Equifax Inc. is a consumer credit reporting agency. Equifax collects and aggregates information on over 800 million individual consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide. Founded in 1899 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, it is one of the three largest credit agencies along with Experian and TransUnion (known as the “Big Three”). Equifax has US$3.1 billion in annual revenue and 9,000+ employees in 14 countries. It is listed on the NYSE as EFX.

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  • Remote hires? Dispersed workforce? Locations without HR? There are unique challenges to managing I-9 compliance that are amplified with the structure of today’s workforce. And with worksite enforcement activities on the rise, you can’t afford to get it wrong. Don’t miss this webinar on Tuesday, June 26th with I-9 experts from Equifax Workforce Solutions. We’ll [Read More...] The post Remote I-9 We...

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  • Communications, Energy, Digital Media Providers Face New Challenges Online and mobile-based platforms are changing how fraudsters operate. These faceless channels have enabled them to move past simple point-of-sale transactions involving stolen credit cards or stolen identities. Now fraudsters use more sophisticated schemes involving synthetic identity (ID) fraud to exploit stolen products, servic...

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  • Situation While state unemployment insurance (”SUI”) taxes rarely drive a company’s decision relating to the structure of a merger, acquisition, internal workforce reorganization/restructuring, or divestiture (“M&A”) transaction, pre-acquisition planning can help shape the timing and final organizational structure that can result in significant tax cost savings. Solution An acquiring employer has ...

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  • Background The claimant was discharged for threatening violence in the workplace. He was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that he was discharged for misconduct connected with the work. The claimant appealed. A hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At The Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The claimant’s manager testified that the claimant walked [Read More...] The post J...

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  • SHRM18 – Chicago, June 17 – 20 The 70th SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition will be held in Chicago June 17-20. While networking with fellow HR professionals, be sure to stop by the Equifax booth, #2845. You face challenges daily and we have insightful solutions to help streamline your workload with solutions like income and [Read More...] The post SHRM18 – Must Attend Sessions appeared first on I...

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  • You have a lot of customer data — housed in a lot of different locations. You’re working hard to make sense of it so you can better understand your customers and advance your business. You’ve set objectives for how to use it, hired data engineers and data scientists, and even written algorithms. So…how’s all that [Read More...] The post Don’t Let Big Data Hinder Your Business appeared first on Ins...

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  • Government agencies face two key challenges: budgets under pressure and programs have to be streamlined to fight off fraud, waste, and abuse. Fortunately, agencies now have access to data and analytics tools that can help ensure program integrity and save taxpayer money. On May 23, Government Executive Media Group hosted a webinar called “Program Integrity: Ways [Read More...] The post Tackling Pr...

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  • Much of the identity fraud we hear about is based on completely fictional, made-up identities. Synthetic ID fraud is different. It’s when a fraudster pieces together bits and pieces of real identities—a date of birth from one person, a social security number from another person, and so on—to build a complete identity. This “synthetic” identity [Read More...] The post Is This New Type of Fraud Cost...

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  • The idiomatic phrase that enters in so often in economic discussions is that we are at full employment because the unemployment rate is low. While it’s true that we are at an unemployment rate that is the lowest that we’ve been in a very long time, I don’t think this statistic tells the whole story. [Read More...] The post Are We Really at Full Employment? appeared first on Insights.

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  • Recently, the IRS added a new page to their website – Understanding Your Letter 227 – offering new samples of Letters 227. These five samples (Letters 227-J through -N) show the various responses that the IRS is using to acknowledge ESRP inquiries and provide employers with next steps regarding proposed ESRP amounts noted on the [Read More...] The post Sample Letter 227 Added to IRS Website, Close...

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  • Get a Handle on Your Form I-9 Compliance No matter how many employees your company has ­– from dozens to thousands – the burden on any HR department remains the same: getting your arms around all of the paperwork. Furthermore, managing Form I-9 compliance is one of the most critical aspects of onboarding. We get [Read More...] The post Reduce the Paperwork Burden on HR and Get a Handle on Form I-9...

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  • In the fall, we published a white paper exploring recession concerns: Gauging U.S. Recession Risk. At that time, we did not see any indications of a recession. Fast-forward to today, and the United States is now in the second longest economic expansion since the mid-1800s (107 months, including May). Previously, the longest expansion was from [Read More...] The post Recession Concerns Revisited: S...

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  • Didn’t catch our recent WOTC Success webinar? View now! A couple weeks ago we presented a webinar on The Secrets for WOTC Success, during which two of our industry experts, Scott Shipman and Jason Fry, discussed real-world tips to help you run a successful WOTC program. Included in the discussion were best practices and key [Read More...] The post WEBINAR REPLAY: The Secrets for WOTC Success! app...

