In 1990, the U.S. Congress created a special category of visas to attract the top 1% of talented employees, in the world, enter the United States and fill positions. This special visa is called the O-1 visa and is touted as the “genius visa.” These are highly sought after individuals, who have risen to the very top of their field in business, science, education, athletics, the arts, motion picture or television. You know they are at the top because they must have won a prestigious international or national award. Each year over 10,000 visas are issued to this talented group, from various countries, ethnicities and cultures. If you would like to attract and retain these O-1 employees, you should target them in the hiring process.
When posting a job online on websites such as Indeed, include the term “visa sponsorship available” in the advertisement. This way O-1 visa workers know that you welcome their application.