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Global Immigration Trends, Trials and Tips for HR

Global immigration trends are shifting the landscape of today’s workforce. The labor shortage, for a start, is a worldwide issue. Across the globe, 40 percent of employers report having difficulty filling jobs within their companies and 42 percent say that a shortage in talent impacts their ability to serve clients, according to PwC’s annual survey.

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Trump Draws Hard Line in NAFTA Talks

Talks near Washington D.C. resumed between the United States, Mexico, and Canada last week regarding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with President Trump in the Oval Office near the NAFTA talks, where Trump told reporters that it’s possible a deal to save NAFTA

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Hiring Global Talent is Necessary to Stay Competitive

The need for hiring global talent is staggering. According to the Envoy 2017 Immigration Trends Report, 77 percent of companies said that filling the skills gap at their organizations was very important. Now, we’ve found that 40 percent of employers around the world are having difficulty filling open jobs, while 42 percent are facing talent

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Leaked Document Reveals Post-Brexit Immigration Plans

According to an article which first appeared on Smith Stone Walters, proposals set out to dramatically change the immigration rules governing EU nationals have been disclosed in a leaked Home Office paper. The 82-page paper revealed post-Brexit immigration plans that Britain will end the free movement of labor immediately after Brexit in March 2019 and

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Citizenship Celebrated During Constitution Week

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and other organizations nationwide are currently celebrating Constitution Week, which began Friday, September 15, and runs through tomorrow, September 22. During the week, the wait for citizenship ends for more than 30,000 individuals who will become America’s newest U.S. citizens. What is the significance of Constitution Week? Constitution Week takes

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Traveling Abroad: What You Need to Know About Canadian Immigration

Canada is one of the most popular destinations for business travel outside the United States. Despite that, coming and going isn’t all that simple at times. We spoke with Marina Falkina, a Licensed Canadian Immigration Practitioner (RCIC) in Canada who is affiliated with Envoy, about the basics of Canadian immigration as it relates to business

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Global Business Travel and Immigration Challenges

Because global business travel is a valued strategy to stay relevant and in touch with international offices and markets, it’s become integral to doing business today. Many businesses send employees overseas, and immigration policies are catching up to the trend. Here are some of the most popular global business travel programs available in various countries

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Can a Global Mobility Strategy Drive Talent Management?

Your global mobility strategy can be a driver for finding and holding onto the best talent. Here are a few ways a well-planned and well-executed global mobility strategy can help attract, retain and maximize talent efficiently. Attract new talent If you think offering mobile or overseas opportunities for employees won’t make a difference in the

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PERM Recruitment Job Order: Stage 2 and 3

Now that you understand what the PERM recruitment process is, you’re ready to move on to the PERM recruitment job order – or stage two and three of the process. Stage Two of PERM Recruitment Process: Job Order Once your immigration attorney has verified that the salary to be offered by the employer meets the

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EB-1: Priority Worker Requirements

EB-1 is one of the most desirable green card options because it does not require companies to complete the permanent labor certification (PERM) process. This results in a significantly faster processing time. An EB-1 priority worker is classified by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as: Workers of extraordinary ability. Outstanding university professors or researchers.

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