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Federal Judges Block President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban
Mar, 15 2017 | Britni Sehgal

Federal judges in Hawaii and in Maryland issued a nationwide order Wednesday evening blocking President Trump’s revised travel ban. This ruling means that travelers from…

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President Trump Signs New Executive Order on Travel Ban
Mar, 6 2017 | Jamie Gilpin

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new executive order banning travel from six nations, replacing the EO previously signed on January 27th.…

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Policy News
H-1B News Alert: USCIS Suspends Premium Processing
Mar, 3 2017 | Jamie Gilpin

As of April 3, 2017, the USCIS will not be accepting premium processing for any H-1B petitions for approximately 6 months.  The USCIS has…

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Immigration & Mobility 101
6 Questions to Ask Before You Find An Immigration Service Provider
Mar, 9 2017 | Britni Sehgal

The immigration process can seem overwhelming, confusing and time consuming. If your company has never sponsored employees before, the idea of doing so can…

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Immigration & Mobility 101
Examining Key Trends in Immigration, Global Mobility
Mar, 2 2017 | Britni Sehgal

In a wide-ranging interview with Tim O’Shea, VP of Worldwide Consulting Services for Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., we had the opportunity to get…

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Immigration & Mobility 101
Think Your Immigration Services Provider is Secure? Think Again.
Mar, 6 2017 | Mahi Inampudi

Barely a day passes without news of an email leak (remember former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email issues? Of course you do.),…

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Immigration Trends
Employers Plan to Hire More Foreign Nationals Despite Political Uncertainty
Feb, 14 2017 | Jamie Gilpin

Envoy survey reveals anticipated changes to U.S. immigration and trade policies aren’t curbing employers’ plans to hire and mobilize global workforces CHICAGO, Feb. 14,…

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Policy News
Envoy Joins Support Team to #LetNazIn
Feb, 13 2017 | Jamie Gilpin

When 29-year-old Nazanin Zinouri, nicknamed “Naz,” left her South Carolina home to visit her mother and sister in Tehran, she had no idea that…

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Hiring Global Talent
Envoy Immigration Trends 2017 Survey: How Does Your Organization Compare?
Feb, 14 2017 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

As companies increasingly pursue global market opportunities, they continue to face the rise of skilled labor shortages and globally minded employees. A company’s ability…

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Hiring Global Talent
Need to Hire the World’s Best Talent? These 25 International Recruiters Can Help
Feb, 20 2017 | Britni Sehgal

Odds are, the best talent probably isn’t in your backyard. Even if your company is based in a major city or an industry cluster,…

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Immigration & Mobility 101
H-1B Visa Success Story: How FiftyThree Fixed its Broken Immigration Process With Envoy
Jan, 12 2017 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

Designers, engineers and makers comprise the core the team at FiftyThree. The New York-headquartered company was founded in 2011 by four “ex-Microsoft guys.” In…

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Immigration & Mobility 101
LCA 101: 3-Step Action Plan
Jan, 26 2017 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

The Labor Condition Application is a crucial part of the H-1B process. Without a certified LCA, your employee won’t qualify for work authorization, even if…

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Mobilizing Employees Internationally
Infographic: A World-Ready Workforce
Jan, 10 2017 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

Why is a world-ready workforce mission critical for today’s organizations? With skilled labor shortages and the rise of globally minded employees, businesses today need…

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Mobilizing Employees Internationally
January Visa Bulletin Update: New Year Begins With Minor Priority Date Movement
Dec, 20 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

The U.S. Department of State released its January 2017 Visa Bulletin. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is mandating employment-based applicants to use the…

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Immigration & Mobility 101
H-1B Cap Season Success Calendar
Dec, 22 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

As H-1B experts, we know every tip and trick for a stress-free cap season. This year, we’re passing on our knowledge through a helpful,…

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Hiring Global Talent
Green Card PERM Filings Increased 11% in FY 2016
Dec, 2 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

A growing number of employers are sponsoring workers for green cards, according to statistics recently released by the Department of Labor. The data shows that…

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Mobilizing Employees Internationally
VISANOW is Now Envoy, Here’s Why
Dec, 5 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

Nearly 20 years ago, VISANOW was founded to simplify and expedite the arduous immigration process. As the HR industry and global talent marketplace have…

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Hiring Global Talent
H-1B Cap Season: Potential Risks of Prepping Last-Minute Applications
Dec, 1 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

H-1B Cap Season is months away. You’ll have plenty of time to prepare your petitions before the April 1 deadline, right? Maybe not.

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Hiring Global Talent
H-1B Cap Season: 3 Reasons to Prepare Petitions Early
Dec, 27 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

H-1B cap season is an uncertain time of year, since U.S. employers can’t control whether or not their foreign nationals’ petitions are selected in…

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Immigration & Mobility 101
H-1B Visa: A History of the Specialty Occupation Visa Category
Nov, 30 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

H-1B visas are the most popular form of U.S. work authorization. Want to know who that came to be? Read on. Every year around…

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Hiring Global Talent
H-1B Cap Season: How Prioritizing H-1B Applications Gave Asurion an Immigration Advantage
Nov, 20 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

H-1B cap season can be stress-free if you start early and have the right help.

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Hiring Global Talent
H-1B Cap Season: 6 Ways Technology Improves the Application Process
Nov, 20 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

H-1B cap season is here. What will you do differently this year to improve your efficiency of the H-1B application process?

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Hiring Global Talent
H-1B Cap Season Best Practices
Nov, 30 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

H-1B cap doesn’t have to be stressful. Have a great cap season with these best practices.

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Hiring Global Talent
H-1B Cap Season: Why You Should Prepare Applications Now
Nov, 20 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

In less than five months on April 1, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) begins accepting applications for the H-1B Specialty Occupation visa —…

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Hiring Global Talent
Global Talent Lays the Foundation for a World-Ready Workforce
Nov, 29 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

Global talent does more than just solve the growing U.S. skills gap. Global talent provides organizations with the necessary resources to best position themselves…

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Mobilizing Employees
International Assignment Planning: What to Consider Before & After the Trip
Dec, 23 2016 | Patty Johnson-Vazquez

International assignments are a great performance development tool. Rather than relegating your employees to their current position, international assignments offers them the opportunity to…

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Hiring Global Talent
Global Workforce Management: Characteristics of an Effective Program
Dec, 28 2016 | Jamie Gilpin

Global workforce management is possible with a strategic, proactive view into compliance, workforce and financial forecasting. But that’s only the tactical approach.

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Hiring Global Talent
Making the Case for Change
Jan, 18 2016 | Envoy Contributor

By Jennifer McClure As a speaker and consultant in the human resources and talent acquisition spaces, I have a mantra that I frequently preach…

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