Preconference Offering

The SHRM Global Talent and Mobility Syposium provides a great opportunity to add-on an educational program so that you can expand your event experience and take a deeper dive into a topic of your choosing. By adding an educational program to your conference registration, you have the opportunity to bundle and save!


Global Hiring: Complying with U.S. Visa Requirements**
November 3, 2019 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (in person) and then four, 1 ½ hour virtual sessions (times are days are TBD)

15.00 SHRM PDC

** This program is associated with a SHRM Specialty Credential and will fulfill the Educational Program component.
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Intended Audience
Individuals requiring guidance on hiring and retaining foreign nationals.

Program Overview
Presented in partnership with Fragomen Worldwide. Gain a high-level understanding of concepts and principles used when recruiting and retaining global high-skilled talent. Identify opportunities and limitations of the U.S. immigration system as related to employment. Learn how to maintain compliance with relevant U.S. immigration laws and regulations. Through a final practicum, demonstrate the essential skills required to identify and define key considerations when hiring or retaining a foreign national.

Program Objectives

  • Describe basic immigration terms and concepts and how they apply to the hiring process for U.S. residents and foreign nationals.
  • Identify when to use immigrant and non-immigrant visas to manage the visa process and comply with federal laws and regulations associated with temporary and regular employment of foreign professionals.
  • Define the I-9 employment verification process and incorporate best practices. 
  • Comply with federal auditing guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Identify and define key considerations when hiring a foreign national by participating in various scenarios via practical lab.

Sunday, November 3