Vlad Magdalin, CEO and co-founder of Webflow, is a firm believer that great talent can come from any corner of the globe, and that geography is no reason to miss out on an amazing hire. Accordingly, he’s built a consciously “remote-friendly” company culture - with over 60% of Webflow’s employees happily based outside the CA headquarters.
Along with this innovative approach to hiring, however, Vlad soon realized existing immigration processes were failing to keep up with his rapidly scaling and global workforce - both operationally and strategically. If Vlad wanted to hire from abroad, for example, it could take months to get from reviewing a candidate’s case at the recruiting stage to applying for and procuring a visa, to having that person formally begin employment. That extensive turnaround time made project forecasting and planning unnecessarily difficult.
Additionally, since many international candidates have never worked in the US before - visa options for these folks were limited, and significantly more complex - particularly if the goal was to bring them onboard fast.
Vlad saw an opportunity to level up his immigration function with a legal team well-versed in the nuances of a remote workforce, empowered by the speed and transparency of Bridge’s technology.
The Bridge team helped us remove a lot of roadblocks in hiring amazing talent from abroad, and created a streamlined process both for our company and for candidates that needed specialized visas. The entire process became faster, cheaper, and much more transparent than before.