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BUDGET-FRIENDLY IMMIGRATION Cost was a major factor in choosing to partner with Envoy over a more traditional immi- gration law attorney. "I thought partnering with Envoy Global would make more sense because I could understand how they charge the client instead of charging for every phone call or email they send out," says the HR manager. That price predictability helped the HR manager understand what the immigration costs would be upfront – a comfortable approach for a company that was new to immigration. Convincing leadership was the next challenge. The manager went to them with a solution-oriented approach, telling them, "'Look, this is the way to go. It's going to end up saving the company a little bit more money than working directly with an immigration law attorney, number one,'" the man- ager told them. "'Number two, they're going to be with us every step of the way, unlike an immigration law attorney.'" Leadership was sold. The human resources manager at the publisher heads up the company's immigration program, in addition to the manager's various other responsibilities such as talent acqui- sition, training and benefits administration. It was only a year ago that the publisher was ready to make the step toward sponsoring foreign national talent. Because of the competition for IT talent – talent the company needed to fill the posi- tions to deliver digital content to its audience – the IT department decided it was time to explore immigration. "Because of the climate out there, in terms of competition, they found it necessary," the HR manager points out. The IT department approached the HR team with this realization, and the manager determined that an immigration partner with the right expertise and experience working with companies that were new to immigration was the best option. During the decision-making process, the manager had discussions with immigration law attorneys at traditional law firms who didn't deliver exactly what the publisher was looking for. "They weren't able to speak on my level as a layperson," the manager says about the interaction. Because everyone at the publisher was learning about corporate immigration from square one, they needed a partner that understood that. But it wasn't just the imbal- anced communication that held the HR manager back from using a traditional law firm. It was also the high, unpredictable costs. "Every time you called the attorney," the manager says, "it would be cha-ching."

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