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 »

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 »

How Can You Confirm Your Candidate Has a History of Personal Integrity?

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Billionaire business mogul Warren Buffett had this to say about the importance of hiring candidates who show integrity: “Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. Read more »

How Reality TV Shows Have Given You The Wrong Impression of Background Checks

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If you watch criminal shows on television, you know that they make it seem like a breeze to “find the dirt” on someone. According to these shows, all you must do is type their name into a search engine or database and you’ll get all the information you could ever need. The truth is that Read more »

Why Screening Your Contract Employees Will Be the Best Thing You Do

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The gig economy has exploded over the last few years. This means that more and more people are working at companies as contractors. While they may not be full-time employees that collect benefits and work in your office from 8 to 5, contractors can be invaluable for your organization.  You can reach out to them whenever you Read more »

The Future of Background Screening – What Employers Need to Know

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As the business world is regularly reshaped by market forces that didn’t exist just a few years ago, following trends is more important than ever. It’s not enough to just keep up with the trends, however. Your company’s success depends on your ability to modify your approach and understand these newer forces in play. Here, Read more »

Are Rolling Background Checks the Wave of the Future?

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As reports of violence and fraud become increasingly common in the news, it’s no surprise that businesses are looking for better ways to ensure the safety of their employees and clients. Leading the charge to a safer future is a new trend in background screening: rolling background checks. Could this be the game-changing advancement that Read more »

Is Your Criminal Background Screening Process Compliant with Current Standards?

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Despite being an indispensable aspect of the hiring process, criminal background screening remains a complex endeavor. When business owners fail to take into account current regulations, they may find themselves in deep legal troubles due to their screening policies. Are your company’s background checks compliant with current standards? Though some laws differ based on state Read more »