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 »

Why Are 95 Percent of All Businesses in The U.S. Hurt by Employee Theft?

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Regardless of how perfect a job candidate appears on their resume – or even in person – the harsh truth is: you can’t always take them on their word, no matter what your gut tells you. Recent research has shown that 40 percent of job applications contain some type of false information. As reported in Read more »

How Social Media Search Impacts Background Screening

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Whether you’re searching for a job yourself or helping candidates advance their careers, you should be aware of the potential effect a person’s social media usage can have on an employer – because it can make or break the chances of success. Telling Revelations About a Person A social media search can offer a more Read more »

Background Checks: Best Practices for Communication and Customer Service

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  We have worked with many new clients who found themselves frustrated with their previous background check partner. We hear lots of feedback: the turnaround time was too slow, the information was inaccurate, or their prices were too high. But by far, the one we hear the most often is a lot simpler: they were Read more »

5 Hidden Ways to Improve Background Check Turnaround Time

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In our last article, we revealed four strategies to achieve faster pre-employment background checks. We weren’t surprised at all at the attention the article received. We know from speaking with frustrated employers in nearly every industry that turnaround time is always a top concern when it comes to background screening. You can’t afford to wait Read more »