Global Immigration Trends, Trials and Tips for HR

October 20, 2017 Chelsea Iversen

Global immigration trends are shifting the landscape of today’s workforce. The labor shortage, for a start, is a worldwide issue. Across the globe, 40 percent of employers report having difficulty filling jobs within their companies and 42 percent say that a shortage in talent impacts their ability to serve clients, according to PwC’s annual survey.

On top of the labor shortage organizations are currently facing, expectations globalizing work forces are increasing. International assignments have increased by 25 percent over the last 10 years and are expected to double by 2020, and 71 percent of millennials want and expect an international assignment at some point in their careers, according to PwC.

International assignments have increased by 25 percent over the last 10 years and are expected to double by 2020

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That’s a huge paradigm shift, especially for HR departments that haven’t been prioritizing immigration or mobility.

In our on-demand webinar, Ignore Global Immigration & Mobility at Your Own Expense, we dive into the global immigration trends and landscape as well as policy updates and tips for some of the most popular jurisdictions around the world. Hear why companies need to prioritize global immigration from Envoy chief marketing officer and workforce analyst, Jamie Gilpin, and hear how from licensed attorney and head of Envoy’s global immigration, Sarah Maxwell.

Specifically, you’ll hear about hiring, development and retention trends that companies are using to fill the skills gap and how they’re using transfer visas to keep employees. You’ll also get a sense of some of the biggest global immigration trends and challenges employers are facing in light of a changing political landscape – challenges like increased budgets, delayed projects and relocated work.

Tackling global immigration trends

Making sure that you have the appropriate authorization for your employees and working with your global provider to figure out the nuances of each particular case are critical to maintain compliance. In this webinar, we’ll go over the definitions and usages of some of the most popular global immigration trends, including work permits and residence permits, entry visas, business visas and business visitor exemptions.

Learn what constitutes business versus performing work, helping you distinguish which type of visa is necessary to stay in compliance. And, you’ll get some specific up-to-date immigration policies in countries like the U.K., Canada, Australia, Mexico and India.

Interested? Watch the one-hour on-demand webinar, Ignore Global Immigration & Mobility at Your Own Expense.

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