When hiring new staff members, all businesses must have confidence that their staffing agency is sending them individuals that are the cream of the crop. AtWork Group understands how important it is to follow necessary compliance guidelines in order to provide the best applicant pool for each open position. As the 2015 Best of Staffing Client Winner, this staffing franchise goes above and beyond to meet your staffing needs, whether it is for temporary, temp-to-hire, or direct hire.

Here are some areas where AtWork can go to work for you to keep your employees compliant:

1. References

Checking professional references is essential to verify the presented information about a potential hire. Every employer is looking for the hardest working individuals to become part of their team. If a potential employer learns a candidate is worth bragging on, that applicant will most likely be worth hiring.

2. Education Level 

To many businesses, there is an emphasis of importance on education level. Education can be an indicator of what types of positions a worker is suitable form, and it is important to consider education level when placing employees to avoid “misplacing” an employee in an unfit position for their skill level. Finding out a potential employee’s strength can help you see where they would be best suited in helping your company become more successful.

3. Drug Screening

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, employees involved in substance abuse are likely to be unable to keep a steady job, show up late or call into work, be less productive, be involved in workplace accidents, or file workers’ compensation claims. AtWork is able to screen recruits to ensure that your top candidates show no evidence of drug abuse.

4. Background Checks

The staffing agency can also run background checks on candidates to reveal any history of a criminal record. According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, with negligent hiring lawsuits increasing, employers are no longer able to rely on their instincts during hiring practices as they become liable if an employee causes harm to another.

5. I9 Form Completion

As illegal workers have become an issue in the United States, it is important to have proper records that all your employees are working for you legally. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, since 1986, all employers are required by the federal government to complete and retain the I9 form for each employee. This documentation verifies that an employee is eligible to work in the United States and must be completed within 72 hours of the employee beginning work with the appropriate means of identification readily available.

With over a decade of experience and strong compliance guidelines, AtWork Group promises to recruit the best hires for your company. Our team will work with you to find the most promising candidates for your company’s needs. Contact us today for more details on compliance practices and requirements.

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