In an increasingly interconnected global landscape, businesses are recognising the numerous advantages of hiring international employees

Hiring internationals can bring so much to your company: 

  • Diverse Perspectives and Ideas: they bring a diverse range of perspectives, experiences, and ideas to the workplace. This diversity can foster creativity and innovation, leading to improved problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Cultural Competence: International employees often have a high level of cultural competence, which can be beneficial in a globalized business environment. They may have a better understanding of different markets and can easily navigate cross-cultural communication.
  • Skill Diversity: International hires may possess unique skills and expertise that are not as available in the local talent pool. This diversity of skills can contribute to a more well-rounded and capable workforce.
  • Increased Employee Satisfaction: Embracing diversity and providing opportunities for international employees can enhance overall employee satisfaction. It promotes an inclusive work environment where individuals from various backgrounds feel valued and respected.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: International employees may have experience adapting to different work cultures and environments. This adaptability and resilience can be advantageous in a dynamic business landscape where change is frequent.
  • Talent Pool Expansion: Hiring internationally widens the talent pool, allowing organisations to tap into a broader range of skills and qualifications. This is particularly beneficial when seeking candidates with specific expertise that may be scarce in the local job market.


Do you want to recruit internationals, but do you not know where to start?

We are here for you

Leiden International Centre offers free consultations to provide advice and support to employers in the region who are looking to hire international employees. We have the knowledge to answer any question you might have, from the hiring process to your international employees settling in the region. And if we don't have the answer, we have partnered up with specialised service providers who can help. 

Contact our manager Jenny to make an appointment.

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Recruitment agencies

Businesses often turn to recruitment agencies as strategic partners in finding their new employees. These agencies specialize in sourcing, vetting, and connecting companies with skilled professionals across various industries. Please have a look at the recruitment agencies who are active in the Leiden region. 

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