How does immigration status of an employee affect the company
Modern Workplace Problems: Immigrant Workers’ Rights
Evolution is an inevitable part of human life. One can’t move forward unless he participates in it in any manner and hence progresses as an individual as well. Evolution is a part of literally every aspect of life. In this day and age, we are witnessing the most advanced evolution of all times, the one technological in nature. But we often fail to notice that evolution is not synonymous to only progress. Just like many other things, even the problems an individual faces have evolved over the ages. Same is the case with workplace problems as well. As we keep progressing
as a human race, even the nature of our problems changes according to the current scenario. For instance, the kind of problems the HR faced in the office around two decades ago is extremely different from those that erupt these days. Taking this into consideration, it is essential to keep up with the times even in terms of crucial situations.
In the race to be the best, companies are ready to go to any extent to ensure maximum productivity. In order to make this happen, the workforce plays a significant role. However updated the technology might be or good the raw materials are, all these are insufficient as long as the employees are efficient enough. For this, companies are readily hiring people from any corner of the world as long as they assure high work productivity. To lure such candidates to move to the city where your office is situated, the company needs to not only offer an impressive pay scale but also appealing perks along with offer to do all the paperwork for the individual. It seems like a cakewalk but is a tedious task when actually done.
A majority of candidates make it clear in the interview itself that the company is responsible for any kind of paperwork that needs to take place in terms of immigration. This is also a practical way to do it as the offer letter of the company makes it way easier for the candidate to attain the visa instead of a regular approach. There are certain companies which refuse to take the responsibilities of the immigration paperwork. Due to this, there have been instances where these companies have missed out on efficient employees just because they didn’t want to get involved in this tedious task. This opened the eyes of other organizations and they realized that if they want the best of the workforce, they need to make sure that the immigration status of an employee doesn’t affect the organization. Also, this clause is now included in the employee’s contract as well.
When the company takes up the responsibility of the employee’s immigration process, it does not just end by giving the offer letter. That is when the process actually begins. The immigration criteria differ from country to country. Therefore when an organization decides to hire a foreigner as its
employee, he has to first look into the rules of its own country and how compatible is the immigration office to grant visa to the employee belonging to that particular nationality. Whether we like it or not on a personal level, one needs to take into consideration all these factors to make the immigration process smoother. There are times when the company also needs to give a valid reason behind why do they need that particular candidate in their company and not anyone else from the same country.
The best way to avoid any kind of misconceptions in the near future is to consult an immigration agent beforehand. The HR of the particular company must go through all the various clauses of the immigration policy of the country where the company resides. This is because even in one country, the policy is different according to the requirement of the candidate applying for the visa. Now a company has various types of employees. It may house an intern, a person who works on a contract basis, a trainee, as well as a permanent employee. The criterion for immigration application for all these employees is absolutely different. This is why it is necessary for the company to be well aware about the immigration policies so that they can draft the contract accordingly. The immigration clause on the contract can be altered according to the kind of employee you are planning to hire.