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 »

By Katie Kulp

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Pre-employment background screening is the foundation of any good hiring process. In fact, over 96% of businesses conduct background checks on all their new employees. While managers recognize the value of these resources before hiring, few take the precaution of following up on their search, and less than half of companies regularly rescreen their current Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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As the business world is regularly reshaped by market forces that didn’t exist just a few years ago, following trends is more important than ever. It’s not enough to just keep up with the trends, however. Your company’s success depends on your ability to modify your approach and understand these newer forces in play. Here, Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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Are you on the fence about conducting background checks? Have you been trying to conduct your own pre-employment screening with mixed results? If your current process isn’t going as smoothly as you’d hoped, it might be time for a change. Here’s why you should consider joining the 96% of employers who conduct background checks through Read more »