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How To Attract Top Manufacturing Talent in Mexico

When compared to other businesses, manufacturers confront unique hiring obstacles, which means they must compete harder for qualified people. In today’s tight labor market, these challenges have become more difficult to overcome. Manufacturers seeking to hire in Mexico must devise a strategy that is in line with local hiring practices. While you may have a general impression that the place you’re considering for a site has a significant population skilled in specific industrial specializations, attracting those individuals might be difficult, especially for foreign investors who are still adjusting to local customs.

To achieve commercial success, every company seeks to hire talented personnel. To stand out among a plethora of fantastic job opportunities, businesses must aggressively target the ideal applicants, advertise vacancies through numerous channels, and maximize their marketing efforts.

As a result, recruitment professionals in the manufacturing business will have the skills, resources, and information they need to engage, attract, and retain top people. The cornerstone of a strong organization and the blueprints for success are great teams of skilled workers. In any corner of the world, including Mexico, this is indispensable. Below are a few pointers to help out.


When it comes to recruitment, location matters. Locating in a city like Monterrey, which has a huge population and is known for its industrial expertise, may be excellent for attracting a more technically skilled team and high-impact manufacturing management. Recruitment here, on the other hand, may result in somewhat greater costs. This is a  reason why some manufacturers choose to locate in the nearby city of Saltillo or one of Monterrey’s suburbs. A place like this might be able to offer a more cost-competitive labor force while yet being close to manufacturing supplies and manufacturing professionals and management. Large businesses may also decide that they need plenty of greenfield land to expand and choose a location just outside of a well-known manufacturing center, where they can bus people in.

Company Culture is Vital

Company culture is vital to 85 percent of workers when deciding whether or not to apply for a job. It’s even easier now, thanks to social media. You may already be aware that your company is a terrific place to work. However, this does not always imply a successful hiring process. Showcase what makes your company’s culture special and unique to set it out from the competition. When competing against well-known companies, be explicit about what makes your organization unique. Share your employees’ “day-in-the-life” experiences and testimonials. Emphasize your company’s ideals and culture. Tell stories that show how your company offers a desirable career path. Accentuate the good, but don’t go overboard – clever people can see right through the nonsense.

Establish a Talent Pipeline

If your company is revamping how to recruit great talent, it’s critical to think about both active and passive applicants. Build relationships with passive prospects before they start looking for a new job by listening to their professional goals, learning what motivates them, and then showing them how their career could grow with your company. Make a page on your website dedicated to job opportunities. Make use of job boards like LinkedIn and OCC Mundial. Launch an employee recommendation (referral) program. A well-structured employee referral program that includes attractive incentives can become a superior recruiting tool from line workers to executive management. Referred candidates are typically cheaper and faster to hire and stay at their jobs longer than traditional ones. For a program to be effective, you must explain the job requirements to employees, as well as the position’s essential functions and challenges.

Employ The Services of Top Executive Search Firms in Mexico

Many employers use online employment platforms and job advertisements with little success. Today’s marketplace has drastically changed. It is a high-demand market with a low candidate supply. One where recruiters fight for the few active candidates available until they bleed a red ocean. To succeed, you must go fishing in the blue ocean where you will find the best passive candidates. This requires hiring an executive search firm in Mexico that has a robust Mexico manufacturing network and an experienced recruiting and research team.  Barbachano International has over 30 years of experience recruiting talent in Mexico for many Fortune 500 and high-growth mid-market companies and has been recognized by Forbes for five consecutive years on their BEST EXECUTIVE RECRUITING FIRMS IN THE AMERICAS list.  Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you find the right talent to grow your business in Mexico.

By Barbachano International, Recruiting Staff

Barbachano International is the premier executive search and leadership advisory firm in the Americas with a focus on diversity and multicultural target markets.  Outplacement and Executive Coaching services are provided by our sister allied company Challenger Gray & Christmas. BIP has been recognized by Forbes as Americas’ Best Executive Search Firms and currently ranks #26 and #3 on the West Coast.  


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