A Day Without Your Immigrant Talent Pool

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Concurrent Session
A Day Without Your Immigrant Talent Pool
04/16/2018 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM |
Promenade Level: Roman Ballroom II
1.25 SHRM PDCs
| Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation
| Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn about the latest immigration changes that could impact your talent acquisition strategy.  

With the fates of over a million work-authorized foreign nationals hanging in the balance, businesses are facing a potential unprecedented wave of disruption to their talent strategies. In the current immigration climate, your organization needs a new game plan. During this session, you will get the latest updates on the challenges with work visas for students, intracompany transferees, seasonal workers and more; and will learn whether proposals for a new “merit-based” immigration system might offer a solution. As a talent acquisition specialist in a tight labor market, you need to understand how you can tap into the immigrant talent pool. This session will help you:

  • Learn how the President’s “Buy American and Hire American” policy might impact your ability to utilize H-1B, L, H-4, STEM-OPT and other visas for high skilled workers.
  • Understand how the increase in scrutiny and denials of immigration applications may influence your sponsorship costs and impact your business plans.
  • Understand the Federal Anti-Discrimination Law provisions governing what you can ask candidates about their immigration status during the recruitment process.
Cynthia Lange Photo
Cynthia Lange, partner, Fragomen Worldwide
Steven Brown Photo
Steven Brown, senior director-Global Mobility, Nike
Rebecca Peters Photo
Rebecca Peters, Director of Government Affairs, Council for Global Immigration