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Best Compliance Practices Webinar

Hefty penalty fines are just one consequence of failing to properly comply with immigration laws. Most organizations put forth good efforts to meet USCIS requirements, yet each year unintentionally commit common infractions. What’s the long-term impact? An inability to secure visas for your company and disruptions to business practices, to name a couple. This doesn’t

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USCIS drafts policy clarifying requirements for work visa transfers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a draft policy memo to help clarify wording in the requirements for H-1B Person in Specialty Occupation and other work visa transfers. Many foreign nationals waiting for employment-based green cards share the concern that a job change would cause them to lose their spot in the green card

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The year in review: Top 10 immigration technology upgrades

Every day our team strives to ensure the user experience is the best not only in immigration but on par with the best platforms they use in their daily lives. We accomplish these goals by constantly listening to our customers’ feedback while having strong convictions toward quality design and technology. As with any growing product, our

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Canada’s Startup Visa Pilot program: A Road to Permanent Residence for the Innovative Minds

by Marina Falkina, Envoy Canadian Immigration Specialist As part of the Economic Action Plan 2012, Canada has expressed its commitment to supporting entrepreneurs and world class innovators. To meet the new and emerging needs of Canadian economy, a new Canada Startup Business Class pilot program was officially launched by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in April 2013

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What is the impact of Brexit on global mobility?

The United Kingdom’s recent vote to separate from the European Union (EU) was a surprise move for many. While the impact Brexit (shortened from “British exit”) will have on global mobility is still not entirely clear, there will be no immediate change as Britain embarks on the two-year process of cutting ties with the EU. “We won’t know

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Sponsoring Employees? Watch Out for These Causes of Attrition

Preventing attrition goes hand-in-hand with retention. To find out what would prompt sponsored employees to seek employment at a different company, we asked more than 700 visa and green card holders about their professional experiences and preferences when it comes to working for U.S. employers. The study found that recruiters are most likely to target and

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Urban Myths of Immigration: It’s Not Worth the Effort

Over the years, I’ve often been asked to help organizations with their recruitment challenges. Almost always, these challenges center on hiring qualified, skilled workers, such as engineers and IT professionals. The first question I ask is: “Do you hire candidates who need H-1B visa sponsorship?” The answer is always the same. “No, it’s just too

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The social HR series: building your social media strategy

We’re going to let you in on a huge secret: There is a talent shortage in the United States – and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. Surprised? Probably not. With the explosive growth in technology and automation as well as the fast rate of retirement of the baby-boomer generation, many companies

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Master social media recruiting with these 4 tips

The year 2016 has welcomed another wave of awesome social media growth. With the introduction of new, niche platforms; social listening and automation software; and smart interface mechanisms, most companies are adopting social media into their daily strategy from the top down. Marketing, public relations, tech, sales and even C-suite leadership have jumped on the

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Urban Myths of Immigration: A Trump Presidency Means the End of H-1B Hiring

By Tim Sackett Everyone is taking their side on President-elect Trump. Regardless of the side you take, if you’re in talent acquisition and you’re hiring technical talent, right now is a scary time! During the campaign, Trump spoke out about how we are hiring legal immigrants in the United States and the need for this

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