The Migration Agency is launching the concept of an Immigration Business Partner
The global nature of business and life demands flexibility, intelligence, and strategic thinking around immigration. Since The Migration Agency opened its doors, we have opened up a world of possibility for blue chip corporates, small to medium-sized enterprises, and individuals, by addressing their Australian immigration challenges.
We have found that the key to success for our clients to meet their challenges, is by making a shift from being a technical subject matter expert to being their trusted advisor and partner. This is what we call “smart immigration”, and we believe it is critically important for clients to have a trusted partner on their team, who understands their business and can provide close support and commercial solutions to achieve business goals.
Here are 3 reasons why we think immigration partnership is a smart approach:
1. A strategic approach to talent mobility is now required
The labour market is globalized and therefore businesses need to get on board and be open to hiring international talent or they will be left behind. The good news is that technology enables businesses to take a fresh look at how they approach talent acquisition, determining what talent they need and where and how to find it both locally and from the global labour market.
If the trend is towards global mobility, then immigration firms have an important role to play to open up access to international labour markets and reduce barriers for employers to access the skills from wherever and whenever they are needed.
Furthermore, research shows that the true drivers of innovation and growth in business is the diversity of people within the workplace. If businesses are seeking to gain an advantage over their competitors, then immigration needs to be one of the strategic elements to their recruitment activities.
2. We’re an extension of your team
TMA’s model of being a trusted advisor and business partner to clients means that we are the extension of our clients’ team, we get to know their business, its objectives, so that we can find solutions and bring value.
The traditional migration agent treats immigration like a transaction or commodity, this model isn’t capable of achieving the goals of the business or individual. In fact, we would argue that it is an imperative that immigration professionals shift their thinking from being simply transactional and reactive to becoming the trusted advisor and partner who can be a strategist, legal expert and commercial advisor capable of identifying opportunities and create value to the business’ workplace.
An immigration business partner will ensure that you are ahead of the game, and allow you to leverage their experience and insights from helping many other businesses to grow through strategic immigration.
3. We create a more personalised experience
The bottom line is, immigration is a people business. Just as every business is different, so too an immigration program need to be tailored to meet the business’ objectives.
It’s also important to take a personalised approach and create a positive experience for employees, for whom immigration is often the first foray into a new role or workplace.
It’s why we insist on taking time to understand your specific situation. Whether you’re a corporate, small business or individual, we get to know you first and develop a strategy based on your particular circumstances. If the strategy is right, the roll out of the strategy then becomes seamless, predicable and efficient.
How we are re-thinking immigration
We believe that there needs to be a major shift in approach to immigration advice and services to be a high impact, value creating solutions provider for the business. Which is why we are taking the role of immigration consultant to the next level, creating expert business partners who work close to business.
We are proud to be leading the way with our new and re-branded team of senior experts who are our Immigration Business Partners. This is an exciting step both for The Migration Agency and a clear recognition of the role that our senior consultants play as the trusted advisor and business partners growing our business as well as our clients’ business.
Want to know more?
If you would like to explore how The Migration Agency can help define an immigration program and become your business partner to leverage global talent in your business, please contact Amit Thapa, Head of Client Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org.