|Diverse Influx of Employees
I launched my small hotel chain, in towns across the Midwest in 1992. Since then I have had a pretty diverse influx of employees. I never really focused on the requirements of government regulations regarding immigration and SSA documentation. But once I learned a business owner would be held responsible for unauthorized workers, I made every attempt to follow the guidelines outlined. However, so much paperwork in a high-turnover industry is overwhelming. Luckily I came across i9 Direct, a very easy system to use, with paperless forms to verify employees. The electronic storage allowed the documents to be easily retrievable. With the help of the customer service representatives, I was able to ensure compliance at an affordable rate.
- Hotel Operator, National Hotel Chain
|From 500 to 750 Employees In Weeks
With newly awarded contracts, we needed to bring on new hires, expanding our employee base from 500 to 750 employees in a few weeks. I thought verifying each person in multiple locations of our construction company was going to be a very daunting task. I knew that our human resources department was going to have a lot of work in front of them. Yet, we easily managed to verify eligibility of our new hires and upload existing forms for everyone in the company using the i9 Direct software. I was unaware that the process could be done in a paperless method, which cut down on time and made us more efficient. I am very thankful for the service and the products they provide because it not only saves my company time and money , it gives me peace of mind.
- Construction Manager, Regional Construction Firm
|Government Audits Popping Up
As a small business owner its difficult to stay on top of government regulations. In Atlanta, GA where my maintenance company is located, immigration was on the rise and government audits were popping up everywhere. I was adamant about not incurring financial penalties or unpleasant publicity about my company. With a growing business, our verification process was not efficient, especially for employees we hire remotely in other locations where we do business. But the i9 Direct electronic system enhanced our processing. Even though I'm technology- challenged, I can easily monitor our I-9 program and know that my workers are authorized in the United States.
- Small business owner ,Maintenance Company