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 »

Common Background Screening Myths Debunked

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Despite the fact that 72% of employers conduct background checks on their new hires, few really understand the process. Though some misunderstandings are harmless, there are a few background screening myths that can cause supervisors to dangerously mismanage their hiring process. To help you make better use of this tool, it’s time to debunk some 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 »

Updating Your Employee Handbook to Stay Compliant

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Every workplace needs an employee handbook. Though these vital documents provide a convenient reference manual for your employees, their use goes far beyond training. In fact, a well-written policy manual can protect you and your business from many legal woes. That being said, the legal landscape changes constantly. Does your employee handbook do the same? 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 »

Here’s Why You Should Re-Screen Your Seasonal Employees

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Background checks have become such a normal part of the hiring process that they are essentially taken for granted. Every new employee must have a background screening performed as soon as possible  it’s as simple as that. What about returning, seasonal employees, though? Many businesses depend on temporary workers to get them through seasonal rushes, Read more »