If a candidate requires sponsorship or assistance, this means either (1) the candidate is a non-citizen and does not hold a visa to work in your role’s location currently or (2) the candidate is a non-citizen and does hold a visa to work in your location currently but it will expire. In other words, in order to hire a candidate who “requires sponsorship”, your company would need to provide the candidate with visa assistance now and/or in the future.
So does the filter eliminate visa transfer candidates?
Yes. As a visa transfer candidate would require future sponsorship, ticking the "Candidates who don't require sponsorship" box will eliminate visa transfer candidates from your results.
Does the filter eliminated green card holders?
No. While green card holders are non-citizens, they do not require sponsorship or assistance. They have all the rights of a citizen except for voting rights and jury duty obligations. In other words, a green card holder’s status in the country is not contingent on employment. Therefore, Hired candidates are not asked questions about green card status and such candidates are not filtered out because a green card holder does not require sponsorship from your company.
Can I filter for citizens only?
No. While we understand certain government jobs may require citizenship, Hired does not currently ask candidates questions pertaining to citizenship nor do we filter around citizenship.
What specific questions do you ask candidates about their visa status?
During onboarding, Hired candidates are asked about their desired location/where they want to work. Based on their selection, they are then asked a series of 2 questions.
Candidates who indicate they want to work in the United States (USA):
Candidates who indicate they want to work in the European Union (EU):
Candidates who indicate they want to work in the United Kingdom (UK):
Candidates who indicate they require sponsorship or assistance in the version of Question 2 that pertains to the location of your open role are then eliminated from your suggestions when you tick “Candidates who don’t require sponsorship”.
According to Canadian law, fewer questions pertaining to work authorization can be asked of candidates. For this reason, they are only asked 1 question.
Candidates who indicate they want to work in Canada:
This limits Hired’s knowledge of the work authorization of candidates who want to work in Canada to their present work authorization only. We cannot gather and therefore do not have data regarding their future work authorization requirements.
Candidates who indicate they are “Not Entitled” are eliminated from your suggestions when you tick “Candidates who don’t require sponsorship”.