The benefits of an immigration-focused CMS for startups

Posted by: INSZoom | Date: March 24, 2015

Startups that plan to hire foreign workers greatly benefit from partnering with INSZoom. New businesses, no matter what industry they’re in, have to hit the ground running. A lack of organization or the right business tools can cause these smaller ventures to fall behind, which may mean a business with profound potential fails.

New regulations affecting startups

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced in February H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B visa workers will be allowed to seek employment authorization starting May 26. This is big news for businesses in the U.S. that hire H-1B workers, as their attorneys and human resources case managers will likely develop new workflows to help their employees’ spouses apply for permission to work in the U.S.

Larger, more experienced companies may not think twice about the new workload, but startups that only just began to understand the H-1B process may flinch at the idea of more information gathering and additional forms.

INSZoom prepares small businesses for change

Any startup that knows it will employ foreign nationals, and potentially those with spouses who need to work, must be prepared for the lengthy H-1B and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, processes.

That’s where INSZoom comes in.

“INSZoom provides a client-facing portal.”

Both of these application processes start with collecting and organizing worker information. INSZoom provides a client-facing portal that allows foreign nationals and their spouses to upload documents and fill out forms directly in the case management system.

The startups’ human resources managers or attorneys don’t have to deal with paper forms, which must be mailed back and forth and could be misplaced. Instead, information is added directly to the CMS, where it can be accessed from anywhere startup employees have Internet access.

Organization is inherent in the INSZoom platform as the startup can assign each foreign national his or her own file, ensuring documents and information are always easily located and never accidentally fall into another file.

Additionally, INSZoom provides predefined templates and workflows so that inexperienced startups can learn the application process quickly and efficiently. INSZoom gives startup managers and attorneys access to immigration forms in dozens of countries, so searching for the right documents won’t slow a new business down either.

Startups can’t afford to be slowed down by complex H-1B and Form I-765 processes, which is why they should invest in INSZoom products from the very beginning.

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