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The tragic story of what should have been a routine appliance delivery underlines the importance of completing thorough background checks on all of your employees. You need to take due diligence a step further and ensure that any companies with which you partner or subcontract, do the same.   A Worst-Case Scenario for Best Buy Read more »

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As a job candidate, it’s important to arrive early for an interview. By showing up late, an employer may think that you don’t value the time of others or pay attention to important details. Arriving for an interview at least 10 to 15 minutes early can show that you are punctual and leave a great Read more »

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If you watch criminal shows on television, you know that they make it seem like a breeze to “find the dirt” on someone. According to these shows, all you must do is type their name into a search engine or database and you’ll get all the information you could ever need. The truth is that Read more »

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After you find the perfect candidate, your goal should be to hire them as soon as possible. Here’s why: If you keep them waiting too long, they may lose interest or find another job. Since you don’t want to hire anyone until you’ve received their background check, the question becomes, “what are the turnaround times Read more »

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Picture this: You find what you believe to be the perfect candidate for your open position. They have the right experience and seem to fit in well with your company culture. But, after they undergo a drug screening through your third party background screening company, you get a notification that they failed. So, what do Read more »

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The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), formerly known as The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), strives to advance excellence in the screening profession. Recently, it has evolved from a national professional association to an international alliance of professional background screening firms. Background screening professionals across the globe now recognize PBSA as the source Read more »

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While most employers perform background checks on prospective employees, some also run credit checks. In fact, a survey by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) discovered that 31% of employers ran credit checks on some applicants while 16% checked the credit of all of their applicants. So, what exactly is a credit check Read more »

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The interview experience your organization provides is a reflection of who you are and what you believe in. Therefore, it’s important to take the time make it a positive one that revolves around your company’s mission and vision. Here are some tips to help you create an interview experience that properly reflects your company’s culture.     Discuss Teamwork  If your organization values Read more »

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While screening your employees does require an investment, it’s well worth it. By going this route, you can increase your chances of making the best hiring decisions for your organization. You can also avoid high turnover, which can cost you a great deal of time, money, and energy. Here are five reasons screening your employees Read more »

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If you are an employer who conducts background checks on prospective employees, it’s important to understand the difference between a misdemeanor and felony. By doing so, you can make the best hiring decisions for your organization. You can also avoid safety issues and turnover down the road.     What is a Misdemeanor?  While a misdemeanor isn’t as Read more »