4. Assessing and Selecting Internationally Trained Workers
4.6 Success factors in selecting internationally trained workers
Assessing and Selecting Internationally Trained Workers
Find the best candidates – develop good tools and be open, fair and proactive.
Having good job descriptions, good recruitment practices and fair, equitable and accurate assessment processes will give you the tools you need to select the best workers for the job.
You may want to make a specific commitment to hiring ITWs for your organization. You can also allocate a number of positions to work transition programs.
Other success factors include:
- Be clear about how you will make the final selection.
- Use a consistent, equitable set of criteria for similar positions. For example, create an evaluation table to use for each candidate to ensure consistency.
- Base your selection on an assessment process that recognizes the value and transferability of international skills and credentials.
- Consider all aspects of a candidate’s profile, balancing pros and cons.
- To ensure a fair and equitable selection process, invite a human resources advisor or hire a consultant to assist in the interview process.
- When rejecting applicants, explain clearly and honestly why. Do not say “lack of Canadian experience” if it is not the real reason.