Happy New Hire: Be Certain You’re Making the Best Decision with a Background Check

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If your goal is to hire the very best employees that can help your organization grow and prosper, the importance of background checks should not be overlooked. By conducting background checks on every individual you are interested in hiring, you can ensure that job candidates are who they say they are.   Think about it. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

“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 »

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 »

Are Your Candidates Being Honest with You?

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How do you decide who to trust? In our personal lives, we generally develop relationships over some time, perhaps months or years. In contrast, players in the business world are often forced to make game-changing decisions based on relatively little information. Considering that nearly half of resumes and applications contain information that is inaccurate (or Read more »

A Job Applicant’s Background Check Shows a Criminal Record. What Should You Do?

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Background screening is one of the most important parts of the hiring process. Without transparency, there can be no trust, and background checks give a clear view of an applicant’s past. What happens, however, when that past isn’t everything you want it to be? What do you do about a promising candidate with a criminal Read more »

Here’s Why Using a Background Screening Agency Is in Your Best Interest

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Before you take on a new employee, you want to know as much about them as possible. After all, a good hiring decision has to be based on complete information. Though an application and an interview can give you a decent outline of a candidate’s abilities and character, only a background check can provide the Read more »