6 Reasons Your Background Check Could Be Delayed

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Successful hiring largely depends on speed and efficiency. After all, every day an important position goes unfilled is a day your company isn’t operating at its full potential. When delays are out of your hands, such as during the background screening process, it can be frustrating not knowing what’s causing the problem. Here are some Read more »

Employers: Here’s What You Can Do While You Wait for Background Check Results

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As you adapt to a new workplace reality in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, thorough background checks on prospective hires are more important than ever. You may not be able to meet job candidates in person, so they serve as a crucial means to fully vet applicants.  On average, it takes five to seven business Read more »

The Downfalls of Letting Candidates Start Work Before their Background Check is Cleared

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  You have a business-critical position to fill. For every day it sits open, profits, momentum and team morale are suffering. And now, you’ve found a candidate who seems to fit the bill perfectly: they have the right skills and qualifications, a winning personality, and the ability to join your team on short notice. The Read more »

The Importance of Working with an Accredited Firm for Your Background Screening Needs

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Hiring employees is among your most important duties as a business leader. You’re bringing on board people who you’ll be trusting with significant responsibilities that impact your business and its people. So, you should settle for nothing less than excellence when it comes to background screening. It’s critical to maintain compliance with all local, state, Read more »

What to Look For When Screening Social Media

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What people post, like, share, or comment about on social media says a lot about them. If you dig deeper, you can gain substantial insight into their character and personality. While a social media screen should not be the only tool you use to assess a job candidate, it can be a valuable tool in Read more »

How Social Media Search Impacts Background Screening

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Whether you’re searching for a job yourself or helping candidates advance their careers, you should be aware of the potential effect a person’s social media usage can have on an employer – because it can make or break the chances of success. Telling Revelations About a Person A social media search can offer a more Read more »

Five Key Regulations You Must Follow When Conducting a Background Check

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Here are five considerations to keep on your radar screen when it comes to recent developments in compliance laws and other factors impacting pre-employment background checks: Recent Developments in Federal Laws There are two notable updates to federal laws regarding background checks – one related to screening and the other a reminder about a new Read more »

The 2021 Outlook for Hiring Managers

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Recruiting trends, like so much in life, have been altered dramatically during the past year by Covid-19 and its repercussions. As described by the Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM), the pandemic has been a “historic change agent” as “virtually recruiting and onboarding a remote workforce have become the norm for many.” How will the Read more »

Don’t Skip Reference Checks When Hiring

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You’ve completed pre-screening, one-on-one interviews with a candidate, and you feel confident they’d make a good hire. Do you really need to check their references, too? The answer is a resounding “yes.” Often dismissed as an unnecessary formality, professional reference checks are an excellent opportunity to gain an outside perspective on a candidate. They can Read more »

Get to Know ChaneCheck – and See How it Can Enhance Your Hiring Process

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Time to hire – how long it takes you to select and hire the best candidate for a role – is one of your most important recruiting metrics. Equally critical are your cost per hire and quality of hire. They’re like the three legs of a stool: if even one of them weakens, the whole Read more »