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 »

Employers: Here’s What You Can Do While You Wait for Background Check Results

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As you adapt to a new workplace reality in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, thorough background checks on prospective hires are more important than ever. You may not be able to meet job candidates in person, so they serve as a crucial means to fully vet applicants.  On average, it takes five to seven business Read more »

Save Your Company Money by Staying Compliant

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), passed by Congress in 1970, is designed to ensure the accuracy and privacy of personal information filed by credit reporting agencies. It protects consumers – or in your case, candidate or employee – information from being used without their notice and consent.  As an employer, violation of the FCRA Read more »

Here’s Why You Need to be Outsourcing Your Pre-Employment Screenings

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Every time you bring a new hire on board, you make a significant investment in your business. It’s an overwhelming responsibility. You may be pressed for time and anxious to fill an open position “yesterday” – especially if the vacancy is the result of a sudden, unexpected resignation. But you can’t make a final hiring decision based Read more »

Planning to Hire More Remote Workers Due to COVID-19?

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The Covid-19 pandemic, like the virus itself, continues to run its course. While the entire world has been impacted, it has hit some communities and companies harder than others. Regardless of the size, location, or nature of your business, there’s a good chance that some, if not all, your employees have been working remotely during this crisis.   With reopening Read more »

Hired an Employee During COVID-19 and their Court Results Just Returned?

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The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching and ever-changing effects on virtually every business in the world. As these implications relate to hiring new employees, they depend on such factors as location, industry, and the specific positions being filled.  To say it’s complicated is putting it mildly. And what stands true today may change tomorrow, as states, regions, and companies across the nation and globally prepare for Read more »

How Much is Turnover Really Costing You?

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As an employer, you know how painful it is to lose a good employee – not only the shock of hearing the initial devastating news but also the collateral damage afterwards. Morale, engagement, productivity, quality, and even safety may be threatened.   In many more ways than one, it pays to hold onto your top talent.   In one Read more »

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

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Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close Read more »

The Downfalls of Letting Candidates Start Work Before their Background Check is Cleared

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You have a business-critical position to fill. For every day it sits open, profits, momentum and team morale are suffering. And now, you’ve found a candidate who seems to fit the bill perfectly: they have the right skills and qualifications, a winning personality, and the ability to join your team on short notice. The only Read more »