Pro-Link GLOBAL Senior Counsel and Executive Director, Jason L. Rogers and Manager, Knowledge Management, SooHyung Gurtcheff-Smit explore how for companies to remain competitive, recruitment programs and company cultures must be inclusive of all genders, races, and sexual orientations to attract and retain top-tier talent.
Published in Mobility Magazine January 2017
Pro-Link GLOBAL Junior Counsel Daniel Morris examines how the Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will provide unprecedented access to the Australian labor market.
Published in Mobility Magazine October 2016
Pro-Link GLOBAL CEO Andrea Elliott looks at the development and current state of data privacy concerns across international borders, particularly in the European Union.
Published in Mobility Magazine July 2016
Pro-Link GLOBAL CEO, Andrea Elliott, and Associate Global Counsel, Lavinia Pascariu, collaborated to write this engaging article giving you three visa and immigration hacks that will make your life in global mobility much easier.
Published in Mobility Magazine May 2016
Pro-Link GLOBAL Junior Counsel Daniel Morris explores thoughts on harmonizing global mobility and immigration compliance in emerging markets.
The question of who is responsible when a party with a relationship to a company carries out noncompliant activities is as old as time. In fact, the biblical reference (Genesis 4:9) to the dispute between brothers Cain and Abel in our title illustrates how far back this discussion goes.
It is an exciting time in global immigration. New research by financial consultancy Finaccord has found that there are currently a record 50.5 million expatriates in the world today, and projects that there will be 56.8 million by 2017.
Besonders für kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen ist das Thema Geschäftsreisevisum versus Arbeitsgenehmigung noch Neuland. Aufgrund der zunehmenden Internationalisierung der Unternehmen und dem globalen Fokus auf Compliance, rückt dieses Thema jedoch zunehmend in den Vordergrund. Hierbei tragen nicht nur die Firmen selbst, sondern auch deren Mitarbeiter die Konsequenzen einer unbefugten Einreise mit einem falschen Visum.
As the political climate in Ukraine continues to be volatile, both foreign nationals and multinational companies located within the country are beginning to feel the structural impact of the political unrest on their immigration statuses.
Companies that make international assignments must increasingly adjust the characteristics of the ideal assignee to those determined by the immigration policies of the destination country.
As decisions are made to transfer senior executives and key personnel to Canada, care must be taken to ensure compliance with all local immigration laws. Relocation professionals must ensure that assignees always maintain valid temporary status while working in Canada.
The concept of remote or mobile virtual work is not new, but in an era of technological
innovation, increased global interdependence, and cost-cutting pressure, its application
is more relevant than ever. Yet actions such as Yahoo’s “recall to base” decision for its remote workers in California seem to indicate that the debate has reached a new stage: Does remote work increase or decrease productivity?
For organisations sending employees to Brazil on business travel, it’s essential to
make the right immigration choice, says Andrea Elliott, senior counsel (foreign) at
immigration service provider Pro-Link GLOBAL.
The beginning of the 21st century has ushered in a forever-changed job market. The digital
information age has displaced millions of traditional workers while creating a new class of highly mobile professional immigrants willing to bring their expertise to myriad global markets. Countries, not companies, are sweetening the deal to lure these highly-specialized workers to enhance their economies while placing the onus of immigration compliance squarely on the host company, and what this means for human resource and global mobility professionals.
Since the Soviet Union’s dissolution in December 1991, the former Soviet Republics have undergone tremendous changes and upheavals. Outside of a very few industries, such as gas, oil and minerals, this massive region, generally referred to as the Commonwealth of Independent State (CIS), is still a relatively unexplored business frontier for many companies.