Through The Noise
November 3, 2015
Lynn Shotwell of the Council for Global Immigration on How Antiquated Laws Impact Hiring
Through the Noise #118
Lynn Shotwell // Executive Director // Council for Global Immigration
Immigration is an issue frequently mentioned in the mainstream media but it’s almost always covered in a superficial way, overlooking the fact that there are many different circumstances that would prompt a person to leave their home to move to the United States or anywhere else. The Council for Global Immigration helps companies of all varieties ensure they comply with immigration laws while hiring international professionals. Lynn Shotwell is the Executive Director of the Council and speaks with us today about the tremendous difficulty faced by companies trying to hired skilled workers and those individuals who are attempting to secure visas to accept positions. We continue to operate under laws from 50 years ago that don’t address many of today’s challenge.
Lynn Shotwell has been an advocate for the free movement of highly-skilled talent for two decades. She works with policymakers in the United States and around the world to persuade them to reform migration systems so they work for employers, employees and the economy. She is particularly interested in how migration, education, technology and other changes work together to shape the workplace of tomorrow.
The Council for Global Immigration is the leading employer network dedicated to immigration. CFGI is a strategic affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, the biggest HR organization in the world.