Despite a deep domestic talent pool, digital and developer jobs often need to be outsourced internationally to take a company to the next level.
With many companies having operations in Europe (and beyond) a growing number are looking to recruit skilled tech workers from the EU, many to work in UK offices.
Plus, with the UK set to leave the EU in March 2019, many are now searching beyond the continent.
From people skills to legal issues, here are our top tips for recruiting tech workers from abroad and ensuring new arrivals become happy and successful team members.
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June 29, 2018
3. Think about visas
Most visas have a time limit unless certain criteria are met, so you should know the ins and outs of visas and what the process is for employing someone new who's not from the UK.
This is sector and role dependent so there isn't a one rule for everyone approach. Get familiar with what is required on your part and that of the employee to make sure everything runs smoothly.
There's lots of literature online about employee sponsorship and visas. Currently, if the potential employee is outside of the EU you're required to sponsor their stay here, although this does not guarantee they'll be allowed to stay in the UK permanently. This also
includes unpaid work. Take a look at Gov.UK's information here.
If the employee is from a country within the EU, they have the right to work and live here, so no visa will be necessary. However, worries that this might change after brexit are likely to continue for non-UK nationals in Britain.