E-Verify: How Much Time is it Costing Your Staffing Firm?

E-Verify is a reliable and in many states, mandatory method of determining if candidates are eligible to work in the United States. But when you work with a large volume of candidates, inputting data can become a tedious and cumbersome task.

While many employers have grown accustomed to manually processing I-9 forms, E-Verify is a substantially more reliable method of assessing employment eligibility. The system is secure and available 24 hours a day and even includes photo-matching technology to reduce the chance of document fraud.

Simply gathering information from an employee-completed I-9 form and inputting it into the E-Verify website may seem easy enough – until you take into account the large number of candidates you work with on a daily basis.

Depending on how many candidates you typically work with, the time you spend on what should be a simple admistrative task can quickly add up. You may even need to add technology or manpower to manage the process.

I-9s must be completed within three days of hire and if your E-Verify requests are not completed in a timely manner, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can assume that you are not gathering the information within the required parameters which could trigger an audit and even hefty fines.

Employers may be unwilling to interview the candidates you present until their eligibility to work in the United States has been established by the E-Verify process. This can slow your fill rate and leave candidates sitting idle.

By using a software system that allows you to integrate the data you have already gathered to query E-Verify, you’ll save administrative time, reduce your risk of noncompliance and create an auditable trail.

Beginning with version 14.1, Avionté Staffing Software offers full integration with E-Verify. You’ll need to enroll through the E-Verify system and have access to your credentials and E-Verify Integration User ID to get started. For more information, see the March 24, 2015 Tip of the Week.


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