Why do foreign companies seek after Lithuanian employees?

Lithuanian employees

Following the widespread adoption of the remote working model, both the employees and the employers are no longer limited by their geographical location. Now, one can simply work from almost any place in the world. At the same time, the other can hire people with the necessary competencies from any country. In a recent press release, experts reveal that under these circumstances, the demand for Lithuanian employees has grown even more within the international job market.

The competencies of Lithuanian employees are a top attraction

Notably, foreign companies from Western Europe, the United States, and Scandinavia are among the top who seek Lithuanian employees. According to Andžej Rynkevič, the head of “Baltic Assist “, a business outsourcing company, we share similar attitudes towards working with these countries. Thus, there are almost any cultural differences unless one has to adjust to the specific work environment of a particular company.
According to the expert, one of the main reasons Lithuanian specialists are sought after by foreign employees is the formers’ high level of competencies. “Our experts stand out due to their constant willingness to learn and improve, good communication, fast pace, punctuality, and ability to stick to deadlines. What is also important to foreign employees is that Lithuanians usually speak several foreign languages. Therefore, they often have good communication skills in English, which gives them a competitive advantage against specialists from other countries”, says A. Rynkevič. He adds that foreign companies also appreciate that our specialists’ higher education often is not limited to a bachelor’s degree: “This shows the potential of employees.”

Employers frequently highlight Lithuanian employees’ work culture

They appreciate that Lithuanians are well educated and tend to work hard for their goals, says A. Rynkevič. “From our experience, Lithuanians need to be proud of their job and their place of employment – they do not tolerate ‘free-riders’, who use other people’s achievements. Also, Lithuanians are good at working both individually and within teams. They are a good addition to different profile projects. Personal specialist qualities are also of high importance: Lithuanians are often described as having good social skills in formal and informal engagements. They respect their colleagues, accept constructive criticism and learn from it “the expert shares his insights.

Finance and IT experts are sought after the most

When asked which Lithuanian specialists are in demand the most among foreign employers, A. Rynkevič says that the trends have remained similar for several years now. The demand for IT and Finance specialists is by far the highest. However, the expert also notes the growing need for compliance officers. “Currently, companies face increasing pressure from society, investors, and other stakeholders on social responsibility issues. Therefore, it is natural that organizations are looking for specialists who can ensure that the company’s internal processes or policies comply with the law”, says the expert. Adding that given today’s business environment, the need for these specialists will most likely continue to grow.

Technology helps organize work more efficiently

Due to various remote working technologies used for project management or time planning, it has become easier to attract Lithuanian specialists to work with foreign companies. New technologies allow teams to communicate effectively and perform tasks in real-time without any interruptions. “Advances in technology and its opportunities certainly help attract professionals. There are almost no significant differences between office work and remote working left. The success of specific projects depends on efficient planning and work organization.”

“In general, remote working benefits both employers, due to wider possibilities, and employees, who are given the freedom to work flexibly. Even if it is a company located in another country”, concludes the expert.