With a recent Conference Board survey showing that a robust 36% of companies are willing to hire workers who are 100% remote, the need for innovative remote hiring processes is a critical part of the HR environment now and will continue to be post-pandemic. Considering a correctly completed Form I-9 is required of every new hire, Equifax now offers its I-9 Anywhere“‡ to help employers meet that objective.
The tool uses guided experiences and a network of trained I-9 completers to help employers get Forms I-9 done more accurately, on time and in person (as required by law); with I-9 Anywhere, employees can meet up with a trained completer to review the documents before they’re signed off on and submitted. In response to increasing demand during the pandemic, the company expanded its trained Form I-9 completer network and Employment Eligibility Verification Section 2 and 3 capabilities to help accommodate more remote new hires and rehires nationwide.
A new module for I-9 Anywhere recently has been added to deliver digital Section 3 options through the completer network. It is designed to more seamlessly help employers manage Form I-9 requirements for employees who are rehired within three years of the date that a Form I-9 was originally completed, and when employment authorization documentation has expired.
“The current guidelines require that every Form I-9 is essentially reviewed by a human, which logically runs a bit counter to the idea of remote onboarding,” says Jason Fry, assistant vice president, Equifax Workforce Solutions. “So, mobile-first software like I-9 Anywhere that connects new hires to a national network is the best way to help future-proof a critical part of new employee onboarding.”