Uber Uses Continuous Background Checks – Should You?

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Since their inception, Uber and its competitors have faced criticism regarding the security of their services. With their clients’ personal safety on the line, it was clear that measures were needed to put minds at ease; but how? After the recent announcement that Uber would institute continuous background checks, many other business owners are wondering Read more »

5 Common Types of Background Checks

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Before you start a hiring round, you need to nail down what strategy is right for each position you’re trying to fill. Depending on the needs of each job opening, consider a combination of these common types of background checks to get a complete view of your candidates. Different types of background checks 1.      Criminal Read more »

Should You Screen Your Contingent Workforce?

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Freelancers, temporary staff, contractors… in today’s market, up to 40% of the workforce is made up of such contingent workers. Though their roles vary in every industry, temp workers are guaranteed to form a large part of your company’s staffing strategy, and their importance is only expected to grow as the next generation’s expectations in Read more »

Why You Should Outsource Your Education and Employment Verifications

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As important as an interview is to the hiring process, it can’t tell you everything you need to know about a candidate. In order to fully evaluate their skill level and experience, you need to take a closer look at the applicant’s education and employment history. Though it might seem simple enough to check these Read more »

Does My State Ban Asking Candidates About Their Salary?

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When negotiating with potential hires, your primary job is to discern whether each candidate is worth an investment of your time and resources. Often, the deciding factor comes down to salary. Though many recruiters like to ask candidates about their previous wages in order to nail down a potential offer, more and more states are Read more »

Can You Check a Candidate’s Credit Report?

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When searching for a new employee, it’s natural to seek as much information as possible before making a decision. Before you decide how far to take your search, however, you need to answer one question: How much is too much? With good reason, the laws surrounding background checks are designed to protect the privacy of Read more »

How Background Checks Positively Influence Your Company Culture

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As modern industries become more diverse and people’s career options multiply, it’s increasingly hard to make your company stand out as an employer of choice. More and more often, the deciding factor in a job seeker’s decision comes down to company culture – which employer offers the most welcoming, promising, and productive environment. Though background Read more »

How One Bad Hire Impacts Your Company Culture

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Have you ever hired a new employee only to quickly realize you’ve made a mistake? Due to the urgent need to fill critical positions, every manager has their own story about a new hire that went bad, and bad hires are made every day. What does a bad hire really cost, and how can you Read more »

The FCRA’s New Summary of Rights

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After several high-profile data breaches in recent months – including the massive leak at Equifax which resulted in the theft of 145 million records – it’s reasonable to wonder if one’s personal financial information is being stored securely. Since consumers are particularly at risk when their personal data is being accessed by a third party, Read more »

Using Past Background Checks to Make Better Future Hiring Decisions

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“I should have known better.” We’ve all said these words at some point (perhaps more than we care to admit), and hiring managers are no exception. Though seeking patterns in old records can seem tedious, poring over yesterday’s data can help you make better decisions tomorrow. So, what can your past background checks teach you Read more »