By Katie Kulp

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How do you decide who to trust? In our personal lives, we generally develop relationships over some time, perhaps months or years. In contrast, players in the business world are often forced to make game-changing decisions based on relatively little information. Considering that nearly half of resumes and applications contain information that is inaccurate (or Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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Background screening is one of the most important parts of the hiring process. Without transparency, there can be no trust, and background checks give a clear view of an applicant’s past. What happens, however, when that past isn’t everything you want it to be? What do you do about a promising candidate with a criminal Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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Before you take on a new employee, you want to know as much about them as possible. After all, a good hiring decision has to be based on complete information. Though an application and an interview can give you a decent outline of a candidate’s abilities and character, only a background check can provide the Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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If there is one lesson business owners can learn from professional athletes, it’s this: every ounce counts. Just like runners cut every bit of unnecessary weight from their clothes, their gear, and even their bodies, business managers have to trim the fat from inefficient processes; if they can’t do so, their competitors will pull ahead. Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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The hiring process, as a whole, can get complicated and lengthy for managers. For this reason, simplifying every part of the procedure is crucial. Since delayed background screening results can slow your hiring decision, it is important to understand some of the most frequent causes of these delays. Inaccurate applications The most common cause of Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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Few companies are able to keep up with every little fact that appears in the news. For business owners, though, staying abreast of new and changing laws and regulations is a key factor in mitigating company risk that said, if your company frequently runs background checks on prospective employees, we have called out some of Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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When news and social media are publicizing one frivolous lawsuit after another, it’s reasonable for businesses to be concerned about their legal standing.  Though background checks are vital to every business,  there are times that the screening process could result in legal complications. Fortunately, a good insurance policy should protect you in many ways. Here’s Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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Performing a background check is like any other form of communication: it’s a two-way street. When job applicants know how to participate in background screening, the whole process becomes much more efficient and effective. If you’re interested in improving your onboarding process while keeping your candidates happy and comfortable, here’s how you can help them Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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Background checks have become such a normal part of the hiring process that they are essentially taken for granted. Every new employee must have a background screening performed as soon as possible  it’s as simple as that. What about returning, seasonal employees, though? Many businesses depend on temporary workers to get them through seasonal rushes, Read more »

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Every hiring manager is faced with one nagging question: Is this really the right person for the job? Though it’s impossible to know everything about a candidate on day one, background screening provides a compelling alternative to following your gut. Even so, the ever-expanding background check industry provides managers with a blinding array of options. Read more »