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I want to be an inspirational force for change both in the UK and internationally. I aim to be inclusive, practical and accessible.
I am an Organisation Development Professional. and Director & Principal Consultant at Change ItLtd. I have an international upbringing having lived in 5 countries (and working in 2!). My experience over the last 10 years have been both as an external and internal consultant. I have worked across sectors and industries, with large multinationals, local SMEs and within the Higher Education context. My special interest in the group revolve around some very curious questions about working and living in an international environment: How national culture influences organisational culture in an international setting and how this applies to engagement strategies across the globe? How national culture influences how people respond to engagement surveys? How to embrace the diversity of cultures within multinationals to create an engaging culture? How can leaders impact on engagement when dealing with an international team, even sometimes remotely?
VISA REJECTIONS FOR TECH WORKERS SPIKE UNDER TRUMP
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"I think the most striking thing is the change in denial rates has happened without any new law or regulation that many people feel would be necessary to have allowed an agency to deny so many applications in a legal manner," says Stuart Anderson, executive director of the National Foundation for American Policy and a former staffer on the Senate Immigration Subcommittee. I feel sorry for the affected workers with this change. They should have at least been notified about it so that they know what's the next step to do even before their visa expired.
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It really does suck but we've let companies get away with using the H1B to save money for a long time now. The person highlighted here is a perfect example, I've been in tech industry 15+ yrs and I would agree that a quality assurance analyst is not a role requiring 'highly specialized knowledge'. It's an entry-level tech role. The larger challenge is that people in these visas are taken advantage of by their employer and are paid less than their American counterparts. Areas with large H1B workforces see salaries driven down for roles just like this for everyone, not just H1B workers. This was once called the genius grant and it would probably be best if it went back to being just that. Applicable only to a person with 'highly specialized knowledge' that we cannot find here in the States.
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It really does suck but we've let companies get away with using the H1B to save money for a long time now. The person highlighted here is a perfect example, I've been in tech industry 15+ yrs and I would agree that a quality assurance analyst is not a role requiring 'highly specialized knowledge'. It's an entry-level tech role. The larger challenge is that people in these visas are taken advantage of by their employer and are paid less than their American counterparts. Areas with large H1B workforces see salaries driven down for roles just like this for everyone, not just H1B workers. This was once called the genius grant and it would probably be best if it went back to being just that. Applicable only to a person with 'highly specialized knowledge' that we cannot find here in the States.
I think these companies that hog the H1B visas are to blame, not the people.
I think these companies that hog the H1B visas are to blame, not the people.
I agree and it sucks that these people were put into these predicaments by the abuses of this program. We have to fix the law, and the program. But people currently in these low-skill roles don't qualify for the H1B the way it is written. Maybe there's another way we can keep them here, they're obviously contributing as well as any American. Maybe a separate visa to have them grandfathered in or something, I dunno.
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I agree and it sucks that these people were put into these predicaments by the abuses of this program. We have to fix the law, and the program. But people currently in these low-skill roles don't qualify for the H1B the way it is written. Maybe there's another way we can keep them here, they're obviously contributing as well as any American. Maybe a separate visa to have them grandfathered in or something, I dunno.
Not only are the H1-B's salaries were low, it also helped corporations keep American wages/salaries low as well. The corporations have been milking this program both ways, for decades.
From a technical standpoint, QA is becoming more of an engineering role now. It's not about running jobs. It's about understanding the business process and designing proper tests and automating them.
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From a technical standpoint, QA is becoming more of an engineering role now. It's not about running jobs. It's about understanding the business process and designing proper tests and automating them.
And local talent can’t be found to do it? Hah!
I call it BS. The company must prove that the worker will earn a wage similar to an American worker.
Additionally, the Visa process is costly and time consuming. It's not like going to the DMV for a license.
Right thing to do. We have the best education system in the world and we don't need billions of"tech experts" to come in, only the TOPs. Do your research and see how many non-technical"tech" H-1B exists here, only knows how to play office politics instead bringing in real innovations, you'll be SURPRISED.
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