The Importance of Background Checks for Remote Employees

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  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has helped slow the spread of the virus while allowing companies to stay in business and employees to continue earning a paycheck. Now that a vaccine is available, many companies have resumed on-site operations. Yet, remote work is here to stay. Many workers have found that they prefer Read more »

Common Human Resource Mistakes That Can Often Delay Background Screening

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Background screening has become a routine part of many hiring processes. Unfortunately, by treating it as routine, many human resources professionals accidentally engage in behaviors that actually delay a background screening. Since a delayed background screening can, in turn, delay a hiring process or result in lower-quality hiring decisions, it is important to approach background Read more »

The Importance of Workforce Monitoring and Re-Screening

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Hiring managers understand how important it is to include background checks as part of their due diligence in hiring. Companies that abandon this attention to detail after a hire is made, however, do so at their own risk. While background checks in the hiring process are important, continuing to monitor employees’ backgrounds, credentials, and related Read more »

What Are the Turnaround Times for Drug Testing?

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When you have to make a decision about hiring – or even disciplinary action – waiting on the results of a background check or drug screening can be incredibly frustrating. To help you know what to expect, here is a brief overview of standard turnaround times for the most common drug tests. Basic urine drug Read more »

Employers: Here’s What You Can Do While You Wait for Background Check Results

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As you adapt to a new workplace reality in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, thorough background checks on prospective hires are more important than ever. You may not be able to meet job candidates in person, so they serve as a crucial means to fully vet applicants.  On average, it takes five to seven business Read more »

Want to improve turnaround time? Use background screening automation.

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Modern hiring processes are long, and long gone are the days of someone dropping their resume off at the office and getting hired that same week. Nowadays, the process stretches weeks, sometimes months. By the end of the process, everyone is ready to wrap it up and get butts in seats.  The background check is Read more »

The Leading Reasons to Conduct Criminal Background Checks when Hiring

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  When a single bad hire can cost your business thousands of dollars, it’s important that you collect as much information as possible before bringing on a new employee. This means that your hiring process must as airtight as possible. Though you can learn much about a candidate during the interview, performing criminal background checks Read more »

The Importance of Working with an Accredited Firm for Your Background Screening Needs

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Hiring employees is among your most important duties as a business leader. You’re bringing on board people who you’ll be trusting with significant responsibilities that impact your business and its people. So, you should settle for nothing less than excellence when it comes to background screening. It’s critical to maintain compliance with all local, state, Read more »

What You Need to Know About Background Check Compliance

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Background checks provide a wide realm of information that can be extremely valuable as you make an employment decision about a candidate or employee. Falling under this umbrella may be criminal records, credit reports, work histories, educational backgrounds, social media usage, and more. But, as a responsible and legally compliant employer, you must be diligent Read more »