The Business Case for International Hires

When does an international hire make the most sense for your bottom line?

In the session with Thompson Hine at this year’s Global Employer Summit, Partner Sarah Flannery will break down scenarios she has seen with client companies to increase their business success and save money, by strategically bringing on the global talent they need.


Flannery shares, “We’ve seen several instances where bringing someone on directly made more financial sense. Organizations that overlook this possibility might be missing out on substantial savings and growth opportunities.”

Get ready to challenge common ideas about contracting services or directly bringing on new hires, recruitment strategies, or investing in employment-based sponsorship.

Sarah will be joined by Team NEO’s regional talent manager, Mike Stanton, who will also share his past experience as an HR leader making hiring decisions. As someone who has faced these challenges first-hand, he will offer candid insights into when it makes sense to invest in new hires.

International hires are not be the only source of talent for your organization; but if you are overlooking international hires because of fears about sponsorship costs, you might actually be wasting money in the long run and passing on the talent your company needs.


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Global Employer Summit Breakout: The Business Case for International Hires

2:30 – 3:30 PM InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center

Questions about ways that employers are finding a competitive edge through engaging with global talent? Let us know in the comment section below!

Immigration Trends for Globally Competitive Organizations

Are you ready to hire the best talent, no matter where they are in the world?


Joining the Global Employer Summit on May 31st will be Envoy, an innovative firm that makes it seamless for companies to hire and manage a global workforce.

Organizations across the U.S. are hiring and investing in international talent; Envoy will break down employer practices and highlight areas your organization should focus on to compete in a global marketplace.

Sarah Maxwell, Head of Global Immigration, Envoy, knows that “companies require for their global workforce flexible support and innovative solutions that evolve with technology and the market.” She will join Gretchen Keefner, Vice President of Sales, Envoy, to also answer practical questions for companies looking to gain an understanding of the various visas available to employers looking to hire global talent.

Join Global Cleveland, Envoy and select companies at the Global Employer Summit to learn the steps you can take today to create a globally competitive approach to talent.


Do you have specific questions about visas?

Wondering what other organizations are doing to bring on global talent?

Submit your questions below for us to answer, and join us for the full conversation on May 31st.


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Global Employer Summit Breakout: Immigration Trends for Globally Competitive Organizations

1:30 - 2:30 PM InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center

State of Downtown

2016 was a big win not just for the Cavs but also for the city of Cleveland. Downtown Cleveland had the opportunity to host the Republican National Convention, the newly transformed Public Square was unveiled, the Indians made a World Series appearance, and of course, to top it all off, the Cavs NBA Championship.

Clevelanders are anxiously waiting what 2017 has in store.

Before we rush into our expectations for 2017 let’s have a discussion on how the foreign-born population affects our beloved city. The city of Cleveland has thrived because of the importance of foreign-born population who has supplied the labor and entrepreneurial abilities needed for any city’s growth.

Ohio’s immigrant population has grown by 2.5 percent between 2010 and 2014. Today, Ohio is home to over 480,000 foreign-born residents. In 2014, immigrants in Ohio earned $15.6 billion and donated $4.4 billion in local, state, and federal taxes that year. ( Foreign-born workers make up 6.7 percent of all entrepreneurs in the State of Ohio despite only accounting for 4.2 percent of the population.

Immigration is a hot topic right now; after all it takes courage and faith to move to a different country with the hopes of making it and fitting into society. The hope of a foreign-born should show the U.S population how determined immigrants are, in addition to how they benefit the community from their hard work, not in the least by creating new businesses, and by generating income and taxes. With new amenities flowing around Downtown Cleveland more immigrants will continue to find their way to Northeast Ohio and call the Greater Cleveland area home.

For people who migrate from other countries and choose to call Cleveland home these contributions show that Clevelanders have acknowledged the fact that foreign-born residents have assisted with the growth of the economy and are welcomed in the city. A diverse city like Cleveland has various businesses, in particular, restaurants. Clevelanders are known as foodies so it would only be fitting to have extraordinary restaurants from all corners of the world, challenging Clevelanders to explore new foods, countries, and restaurants. The city is dependent on the capability to incorporate new citizens in order to spur technology, innovation, and economic development in order to compete in a highly skilled global economy.

It is not enough to look to history with regards to the importance of foreign-born population, instead, join the conversation on how immigration and international residents can create jobs and influence an energetic 24/7 downtown Cleveland.

To learn more about the impact foreign-born residents in the United Sates head over to The City Club of Cleveland, March 28 from 4p.m-6p.m for The State of Downtown.



Chiamaka Uwagba, Research Associate, Global Cleveland