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Remote I-9 Verification—New Tools in a New Economy

Posted by JobDiva on Apr 3, 2020 1:46:41 PM

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As the staffing and contract work market grows, the reality is that employee on-boarding must change, too. As the federal government loosens restrictions for I-9 compliance, building remote work into the process, staffing organizations can now resort to virtual methods of verifying hired employees’ identities. (And not only staffing organizations and enterprises, but hiring organizations in general.)

Now, the question becomes: which tools make it easiest to remotely verify and authorize employees from beginning to end?

Background on Form I-9

The Form I-9 was instituted in the 1980s to help the government ensure that each individual hired is authorized legally to work.

To complete this form and finalize their employment, employees must supply some piece of vital identifying information, such as a passport or a green card. (Employers must also submit employees to an electronic verification system, such as E-Verify, the modernization of which JobDiva recently implemented.)

Within the past several years, the Department of Homeland Security has made allowances for remote workers who must complete Form I-9. The predominant example here is that newly hired candidates can select “authorized representatives” to physically verify their identifying document(s).

Whereas previously, such candidates need to be physically present for their employers, exceptions have been carved out to accommodate changing times.

JobDiva’s Remote I-9 Verification Technology

JobDiva has custom-built an end-to-end process for remote I-9 verification. Using this technology, it’s simple and intuitive for staffing professionals to complete the USCIS Form I-9 verification process without any need for the candidate to be physically present in the office.

JobDiva’s technology guides the recruiter and the candidate—and the candidate’s authorized representative—step-by-step through the process, which includes video chat capabilities. All of this is bundled into the JobDiva platform.

When there are changes in the marketplace, JobDiva is already several steps ahead. To learn more about easy-to-use, step-by-step Remote I9 Verification, request your demonstration of JobDiva—the most advanced staffing platform on the market.

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While the compliance with I-9 verification—along with following guidelines that might be beyond the scope of technology—is ultimately the responsibility of the employer, JobDiva is a powerful enablement tool for such compliance.