Hiring with an Honesty Clause

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Covid-19 has changed just about everything when it comes to normal, everyday life, including the way employers need to protect themselves when hiring new people. With this in mind, many companies are implementing an honesty clause as part of their job offers. In essence, this clause allows organizations to terminate a person if any misinformation or omissions are Read more »

Considering Skipping the Background Check?

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Hiring a new employee is one of the most important – and riskiest – decisions you make as an employer. The right hire can help take your company to new heights of growth and success. But the wrong one can be devastating to morale, your business well-being, and your financial bottom line.  Pre-employment background checks are essential Read more »

Ban the Box Laws Take Effect in Virginia

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Well over three-quarters of the U.S. population now live in jurisdictions covered by Ban the Box laws, which remove the criminal conviction question from job applications and delay related background checks until later in the hiring process. Also known as fair chance hiring laws, these mandates aim to prevent discrimination against candidates who have criminal records. In addition to 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 »

Save Your Company Money by Staying Compliant

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), passed by Congress in 1970, is designed to ensure the accuracy and privacy of personal information filed by credit reporting agencies. It protects consumers – or in your case, candidate or employee – information from being used without their notice and consent.  As an employer, violation of the FCRA Read more »

Planning to Hire More Remote Workers Due to COVID-19?

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The Covid-19 pandemic, like the virus itself, continues to run its course. While the entire world has been impacted, it has hit some communities and companies harder than others. Regardless of the size, location, or nature of your business, there’s a good chance that some, if not all, your employees have been working remotely during this crisis.   With reopening Read more »

Hired an Employee During COVID-19 and their Court Results Just Returned?

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The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching and ever-changing effects on virtually every business in the world. As these implications relate to hiring new employees, they depend on such factors as location, industry, and the specific positions being filled.  To say it’s complicated is putting it mildly. And what stands true today may change tomorrow, as states, regions, and companies across the nation and globally prepare for Read more »

What You Need to Know About Reinstating Your Furloughed Employees

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Have you been forced to furlough or lay off employees during the Covid-19 pandemic? And now, as this crisis runs its course, are you wondering about the proper steps to take when reinstating employees? To avoid being caught off guard as things return to normal, there are some key points to keep in mind.  Did you Read more »

What Percentage of Candidates Lie on Resumes?

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“Truth builds trust.”   Speaking of truth – truer words were never spoken, in this case, by motivational and customer service expert Marilyn Suttle. And, nowhere is trust more important than in your relationships with job candidates and employees. So, it may shock you to hear that up to 85 percent of job seekers lie on their resumes – or Read more »

How Much is Turnover Really Costing You?

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As an employer, you know how painful it is to lose a good employee – not only the shock of hearing the initial devastating news but also the collateral damage afterwards. Morale, engagement, productivity, quality, and even safety may be threatened.   In many more ways than one, it pays to hold onto your top talent.   In one Read more »