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Global HR Group Conducting Study on Talent Management
The WFPMA is currently conducting a research study on talent management, focusing on smaller organizations, and is asking for HR professionals to participate in an online survey.

Canada’s Experience with Expedited Union Certification
Many of the features of the final rule of the U.S.’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concerning Representation Case Procedure Changes are modeled on or resemble the Canadian certification procedures. Here’s a look at how Canadian employers are handling the changes.

China Has New Visa Requirements
The immigration requirements have become more complicated and the procedures more lengthy for companies planning to send certain employees to China for periods of up to 90 days.


HRMA 2015: Employment Contracts in British Columbia
Having written employment contracts allows an employer and its employees to have a clear understanding of expectations at the start of a business relationship, an employment lawyer told attendees recently at the Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) Conference and Tradeshow 2015.


Interview Tips for Hiring Foreign National Workers
Interviewing a non-U.S. applicant could be very different than what you’re used to. From cultural etiquette differences to new options in technology that can help facilitate discussions between the hiring manager in one country and the candidate in the other, here are some suggestions to make cross-cultural interviewing successful.

New Rules Revamp H-2B Visa Program
The U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security have announced rules meant to reinstate the H-2B temporary foreign worker program, make improvements to it and establish a prevailing wage methodology for its use.
Proposed H-4 Visa Expansion Proves Controversial
An expansion of the H-4 visa program that would allow its holders to work while their spouses’ H-1B visas are in green card status is being called on the carpet by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI). The institute has filed a complaint against the federal government alleging the H-4 visa program violates federal law.
E-Verify: The Future of Employment Eligibility Verification for All?
While the politics of immigration reform are heatedly debated on Capitol Hill, another issue is quietly brewing behind the scenes that could impact every employer and employee in the United States: Some proposed bills on immigration mandate the use of E-Verify by every U.S. employer. 



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