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12 Days of Compliance: The Year’s Biggest Immigration Compliance Concerns

We knew compliance was on employers’ minds this year – 87 percent of employers told us so. We teamed up with BLR® to survey 557 employers about their thoughts on immigration management in 2017 and discovered a growing focus on compliance. We were curious about what areas of immigration were the most troubling, so we

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Green Card Sponsorship as a Tool to Attract Talent

The benefits of a global workforce are irrefutable and using immigration-related perks like green card sponsorship can go a long way. Yes, finding the best talent often means expanding the size of the talent pool, but thinking globally also helps increase your organization’s relevancy. And, to be relevant, you need to be able to offer

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Work Permits and Business Travel Requirements

Short-term business travel and understanding which work permits to obtain can be a gray area for global companies. It’s no wonder 33 percent of businesses said that understanding the difference between simple business travel and work permit-required travel was their biggest compliance challenge. That’s what we discovered when we asked 442 HR professionals and hiring

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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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Australia Cracks Down on Skilled Labor Immigration

Just as in the U.S., Australia is readying itself for big changes to its skilled labor immigration.  While President Trump’s immigration reform, dubbed “Buy American, Hire American” requires several agencies, including the Departments of State, Labor, Justice and Homeland Security, to tighten restrictions on H-1B visas here, Australia’s Turnbull administration is taking similar steps to protect

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How Technology Can Help Your Organization With Compliance

The process of employment-based immigration is complicated and ever changing. Each country has differing rules, regulations and processes for employers and employees to follow in order to temporarily work legally in that country, making it difficult to focus on compliance. China, for example, changed its immigration program in 2013, and today, only four years later,

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Immigration Compliance Challenges: Survey Results

The latest numbers are in: employers are facing more immigration compliance challenges. That’s no surprise, considering there are more than 190 countries to worry about, each with its own set of distinct immigration laws — laws that seem to be constantly changing. We recently partnered with Harris Poll to survey HR personnel and hiring managers

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Envoy Launches New Global Immigration Case Management Platform

Today, Envoy launched the first-of-its-kind Global Immigration Case Management Platform to streamline the complex global work-authorization process. This new platform expands Envoy’s outbound immigration service by automating the application process for securing work authorization in every country. The platform leverages tracking and management tools to better ensure global worker compliance, a centralized document exchange with

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Tech and Automation in the Global Space: How combining your immigration needs with technology can set you up for success

Globalization has forever changed the way companies do business – that part we know. Now, more than ever, organizations are concentrating on global mobility, with a particular focus on the need to relocate staff and source talent from around the world. According to both PwC and Deloitte, companies will increase their spending on global mobility

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Global Business Travel Compliance: Are You Protected?

Business travel compliance in the immigration space is a tangled web of investigative bodies and administrative departments – with acronyms like ICE, USCIS, the DOL and the DOJ – enforcing various aspects of U.S. immigration law in the United States alone. At the global level, understanding compliance issues and their consequences expands the universe of

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