We had a situation arise in hiring. We are currently hiring for two positions.
We offered one position to a young woman who came here from another country. Today we found she applied for a visa extension but may or may not get it in the 3 months she has left on her current visa.
Which means in 3 months she could be gone. I know nothing about immigrations laws other than what I looked up on the internet. From what I see we could sponsor her for a H-1b visa. If we want to go to that extent. Because at this point I don`t know enough about if she will work out.
My partner an I both really like her and feel she would be a great asset to our small company.
I would like to take a chance on her. My partner says I am getting too emotionally involved in her personal issues and we should move on.
We spent the last 2 months going through dozens of resumes and over a dozen interviews. She was the first one I really felt had the raw talent and personality that would help us grow the company. Call it an intuition.
Bottom line, in 3 months she may or may not be here and we would have to start the whole process over. This current interviewing time has really hurt us. Jobs got behind. Marketing has fallen behind. Not to mention the stress!
Since we are hiring for two positions, one idea was to hire the second person with similar qualitfications to move up into her position if she were to leave. Which, of course, would mean we would have to look for that position.
I am having a very difficult time with this one.