The right technology can accelerate returns on workplace immigration programs

Investing in an immigration program is an investment in long-term organizational returns. A solid strategy for sourcing for talent can ultimately help HR and talent acquisition teams do their jobs more effectively, and immigration technology can accelerate the time it takes to see a return on this investment. The right technology can not only save companies time and resources, but also help them establish a program that is a strategic driver for talent growth.

Five benefits immigration technology offers to human resources and talent acquisition teams

Benefit #1: Gain Transparency Into the Immigration Process

Transparency into case timelines has traditionally been limited, but technology has made it possible to track all immigration cases and their corresponding deadlines and milestones in one centralized system. Some immigration technology even allows HR users to deep-dive into a specific visa that may require more hands-on management. Finally, immigration platforms with built-in communication features give employees the ability to contact attorneys directly for insight into their case status, immediate action items and next steps.

Benefit #2: Increase Time-Savings for Your Immigration Team

Automated questionnaires save time for HR teams and employees alike by recognizing fields that have been completed previously or are redundant, and automatically entering in the data. Technology can also help prioritize cases based on expiration dates, start dates or deadlines, keeping HR users from having to ask their attorney or manage dates in an excel spreadsheet.

Benefit #3: Enable Proactive Risk Management

Compliance tools available in many immigration platforms help HR teams centrally manage all required documentation, such as Public Access Files, on secure cloud-based servers so they can be pulled whenever and wherever needed. They also proactively alert HR or immigration managers when an employee's information may need to be audited or require an amendment.

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Benefit #4: Forecast Your Immigration Needs

Technology with comprehensive workforce planning capabilities can help HR teams understand the needs of their foreign national population and distribute tasks that need completing. These augmented platforms give users a comprehensive view into current and future immigration needs, such as renewals, green card eligibility, upcoming H-1B cap cases and more. Immigration technology also empowers HR teams to easily collect, organize and analyze the data that can be used to forecast and assess their immigration budget.

Benefit #5: Manage Immigration Programs Whenever, Wherever

In the age of remote work, secure and easy access to important immigration documents is nonnegotiable for employers. HR teams at leading companies are increasingly storing employee information online in cloud-based servers, making access quick and orderly. This saves time for HR and employees, while also ensuring that organizations stay in compliance in the event of an audit. In addition, mobile applications offered by immigration technology providers enable all parties to check-in on case statuses, communicate with attorneys and manage important documents on any device.

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