iRecruit Customer Newsletter January 2020
In this issue:
- Four Ways To Speed Up Your Background Checks
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit Renewed Through 2020
- What is Requisition Approval Workflow in iRecruit?
- Can I Have an Internal Only iConnect Form?
- How to Remove Salary History Questions From the Employment Application
- iRecruit Average Number of Employment Applications December 2019
- Upcoming iRecruit Training Sessions
- Note About the I-9 Form Expiration
- iRecruit Recent Updates
- iRecruit Knowledgebase #ICYMI
- What We’re Reading
After completing an interview process and finding the candidate of your dreams, completion of a background check is often the final requirement on your hiring checklist. A fast background check helps your company acquire top talent and improve productivity through filling open positions more quickly. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that many hiring managers view turnaround time as the most important factor when conducting a background screening.
As a leading provider of Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) administration services, Cost Management Services (CMS) has been diligently watching the renewal status of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit all year long. The legislation includes renewing and extending to December 31, 2020:
- Indian Employment Credit (IEC) from 2017
- Federal Empowerment Zones (FEZ) from 2017
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit, (Renewed through 12/31/2020)
CMS’s Brian Kelly said of the renewal: “We are extremely pleased with the news that the Work Opportunity Tax Credit has been renewed and extended through the end of 2020. We have iRecruit customers from all across the United States anticipating tax credits, and due to its extension they will be pleased to know that there is no hiatus for the program.”
iRecruit’s Advanced Requisition Approval allows your company to initiate a request for a new job posting either by using a secure web link, or by logging into an iRecruit account to create a new request.
The company requested an internal only iConnect form so that their hiring managers could add interview notes. They wanted their hiring managers to start following a consistent approach to hiring. They all were posting similar jobs (retail) in different locations, so it made sense to consolidate into one document that they all could use to evaluate candidates.
Legislation has been popping up everywhere restricting use of certain questions on the employment application. The Ban The Box question for criminal history, and more recently, banning salary history in the work experience section which first popped up in Massachusetts in 2016.
iRecruit’s customers have received an average of 131 new employment applications in the month of December 2019. This is up slightly from November which averaged 127. The number of applications by customer typically varies based on the number of jobs posted.
iRecruit Training in January
Join us on January 30th at 1pm 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 1/7/2020.
iRecruit Recent Updates
2020 W-4 Available in iConnect
New W-4 is now available for all iConnect customers.
Updated WOTC Portal
New and improved WOTC customer portal, track your tax credits.
Application Personal Information Section
iRecruit Application, Personal Information section updated so you can now edit name, address fields.
DocumentsZip Download Options Updated
Files uploaded to applicant record (other than iConnect, resume and cover letters) are now available to download via DocumentsZip Download Options.
iRecruit Knowledgebase #ICYMI
- How to Advertise Job Requisitions on iRecruit
- Email Templates for Communicating with Candidates
- 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
iRecruit’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019 (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
Experience Doesn’t Predict New-Hire Success: Avoid This Most Expensive Hiring Error (Read @ Dr. John Sullivan)
(Interviews) Even If They Don’t Ask… (Read @ Humetrics)
A Data-Driven Approach to Hiring More Diverse Talent (Read @ HBR)
5 Skills Every Recruiter Should Learn in 2020 (Read @ LinkedIn)
First there was ‘diversity.’ Then ‘inclusion.’ Now H.R. wants everyone to feel like they ‘belong.’ (Read @ Washington Post)
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