Managing a high-performing global mobility program requires significant expertise and rigorous attention to detail. One of the most critical and challenging aspects of managing a mobility program is properly managing the immigration elements of each and every employee situation.
Navigating the wide variety of rules and requirements, and staying aware of the changes for business and work permits around the world is no small task. Making sure that each employee has all of the right travel and residence documentation for arrival, and also making sure that while they are in the host/destination country, their visa and work permit statuses remain valid is essential to global mobility program compliancy.
The results from the second annual Envoy Immigration Trends 2017 Survey are in, and here are a few key takeaways:
- Employers plan to hire more foreign nationals amid political uncertainty
- Employers are investing in attracting and retaining global talent
- Employers are experiencing significant global immigration challenges
- Employers are attempting to manage an increasingly complex global immigration process
How do you see these trends impacting your mobility program over the next 12 months?
“Despite uncertainty surrounding how the current administration will restrict legal immigration or trade, our survey results reveal that the desire of, and necessity for, employers to hire and mobilize a global workforce remains very real,” said Dick Burke, president and chief executive officer of Envoy. “The continued ability of employers to acquire and develop global talent is vital and plays a crucial role in helping our country remain competitive in today’s economy. Our country’s political leaders must keep this in mind while considering any immigration or trade policy changes in the coming months.”