By Katie Kulp

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When news and social media are publicizing one frivolous lawsuit after another, it’s reasonable for businesses to be concerned about their legal standing.  Though background checks are vital to every business,  there are times that the screening process could result in legal complications. Fortunately, a good insurance policy should protect you in many ways. Here’s Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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Performing a background check is like any other form of communication: it’s a two-way street. When job applicants know how to participate in background screening, the whole process becomes much more efficient and effective. If you’re interested in improving your onboarding process while keeping your candidates happy and comfortable, here’s how you can help them Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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Background checks have become such a normal part of the hiring process that they are essentially taken for granted. Every new employee must have a background screening performed as soon as possible  it’s as simple as that. What about returning, seasonal employees, though? Many businesses depend on temporary workers to get them through seasonal rushes, Read more »

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Every hiring manager is faced with one nagging question: Is this really the right person for the job? Though it’s impossible to know everything about a candidate on day one, background screening provides a compelling alternative to following your gut. Even so, the ever-expanding background check industry provides managers with a blinding array of options. Read more »

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There are three factors that every manager considers when choosing which drug tests to perform on potential employees: accuracy, speed, and cost. With that in mind, it’s important to understand what types of drug screenings are available. Here’s a quick look at the drug screening options that are available to you. 5-panel testing The 5-panel Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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When you have to make a decision about hiring – or even disciplinary action – waiting on the results of a background check or drug screening can be incredibly frustrating. To help you know what to expect, here is a brief overview of standard turnaround times for the most common drug tests. Basic urine drug Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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Drug and background screening are two of the most useful tools that managers have. When it comes to evaluating both your current and potential employees, the information gained from screening is invaluable. Like any tool, however, the screening process can be misused, which can result in serious damage to your business. In fact, more and Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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In an increasingly competitive business world, success and failure depend on the quality of your team. Since a single bad hire can cost your company thousands of dollars, it’s important to do everything possible to weed out the poor performers. Here’s why you should consider adding comprehensive background checks to your recruitment process. Pre-employment background Read more »

By Katie Kulp

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With good reason, more and more employers are implementing comprehensive background checks during their hiring processes. When a single bad hire can cost your business an average of $17,000, you want to know as much as possible before adding a stranger to your team. What, exactly, can you learn from conducting background screening on all Read more »

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If you’re worried about how your criminal record will affect your job search, you’re not alone. Some estimates put the number of Americans with some form of criminal record at around 30%. To put that in perspective, only 40% of Americans have completed college. Though criminal charges are nearly as common as college diplomas, employers Read more »