4 Steps To Hire Global Talent & Onboard With Ease

In today’s global economy, it’s more important than ever to be able to hire and onboard top talent from around the world. But with so many complex employment laws and paperwork requirements, it can be a daunting task. Thanks to recent advancements in HR technology, there are four simple steps you can take to make the process a lot easier. Here we’ll break these steps down so you can hire global talent and onboard them with ease.

Step 1: Find the Worker You Want

The first step is to identify the worker you want to hire. You’ll need to define your needs and then find the talent that will help you meet those needs.

Define Your Needs

Before you start your search, it’s important to take some time to define what you’re looking for. What do you need to get done and what skills does the ideal candidate need to have to help you meet that need? Once you have a clear picture of who you’re looking for, you can start your search.

Find Your Global Talent

When it comes to finding talent, there are a number of ways to approach this. The increasingly common choice is online job boards or social media platforms. Some talent marketplaces allow you to search for candidates all over the world and narrow down your results based on skills and experience. We wrote this list of our favorite places you can look for global talent. Cast your net where the people with the skills you need are looking for work. Food for thought: talent marketplaces like We Are Rosie emphasize diversity in hiring and can help your company reach DEI goals.

Step 2: Interview & Screen

Once you’ve found a candidate or candidates, it’s time to interview them. Be prepared with questions and know what you need to see to make sure the candidate is a good fit for your project. Here we created 7 Questions to Ask Freelancers Before Signing A Contract.

Once you’ve interviewed them and feel like they could be the right fit, you’ll need to check their employment eligibility. Screening is done differently depending on the company and needs. You’ll want to use a global EOR with plenty of experience to ensure accuracy in the employment verification process while hiring global talent.

Step 3: Invite & Hire Global Talent

Once you’ve found the global talent you want to hire, it’s time to invite them to join your team. Hiring is easy with an international employment solution like GreenLight that works where you work. Our API-first platform integrates directly into your existing workflow with leading partners. We’re also the world’s first AI-driven worker classification engine, so you can rest assured you’re staying compliant as you hire global talent.


Invite them to join you with just a couple of clicks on the GreenLight app – or even better, an API. Your workers will be ready to get to work in minutes with our intuitive, automated onboarding. Send the offer letter, get everything signed, and you’re off to the races with GreenLight.


Our AI determines the correct worker classification – and we either make them an employee of GreenLight, or we contract with them as an approved contractor. Either way, you get the worker you want without having to worry about government agencies around the globe.

Step 4: Ensure Global Talent Gets Paid Seamlessly

The last step is to get that global talent paid on time and in their local currency. GreenLight makes it easy for workers to track and submit time or invoices, and then we send you one consolidated bill. GreenLight provides expert HR support to the workers, a single bill to AP (as well as year end processing), and holds the worker contracts. Legal, finance, and your global team will think you’re a hero. For more information, here’s the Simplest Guide to Global Payroll.

Now that you know the steps, it’s time to build your global team! Following these steps will help ensure a great experience for both you and your new hire or hires. With GreenLight, you can hire global talent with ease – and be confident you’re staying compliant. 

So why wait? Book a demo today and see the difference GreenLight can make for your business.

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Jason Posel

Jason Posel

Founder and CEO of GreenLight.ai, Jason Posel is a sought-after expert in issues related to technology innovation in contingent workforce management, the gig economy, and the Future of Work. London > Atlanta > Miami > Palo Alto > Miami

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