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Sourcing and Screening Foreign Nationals

When it comes to inbound immigration, sourcing and screening foreign nationals are two of the first and most important steps in the hiring process. Without both of these critical stages, you won’t know whether or not prospective candidates from abroad are also quality candidates. We sat down with three HR and Recruiting experts to ask

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How Data Can Help You Recruit Foreign Nationals

You know that the labor shortage in the U.S. is real. And, it comes as no surprise to you that plenty of companies are able to bridge the skills gap they face by hiring from abroad. Looking beyond your backyard means opening up your talent pool to a wide variety of skill sets. And since

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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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Speak Out in Support of the H-1B Visa Program 

With all of the uncertainty surrounding the administration’s plans for immigration, one thing remains certain – immigrants make our country, our world and our companies better.  As concern from our customers and their foreign national employees escalates, we want to promote a message of support and advocacy. We are launching a campaign promoting the importance

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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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How Real Is the Labor Shortage in the U.S.?

The labor shortage in the United States is very real. As of June 2017, the unemployment rate in the United States has decreased to 4.5 percent from 5.1 percent a year earlier. Across the 388 metropolitan areas in the country, 336 of them saw lower unemployment over the same time frame, according to the Bureau

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Orchard is Building the Diverse Workforce of the Future

Orchard is the leading provider of data, technology and software to the online lending industry. Not only were they named to Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startups list, but they are blazing the trail of diversity for the Fintech industry overall. I haven’t noticed too many companies, let alone in the financial industry, writing about workforce

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EB-3 Requirements for Skilled or Other Workers

The EB-3 skilled or other workers requirement is the most frequently applied-for employment-based green card option and casts the widest net in terms of who qualifies. As a result, it has the largest processing backlog among all the permanent residency visa options. Qualified applicants for an EB-3 and their employers must have an approved labor

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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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