How to Entice Young Talent to Make International Moves

 Our Top Tips for relocation success!

                                                            By: Christine Hall, GMS,

Young professionals are on the move globally and my team at Saunders 1865 – The VIP Relocation Company love to help them move.  More young talent are moving abroad than ever before.  Worldwide, there was a 60 percent increase in the number of young talent moving overseas in the last year.  This is great news for global companies as we’ve seen great benefits to those companies that invest in international talent.

Just a few of those benefits include:

  • Diversification

Bringing on overseas young talent helps keep your workplace young and full of fresh ideas, while also introducing new cultures and customs that can prove beneficial to operations.

  • Global Links 

Hiring overseas young talent can bring connections and networking opportunities with international brands, as well as a knowledge of foreign markets and customs.

  • Larger Talent Pool

For positions where talent is hard to come by, branching overseas expands the talent pool available, ensuring you acquire the most suitable candidates.

With all those benefits it begs the question: How do you go about attracting young talent overseas?  After 3 plus decades of relocating young professionals, we’ve assembled our top tips below!

  • Make a Case Online

90 percent of young talent are online all the time, most of the time or about as often as they are offline.  The web is the platform of Generation Y – which means this is where you start.  Advertise your interest in hiring international candidates online, and specifically go after young talent through social media and other marketing channels.

  • Appeal to their Wanderlust

Travel is a primary driver of Generation Y and working abroad can satisfy young talent's travel craving while also moving them forward in their careers.  When trying to attract international young talent, make the case for the benefits of travelling to your particular corner of the world.  Heavily promote the attractions, culture, and experiences that can satisfy their hunger for travel.

  • Highlight Benefits and Perks

While young talent aren’t as money-focused as past generations, they are drawn by life ‘experiences’, opportunities for growth, work flexibility and mobility.  To really sell your international role to overseas young talent, bargain with perks and benefits, rather than just throwing around larger salary numbers.  Young talent want the potential to advance, good and fair management and the ability to pursue their passions.

  • Offer Defined Structure and Support

Moving to another country and starting a new life is daunting, even for the most confident of young talent.  The key to onboarding the best talent is to minimize the effects of their doubt by making the whole notion of moving overseas less imposing with a stable structure of support.  This means assistance in all areas of relocation overseas including finding a flat, adapting to a new culture, and settling into their new area.

If you’re responsible for moving employees, you’ll want them to have the best advice and support with all aspects of their relocation, including finding the right rental accommodation at the lowest cost.

If you yourself are being relocated, you’ll want to find out about the relocation support benefits that you should expect from your employer.

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