Employment Verifications – The Top 5 Things You Should Know

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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 »

5 Reasons to Outsource Your Pre-Employment Background Screening

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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 »

Evaluating the Cost of a Bad Hire

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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 »

The Leading Reasons to Conduct Criminal Background Checks when Hiring

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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 »

What Type of Background Check Are You Getting?

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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 »

Samsonite CEO Resume Controversy Reinforces Importance of Education Verifications

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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 »

Is Your Criminal Background Screening Process Compliant with Current Standards?

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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 »

“Ban the Box” Legislation Remains Controversial in 2018

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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 »

New CBSV Bills Could Lead to Faster, More Secure Background Checks

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Effective background screening always depends on a balance of both quality and turnaround time. On one hand, businesses demand accurate, complete results (which is not instant). On the other hand, employers need the investigative process done yesterday to fill seats.  A bill that recently made its way before the Senate could spark significant progress in Read more »

Things to Keep in Mind when Implementing a Background Screening Policy

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Conducting background screens is an important shortcut in the hiring process, but it requires attention to detail if it’s going to be done right. When was the last time you reviewed your company’s background screening policy? If you’re interested in getting the most out of this vital process, here are some important things to keep Read more »