“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 »

Chane Solutions’ Katie Kulp Receives Industry Award

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This month, one of Chane Solutions’ very own employees received special recognition from the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Katie Kulp, Vice President, was honored as April 2018’s NAPBS Volunteer of the Month. Katie plays a vital role at Chane Solutions. In addition to her role of overseeing Operations and Compliance, she contributes Read more »

What Does a Bad Hire Cost Your Business?

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Few managers are happy with every hire they’ve ever made. Despite all the precautions taken in the hiring process, there is always the occasional bad fit that somehow makes it through. Even though an at will business relationship gives you the option of dismissing a bad hire that doesn’t work out, that one bad decision Read more »

Non-Discriminatory Hiring – How Do Your Policies Hold Up?

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Hiring managers must find a delicate balance between transparency and confidentiality. On the one hand, an employer needs to know as much as possible about a candidate before making a hiring decision. On the other hand, applicants deserve to maintain their privacy to the greatest extent possible. For some time, routine background checks have helped Read more »

Should You Run Background Checks on Your Current Employees?

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For decades, professional background screening has been a staple of the hiring process. As a step towards building trust, few things inspire more confidence than a clean criminal, personal, and financial record. But what about your current employees? Is it ever reasonable to rescreen your current staff members, even those who might have worked at Read more »

Streamlining Your Background Screening Process

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If there is one lesson business owners can learn from professional athletes, it’s this: every ounce counts. Just like runners cut every bit of unnecessary weight from their clothes, their gear, and even their bodies, business managers have to trim the fat from inefficient processes; if they can’t do so, their competitors will pull ahead. Read more »

What Can Cause Delays in the Background Screening Process?

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The hiring process, as a whole, can get complicated and lengthy for managers. For this reason, simplifying every part of the procedure is crucial. Since delayed background screening results can slow your hiring decision, it is important to understand some of the most frequent causes of these delays. Inaccurate applications The most common cause of Read more »

Why Your Company’s Insurance Needs to Cover Background Checks

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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 »