Your successful overseas expansion relies on talented in-country employees. Of course, finding and hiring qualified candidates are not always easy tasks. Managing recruiting, hiring, and onboarding from abroad can make the process more challenging, slowing down your expansion.
At Globalization Partners, we’re focused on making it easier to recruit workers in Kiribati. Our in-country subsidiary and seasoned team mean we can find and hire your employees quickly, so your new company doesn’t have to wait. Avoid the obstacles of an international expansion and bring your attention back to where it belongs — bridging the gap to new territory. Let Globalization Partners handle the rest.
The Recruitment Process in Kiribati
A successful recruitment process takes effort from the onset. Before expanding overseas, start crafting thorough and attention-grabbing job descriptions for any open positions you need to fill. Job postings should be written in English, as this is the national language. You may also consider posting translated versions in Gilbertese, another commonly spoken language in the country.
Once you’ve fine-tuned your job descriptions, decide where to share them. For the best results, consider diversifying your advertising efforts to include a mixture of digital and print postings as well as any word-of-mouth promotion through your in-country network.
After receiving applications, you can narrow down a list of candidates that meets your criteria and required skills. Schedule and conduct interviews with qualified candidates and run skills tests as needed to help you to determine the best candidate to support your company’s expansion goals.
How to Find Local Talent
Recruiting workers in Kiribati typically happens through several platforms. You may choose to advertise your open positions on popular job sites, such as CareerJet. These types of websites often have high success rates for sourcing both local and international workers. Other career websites, including LinkedIn, are common ways to share employment opportunities.
National newspapers, such as Te Uekera and Kiribati Updates, are additional tried-and-true vehicles for job postings. You can send details about your available positions to these newspapers for their employment sections.
How to Hire Employees in Kiribati
When hiring a new employee, you’ll want to start with a comprehensive employment contract that includes all the relevant details about the position. Employees must sign the contract in writing. You are required to register new employees with the Kiribati Provident Fund (KPF), which requires an original birth certificate and certified passport photos. Proper registration will ensure that your employees’ paychecks include income tax.
Since government labor laws do not explicitly outline many employment regulations, a written employment contract will largely shape the legal framework of your working relationship. You are responsible for creating comprehensive and compliant contracts that identify the salary, position requirements, working hours, overtime terms, and termination policy.
When recruiting and hiring new employees, it’s vital to be aware of the in-country discrimination laws. The government specifically prohibits workplace discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, and gender, so do not use these factors to make hiring decisions.
The Onboarding Process
Onboarding employees through formal training programs helps foster your connection and prepare new hires for success. A strong onboarding program should also consider your employees’ needs, goals, and expectations and ensure the employment begins on a favorable note.
Your primary focus during the onboarding stage should be creating a clear and comprehensive training program. Depending on the nature of the role and your employee’s level of experience, this may include skills training or a specific software tutorial. During the onboarding process, take time to walk through employment contracts with your new team members and address any questions or concerns right away.
Finally, establish a strong understanding of your workplace’s code of conduct. Share your expectations and leave room for your employees to share any cultural differences that may affect the company culture.
The Benefits of Hiring Outsourcing in Kiribati
Recruiting the right candidates for your company is essential to a successful overseas expansion. Of course, finding and hiring top talent can be complicated and time-consuming. These steps are even more difficult when you’re trying to build a team in a country you don’t live in yet.
At Globalization Partners, we can help you overcome every obstacle in your way, giving you a clear path toward expansion. Through our Employer of Record services, you can outsource your hiring needs to our team. Our seasoned HR experts will handle recruiting, hiring, and onboarding local talent that meet your needs. Meanwhile, our expert legal team can ensure every employment contract complies with local regulations.
Our hiring outsourcing solution brings vast benefits. When you hire Globalization Partners as your global PEO — also known as an Employer of Record — you can enjoy advantages such as:
- Comprehensive talent searches. Thanks to our vast network, we can locate, recruit, hire, and onboard top candidates that meet your specific preferences.
- Seamless recruiting and onboarding help. Engaging with a global PEO ensures you can streamline your recruitment efforts without stretching your in-house team to its limits. We’ll keep every party well-informed and handle any issues that arise.
- Mitigated legal risks. As a global Employer of Record, we’ll take the burden of legal compliance on our shoulders. This includes creating lawful employment contracts and managing compensation, benefits, and payroll. We stay updated on the latest regulations to ensure every detail is up to code.
- A quicker recruitment process. Outsourcing your recruitment to Globalization Partners ensures a quick and competent search process. Thanks to our established networks and professionals in-country, we can implement a comprehensive recruitment strategy and help your expansion move along quickly.
- Cost-effective hiring capabilities. If you don’t have sufficient hiring capabilities in-house, you may consider turning to a traditional hiring agency to handle the search and recruitment processes. This can impact your bottom line while leaving you liable for legal issues. When you partner with us, you’ll have a cost-effective solution that helps you stay risk-free.
Reach Out to Globalization Partners for Help With Your Overseas Expansion
Hiring internationally requires a complex orchestration of HR and legal staff and recruitment personnel. If you don’t have the in-house capacity to run your expansion, Globalization Partners is here to help. We’ll ensure that every step of your international expansion is by the book down to the last detail. Thanks to our existing subsidiary in-country, we can also shorten the hiring process so you can start building your company right away.
Are you interested in learning more about our Kiribati hiring outsourcing services? Get in touch with us today to begin.