The current labor shortage is a major challenge for employers across Canada, especially in the western provinces. This shortage, which is expected to last at least ten years, makes it difficult for companies to find the workers they need to fill critical positions.
However, by taking advantage of the supply of skilled international workers, employers can effectively solve this problem while still providing their organizations with trained and skilled workers. Right now, Jamaica is one of many preferred locations when it comes to looking for highly educated individuals, and hiring people from the Caribbean country has a number of advantages.
Jamaica has a thriving hospitality industry
Many of Jamaica’s skilled workers have experience in the country’s thriving hospitality industry. This means that Canadian companies will benefit from bringing in employees who already have in-depth knowledge of how to provide premium customer service. In addition, these individuals are likely to speak fluent English, eliminating the challenges associated with a language barrier between you and your employees.
Help develop new markets
The knowledge that an internationally trained employee brings to your company through a unique understanding of other cultures can enable you to leverage local niche markets. In some cases, an internationally trained employee can be linked to international networks of potential candidates, business partners and other exciting opportunities for your company.
Become more competitive
Many internationally trained workers have a high level of skill in certain professions, which allows them to compete for jobs on a global scale. By adding skilled, internationally trained employees to your own staff, you ensure that your organization is competitive both nationally and internationally.
In addition to knowledge of other corporate cultures and languages, immigrant employees often bring fresh and interesting perspectives on the work process, human relationships and management styles. This valuable knowledge helps make your organization more efficient and may even serve as a catalyst for improved ways of functioning.
Connect with other valuable employees and organizations
Internationally trained workers are inextricably linked to other social and cultural networks, both locally and internationally. By bringing skilled migrant workers into your team, you can pave the way for developing new connections with other skilled workers and organizations that can benefit your organization.
If your business is struggling to find the skilled workforce it needs to really grow, consider the power of hiring international workers from Jamaica and many other countries around the world. Many companies in the region are doing the same thing, with great results.