Hire the best candidate – not just the best available candidate from your market.
The Nordic IT talent market lacks thousands of professionals, and the shortage will only worsen. Companies that rely entirely on their local talent market will have difficulty growing when it takes forever to find new specialists. In many cases, the situation is even worse because no people with specific skill sets are available in the market.
Companies expanding their talent search beyond country borders can pick specialists from a massive pool and hire them quickly. This makes expanding talent search cross-border a substantial competitive advantage over companies that are not ready to hire foreign talent. As an added benefit, global recruitment makes the local market more competitive, promoting growth for the entire sector – which has a big social impact.
Our mission at Northstar is to help companies grow and we believe that global recruitment is the path to growth. That’s why we offer our clients hands-off services for hiring international talent—making the process quick, painless, and easy!
Our solutions for global IT recruitment
Sourcing a specialist from abroad and relocating to a new country. Hands-off delivery organized by us.
Individual tech professional working remotely and is either hired by the Client or us.
Entire tech team delivered as a service, working as T&M based in a location chosen by the Client.
What solution would be right for your company?
Let’s book a meeting to discuss your needs & options.
We make global IT recruitment easy
With us, the global recruitment process is much like recruiting someone from the local market. You define the roles, and we take care of everything else – from the candidate search to possible relocation.
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Want to hear real-life examples and experiences on global IT recruitment?
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FAQ on global IT recruitment
How much does it cost to hire an IT professional from abroad?
The hourly cost is based on the role and the person.
Example prices for senior roles:
- Cross-border recruitment: 65-75€ / hour
- Remote delivery: 45-55€ / hour
This exact price will be defined when the required expertise is specified.
Note that after 12 months, the person can be recruited permanently for your team.
What’s the time frame of the international recruitment process?
The delivery time for recruiting a specialist from the global talent pool doesn’t differ much from hiring someone from the local market, and it can be even faster when looking for a specialist that is hard to find.
The expected time frame for the whole process is 12-16 weeks.
Occasionally the professional can even start working remotely before the relocation process.
What kind of roles can be hired from abroad?
Depending on the needs, all levels of IT talent can be hired from the global market, from more supportive roles to niche experts with very deep technical knowledge.
When evaluating cross-border recruitment as an option, typically, the profiles in question are senior/lead – some with 10+ years of experience.
We have found and recruited experts in the following subject areas:
- Software development
- Web development
- Embedded development
- Software Architecture
- Data Engineering
From where can IT talent be sourced?
We can source talent from all around the world and are constantly monitoring the global talent market. Talent sourcing can be targeted to areas with the most availability of top professionals.
Currently, we are finding top talent from the Philippines, Czech Republic, Poland, and Spain.
What is international recruiting?
International recruiting means hiring a foreign workforce from outside of one’s country and relocating them to the desired location or enabling them to work remotely from where they are.
There are three main ways to do global recruiting:
- Cross-border recruitment where the professional is sourced from abroad and relocated to a new country
- Remote recruitment, where individuals work remotely
- Near/off-shore delivery, where an entire team is recruited and possibly relocated to the desired location
How does the cross-border recruitment and relocation process work?
Project decisions and planning
Contract, recruitment criteria, advertising, search,
and selection for interviews
selection (incl. customer Interviews and tests)
Medical examinations, employment contracts,
work & residence permits, departure & entry arrangements
Relocation & Integration
Arriving in the new country, relocation, orientation