If your talent strategy involves attracting and retaining top-tier technology talent, this Forbes article by Stuart Anderson is a must read. With the best and brightest technology professionals coming from overseas, US scale-up tech companies will need to find a way to navigate the complexities of the immigration system as rules tighten and denials increase.
“Employers should expect denials of H-1B petitions to continue at the high rates seen during the past 3 years. In March, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will introduce an electronic registration system. Companies will use the system to submit minimal information on professionals they seek H-1B visas for in the lottery, which is held each year for 65,000 H-1B petitions and the 20,000-exemption from the annual limit for foreign nationals with advanced degrees from US universities. It could lead to increased filings and a lower percentage of cases selected in the lottery for start-ups or other companies that submit few applications.” For those facing this reality, MobSquad offers a solution by near-shoring talent in Canada. Message us to start the conversation on how we can help you retain, or attract, the top-tier tech talent you need without being subject to the H-1B restrictions.