Immigration Blog

VISANOW HR Southwest Conference Recap

By |October 20, 2016|

We had a great time at the HRSouthwest Conference. And we took some great photos of all the fun we had at our booth. Can you find yours among the bunch? Feel free to download and share them with your friends and on your social media channels using #VISANOWLive.

November 2016 Visa Bulletin Update

By |October 20, 2016|

The U.S. Department of State released its November 2016 Visa Bulletin. 

Global Immigration 101 Webinar Recap

By |October 20, 2016|

Companies must seize global opportunities to obtain and sustain a competitive advantage.

Bethune-Cookman University Masters the Application Process With Partner VISANOW

By |October 18, 2016|

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.

3 Ways to Scale Retention Strategies Across a Global Workforce

By |October 12, 2016|

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?

EB-4, EB-5 Green Card Programs Extended Through Early December

By |October 11, 2016|

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.

VISANOW HR Tech Expo Recap

By |October 7, 2016|

We had a great time at the HR Technology Conference & Expo. We took lots of photos. Can you find yours among the bunch? Feel free to download and share them with your friends and on your social media channels using #NewWorldHR.

Survey Forecasts STEM Recruiting Troubles to Continue in 2017

By |October 6, 2016|

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.

How to Determine the Right Candidates for Green Card Sponsorship

By |October 4, 2016|

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

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.”