At Express Employment Professionals, hiring employees with the right skill set and temperament for your staffing needs is of paramount importance. However, behind the scenes is a detailed system in place to keep from hiring the wrong worker—because oversight in this area can mean a lot more than inconvenience.
Take the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s policies on undocumented workers, for example, and its five-fold increase in annual audits since 2008. You can be running your business without a care in the world one day and the next be holding an order to produce within three days an I-9 employment eligibility form for each of your employees. According to a July, 2011, New York Times story, ICE audited 2,196 businesses last year and the rules apply to all industries.
That’s why at Express Employment Professionals, we not only thoroughly document all our associates according to current Federal, State and local laws, but also closely monitor upcoming legislation to keep ahead of procedural changes in lawful hiring.
“We’ve always completed I-9 forms prior to assignment for all our associates,” says Lee Fossett, president of Express Employment Professionals’West Palm Beachoffice. “We also E-verify all I-9 information and match the information supplied to us with the Social Security Administration’s payroll files.”
According to Fossett, the staffing itself, however, is only part of the equation. Express Employment Professionals is a valuable clearinghouse of all kinds of employment-related information readily available to businesses to help them maintain good employment practices.
“We’re constantly updating our extensive database of articles, statistics, and changes in employment law and policies,” Fossett says. “We’re available to consult with human resources departments. We help facilitate live programs and simulcasts for guest speakers who are experts in the field. There’s a lot we can help with and we’re just a phone call away.”
Whether temporary employment for periods of peak production, upgrading key positions, outsourcing payroll processes or hiring for HR-related functions, Express Employment Professionals has the pool of qualified candidates to help make your company efficient and profitable.