For the past 20 years it has been our pleasure to match international personnel to international companies. To promote the profitability international personnel brings to your company we would like to share these comments of clients and candidates with you.

Diversity brings in diverse different talents together working towards a common goal using different sets of skills that ignites loyalty and increases our retention and productivity.

Eoin Wallace

What added value does International personnel bring to your company?

They bring diversity in the workplace. This is very important at Nike.  International personnel also bring more international experience which fits the culture at Nike. It brings with it unique strengths and can complement well the weaknesses. Another advantage of the diversity is the opportunity for employees' personal growth. Being exposed to new ideas, cultures and perspectives can help the team to reach out intellectually and gain a clearer view of their surroundings and their place in the world. Having international people from different backgrounds and experiences can inspire more creative ideas and methods of solving problems.

What benefits do you think culturally mixed teams bring to your company?

Diversity (International personnel) brings in diverse different talents together working towards a common goal using different sets of skills that ignites loyalty and increases our retention and productivity.

With so many different and diverse minds coming together many more solutions will arise as everyone brings in their way of thinking, operating and solving problems and decision making

Attract and Retain talent that add a competitive edge to our organization.  Feeling included and appreciated increases loyalty and feeling of belonging.

Help to build synergy in the team and enhances communication skills that brings in new attitudes and processes that help the whole team.   

Eoin Wallace - Portfolio Manager at Nike

I’m working for Fluke since 2007, and in my department we have a massive presence of International personnel, this is an added value to our company, because it brings a broad overview of the business, different mentality and flexibility aside from the language skills.

Emiliano Castelli - CS Supervisor at Fluke

What is diversity in your opinion?

Diversity is all about being open to new ideas instead of being afraid of them. It is about embracing creativity instead of pushing it away or ignoring it. Many times it is beneficial to look at issues from different angles.  Almost all markets in which we do business today are diverse and multicultural. I believe that every business should be a reflection of their markets.

You have hired candidates from Undutchables in the past. Why, in your opinion, would you use Undutchables as a partner?

As said before, Undutchables delivers diversity in many ways. They work in another way by using a personal approach. This may take a little extra time from both candidates and companies but pays off very well in the end.

Undutchables can read CV’s in a different way.  The unique blend of qualities of a person is seldom directly visible in a CV. This is where the expertise of Undutchables comes in. They may propose a candidate who on paper did not match the written jobspec completely but offers qualities that are just right for the client. I’m very happy with the people we recruited with their help. Once Undutchables has surprised you with perhaps a less obvious candidate that proved to be a real gem, they will have gained your  trust for the next time you need staff. I do believe that this is the most important thing.

Peter Leys CEO of Intercare Ltd based in Dubai UAE 

read the whole interview here.

Being an International, what added value do you bring to your company?

Due to my international background I’ve been exposed to many different working cultures, different working methods and many different situations that I would have not experienced if I stayed in my home country. I strongly believe this exposure is the added value I bring to the company because thanks to the experiences I’ve had, I’m quicker and more flexible when it comes to reacting to changes or when it comes to fit into new roles/responsibilities. I believe companies appreciate this “edge” I bring with me and leverage it to achieve their goals.

Carlo D’Alimonte

Well, in my daily job I deal with people who don’t speak any other language apart from their native one. So then it is quite easy – since we speak the same language!

International working for Undutchables

Experience working with different work cultures and environments; Fluency in several languages; High capacity to adapt quickly in a new team; Open minded and accepting of others’ ways of thinking; International experience: dealing with customers in several countries.

Albane

As workforce demographics shift worldwide and global markets emerge, internationals in the workplace can play a significant role in helping organizations reap a wide range of tangible and intangible benefits.  Some of the key benefits internationals offer in the workplace include:  (1) increased creativity and productivity based on a variety of viewpoints, perspectives, and experiences, and (2) can facilitate improved organizational learning and growth across a wide range of business, product and service delivery objectives.

James Austin Bynoe

I believe I add additional value to my company through my background in shipping/logistics as well as my awareness on how to deal with German and International business partners. I understand the German preciseness and punctuality and German regulations in shipping.

Moreover, I have discovered after working many years in my field, I can make a difference in my team by creating an environment of team spirit, encouraging each other in tuff times and continuously enjoy my job.

Mona Animah Yeboah

In some areas of business, where there is a shortage of skilled labor, perhaps some companies and organizations have to rethink on how to make changes in order to integrate non Swedish speaking talents. But it takes more than only changes of the companies. Think of all the bureaucracy when validating a foreign diploma for example, working permits, or how to integrate skilled dentists into the system etc. So yes, where possible, English would make it more dynamic. However, it is not only the language that needs to be leveraged. They should have international ambassadors on key positions within an organization! 

Håkan Rantakeisu Owner and founder of Grow Internationals Sweden

read the whole interview here.

”Everyone brings something to the table and by the end of the day it is nice to have a buffet instead of eating the same dish every day”

Emilia Molin

I also believe that Diversity means making sure you have a right mix of ages. Personally I see that our younger generation is very good at “living” the trends that are going on in our society, where as the people that have been working for a while, bring other things to the table, like life experience. I strive to have a mixed team but this takes time and patience to build. I have to be actively interested in the team and the team members have to be interested in each other. That is how you can build your own culture. Diversity to me is a culture with people from all different backgrounds and different ages. I also believe positive feedback is very important.

Emilia Molin - Managing Director for War Child Sweden

read the whole interview here.

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