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  • With June quickly approaching, the Equifax team is counting down to HCI’s 2018 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference, the go-to place for talent acquisition and recruitment strategists to optimize their TA function.  Did we mention that this year’s conference takes place in the gorgeous city of Miami, Florida? If you are attending this year’s Strategic Talent Acquisition [Read More...] The post ...

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  • We’ve busted six of the biggest Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) myths that stop companies from maximizing their savings! You might think that applying for WOTC won’t help your company much; however, that’s simply not the case. Each year, companies get more than $1 billion* in tax credits thanks to WOTC. Yet, there are plenty [Read More...] The post Free eBook: The Top WOTC Myths Exposed appeare...

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  • Credit card lending is still on fire. There have never been so many consumer choices for premium cards. They have exclusive names like The Royal Card, the Lux Card or the Chairman’s Circle Card.  Let’s look at just how big the consumer market is for premium credit cards – and explore new options to reach [Read More...] The post Just How Big is the Market for Premium Credit Cards? appeared first on...

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  •     By: Jennifer Reid, Vice President, Enterprise Alliance Partners, Equifax Automotive   We all respect and value our service members and what they do to protect our freedoms every day. I believe we all also want to ensure this group of heroes is protected in the vehicle purchase process.  The Military Lending Act (MLA), and [Read More...] The post Two (2) Things Auto Dealers and Lenders Should K...

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  • For years, there’s been a buzz about higher education institutions improving student outcomes. And today, institutions are more accountable than ever for delivering meaningful student, and graduate outcomes insights on the value their degree and certificate programs provide to graduates and the economy. Unfortunately, reliable and longitudinal data has not been widely available, and Institutional ...

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  • Three Key Ingredients for Comprehensive Digital Identity Every day, consumers perform tasks using digital devices. Scheduling dinner with friends. Ordering birthday gifts. Checking bank balances. And, for each activity, they must confirm their identity. Yet unlike pulling a driver’s license out of a wallet, today’s consumers have a digital identity – a compendium of user [Read More...] The post Wh...

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  • Background The claimant was discharged for violating the employer’s tardiness policy. She was allowed benefits upon a finding that she was discharged, but not for misconduct connected with the work. The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The employer testified that the claimant [Read More...] The post May 2018 ...

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  • Synthetic identity fraud is a well-organized activity of fraud rings looking for ways to create and then nurture fake identities over a long period of time. Fraudsters can build a synthetic identity by creating a fake SSN or obtaining/stealing a real Social Security number (SSN) and adding non-matching identifying information such as name, date of [Read More...] The post Best Practices for Fightin...

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  • We’re living in an era of accountability, and higher education institutions know this all too well when it comes to student outcome measurement. It has become increasingly important to use data to help measure the impact a higher education degree and certificate program can have on the career progression of graduates and the economy. Many [Read More...] The post Student Outcome Measurement – Final...

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  • I-9 Anywhere® is Now Even More Convenient for HR Managers and New Hires We’re excited to announce the expansion of our I-9 Anywhere solution. We have a new partner network and new Section 2 completer options! Remote I-9 compliance is more convenient for HR Managers and their new hires. To complete Section 2 of Form [Read More...] The post I-9 Anywhere Solution Expanded: Greater Convenience for Rem...

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  • A Simple Way to Improve Quality in Talent Acquisition By Madeline Laurano, Aptitude Research Partners Co-Founder, and Analyst According to our latest talent acquisition survey, forty percent of companies are increasing their headcount this year and as a result, need to think about investing in the right solutions.* Many of these companies are thinking differently [Read More...] The post A Simple W...

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  • We’ve all been there. We try to apply for something or access an account for the first time on our mobile device and get frustrated at the sheer quantity of information we are asked to enter. Not to mention how often we have to backspace because we fat-fingered something. And just when we think we’re [Read More...] The post How much is too much? Are you losing customers by asking too many question...

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  • The 36th Annual APA Congress The 36th annual APA Congress in National Harbor, MD is this week.  Thousands will bring to life this year’s Bond-themed event as they explore new solutions for today’s payroll needs.  While networking with Payroll, Tax, and HR professionals from around the country, be sure to stop by the Equifax booth, [Read More...] The post 36th Annual APA Congress appeared first on ...

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  • Do customer expectations around the digital experience differ based on the type of request or transaction they are performing, such as basic banking, applying for a new account or loan, checking their balances? When posed this question during a recent webinar entitled The Impact of Digital Transformation on Customer Experience, Hrishi Talwar, VP of Digital [Read More...] The post The Digital Custo...

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  •   Today, we’re seeing exploding volumes of data and staggering advances in analytics and technology. Financial institutions now have limitless opportunities to assess and predict consumer financial behavior. They’re using technology to inform credit decisioning, acquisition and account management strategies. View Infographic Join Equifax  and Visual Capitalist  as we journey through time and explo...

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