Screen Candidates and Protect Your Company’s Reputation

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You’ve probably heard a variety of statistics on the cost of a bad hire. There are many estimates, including a report by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), noting that the price tag could be a quarter-million dollars or more.  As damaging as it is, this blow to your HR budget is only the tip of the iceberg. Lurking not far below the surface Read more »

The Benefits of Verifying Candidates’ Previous Employment History

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You have a critical position at your company that’s been suddenly vacated – and you need to fill it, yesterday. You’ve considered several candidates for the job, and there’s one that stands out above all the rest. Their resume is outstanding, with all the right experience, education, and credentials listed. They shone in their interview, Read more »

Are You Up to Date on the Latest Changes that Could Affect Your Business?

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There’s a lot involved in running your business from day-to-day.    In addition to everything else you have on your plate, it can be overwhelming to keep up with the latest developments in local, state, and federal regulations. These regulations may be related to the various areas of managing your company – among them, changes in Read more »

Simple Solutions to Speed Up Your Company’s Hiring Process

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In today’s job market, top talent is in unprecedented high demand. As an employer, you need to be flexible and ready to react quickly to meet the needs and demands of the most in-demand candidates.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate in December was 3.5 percent – its lowest point in 50 years. It’s Read more »

What Drugs Are Tested for in a DOT 5 Panel?

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The DOT 5 panel is the most common type of drug test available for employers. It is used not only by the U.S. Department of Transportation and other federal agencies but also by most nonregulated companies. It has also been called the NIDA 5 and the SAMSHA 5 for the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Read more »

3 Ways to Initiate Conversations about Candidates’ Criminal Backgrounds

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For a job seeker with a criminal background of any kind, being asked by a prospective employer to describe their record may be their worst nightmare come to life. It’s stressful enough to be on an interview, to begin with, without the worst-case scenario happening. But, if you felt strongly that a candidate’s criminal history Read more »