Operating from Belgium as a strategic and central European location, we have more than 20 years of hands-on experience in bespoke high-profile international search and recruitment campaigns for managers, commercial and technical specialists and young potentials.
Our team of experts offers a centralized approach to managing and coordinating international projects in combination with a decentralized on-the-ground execution, local sourcing, screening and assessment.
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894
Instead of staffing local offices abroad, we invest in best practices for International Search and in building a powerful global talent sourcing database. We have developed our own web based communication and information platform for worldwide candidate management, follow-up, interaction, monitoring and screening. We go for minimal time-to-market and maximal result.
We have established an extensive international partnership network and we collaborate with local recruiters and industry specialists. With your Seven Seas consultant as a dedicated single point of contact we ensure ultra-short feedback lines, better control of shared information and higher efficiency.
It is a clear trend in Global Talent Mobility that more and more people are willing to apply and work abroad. With this specialization we are looking across borders for exceptional talent that is difficult to find locally. We provide legal advice concerning issues such as residency and work permits, accreditation of academic and professional qualifications, taxes etc. In addition, we make sure to take into account any cultural differences.
Recruitment and selection of expatriates willing and able to relocate and live and work abroad (with or without their family). For clients with international operations and business locations, often overseas. Not only do we take into account a candidate’s hard and soft skills, and their professional background, but also their family situation, willingness to move abroad and chance for future success are carefully considered.
Searching for talent in larger geographic areas and country clusters. The economy of scale of recruiting in multiple countries also implies here more chances of finding the right profile. Fishing in a bigger pond often also means statistically more chances of success, especially for difficult vacancies, exceptional profiles and talents.
When starting a new foreign branch we can support you in recruiting and selecting local employees and building local teams. Local search missions abroad often require engaging local recruitment channels/media and activating local recruiters and networks. If the client does not have a legal entity locally, we sometimes also point them in the direction of appropriate local payroll partners etc.
Search & Recruitment of talent with expert knowledge of specific geographic areas or local markets and industries. Examples : recruiting a Sales Manager with the right network in and knowledge of the Middle East, searching for an Export Manager with an in-depth knowledge of the sales opportunities in the South-East Asian markets, an Operations Manager with experience in operating and managing an Oil & Gas terminal in West Africa…
This may take many forms. Examples : advise on which recruitment platforms to use in which country – compensation & benefits benchmarking – elaboration of recruitment strategy to support international expansion – HR audit of foreign office – employer branding campaigns for startups abroad – screening/assessment of local teams…
"A man’s feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world."
- George Santayana
We concentrate our activities in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) but we also have a successful track record elsewhere in the world with special assignments and on-the-ground missions in India, South-East Asia, the US and China.
We are always on the lookout for new partnerships across the world.
Join us as a local recruiter or researcher.
We offer a strategic partnership with one and the same team of consultants for all projects in all geographic target regions.
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PAVE is our Africa center situated near Brussels. The infrastructure is tailor-made to offer the facilities needed to help evolve one’s business and company. We offer an expert center, training, residence, networking with like-minded souls, and much more.
"From our Belgian headquarters we prepare, research and coordinate most of our international search campaigns, while interviews and final selection rounds are usually organized on-location abroad. Advanced filters in our Applicant Tracking & Management System combined with preliminary online screenings and interviews enable us to move forward with only the most relevant and genuinely motivated candidates.”