5 Human Resources Considerations When Hiring Across Time Zones

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Talent acquisition in organizations is no longer bound by zip codes.

The exponential growth of remote work has provided organizations with opportunities to hire the most qualified talent regardless of a candidates’ physical location. “Geographic boundaries and even sovereign borders will no longer matter when searching for the right talent,” Eightfold President Kamal Ahluwalia tells ZDNet. 

Without the restrictions of geographic boundaries, companies can cast much wider nets when recruiting talent. 

“Businesses no longer need to limit their recruiting efforts to candidates located within commuting distance of their offices or headquarters,” writes Lynn Kier, vice president of corporate communications for ‎technology company Diebold Nixdorf. “As a result, companies can connect and engage with potential new hires based on their qualifications and suitability for roles regardless of where they live.”

Such an opportunity doesn’t come without challenges. When hiring across time zones, human resources teams need to keep the following obstacles to success in mind and account for them when developing hiring strategies.  

1. Time Zone Differences Can Make Collaboration Difficult

Collaboration is one of the biggest challenges for remote workers in different time zones. “Some widely used digital tools make certain forms of collaboration—such as sharing and editing documents—easy. But

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