With its paperless online system for management & easy processing of all Form I-9s, i9AdvantEdgeSM gives businesses rapid I-9 compliance with optional instant integration to E-Verify.
Edge Information Management, Inc. (Edge), a prominent provider of employment and drug screening services, is proud to announce the recent launch of its newest product, i9AdvantEdgeSM. i9AdvantEdgeSM helps companies complete the Form I-9 process quickly, without the need of paper documentation or filing, by electronically storing all the government required information on their employees. The system also offers the option to connect to E-Verify for instant confirmation of identity and work authorization through Homeland Security. This is becoming a very important detail in completing the employment screening process, as audit fines and penalties for non-compliance continue to increase in amount and frequency.
All U.S. employers are legally required to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all their new hires. Yet, more and more companies are faced with fraud, poor verification & recordkeeping procedures which can result in compliance violations ranging from prison sentences, forfeiture of assets or civil fines. For example, in 2010 a large employer received fines totaling over $1,000,000, as the result of a 2008 Form I-9 inspection by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The fines stemmed from numerous deficiencies in the company’s I-9 verification process.
Utilizing a tool like i9AdvantEdgeSM can make the I-9 process compliant, paperless, simple and fast.
i9AdvantEdgeSM is accessible through Edge’s premier online system, WebScreenSM, which can be utilized as a standalone product or integrated with any Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
Some distinctive features of i9AdvantEdgeSM include:
- A training site which allows users to “try” the system before entering in live information
- The option to include instant access to E-Verify
- Digital I-9 storage, which eliminates paper forms and filing
- A duplication alert that advises the user if an employee has already been entered
- Step-by-step assistance during “No-Match” situations
- Management of multiple permission levels allowing optimal security
Joe Langford, President of Edge Information Management, Inc., commented on the new product, “i9AdvantEdgeSM is an excellent tool for companies that want to move away from their paper process of collecting and storing I-9 forms to a simple and efficient electronic method. The integration of this automated I-9 solution into our current background screening application, WebScreenSM, conveniently consolidates two critical aspects of the hiring process and greatly reduces the number of errors typically made on I-9 forms. We are very excited to deliver such a smooth system that gives all companies, regardless of size, the capability to both streamline and monitor their I-9 process at an economical rate.”
About Edge Information Management, Inc.
Edge Information Management, Inc., incorporated in 1991, is a national provider of numerous employment screening solutions including; criminal background checks, drug screening services utilizing urine, hair, saliva or sweat, electronic I-9 management, employment, education and other credential verifications. Edge is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a member of the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPPA), the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), the preferred provider for the Employer’s Association Forum (EAF), a Service Corp member for the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) and a sponsor for the 2012 HR Florida Conference and Exposition For more information on Edge and their services, please can visit them at the following upcoming shows: NRF Loss Prevention Conference in New Orleans, booth #1024 and the Annual SHRM Conference in Atlanta, booth #446.