Immigration Blog

How to use HR data for better recruiting

By |May 25, 2016|

Finding the right talent for hard-to-fill roles, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) positions, is challenging. That’s why we created the ultimate go-to guide for recruiting foreign talent. 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 talent. Here’s an excerpt from one of our experts.

The STEM Talent Shortage: Technology

By |May 24, 2016|

In our STEM Talent Shortage series, we examine four industries impacted by a lack of available workers in STEM fields.

June 2016 Visa Bulletin update

By |May 18, 2016|

The U.S. Department of State released the June 2016 Visa Bulletin. For more information regarding the format, read Introducing the New Visa Bulletin.

STEM OPT students now eligible for 2 years of additional work authorization

By |May 18, 2016|

Update: The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Optional Practical Training (OPT) work program extension began May 10. Companies across the country may now employ international students, skilled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, for 24 additional months. This program helps recruiters and HR managers overcome skills gap setbacks by hiring burgeoning talent from U.S. universities and colleges. Learn more about the new OPT extension in the blog post below, which was first published in early March.  

[E-book] Recruiting foreign talent? 5 HR leaders share their tactical secrets

By |May 17, 2016|

The war for tech talent is fierce as high-skill roles go unfilled and top workers are lured away by hefty incentives offered by competitors. In this aggressive recruiting landscape, the skills gap only adds to problem. To keep up, many companies are turning to an immediate solution: foreign nationals. Yet sourcing and screening foreign talent can seem daunting.

The STEM Talent Shortage: Health care

By |May 17, 2016|

In our STEM Talent Shortage series, we examine four industries impacted by a lack of available workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Adapting vs. Staying Authentic: How to help foreign nationals succeed in the U.S. workplace

By |May 12, 2016|

For HR, managing the U.S. immigration process can be tough — but imagine being a foreign national moving to a new country and settling into a new workplace at the same time. As an HR professional, it’s up to you to develop an onboarding program that gives each employee his or her best chance at succeeding in your organization. As you fine-tune your new hire orientation process, keep in mind that your foreign national worker may need some extra attention.

USCIS considers raising H-1B, green card filing fees

By |May 11, 2016|

Every two years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reviews its Immigration Examinations Fee Account (IEFA). In fiscal year 2015, IEFA funded 94 percent of the agency’s initiatives, showing a heavy reliance on the account.

[White paper] Skills Gap to Skills Surge: How foreign workers fuel talent pipelines

By |May 9, 2016|

The skills gap is real, and it’s not going away. At a company level, employers search for qualified talent and find themselves falling short. But what are the implications of skilled worker shortages on the U.S. economy and at the industry level? And what immediate solutions will truly help companies meet their goals?

Attorney Q&A Series: PERM Labor Certification

By |May 6, 2016|

In this installment of our attorney Q&A series, we’ve enlisted Karen Gillespie, an attorney from Global Immigration Associates (VISANOW’s exclusively retained law firm) to answer common PERM process questions, collected from the attendees of our recent How to Master the Green Card Process webinar.