Your Complete Contractor Hiring Checklist for 2023

Are you thinking about hiring independent contractors abroad? It’s be a great way to access new talent and expand your business, but there are some key things to consider before you take the plunge. To help you out, we've put together an international hiring checklist with some tips and tricks.

March 15, 2023

Key takeaways:

  • Define your needs for the independent contractor and research local laws and regulations.
  • Find the best countries for your needs and use online job boards and freelance marketplaces to find candidates.
  • Set clear expectations and communication protocols, and provide necessary equipment and software.
A simple checklist for global hiring

At Panther, we’re a fully-remote team. And we’re in the business of helping people hire globally. Below are a few considerations we keep in mind as we hire abroad—considerations we think you may find helpful.

Define your needs: What exactly do you need from your independent contractor? Make sure you define the scope of the work, the skills required, and the timeline for completion.

Research local laws and regulations: Different countries have different laws and regulations around hiring independent contractors. Make sure you do your research to avoid any legal issues down the road.

Find the best countries for your needs: There are plenty of countries out there with talented workers. Consider factors like language, time zones, and culture to find the best fit for your specific needs.

Find the right candidates: There are many resources available to find independent contractors abroad. Online job boards and freelance marketplaces can be great places to start. Make sure to vet your candidates thoroughly to ensure they have the skills and experience you need.

Set clear expectations and communication protocols: Clear communication is essential when working with independent contractors abroad. Make sure to set clear expectations for the work, the timeline, and the deliverables, and establish a communication protocol that works for everyone.

Provide necessary equipment and software: Depending on the type of work you're outsourcing, your independent contractors may need specific equipment and software to complete the job. Be clear about these requirements upfront and provide any necessary support.

By following these steps, you can help ensure a successful experience when hiring independent contractors abroad. Not only will you be able to access top talent from around the world, but you'll also be able to expand your business in new and exciting ways.

Happy hiring.

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