iRecruit Customer Newsletter November 2019
In this issue:
- How to Make WOTC a Part of Your Onboarding Process
- Avoid a Screening Lawsuit – Best Practices for Disclosure and Authorization Forms by Verified First
- Five Ways To Reach and Engage Passive Candidates Using iRecruit
- Recorded Webinar: Set Up and Use Indeed Apply from 8/21/2019
- iRecruit Average Number of Employment Applications October 2019
- Upcoming iRecruit Training Sessions
- Note About the I-9 Form Expiration
- iRecruit Recent Updates
- iRecruit Knowledgebase #ICYMI
- What We’re Reading
At iRecruit, we hear from people who visit our website all the time who tell us that when it comes to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, it “takes too much time to manage.”
That’s where we come in. CMS-iRecruit has a dedicated service team working on finding WOTC credits for our customers. We manage the entire administration process from receiving the 8850 and 9061 forms, screening those forms, and submitting qualified candidates to the respective state workforce agencies. We also track the hours and wages of qualified candidates to make sure you get the maximum credit (calculate your potential credit).
Because background screenings are closely regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), it’s important to ensure compliance. One of the most common screening mistakes employers make is not providing a legally mandated disclosure to candidate and obtaining written consent to conduct a background check. Many companies have suffered costly lawsuits for not complying with these requirements.
Companies seeking to purchase a new ATS are often looking for ways to improve current processes, and become more efficient. A recent demo participant told us: “We want to seek out passive candidates who haven’t applied, but may be interested in one of our positions and make it easy for those people to engage with us.” During the software demonstration I asked them what they were doing right now to attract passive candidates. What was working for them? As it turns out, they had a large collection of resumes, but with a small HR department of two people, there was not a lot of active outreach going on.
iRecruit’s customers have received an average of 165 new employment applications in the month of October 2019. This up from September which averaged 127. The number of applications by customer typically varies based on the number of jobs posted.
Join us on November 7th at 1pm for Indeed Apply training. Then on November 21st for the General User Refresh Training (bring all questions) at 1pm Eastern Time.
Note About the I-9 Form Expiration
The I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form, that employers have been using since July 2017 expired on August 31, 2019. Until USCIS makes any additional announcements on I-9 Central, employers should plan to continue to use the current form. There is still no update on this as of 11/1/2019.
iRecruit Recent Updates
New Latest Updates widget
The Latest Updates widget displays the five most recent updates to applicant info, and includes the following: Applicant ID, Applicant Name, what update took place, Updated By, if an interview was scheduled in iRecruit the date also will display, Date Updated.
Onboard Applicant Page
New salary calculator to help verify you have the correct hourly rate is listed. This automatically calculates an annual salary based on the information you enter.
Update to Requisition Search widget
This dashboard widget now displays the 10 newest job openings, and expiration date, how long until the job expires, how many applications received, and also links to the new requisition history tab.
New Requisition History Tab
The Requisition History Tab will track and display changes made on the Edit Requistion Tab. For example if you extend the date range, or assign a new hiring manager, it will display on the history tab.
New Applicants by Distance Zip Code Search Report
Applicants by Distance is a dynamic search available on the reports menu. To run this report select your date range, enter a starting Zip Code, and distance in miles for the search. Click on the Submit button to run.
Schedule Interview – Select Locations/Addresses
New option to add a selection of addresses to choose from under Schedule Interview.
New Data Manager to support Sage HRMS 3rd Quarter Tax Update. New verion: EXP-PAY:201910141
25 new email templates added to Help file
For your communication inspiration.
iRecruit Knowledgebase #ICYMI
- Setup and Use Indeed Apply
- How to Advertise Job Requisitions on iRecruit
- Get To Know iRecruit, Tips for New Users
- Help Videos
- iRecruit Training
- How to Join a WebeX Session and Share Screen
- iRecruit Newsletter Archive
What We’re Reading
New Report: 7 Predictions on How Recruiting Will Be Different in 2025 (Read @ LinkedIn)
Monster: 85% of recruiters say candidates exaggerate skills (Read @ HR Dive)
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