New I-9 Form is Live

The new Form I-9, or Employment Authorization Verification, will be made available via the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website on November 22, 2016. The new I-9 is purported to include some handy new features. Now offered is an online ‘smart form’ to help eliminate the most commonly made errors. However, it is important…

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When Luring Candidates Away

With the recruiting market running so tightly, employers will want to be ever more creative in sourcing candidates. Our recent installment looked at ways organizations can continue to attract top talent in a tight hiring market. However, there’s another potentially untapped pool of candidates that hasn’t been addressed yet, the passive candidate. In a candidate…

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I-9 Form Updates

Did you happen to notice that the current I-9 Form has expired? The I-9 Form actually has an expiration date of March 31, 2016. Unlike that food in your refrigerator, don’t throw it out quite yet. It is still good to use. That is right. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has advised employers…

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The Squeeze Is On

The latest data shows national unemployment rates at 5% and only dropping from there.  In February, 242,000 new jobs were created and six straight years of record breaking growth shows no signs of slowing.  Locally, the Portland Metro Area’s job growth was among the fastest in the US and it’s unemployment rate has plummeted to…

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A Case of the Millennials

The recently penned open letter by an employee to her CEO at Yelp and the rebuttal has brought focus back to the newest generation in the work place. Millennials. Millennials make up 50% of the workforce today, increasing to 75% in the next 10-15 years. Dubbed Generation ADD, The Selfie Generation, even the Unemployables, make…

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