By Katie Kulp

Posted

With online access to official documents becoming easier than ever before, there’s been an explosion of new background screening providers looking to take advantage of what seems like a simple industry. Though competition fuels growth in any industry, not every player in background screening has shown the dedication to reliability and accuracy as their peers. Read more »

By Katie Kulp

Posted

Running a successful business requires employees of all types. In fact, a staff composed of highly diverse personalities and backgrounds is often more effective than a more homogenous blend. When hiring, however, there is one factor that you don’t want to roll the dice on: skills. If your new hire doesn’t have the necessary experience Read more »

By Katie Kulp

Posted

The hiring process is one of the most critical procedures in any business. Not only is it a resource intensive process (that often eats up weeks of time and thousands of dollars), but the results directly impact your company’s future success. Unsurprisingly, businesses are constantly looking for ways to streamline and improve the hiring process. Read more »

By Katie Kulp

Posted

It’s the thing that every manager dreads: after weeks of searching, reviewing resumes, and interviewing candidates, the person you hired isn’t working out. What now? Should you tough it out and hope the problem can be resolved, or should you take action quickly? Here are some factors you should consider when evaluating what to do Read more »

By Katie Kulp

Posted

When a single bad hire can cost your business thousands of dollars, it’s important that you collect as much information as possible before bringing on a new employee. This means that your hiring process must as airtight as possible. Though you can learn much about a candidate during the interview, performing criminal background checks will Read more »

By Katie Kulp

Posted

Wanted to start your Monday off right by sharing a story with all of our clients and friends who perform (or don’t perform) background checks on new hires and employees. Here’s how it started… Just a few weeks ago, a friend of mine who, I’ll call Nora, assumed a new role in the HR department Read more »

By Katie Kulp

Posted

Recent reports indicate that Samsonite’s CEO may have bluffed his way into a $6,000,000 per year position. Ramesh Tainwala, who has served in his current position at the luggage giant since 2014, has been accused of falsifying his doctorate in business administration. Though higher-ups at the company initially backed Mr. Tainwala despite the claims, further Read more »

By Katie Kulp

Posted

Despite being an indispensable aspect of the hiring process, criminal background screening remains a complex endeavor. When business owners fail to take into account current regulations, they may find themselves in deep legal troubles due to their screening policies. Are your company’s background checks compliant with current standards? Though some laws differ based on state Read more »

By Katie Kulp

Posted

Since every business must maintain records relating to their employees – including former employees and candidates – there will always be the potential for sensitive data to be stolen. The data breach at Equifax (the credit reporting company that was hacked last year, affecting 145 million people) is evidence that even large companies with tight Read more »

By Katie Kulp

Posted

Effective background checks have always been an integral part of the hiring process. That said, businesses often struggle to balance several fundamental aspects of proper background screening: thoroughness, consumer fairness and litigation avoidance. While businesses rightly demand accurate and complete background investigations in order to ensure workplace safety and avoid negligent hiring claims, candidates need Read more »