Thursday, September 25, 2014

On-Demand I-9 Videos Available Today

On September 25, 2014, USCIS published the first Form I-9 Webinar On-Demand.  Now you can watch the free Form I-9 webinar at any time.  Choose the chapters of your choice or watch the entire 22 minute video in one sitting. You will see how to complete Sections 1, 2 and 3, best practices and much more.  It’s a great training tool.

Visit I-9 Central to learn more and view other videos in the multi-media section.

Monday, February 10, 2014

USCIS Releases How-To Videos for New Form I-9

USCIS just released three short video vignettes for employees and employers that demonstrate how to complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Watch the new Form I-9 videos and learn how to complete Sections 1, 2, and 3. Each vignette walks the viewer through the key steps in four minutes or less.
Here’s a synopsis of each vignette:
•             Must be completed by the employee
•             Explains each data field
•             Highlights new phone number and email address optional fields
•             Shows you how to fill in new foreign passport and country of issuance data fields
•             Employers may want to make this video available to new employees
•             Must be completed by the employer for each person hired
•             Illustrates important deadlines and instructions
•             Explains employers’ responsibilities
•             Includes important reminders
•             Completed by the employer for reverification and rehiring
•             Displays an on-screen checklist for hiring managers
•             Explains which employees have to be re-verified
•             Shows examples of documents not to re-verify

Friday, December 20, 2013

Three Questions

A client called today and asked the following question and wanted three answers.

"What are the most surprising things you saw / experienced / or that happened this year in employment?"

After a thoughtful pause, I answered.

1) I am still amazed that in 2013, there are so many employers who recruit like it's the 1990s using PDFs, faxes, and mailing of applications.  There are so many technological advances - mainly the simple fact that you can apply on-line - that make it so much easier for employers to apply to work for you.

2) People are still interested in these seasonal jobs we offer.  They want the adventure.  They want to experience new places.  And, honestly, they really don't care about the money.  Sure, they want to be paid, but it's about living life.

3) The last thing I though of was that people still think that CoolWorks.com is HUGE.  Maybe in our minds we are. ;-)  We are a team of seven.  A mighty team for sure, but we certainly don't work in a skyscraper.  We work out of our homes, love our pets and our respective sweeties.  We definitely have a great love for our fans to find the jobs of their dreams.  If that makes us big in our fans' eyes, well, so be it.

Anything surprise you this year?  Feel free to share.

In the meantime, have a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!