By msears

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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 »

By Katie Kulp

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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 »

By Katie Kulp

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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 »

By Katie Kulp

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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 »

By Katie Kulp

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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 »

By Katie Kulp

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Like any other industry, professional background screening relies on close collaboration and expert insight. The National Association of Professional Background Screeners’ (NAPBS) annual conference is the premier opportunity for industry leaders to update their knowledge and refine their skills. With just a few days remaining to prepare, it’s time for screening agencies to start gearing Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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Though most managers have overseen dozens hires and filled many positions, your previous experience doesn’t always prepare you for the needs of each hiring round. Since every job opening is unique, you’ll need to tailor your background screening strategy to each position’s demands. Is your background screening strategy relevant to your needs? The first step Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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In the business world, nothing lasts forever. At every level of your infrastructure, only constant innovation will keep you ahead of your competitors. Is it time to rethink your hiring policy? Here are a few questions you should be asking about how your company conducts background checks. Review your applications A common thread appearing in Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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When your company’s productivity and security depend on making smart hires, caution is often the name of the game. There’s no need, however, to feel that every candidate with a criminal background is a risk that’s too big to take. When a candidate’s background check reveals a questionable criminal history, you should always perform an Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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Before you start a new round of hiring, take a few minutes to review your hiring policies. Are you compliant with all relevant legislation? Since conducting background checks is a vital but complex ingredient in your hiring strategy, it’s important that you understand your responsibilities before getting started. Conducting background checks through a third party Read more »