Bethune-Cookman University is no stranger to change. Founded as Cookman Institute in 1872, the historically black college has come a long way, achieving its university status in 2007. Through its multiple iterations of expansion, Bethune-Cookman has relied on talent to foster the learning of its continually growing crop of students.
I recently read about a company that earned a 98% employee retention rate by implementing three key steps related to culture, improved interviewing techniques and enhancing its onboarding program.
It seems so simple, right?
News Brief: President Obama recently extended the EB-4 Non-Minister Special Immigrant and EB-5 Regional Center green card programs until Dec. 9. The initiatives were included in the Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act, which were signed into law on Sept. 29.
Good News: Jobvite’s recently published Recruiter Nation Report 2016 indicates a healthy labor market as 69 percent of recruiters said their company’s hiring increased in the past year. The troubling bit? Ninety-five percent expect bringing in top talent in 2017 to be as or more difficult than the previous year.
Green card sponsorship is a great retention tool, as it encourages employees to stay with your company for the long haul. In fact, according to Global Talent Perspectives 2016, 70 percent of visa holders say the green card sponsorship policy of a company is very or extremely important in deciding whether they’d work for the organization.
Event Management Provider Cvent Ramps Up Green Card Program With Global Workforce Management Solution
“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.”