b'EOR solutions can also facilitate talenttagline, aptly, is Hire from a wide worldbetter, notes Brotzky. A lot of employers recruitment. As Ellis explains, Anotherof tech talent.still think the Canadian experience is reason for a company to use the employersomehow superior to other experience, of record is that they may find that theirYet while talent staffing firms are valu- but in the tech field, that is not the case. If business needs talented people who theyable in connecting employers to skilledyou can speak JavaScript in one country, might not find in the countries whereindividuals, the success of this strategyyou can speak it anywhere.they are located. For example, we hadrelies on employers being willing to a company in Brazil that needed skilledlook beyond their backyard. That is notWhether aligning with EOR firms or professionals but werent able to findalways the case. partnering with international recruiters, them in South America. They knew thethere are ample ways to place talent people they were looking for were avail- The biggest challenge when it comeswhere it is needed most. And as global able in Europe, but they didnt have anto matching Canadian employers withfootprints continue to expand, it is solu-entity set up there to engage them. Theyinternational talent is simply helping themtions like these that will keep Canadian asked us to use our presence in Europe torecognize that international tech talent isorganizations staffed and thriving on the employ workers on their behalf. as good as local talent, or even sometimesglobal stage.As for talent migration, EOR firms can help get individuals to where they are needed most by working with relocation service providers to move talent between offices throughout the globe. We have a database of partners worldwide who we partner with to manage anything to do with transferring a person from one country to the other, says Ellis. MAKING CONNECTIONS An EOR arrangement is one of many talent and migration strategies in play today. Another is turning to third-party staffing firms that link employers with skilled professionals from destinations throughout the globe. VanHack is one such Canadian company. What we do is connect companies to tech talent that relocate to their cities, which gives them access to a global talent pool and a much more diverse talent pool so they can find qualified candidates faster than they would by doing it themselves, explains Ilya Brotzky, the companys CEO.Founded by Brotzky and its CSO Giselle Guimares in 2014, VanHeck began as a firm that offered English language training, career development services, and other supports to tech talent new to Canada. Soon, however, it saw a market need and expanded to offer services that connect global tech talent to Canadian employersan offering that has since grown dramatically in demand. Its a simple question of supply and demand, says Brotzky. Companies that werent traditionally tech companies now realize that they need to hire developers and other technical professionals to do business, and there arent enough tech-nical professionals in Canada right now to fill their ranks.Firms like VanHack fill those gaps by using inhouse global mobility teams to find, recruit and prepare international tech talent for successful careers in Canada. The companys homepage Spring 2020PERSPECTIVES19'