Hiring Globally Savvy Candidates

Most global companies are looking for leaders who can easily move between countries and cultures, take on assignments abroad, understand disparate markets, and manage diverse teams.

But these leaders aren’t always easy to find.

Start by looking at the candidates in your applicant pool who have lived abroad, and ask them about their backgrounds. Prompt them to assess and discuss the knowledge and skills they acquired through their experience. Did they launch a business or turn a struggling initiative around? What was the nature and depth of the contact they had with the culture and the people? Did they travel there, live and work alone, manage a team and family?

Asking these questions will give you a clearer sense of the candidate’s knowledge of different cultural practices and their ability to understand and communicate with people whose backgrounds differ from their own.

Adapted from “What the Best Cross-Cultural Managers Have in Common,” by Linda Brimm

The above is the passion and purpose of CEO Worldwide


Trevor Lee – EP International




We provide C-suite services in the field of talent acquisition, development and retention.



2 comments on “Hiring Globally Savvy Candidates

  1. Bonsai says:

    Your criteria makes perfect sense to me. I also appreciate an overcommer with a deep sense of servant leadership.


  2. We are now entering an age where worldliness is seen as some kind of stigma by our Government.


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