereotypes like selecting persons with English-sounding names or persons of a particular gender. Instead, focus on what is important – the experience and skill of the candidate.
Though recruiting migrants is a long, drawn-out process, it does have its benefits. Diversity helps to bring in talent from across the globe with a wide range of knowledge, problem-solving skills, technical know-how and connections. In addition, having effective hiring processes for migrant workers can help attract suitable candidates and find the right person.
Recruitment is a very important process of finding the right candidate for the job which will benefit the organization. It’s best to plan, be prepared, avoid biases and be open-minded.
Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd, which provides up-to-date immigration information so you can consider opportunities and prepare yourself for the future. To know all the required procedures, contact us at [email protected] or call +64 09 3790219.
Vandana Rai is a Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser and has built a reputation around her rare set of skills, which could be considered ideal for her legal profession.