HR eligibility, eligibility check up

Dear forum participants,
I was wondering if anyone knows the cases that HR specialists in tech HR-company are eligible to apply for GTV?

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There are successful applicants who have held operational functions that cut across HR, Sales and Growth. Your eligibility might be a factor of your specific function within the business and how you contribute to the growth of a product-led company with measurable metrics.

Some of the descriptions for business skills listed in the TN guide are vague enough to be defined and quantified:

  • Experience of expanding or growing a significant product-led digital technology business

  • Head of operations for a digital business

As a matter of fact some TN reports measure productivity based on Turnover per worker. And how do you get the worker: by hiring, motivating, retaining and doing all the People stuff around building a strong and productive team, right? TN also produces People and Skills report which it strongly associates with a company’s growth and productivity. In many of those reports, the number 1 challenge startups face is reported to be lack of skilled talents. Actually, for this GT visa the UK government is trying to ‘hire’ talents from other countries into the UK tech ecosystem to remain globally competitive and innovative.

If you could package your application to show how your skills in People and Talent are helping to advance the sector through expansion, growth and productivity, I see no reason why you can’t try. Also, technical and business applicants get involved in HR matters. If ‘talent’ is not one of the key factors to a business growth and expansion if not the most important, what else is?

Also remember that Tech nation guide specified that “Business skills apply to in-house work within product-led digital technology companies, not tech-enabled or service companies such as agencies, outsourcers.” So your experience must be within a product-led digital technology company.