By

Erik Prado

The Growth of Talent Mobility This Decade
02
Jan

The Growth of Talent Mobility This Decade

The next decade will see further demand for overseas assignments As the world enters a new decade, old ideas about work and talent mobility are waning. Employees aren’t sitting behind desks all day, nor are they restricted by the ways in which they can communicate with coworkers. These advancements—and more—hint at how the next 10...
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Employers Seek Better Way to Manage Internal Immigration Processes Amid Increased Government Scrutiny
23
Dec

Employers Seek Better Way to Manage Internal Immigration Processes Amid Increased Government Scrutiny

Organizations recognize that any issues with their internal immigration processes negatively impacts their employee’s experience, which in turn impacts the company’s ability to hire and retain some of their most critical employees Immigration is a complex issue. On the short list of information human resources need to comprehend if immigration falls in their wheelhouse is...
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Four Fintech Startups Led by Immigrant CEOs or Founders
17
Dec

Four Fintech Startups Led by Immigrant CEOs or Founders

Meet the founders behind the companies shaping today’s fintech industry Fintech has become a booming industry, pushing established financial institutions to adapt to changing consumer desires and the reliance on technology. Immigrants have either founded or co-founded several of today’s well-known fintech companies. Envoy Insights has previously discussed the important role immigrants have in contributing...
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The 'Heartland Visa': A Potential Solution To Solving Skills Gaps in the Midwest
25
Nov

The ‘Heartland Visa’: A Potential Solution To Solve Skills Gaps in the Midwest

A look at the visa concept that could help revitalize some of America’s less populous regions In April 2019, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) released a report detailing steps the U.S. can take to help revitalize some of the country’s struggling areas, particularly in the Midwest. On the 2020 campaign trail, these ideas have become...
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Entrepreneur
18
Sep

Meet the Female Entrepreneurs Behind Three Successful Businesses

The number of female entrepreneurs launching successful businesses is on the rise. Most noteworthy is the increasing number of female entrepreneurs who are also immigrants. A new study from the New American Economy revealed that 45% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. This equates to 223 companies, of which 101 were...
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Canada Quest
10
Sep

How Canada Is Welcoming 1,000,000 Immigrants by 2021

The employment-based immigration systems of the U.S. and Canada is a clear example of polarizing ideologies. At the beginning of 2019, the Canadian government unveiled its goal of attracting 1 million immigrants to the country by 2021, averaging out to approximately 330,000 immigrants entering the country from 2019 – 2021. Canada’s push to attract more...
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Talent Acquisition
29
Aug

Green Card Trends Talent Acquisition Teams Should Know About

Of all the immigration-related perks that companies offer, there’s one that stands out from the rest: green card sponsorship. Foreign national employees are looking for the peace of mind and security associated with long-term sponsorship—especially in today’s political climate. Foreign nationals can then focus on adjusting to life in a new country and their work...
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3 Takeaways From Updated USCIS RFE Rates
13
Jun

3 Takeaways From Updated USCIS RFE Rates

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated and released its request for evidence (RFE) dataset. The additional data provides more transparency into the organization’s scrutiny of employment-based visas. The data cited is organized by fiscal year (FY). The government’s 2019 fiscal year is Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019. After consulting with our affiliated...
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Foreign National Hiring Trends In The U.S.
04
Jun

Foreign National Hiring Trends In The U.S.

A larger number of companies are seeking to hire foreign talent. According to Envoy’s 2019 Immigration Trends report, 43% of employers said talent acquisition was the main reason for growth in their U.S. immigration volume. Some top reasons include: According to Envoy’s 2019 Immigration Trends report, 43% of employers said talent acquisition was the main...
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Tackling the Skills Gap with Foreign Talent
04
Jun

Tackling the Skills Gap with Foreign Talent

As the skills gap continues, companies must look for talent outside U.S. borders to fill key roles By 2020, there will be an estimated global shortage of 40 million high-skilled workers. This number is raising the eyebrows of hiring managers and C-level executives alike. Gartner Inc.’s most recent Emerging Risks Survey found that in Q4...
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Talent shortage is now the top concern among global organizations.
06
May

Talent shortage is now the top concern among global organizations.

According to a recent survey from Gartner, companies cited talent shortage as the biggest risk their companies were facing in Q4 2018. Compare that to Q1 2018 – companies named cloud computing and general data protection regulations as first and second overall risks, respectively. The good news is there is a solution to meet the...
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Zoom’s IPO Highlights Immigrant Founder’s Success
06
May

Zoom’s IPO Highlights Immigrant Founder’s Success

Zoom Video Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) went public the week of April 15, 2019 in a move that was closely watched by investors gearing up for anticipated IPOs from Lyft, Uber, Pinterest and other unicorn darlings. In the weeks following its initial public offering, the video conferencing software company has enjoyed a continued wave of...
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