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In most cases, the answer to the question, “Do you really need a candidate’s approval to run a background check?” is yes. With few exceptions, if you fail to take this step, you can leave yourself open to a costly lawsuit. So, before you launch a background screening policy, make sure you know all the rules Read more »

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When a potential employee is being considered for a job, it can be a real advantage to have them get a pre-employment physical exam to be sure they’re healthy and ready to hit the ground running. These health assessments can help:  Save money down the road due to fewer accidents, injuries, and worker’s compensation claims.  Establish Read more »

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With all the busyness – and this year, uncertainty – surrounding the holiday season, it may be tempting to look the other way when it comes to completing background checks on seasonal workers. This would be a mistake that could put a real Grinch in your festivities.  Remember, temporary workers usually have access to your Read more »

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  You can’t afford to compromise the safety of your employees or the security of your company. At the same time, you can’t risk being out of compliance with the ever-changing conglomeration of laws, guidelines, and regulations that govern your business.  That’s why it’s so important for your peace of mind that you partner with Read more »

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How critical is Form I-9 to you?  It’s one of the most important forms that both employers and employees must complete, as it verifies a person’s eligibility to work legally in the United States. The completion of Form I-9 is mandatory for employers, regardless of their size, and it applies to both U.S. citizen and non-citizen new hires.  Read more »

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  Relying on instinct alone when you hire someone is not enough. A candidate’s history goes a long way toward predicting their future behavior – and a thorough background check helps you make an informed hiring decision.  In a nutshell, a background check confirms that an applicant is who they say they are. It gives you Read more »

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What do the former CEOs of Yahoo and Bausch & Lomb, dean of admissions at MIT, top spokesperson for Wal-Mart, and head football coach at Notre Dame have in common?  All of them landed prestigious jobs with global reach. All ascended to the top rungs on their chosen career ladders and represented their organizations at the highest, most impressive levels.  And all Read more »

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You may not think associating the word “blind” with your hiring process would be a positive thing, but it’s actually the ideal thing to strive for as you make the most informed recruitment decisions. Blind hiring helps eliminate unconscious bias and build workplace diversity by enabling you to be more objective when evaluating candidates, free from having a preconceived notion Read more »

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Billionaire business mogul Warren Buffett had this to say about the importance of hiring candidates who show integrity: “Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. Read more »

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Rehiring seasonal workers generally makes solid business sense. You already know them – and they know you. They’ve performed well for you in the past, or you wouldn’t even be thinking of bringing them back. So, why bother with the time and expense of rescreening them before they start?  A Corner You Can’t Afford to Read more »