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Webinar Recap: Your Guide to Hiring Foreign Nationals

You’ve been asked to open a visa case for a new employee from overseas, but you have no experience hiring foreign nationals. Now what? Whether you’re new in your career or your company is new to immigration, we understand that the world of global mobility can be confusing. As an HR professional, you’re required to

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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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Global Workforce Retention: What You Need to Know

Employee engagement has always been integral to maintaining a healthy organization, and it’s critical to global workforce retention. Building and engaging talent globally is a complex and nuanced process, and it requires HR to rethink everything classic ideas about retention. Laurie Ruettimann, human resources leader and influential speaker, offers three solutions for global workforce retention

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What Does Global Mobility Have to do With Retention?

CEOs around the world – at least two-thirds of them, according to PwC’s recent mobility report – believe that talent is likely to be found through internal promotion within the company. There’s a growing understanding that talent development is crucial to retention, and part of that development includes meeting expectations for global talent mobility. Global

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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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Tips for Boosting Retention of Your Expat Workforce

Expat employees are a valued resource for your company. As they contribute their skills to your organization, ensure you meet their needs to help retain them for the long haul. In Global Talent Perspectives 2016, a survey VISANOW conducted in partnership with Harris Poll, 700 visa and green card holders told us what it’s really like

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New report: Global Talent Perspectives 2016 dives into the hearts and minds of global talent

Wondering how to acquire and retain top global talent? Envoy’s new report, Global Talent Perspectives 2016, has the answer — sourced from high-skilled international workers themselves. We commissioned Harris Poll to survey more than 700 visa and green card holders (“expats”) about what they value in their employers and what they want for their future. The result?

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How Foreign Nationals Unlock Greater ROI

Filling the skills gap is a well-known benefit of hiring foreign nationals. But international workers contribute more than their education and skill set – their unique perspectives can offer the companies they work for a competitive advantage in the global market. In fact, McKinsey & Company showed in its January 2015 study that companies with

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Perspectives on Retention: 5 Tips for Building an Inclusive Company Culture

Finding the right talent for hard-to-fill roles, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) positions, is challenging. In our ebook Hiring a Foreign National Employee: Essential Sourcing and Screening Guide, author, speaker and consultant Laurie Ruettimann asked five leading HR influencers how to create a talent acquisition strategy that will help you source and screen the best global workers.

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3 Ways to Scale Retention Strategies Across a Global Workforce

I recently read about a company that earned a 98 percent employee retention rate by implementing three key steps related to culture, improved interviewing techniques and enhancing its onboarding program. It seems so simple, right? Unfortunately, increasingly global processes and business practices — combined with the specific visa stipulations that accompany hiring and transferring global

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