The Downfalls of Letting Candidates Start Work Before their Background Check is Cleared

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  You have a business-critical position to fill. For every day it sits open, profits, momentum and team morale are suffering. And now, you’ve found a candidate who seems to fit the bill perfectly: they have the right skills and qualifications, a winning personality, and the ability to join your team on short notice. The Read more »

The Importance of Staying Up to Date with State Compliance Regulations

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Employment laws and related questions are part of your routine week when you work in HR. Regulations pertaining to employment are ever-changing, and they vary from state to state when it comes to issues such as healthcare, labor, retirement, injuries, workers’ compensation, unemployment, paid time off. It can be mind-boggling, but the consequences of dropping 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 »

What to Look For When Screening Social Media

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What people post, like, share, or comment about on social media says a lot about them. If you dig deeper, you can gain substantial insight into their character and personality. While a social media screen should not be the only tool you use to assess a job candidate, it can be a valuable tool in Read more »

Applicant Experience in Background Screening

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Background screening is likely one of the final steps in your hiring process, yet also one of the most important. It can be key to fostering a positive candidate experience while at the same time providing better safety and security for all parties – and data – involved. Take a candidate-centric approach throughout all your Read more »

Background Screening Trends to Watch For

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As your company moves forward, what current trends should be on your radar screen when it comes to employment-related background screening and drug testing? Which issues, tools, and technology do you need to be aware of in order to optimize the effectiveness of your processes and ensure complete confidence in every hire? Consider this food Read more »

Are Background Checks Worth the Cost?

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Obtaining background checks on job candidates is your opportunity to verify the information they provide on their resume, application and during their interview and hiring process. Moreover, it helps ensure a safe and profitable workplace – and serves as a valuable risk management tool to minimize the odds of a costly bad hire. Thirty-six percent Read more »

Five Key Regulations You Must Follow When Conducting a Background Check

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Here are five considerations to keep on your radar screen when it comes to recent developments in compliance laws and other factors impacting pre-employment background checks: Recent Developments in Federal Laws There are two notable updates to federal laws regarding background checks – one related to screening and the other a reminder about a new Read more »