Most companies are required to perform I-9 verifications on new hires. When companies take these verifications on as an internal procedure, the process itself often requires additional resources and can pose extra risk to the company. Time spent entering information and employee training for proper handling of sensitive information are just two examples of what these verifications entail.
The biggest concern with regards to employee training is that discrepancies are dealt with correctly, as these are time-sensitive and are returned in the form of a Tentative Non-Confirmation. This is when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cannot confirm an applicant’s eligibility to work in the US, and this information must be passed onto the applicant in a timely fashion so they may rectify the inconsistencies—failure to communicate these notices can results in claims of discrimination by the applicant, and if too many discrepancies are found, companies can face a DHS audit.
Related Article: FAQ Series: What information can I expect from a background screen?
EVerify is a great option for companies to incorporate to make things easier: eVerify is the electronic version of I-9 verifications that works instantly to simultaneously check records in both the DHS and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to confirm or deny the information provided new hires. Some states have made the use of eVerify mandatory for all I-9 verifications, and even more states are getting ready to adopt the system.
Here at NationSearch, we have the ability to handle all of your employees’ I-9 verifications through eVerify, which takes approximately 72 hours to get you set up and ready to order. Our staff is already trained to handle I9 verifications, and we are experienced with troubleshooting I-9 discrepancies, which serves to free your team from additional time, training, and risk.
In addition, NationSearch is incorporating a new form of eVerify designed to bridge the gap between HR departments and hiring managers. Our new system increases the accessibility of the I-9 across all departments of a company with regards to both additional access portals as well as capacity for new employees to submit their information directly. This new system is fast, reliable, provides convenience, and helps avoid additional errors that can increase the time a company has to wait to receive the results of a new hire’s employment eligibility.
If you have any questions about NationSearch handling your I9 verifications in addition to the background screening services we currently provide, we are more than happy to help. Please feel free to contact us, and we can assist you.