“Welcome! Please be sure to sign here, here, and last but not least, here.”
There’s new hire orientation and then there’s employee onboarding—the former is a best practice, the latter is a compliance necessity. You’ll need employees to take time out of what is already a busy first day to sign documents proving who they are and how they’d like to be paid.
The Form I-9, a hallmark of employee onboarding since the eighties, has changed.
The most important new hire onboarding form is getting a makeover.
Starting next year, changes to an existing Tennessee law will require some businesses to verify an employee’s work authorization electronically.
Changes to the Form I-9 may be around the corner, but the current form just got an eleventh hour reprieve from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
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Onboarding works best when the whole company gets involved. When everyone’s in on the welcome—and when the whole process goes over smoothly—a new hire’s first few days become unforgettable. And when HR seamlessly handles the paperwork online, new employees have one less distraction when meeting the whole team.
When your company is in high-growth mode and hiring new people rapidly, it’s easy to just welcome hires on their first day, point out where they should sit, and return to your neverending list of things to do. With that, you have essentially guaranteed high turnover in the first year of employment.