I am really new to CiviCRM and so this question may just display my lack of understanding of some basic concepts. I serve a membership driven organization whose members are themselves almost all employees of larger organizations.
I am trying to test out how new contacts can identify themselves as part of an existing organization. I created a simple profile that I embedded in a wordpress page in "create" mode. On it I use the Individual fields First name, last name, email and "Employee of."
When you edit a contact on the back end of the site, the "Employee of" field autocompletes if an existing employer is there. But used as a front end form element, it does no such thing on my installation. Am I missing something? How do I allow new members to enter and select from an existing set of organizations?