CareerXroads Competitive Practices: Immigration Hiring

Immigration hiring is an increasing challenge for multinational employers trying to source talent that can cross borders (externally or internally). CareerXroads felt the timing was appropriate to look at the difficulties CXR members are having and recently we asked a few questions of our members. While individual ‘company’ responses in this newly published research report will remain anonymous, it is clear that a good deal of work will be needed in the coming years by large firms to acquire talent competitively and cost-effectively.

It is useful to note that the share of hires attributed to third-party sites continues to fall (9.4% is the lowest we’ve ever seen) equal to LinkedIn, which we expect to grow internationally for the next few years. Direct sourcing at 15.6% and referrals at 6.3% have a significant upside for firms willing to risk more innovative approaches. The 28% attributed to ‘other’ is simply that- everything plus the kitchen sink.


CareerXroads members are able to access the full benchmark and review of collected information and open comments provided by participating member companies after logging in. Members or guests that have questions about this survey or would like more details around the data collected should contact CareerXroads directly.

Chris Hoyt

A veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology and others in the USA as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as co-owner and President at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

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