Is your next exec hire working overseas?

Some Canadian firms are luring globetrotting expatriates home, and expanding recruitment globally
By Todd Humber
|CHRR, Report on Recruitment & Staffing|Last Updated: 05/24/2005

When it comes to filling jobs at the top of the corporate food chain, the palate of Canadian organizations has changed. Some Canadian firms have developed an appetite for overseas experience, executives who have led companies in a competitive global environment who can bring fresh ideas and new best practices to stale organizations.

Shawn Cooper, managing director and country manager in Canada for Russell Reynolds Associates in Toronto, a global executive recruiting firm, said it can be tough for Canadian companies to lure foreign executives for a variety of reasons.

“We know that because of the Canadian tax system, it’s very difficult to recruit Americans to Canada,” said Cooper.