Nearshore as the H1B Visa Alternative

Nearshore is Not Only an H-1B Alternative; It’s a Key Component of the Post-Pandemic Organization

After the Trump administration set its sights on the H1-B visa, several IT companies pivoted their talent relocation strategy to nearshore countries like Canada and Mexico as a temporary solution, but the region is much more than a place to find talent.

With the widespread adoption of remote work bolstering the use of talent platforms for highly skilled temporary workers, businesses have an opportunity to bolster their resilience with lean operating structures that support a hybrid workforce. However, most don’t have the configuration to classify on-demand workers as essential elements of important projects, or the experience to manage a primarily remote workforce.

As organizations start to rethink their business models to leverage the contingent workforce in their region, a flexible operating model that uses nearshoring offers the opportunity to fundamentally change organizational cost structures—win-win for everyone involved.

Let’s take a deeper look at why organizations added Nearshore operations and the trends that are shaping the region’s potential to evolve post-pandemic organizations.