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Little Known Tricks to Source Top Talent Globally

Covid has rattled the talent pools for most jobs. On one end, extra time at home has driven motivated individuals to further develop the skill sets they can learn at home. For others, extra responsibilities or stress have made that impossible. The switch to remote has also abdicated the hands-on element of learning how to do a job or build a skill-set in-person, alongside others who are doing the same. 

On the whole, the shift to virtual work has actually expanded the potential pool of applicants for any given role significantly. Depending on company policy, now someone based in Michigan can work for an L.A.-based company, or someone in Alaska could be working for a company based in Singapore. Companies are quickly getting the hang of communicating virtually and adapting across multiple time zones when they have employees and team members they know and trust. 

However, when it comes to sourcing this talent for hiring purposes, it’s a different story. Of course, too big of a pool has its advantages, but this abundance of options can be overwhelming and lead to decision-fatigue. If you’re struggling to source, consider these little known tricks to help you find and cultivate relationships with top talent on a global scale.

Play a role in educating the talent

There’s another component to Covid that has presented struggles for hiring: the lack of proper education as colleges suddenly shifted to virtual. Most did this well, but still, certain skills are much easier learned in-person, such as computer science. According to the ITProPortal, the next few years may see a shortage of computer science graduates. How can this be fixed? TLM Partners may have an idea. They’re a cloud studio that innovates new technologies and publishes cross-play indie games, and they’ve been sourcing top talent across 18 countries. Their secret? Building “Centers of Excellence” at universities globally, where their team teaches students these hard skills.

“We are starting with education, and working with the new game developers right when they are learning the necessary skills,” said Jacob Hawley, CEO of TLM Partners. “2021 will bring more opportunities to work with universities to support their game development programs and create events that teach real-world skills to help the next generation of developers.” For TLM, this has a global reach, as part of their mission is to empower talent within their own communities so they can enhance their local economies. Consider applying this concept to universities that are based near you. For example, if you are hoping to only hire in the Pacific Standard Time Zone, plot out a plan to bring programming to top universities on the west coast. This builds trust with students and long-lasting relationships.