What You Need to Know About Background Check Compliance

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Background checks provide a wide realm of information that can be extremely valuable as you make an employment decision about a candidate or employee. Falling under this umbrella may be criminal records, credit reports, work histories, educational backgrounds, social media usage, and more. But, as a responsible and legally compliant employer, you must be diligent Read more »

Background Screening Trends to Watch For

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As your company moves forward, what current trends should be on your radar screen when it comes to employment-related background screening and drug testing? Which issues, tools, and technology do you need to be aware of in order to optimize the effectiveness of your processes and ensure complete confidence in every hire? Consider this food Read more »

3 Ways Automated Healthcare Credentialing Will Change the Game

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Maintaining robust credentialing records for every healthcare professional on your payroll includes verifying the information they supply you, as well as making sure they process new applications and update their licenses and certification in a timely fashion. If you drop the ball on this responsibility, you risk staggering financial penalties, some as high as $10,000 Read more »

What Type of Background Check Will Best Fit Your Company Needs?

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You conduct candidate and employee background checks for reasons critical to your business, including protecting your employees, customers, and other stakeholders from harm, as well as improving the quality of your hires and meeting legal and regulatory requirements. Background checks also safeguard your company’s reputation and help reduce or prevent theft, embezzlement, and other criminal Read more »

When Would a Candidate Need a Pre-Employment Physical Screening?

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When a potential employee is being considered for a job, it can be a real advantage to have them get a pre-employment physical exam to be sure they’re healthy and ready to hit the ground running. These health assessments can help:  Save money down the road due to fewer accidents, injuries, and worker’s compensation claims.  Establish Read more »

Blind Hiring: Reduce Unconscious Bias in Your Hiring Process

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You may not think associating the word “blind” with your hiring process would be a positive thing, but it’s actually the ideal thing to strive for as you make the most informed recruitment decisions. Blind hiring helps eliminate unconscious bias and build workplace diversity by enabling you to be more objective when evaluating candidates, free from having a preconceived notion Read more »

Should You Be Rescreening Your Seasonal Employee?

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Rehiring seasonal workers generally makes solid business sense. You already know them – and they know you. They’ve performed well for you in the past, or you wouldn’t even be thinking of bringing them back. So, why bother with the time and expense of rescreening them before they start?  A Corner You Can’t Afford to Read more »

Do Background Checks Expire?

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Proper background screening is essential to mitigate risk and ensure positive hires and a safe working environment at your company. Initial background checks never lose their validity, but certain circumstances raise the need for review and, in some cases, rescreening. For many employers, this may be a timely issue as your business practices evolve with changes necessitated by the Read more »

Hiring with an Honesty Clause

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Covid-19 has changed just about everything when it comes to normal, everyday life, including the way employers need to protect themselves when hiring new people. With this in mind, many companies are implementing an honesty clause as part of their job offers. In essence, this clause allows organizations to terminate a person if any misinformation or omissions are Read more »

Ban the Box Laws Take Effect in Virginia

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Well over three-quarters of the U.S. population now live in jurisdictions covered by Ban the Box laws, which remove the criminal conviction question from job applications and delay related background checks until later in the hiring process. Also known as fair chance hiring laws, these mandates aim to prevent discrimination against candidates who have criminal records. In addition to Read more »