How Candidate Assessment makes the immigration process easier

How Candidate Assessment makes the immigration process easier

At Nation.better we are focused on identifying our customers’ challenges and eliminating them.

During our efforts to help companies hire employees from abroad, we’ve become aware of the following:

  • The majority of companies are not aware of the immigration processes (For instance, getting a sponsor licence, creating a certificate of sponsorship (CoS), applying for a skilled worker visa, and staying compliant)
  • Not all vacancies are eligible for the skilled worker visa. For example, the post of Chef is eligible while the post of Waiter is not.
  • The minimum required salary to be paid depends on the various personal characteristics of the applicant such as age, education, etc.
  • The required fees involved in the immigration process
  • The timeline between the decision to hire a candidate to the day they can start their employment at the company

We’ve created a complementary Candidate Assessment to solve these challenges. It’s currently available to all users of the Nation.better platform and you can get in touch with us if you’re interested in benefitting from our automated platform.

The minimum required information is collected from the employer and the candidate to make a personalised report. The report contains multiple parts:

1. The documents that need to be collected before creating a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)

The majority of the candidates will have to pass the English Language Test to prove their language proficiency, however, not all candidates will pass the test on their first try. 

We don’t recommend assigning a Certificate of Sponsorship—that lasts for 3 months—until all the documents are collected.

Furthermore, if the minimum requirement for the salary is not met, you’ll also be able to see that in the report.

2. Fees related to the immigration process

All the fees are personalised based on the data provided by the employer and candidate, as the fees depend on the location from which the candidate applies, the role, the size of the company, and so on.

The following fees can be viewed on the Candidate Assessment:

  • Costs depend on the number of years the employer wants to sponsor a candidate/s
  • What fees should be covered by the employer and what can be paid by the candidate
  • If the candidate comes to the UK with their family members, the employer will see the cost breakdown for them
  • They can also decide if they want to pay for additional priority services to speed up the application

Having these breakdowns at their fingertips allows employers to make a more informed decision.

3. Timeline of getting a Skilled Worker visa

It takes 8 weeks to get a visa and knowing the approximate timeline to obtain the visa can help the employer plan accordingly. Knowing you need your candidate much sooner than in 8 weeks, you can pay an additional fee to the Home Office and get a decision within 5 working days.

The data provided is then re-used by the Nation.better experts—eliminating the need to insert the same data multiple times—to help the employer create a Certificate of Sponsorship and help the candidate apply for a visa.