Immigration Blog

Event Management Provider Cvent Ramps Up Green Card Program With Global Workforce Management Solution

By |September 29, 2016|

As a technology company, immigration is a means to getting top talent,” says Amy Gulati, former manager of HR operations at Cvent. “We’ve had to look at immigration as a benefit to these employees, because we really see them as valuable performers in our company. [For us, immigration is] a means to obtain the best talent, not just in the United States, but clearly around the world. They want to work in the United States, and we want them to be working for us.”

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

By |September 28, 2016|

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. Here’s an excerpt. 

6 Essential Components of a Global Workforce Plan

By |September 27, 2016|

Each week, as part of VISANOW’s Global Talent Adviser guest blog series, HR influencers will weigh in on topics of global talent and workforce management and planning. This week, we welcome Matt Stollak, associate professor at St. Norbert College and adviser to the college’s SHRM chapter. 

DV Lottery Begins Accepting Online Applications Oct. 4

By |September 26, 2016|

Online registration for the 2018 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery program begins Oct. 4 and ends Nov. 7. Each year, this unique visa program grants permanent residency to 50,000 people at random from countries that historically have low rates of immigration.

Sponsoring Employees? Watch Out for These Causes of Attrition

By |September 22, 2016|

Preventing attrition goes hand-in-hand with retention. To find out what would prompt sponsored employees to seek employment at a different company, VISANOW asked more than 700 visa and green card holders about their professional experiences and preferences when it comes to working for U.S. employers.

Inside Our Global Workforce Management Solution: Exploring the Communication Center

By |September 21, 2016|

Transparency was missing from the typical immigration process, so we created the Communication Center. It allows VISANOW-affiliated attorneys to quickly respond to HR inquiries while saving their answers for easy retrieval later. Additionally, it grants employees direct access to attorneys to ensure all questions are answered in a timely matter. And to top it all off, while HR doesn’t need to manage inquires themselves, they can view each correspondence when necessary.

October 2016 Visa Bulletin Update

By |September 19, 2016|

The U.S. Department of State released its October 2016 Visa Bulletin. October marks the beginning of the government’s fiscal year, which typically means per-country allotments and caps reset. The biggest change? This new fiscal year alleviated the six-year wait time placed on EB-1 preference category petitioners. 

The Urban Myths of Immigration: It’s Expensive

By |September 16, 2016|

Each week, as part of VISANOW’s Global Talent Adviser guest blog series, HR influencers will weigh in on topics of global talent and workforce management and planning. This week, we welcome Tim Sackett, president of HRU Technical Resources. 

VISANOW Senior Software Developer Chris Brown Shares Why He Loves the Intuitive Nature of the New Case Workflows

By |September 15, 2016|

It’s exciting times at VISANOW. For nearly 20 years, we’ve used technological innovation to remove the complication and stress from the immigration process for employers and their employees. This month, we’ve introduced the latest generation of our online immigration management platform. In this blog series, members of the VISANOW tech and product team share what they love most about the new platform and why.

Inside Canada’s Skilled Worker Cap Program

By |September 13, 2016|

Canada’s largest province recently met the quota for its skilled worker visa. The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) grants work authorization to 10,000 individuals each year. The application period is split into two submission segments, one in the spring and the second following shortly after in the summer.